Importing .pst files from Outlook Express into Vista Microsoft Mai

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by atcbird, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. atcbird

    atcbird Guest

    My old computer crashed and I have the old hard disk on an external drive on
    my new computer that has Vista loaded. I can see .pst files on the old drive
    but I cannot seem to import them into Microsoft Mail which is on my
    replacement computer. I cannot export from the old Outlook Express as I don't
    have it loaded. I have tried copying the .pst files into a separate folder on
    the new C drive and importing from there, to no avail and the path is
    correct. I have also tried importing the .dbx files as has been suggested
    before but to no avail either... Help!
    atcbird, Jul 16, 2007
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  2. atcbird

    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, atcbird.

    Is it a permission problem? Are you the Administrator, and logged in as
    such? Do you have permission to read the files on that folder on the
    external disk? You may need to take ownership of that folder.

    You mention both Outlook (and .pst files) and Outlook Express. Are you
    trying to import from both programs?

    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX

    Microsoft Windows MVP
    (Running Windows Live Mail beta in Vista Ultimate x64)
    R. C. White, Jul 16, 2007
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  3. You can't import PST files from Outlook Express because Outlook Express does
    not use any PST files.

    Importing from Outlook Express
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Jul 17, 2007
  4. You are both way ahead of me. I am trying to figure out how to move my OE
    emails and addresses from my old PC which ran XP to my new one which runs
    Vista. Where do I find the .pst files on my old computer? Are the .pst
    files the email addresses? Is there a way to transfer over the emails as

    Many thanks in advance,
    [email protected]
    [email protected], Jul 17, 2007
  5. Steve Cochran, Jul 17, 2007
  6. atcbird

    Peter Foldes Guest

    First of all pst files belong to Outlook which is a part of Microsoft Office.

    That said you will need to have Outlook (not OutlookExpress) installed on your computer with the pst files to achieve getting the pst files into Windows Mail. Otherwise it is not possible to get the pst into WM
    Peter Foldes, Jul 17, 2007
  7. Steve, thanks for the info. I read what you suggested. Hopefully, I'll be
    able to get my email addresses. Thanks. Patricia
    [email protected], Jul 19, 2007
  8. Steve - You rock! Thanks! I read everything and I found everything on my
    old PC and now I just have to copy it over to this new one! Awesome.
    [email protected], Jul 19, 2007
  9. Good luck!


    Steve Cochran, Jul 19, 2007
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