thanks, that'll work. Used to be you could not do that if the emails had the
same title (e.g. "Re: Subject") but I see that's not really a problem now.
"Jim Pickering" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Create folders in windows explorer with names similar to the ones you want
> to keep for your messages (Inbox, Sent Items, etc.) Then open Windows
> Mail, go to the local mail folder you wish to copy messages from,
> selecting all the messages you wish to save (Ctrl+A), then just drag/drop
> them into the Explorer folders you created. Save them to external media,
> then on the XP setup, open Outlook Express, under View/Layout - make sure
> the Show Preview Pane is enabled and drag/drop the messages from the
> Explorer folders into the desired local mail folders in Outlook Express.
> Should only take a short while to do. Good luck.
> Jim Pickering
> MVP-Outlook Express/Windows Mail
> Please reply to newsgroup only so that others may be helped with your
> "Steve Howard" <steve@SpammersAreScumtomorrows-key.com> wrote in message
>>I like Vista and I have enjoyed testing it, but right now it's just too
>>slow on my system for productive use.
>> So I want to revert to XP, but need to take my mail archive with me. I
>> have an existing OE archive built with Express Assist 7 that will take me
>> back to where I was before I installed Vista, but obviously that archive
>> does not contain emails I sent and received over the last few weeks. Is
>> there a simple method for archiving Windows Mail files and reimporting
>> them into Outlook Express? I know the files are of a different format,
>> hence I am asking now before I reinstall XP.
>> I could email the important files to me, or maybe my gMail account before
>> I do the upgrade so I know I won't lose everything, but I'd prefer an
>> easier option.
>> Oh - please don't give me grief about "this is the risk you take with
>> beta software". I know and understand that, I've been beta testing for