importing outlook pst-files and Mozilla Thunderbird-files into Windows Mail

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Wiver, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. Wiver

    Wiver Guest

    1. On my old laptop (Windows XP) I first used MS Office 2003, I then
    installed MS Office 2007 Student and Home. Before uninstalling Office 2003 I
    stored some Outlook pst-files (e-mail, contacts and archive files). How can
    I import these files into Windows Mail/Contacts on my new laptop (Windows
    Vista/MS Office 2007 H&S). I tried Windows Easy Transfer, but it didn't
    work.
    2. How can I import Mozilla Thunderbird files (e-mail, contacts) from the
    old laptop into Windows Mail/Contacts on the new one? The wizzard does not
    give the opportunity to select Thunderbird files.
    Thanks
    Wiver
     
    Wiver, Jul 23, 2009
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    Dave Guest

    1. Windows Mail cannot import a .pst file unless Outlook is installed on the
    Vista computer. You can install Outlook, copy the .pst to the Vista
    computer, open the .pst
    with Outlook, then you can import into Windows Mail.

    Or,
    If you have Outlook installed on an XP computer, import the .pst data into
    Outlook Express, copy the .dbx files and .wab file to the Vista computer,
    and import into Windows Mail.

    2. Get the ImportExport message extension for Thunderbird and install it...
    http://nic-nac-project.de/~kaosmos/mboximport-en.html

    Tbird:
    highlight a folder
    Tools - Import/Export in mbox/eml format - Export all messages in the
    folder - EML format
    pick a location to save the files
    OK
    the files will be saved in a subfolder
    (do this for all the folders)

    Windows Mail/Windows Live Mail:
    File - Import - Messages - Windows Mail 7/Windows Live Mail
    select the folder location you saved the files to
    next
    All folders
    next
    Finish
     
    Dave, Jul 23, 2009
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    yeie32yy Guest

     
    yeie32yy, Jul 24, 2009
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    Jakpenn Guest

    installed trial version of outlook; exported contacts, try to import,
    but .pst file not an option...help please
     
    Jakpenn, Aug 25, 2009
    #4
  5. Export of contacts should have produced a CSV file, not PST.
     
    Gary VanderMolen, Aug 25, 2009
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    jclipper Guest

     
    jclipper, Nov 25, 2009
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    slk759 Guest

    Windows Mail will not open PST files - did you try opening the PSTs on the
    laptop and "exporting" the messages? (Yes, you'll have to sort it all out
    on the new PC manually and put in appropriate folders.)
     
    slk759, Nov 25, 2009
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  8. Wiver

    Pensioner Guest

    Hello

    I have looked through all the replies and they are a bit too technical for
    me. Could anyone explain in words of one syllable how to import from
    Thunderbird to Windows Mail. Well actually if it is possible at all. If not
    I will carry on using Thunderbird.

    Pam Mcdonald
     
    Pensioner, Jun 10, 2010
    #8
  9. If I'm not mistaken, there is an import/export add-on for Thunderbird.
    You should probably ask in a Thunderbird forum. Not many Thunderbird experts here.

    Gary VanderMolen, Microsoft MVP (Mail)


    "Pensioner" wrote in message
    Hello

    I have looked through all the replies and they are a bit too technical for
    me. Could anyone explain in words of one syllable how to import from
    Thunderbird to Windows Mail. Well actually if it is possible at all. If not
    I will carry on using Thunderbird.

    Pam Mcdonald
     
    Gary VanderMolen \(MVP\), Jun 10, 2010
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  10. Wiver

    Dave Guest

    Yes, it's possible.
    Follow the steps for #2 in my post below.

    If you don't feel comfortable doing it, perhaps you could get someone to
    assist you.


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    Dave N.
    MS-MVP (Mail)
    Windows 7 Ultimate
    http://download.live.com/wlmail
     
    Dave, Jun 10, 2010
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