Migrating Outlook Express 6 on old PC to Microsoft Mail on new PC

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by dzotos, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. dzotos

    dzotos Guest

    Others have asked about migrating from OE6 to Mail, but the answers given in
    Help and here assume that Outlook Express is on the same PC. I am trying to
    get my files that are in OE6 on an old XP PC to Mail on the new Vista PC. I
    have a data transfer cable that I have used for all my other data, but can
    not find the right files to transfer. I was able to get the contacts over,
    but not messages. I can find the dbx files on the old PC, but Mail does not
    want to import them. Does anyone have the steps for getting all my folders
    and messages over?
     
    dzotos, Jun 13, 2007
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  2. dzotos

    Richard Guest

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    It does not assume that OE & WM are on the same PC as that scenario is
    impossible. WM cannot be installed on anything other than Vista & OE
    cannot be installed on Vista.
    Copy the OE store dir across & import from that.
    It works, I have done it myself a few times for other people.

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    Richard, Jun 13, 2007
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    Limey lad Guest

    Richard,

    I copied all my old OE .dbx files in to my MM directory and told it to
    import them but .dbx files are invisible to MM.

    John
     
    Limey lad, Jun 13, 2007
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  4. dzotos

    Richard Guest

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    I did it with a copy of the entire OE store dir, not just the dbx files.
    Not sure if that matters or not.

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    Richard, Jun 13, 2007
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    Limey lad Guest

    Limey lad, Jun 13, 2007
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