OE 6 To Windows7 Transfer Questions From Sr. Citizen

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by Robert11, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. Robert11

    Robert11 Guest


    A true Sr., Sr., citizen now I guess by definition, so please put up with me
    a bit.
    Not too sharp with this stuff anymore.

    Expect to get a new PC as soon as te new ones come out with Windows7
    pre-installed in late Oct.
    Presently using OE 6 and XP.

    Trying to learn about some of this now, though.

    I guess I will be forced to use Windows Live rather than OE with Windows7
    My needs are simple, and OE has done everything I require, but I understand
    that MS WindowsLive is a pretty basic one also.

    Is it possible to transfer all my saved OE Folder files like SENT, etc. from
    OE to WindowsLive (easily) ?

    Read a brief mention that if you go to OE/ TOOLS/ OPTIONS/ MAINT. there is
    "some" way of creating a folder with all the stuff you want to transfer, and
    then loading it into WindowsLive.

    Is this the (best and easiest) way to do it, or... ?

    Have quite a few Folders now in OW, such as SENT, and the individual ones I
    have set up for diffwerent topics. Would the transfew show up as these
    Folders again, or would I have to sort them and re-place them in new Folders
    in Windows7 ?

    Any specifics and really detailed instructions on what, and how, to do the
    transfers would be most appreciated.

    Robert11, Sep 13, 2009
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  2. Robert11

    N. Miller Guest

    I hate Microsoft. I really, really, REALLY HATE them. They name things in a
    manner which induces users to create a personal descriptive slang, which
    then leaves me wondering what people are talking about. "Windows Live" is
    nothing more than a collection of assorted online services, which can be
    accessed through applications running locally on the computer. But which
    "Windows Live" service? That is the question!

    Assume you are referring to the email client, "Windows Live Mail", which is
    an application that can be installed on a Windows 7 computer. (I hate
    "assuming" things; half the time I "assume" something, I get in serious
    Should be. But how depends upon whether you will use Ethernet, or
    "Sneakernet". Probably easiest to install Windows Live Mail (not
    "WindowsLive") on the XP computer, and let it import messages from MS
    Outlook Express. Then you can run "Export" from WLMail. I managed to export
    one account Inbox to a portable storage device, but I attempted two folders,
    selectively, and it errored; apparently something wrong in the attempt on
    the second folder (possibly it need more space than I have remaining on this
    2 GB SD chip).
    I don't know. I haven't researched any options, other than experimenting
    with what I know.
    It may be that you can copy the contents of the MSOE message store folder
    (with *all* of the .dbx files) into a specially created folder on the
    Windows 7 file system, then point WLMail to that folder during an Import
    N. Miller, Sep 13, 2009
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  3. What I would do is install Window Live Mail (WLM) on your current PC and
    it will import your OE accounts, messages and contacts. Then start
    using WLM.

    Then when you get your new PC install WLM on it. It doesn't come with
    Windows 7, although the PC manufacturer could install it at the factory.
    Then you can export your WLM data from XP and import it on the new PC.

    How to Backup Windows Live Mail Accounts, Contacts and Messages
    Michael Santovec, Sep 14, 2009
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