MAPI error when attempting to import Outlook pst file to Windows Mail

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Karen Kuhn, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. Karen Kuhn

    Karen Kuhn Guest

    I have a new computer with Windows Mail installed (no other mail client) and
    I need to import my pst file from my old Outlook.

    When I try and import the file using File/Import/Messages/Microsoft Outlook,
    I get the following error:

    "Messages cannot be imported from the MAPI client. An error has occurred."

    I've searched and have not seen a solution. Does anyone know of a
    Karen Kuhn, Apr 5, 2007
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  2. Karen Kuhn

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  3. Karen Kuhn

    DGuess Guest

    1) Outlook must be installed. No Outlook, no work.
    2) Some have reported version older than Outlook 2003 to have some problems
    with Vista (not just Windows Mail).
    3) If you can find a version of Outlook 2003 or above demo, you can install
    it, use the .pst file you have and then import that into Windows Mail.

    Another alternative is to import the Outlook messages into Outlook Express
    on an XP, 2000, 98, Me machine, then copy the DBX files (ALL of them) to the
    Vista machine and import those into WIndows Mail.
    DGuess, Apr 5, 2007
  4. Karen Kuhn

    Saerain Guest

    I am receiving this error, as well. Outlook 2007 is installed.

    Every result Google throws at me says 'install Outlook', which just
    makes me giggle a bit. Any leads?
    Saerain, Jun 27, 2007
  5. Karen Kuhn

    krish12 Guest

    May be you have configure Outlook Express to be the default MAPI
    client.Change your MAPI Settings or reinstall your outlook may solve
    your problem. May be your pst file get corrupt badly.You can try 'pst
    repair' ( software.
    It is easy to use and provides complete recovery of your corrupted or
    lost pst file.It supports all the version of outlook.
    krish12, Jun 26, 2008
  6. Since Outlook Express won't run on Windows Vista, how is this information
    going to help? How can you set OE to be the default MAPI client when it
    won't even install? No, that error comes from an attempt to import Outlook
    mail from an Outlook .PST file when Outlook is NOT installed to provide
    access to the file.

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  7. Karen Kuhn

    Alan Guest


    You can also try a tool called Advanced Outlook Repair to repair your
    PST file. It is a powerful tool to recover messages, folders and other
    objects from corrupt or damaged Microsoft Outlook PST files. It's
    website is

    Hope this is useful.

    Alan, Jun 28, 2008
  8. Karen Kuhn

    zlatan24 Guest

    I was in this situation and exited of it with help next method-'how t
    repair pst files
    (,this tool m
    advised friends,because it helped for them many times,also it free a
    far as i know,utility recover lost Microsoft Outlook data is a sequenc
    of operations involving scanning, identifying and saving such Microsof
    Outlook items as messages, contacts, notes, reminders, journals
    meetings, etc, recover data when a *.pst file completely or partiall
    stops functioning, for example, it becomes completely or partiall
    unreadable because of other applications, antivirus software or powe
    failures,it scans, identifies and saves data from the pst file withou
    modifying or indexing the source pst file,can save various Microsof
    Outlook items as separate files with the .eml, .vcf and .tx
    extensions,reading data from files created in Microsoft Outlook version
    97, 98, 2000, XP, 2002, 2003, 2007 and saving recovered data in th
    format of Microsoft Outlook versions 97, 98, 2000, XP, 2002, 2003, 2007
    zlatan24, Mar 26, 2009
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