Importing outlook.pst file into Windows Mail.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Sherwood, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. Sherwood

    Sherwood Guest

    Greetiings,

    I was wondering if it was possible to import my mail messages from my
    outlook.pst file (from Outlook 98) into Windows Mail? So far I have been
    unable to accomplish this.

    Thanks in advance!
     
    Sherwood, Jun 22, 2007
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  2. You cannot import into WinMail from a PST file unless Outlook is installed
    and using that as its default.

    The easiest war is to import into Outlook Express 5 or 6 on the old machine
    and then follow the instructions here:
    http://www.oehelp.com/backup.aspx#oe2wm
     
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Jun 22, 2007
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  3. Sherwood

    zr2ee Guest

    i am also trying too recover some old emails for my dad, i did a fresh
    install on vista on his same machine that he was running OE 6 on, so i still
    have the windows.old folder with everything in it, i am just not sure how too
    import his old mail, his service provider does not keep any copies of these
    unfortunately. so would i have to find a way too install OE 6 on vista just
    too be able to import these messages?? i tried the message import but i dont
    know where too find the files, it doesnt seem too pull them up under the OE 6
    folder
     
    zr2ee, Jun 22, 2007
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  4. Sherwood

    Dave Guest

    Look in windows.old to see if you can find .dbx files (messages) and a .wab
    (address book)
    On my XP computer, they are in
    "C:\Documents and Settings\David\Local Settings\Application
    Data\Identities\{16F20AB5-A9A2-4231-8683-5BAA4260160C}\Microsoft\Outlook
    Express"
    and
    "C:\Documents and Settings\David\Application Data\Microsoft\Address Book"


    If you find them, copy them all to a temporary directory.
    If you can't copy them, you may have a permissions problem.
    If you can copy them, open WM and import them.

    You can't install OE6 on Vista.
     
    Dave, Jun 22, 2007
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  5. Sherwood

    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Dave.
    And be sure to include Folders.dbx, which is the key to all the other .dbx
    files.

    For more guidance, see Steve Cochran's website: http://www.oehelp.com/

    RC
    --
    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX

    Microsoft Windows MVP
    (Running Windows Live Mail beta in Vista Ultimate x64)
     
    R. C. White, Jun 22, 2007
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  6. Sherwood

    zr2ee Guest

    hey it worked!, thanks i appreciate your help, you guys are awsome. and
    everyone else said it couldnt be done HA!
     
    zr2ee, Jun 22, 2007
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