importing Outlook.pst file into Windows mail

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Nigel, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. Nigel

    Nigel Guest

    I've got a new computer running Vista. I have my old emails from my old
    computer (win 2000) on a file (outlook.pst) and want to import them into
    Windows Mail. I've tried the File>Import - but there is no option to import
    from a pst file. Is there another way?

    also... are contacts in the outlook.pst file or are they in another file?

    thanks very much.
     
    Nigel, Jan 16, 2008
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  2. Nigel

    Guest Guest

    Windows Mail needs to have Outlook installed on the same computer,
    preferably version 2003 or later, before it can import .pst files.
    Version 2002 will also run under Vista, but with a few problems.

    You can also import from Outlook to Outlook Express on your old
    computer, then import from Outlook Express to Windows Mail.

    <http://www.askmehelpdesk.com/email/import-dbx-files-outlook-express-windows-mail-vista-86458.html>

    <http://www.vista4beginners.com/Migrate-from-Outlook-Express-to-Windows-Mail>

    The .wab file will then contain the address book, so bring it along. After
    you copy the .dbx and .wab files to your new computer, but before you
    import them into Windows Mail, make sure the copies are read-write
    instead of readonly.
     
    Guest, Jan 16, 2008
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  3. Nigel

    Nigel Guest

    Great - handn't thought of the express option - I'll give that a go - regards
    from Vancouver.
     
    Nigel, Jan 18, 2008
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  4. Nigel

    Guest Guest

    You're welcome.

     
    Guest, Jan 18, 2008
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