TRANFER mail from outlook express to Windows Mail(windows 7)

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by DUNDALKSPUR, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. DUNDALKSPUR

    DUNDALKSPUR Guest

    Hi- I have just bought a new WINDOWS 7 PC and transferred my OUTLOOK EXPRESS
    (WINDOWS XP) to my new machine . I cannot find my old folders or mail -I can
    see IMPORTED Folder1 and Imported Folder2 -but they are all blank .I did get
    a load of imported mail in my Inbox ?

    Any help to find my old folders will be very gratefully received.

    I tried the same thing in THUNDERBIRD and it seems ok -I could see my
    folders at least .
     
    DUNDALKSPUR, Dec 17, 2009
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    N. Miller Guest

    Did you expand 'Imported folder(1)' and 'Imported folder(2)'?

    The one time I tested a WLMail import, those folders were collapsed.
     
    N. Miller, Dec 17, 2009
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    pg Guest

    I found a program called AID4MAIL from Fookes Software. The free trial solved
    my problem. I automatically converted the old .pst files to Windows Mail and
    even put it in the transfer folder. It goes out and searches for the
    folders/files.
     
    pg, Dec 17, 2009
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  4. DUNDALKSPUR

    DUNDALKSPUR Guest

    Yes -I did as I said in my previous mail .Both folders empty.
     
    DUNDALKSPUR, Dec 17, 2009
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    slk759 Guest

    Do you have View - Show or Hide - "Show all messages" selected for
    those folders?
     
    slk759, Dec 17, 2009
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    ...winston Guest

    The poster who started this thread was using OE which saves message in a dbx file, unlike Outlook which saves messages in a pst
    file.
     
    ...winston, Dec 17, 2009
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  7. DUNDALKSPUR

    ...winston Guest

    How and where did you transfer you OE folders to the Win7 machine and did you import your messages in WLM ?
     
    ...winston, Dec 17, 2009
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  8. DUNDALKSPUR

    DUNDALKSPUR Guest

    Winstone - I transferred the OE folders via my router using the move PC
    program inbuilt in Windows 7.
    I did not import messages in WLM.
    I loaded my OE on my old computer into mt WLM -same problem cannot see
    folders -all I see is a FOLDER1 in imported folders . All have nothing in
    them .
    I am very fed up with MS selling me junk s/w !
     
    DUNDALKSPUR, Dec 18, 2009
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    N. Miller Guest

    Okay. Ditch it. Linux is a decent OS ...

    FWIW, I used the "Migration Wizard" (aka, "Easy Transfer"), and had no
    problems. And, once the location of the MSOE .dbx files are known, it is no
    problem to point WLMail at that location, and import the files.

    FWIW, "Easy Transfer" copied my MSOE message store to the following location
    in my Windows 7 file system:

    <C:\Users\{%User_Name%}\AppData\Local\Identities\{%UID_Rand_Char%}\Microsoft\Outlook
    Express>

    In some cases, you might need to look in the "Roaming" folder instead of the
    "Local" folder.

    It is a foolish worker who blames his tools for his inexperience.
     
    N. Miller, Dec 18, 2009
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    ...winston Guest

    Are you looking at Folder1 in imported folders in Windows Explorer ?

    To import messages into WLM
    1. Save the files in the OE store folder to a new folder on the Win7 computer(preferably one you have full admin rights permission)
    e.g. a subfolder in your Documents folder. The OE files will be of the form *.dbx
    or
    If you used the Migration wizard, determine the location of the OE files on the Win7 machine

    2. Install WLM
    3. Open WLM, File/Import Messages, choose OE, then Navigate to the folder containing the OE files

    --
    ....winston
    MS-MVP[Mail]

     
    ...winston, Dec 18, 2009
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