OE6 from XP Pro on old laptop to Vista on new laptop?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Paul H, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. Paul H

    Paul H Guest

    I want to move my accounts, folders, address book, rules, anything else
    appropriate in Outlook Express from my XP Pro laptop to my new Vista Home
    Premium laptop. Can I do this automatically, or must I create all me
    accounts manually and copy my folders (.DBX, I think) and address book (.WAB
    I think) from my old computer to the new one. Have they changed to
    different formats? Must I export and import? The laptops are on an
    Ethernet LAN and can see each other and share files, printers, etc.

    Can I do this automatically. The Easy Transfer didn't do it. Bummer!

    Thanks, Paul
     
    Paul H, Feb 21, 2007
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  2. http://www.oehelp.com/backup.aspx
    scroll down to "Importing from Outlook Express"
    Steve says you'll need to copy OE's store folder to the Vista laptop, due to
    potential permissions issues. I'm not sure how you'd do a complete clone,
    but his six step import gets your .dbx's moved over. Try this group:
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windows.vista.mail
     
    Michael Jennings, Feb 21, 2007
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  3. Paul H

    Paul H Guest

    Thanks Michael, but I can't find that listing - only a few newest days
    appear in my list. Can you forward it to me?

    And I'll hope to get instructions on how to do a complete clone from another
    reader...



    http://www.oehelp.com/backup.aspx
    scroll down to "Importing from Outlook Express"
    Steve says you'll need to copy OE's store folder to the Vista laptop, due to
    potential permissions issues. I'm not sure how you'd do a complete clone,
    but his six step import gets your .dbx's moved over. Try this group:
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windows.vista.mail


    I want to move my accounts, folders, address book, rules, anything else
    appropriate in Outlook Express from my XP Pro laptop to my new Vista Home
    Premium laptop. Can I do this automatically, or must I create all my
    accounts manually and copy my folders (.DBX, I think) and address book (.WAB
    I think) from my old computer to the new one. Have they changed to
    different formats? Must I export and import? The laptops are on an
    Ethernet LAN and can see each other and share files, printers, etc.

    Can I do this automatically. The Easy Transfer didn't do it. Bummer!

    Thanks, Paul
     
    Paul H, Feb 21, 2007
    #3
  4. Go to "Importing from Outlook Express" in the first link I furnished:
    http://www.oehelp.com/backup.aspx#OE2WM

    Step 1 says create folder Documents\OEMail on the Vista laptop.
    You will have to copy the OE data store to the Vista laptop.
    In OE on the XP computer find the location of the store folder:
    Tools > Options > Maintenance > Store Folder button
    It is probably a very long address to a deeply hidden folder.
    Highlight that information, ctrl-c copy it, then paste the text in notepad.
    In folder options, select to show hidden folders. Use Windows Explorer
    or whatever means you favor to navigate to OE's message store.
    Copy all of it to the Vista Documents\OEMail folder you created.
    Now, you really ought to be able to complete steps 2 through 6.

    As to the newsgroup, what I suggest is that you post a message
    there, after moving the .dbx's, regarding the rest of your clone.
     
    Michael Jennings, Feb 21, 2007
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