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Re: Importing Outlook Messages into Microsoft Mail

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Jim Pickering

#1
On the old computer, Outlook offers an export to Outlook Express. Use that,
then import into windows mail from the Outlook Express message store. To
import from Outlook directly into Windows Mail, you need to also have
Outlook installed on the Vista box, and Outlook must be using the PST file
you wish to import from.
--
Jim Pickering
MVP-Windows Mail applications
Please reply only to the newsgroup.

"David Drury" <David Drury@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:99C2F27D-7F2F-4B86-93BF-CD2D726A1140@microsoft.com...
>I have seen a bunch of other threads on this, but they did not seem to
>answer
> the question. I am running Microsoft Outlook(not Express) on my old
> computer. Just got new computer with Microsoft Mail. Is there a way for
> me
> to copy my old e-mails and import them into Microsoft Mai. There appears
> to
> be an import from Outlook option, but I get the message file can't be
> imported from the MAPI client. Any help?
 

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etoel

#2
I run Outlook 2003 and that doesn't offer an export to Outlook Express
format - unless Outlook Express also use .pst (it didn't before I think).
I can export to cvs files, access, excel, .pst and tab separated.




"Jim Pickering" <jimpickering@noplace.invalid> skrev i melding
news:AE6C4FA7-D8DD-4874-A236-206DB273F03B@microsoft.com...
> On the old computer, Outlook offers an export to Outlook Express. Use
> that, then import into windows mail from the Outlook Express message
> store. To import from Outlook directly into Windows Mail, you need to
> also have Outlook installed on the Vista box, and Outlook must be using
> the PST file you wish to import from.
> --
> Jim Pickering
> MVP-Windows Mail applications
> Please reply only to the newsgroup.
>
> "David Drury" <David Drury@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:99C2F27D-7F2F-4B86-93BF-CD2D726A1140@microsoft.com...
>>I have seen a bunch of other threads on this, but they did not seem to
>>answer
>> the question. I am running Microsoft Outlook(not Express) on my old
>> computer. Just got new computer with Microsoft Mail. Is there a way for
>> me
>> to copy my old e-mails and import them into Microsoft Mai. There appears
>> to
>> be an import from Outlook option, but I get the message file can't be
>> imported from the MAPI client. Any help?

>
 

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Steve Cochran

#3
OE never used pst files. Is there an Import option in OE that lets you
import from the Outlook files?

steve

"etoel" <etoel@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:7F8F2285-61EF-4B80-BBE5-F3842B7668BF@microsoft.com...
>I run Outlook 2003 and that doesn't offer an export to Outlook Express
>format - unless Outlook Express also use .pst (it didn't before I think).
> I can export to cvs files, access, excel, .pst and tab separated.
>
>
>
>
> "Jim Pickering" <jimpickering@noplace.invalid> skrev i melding
> news:AE6C4FA7-D8DD-4874-A236-206DB273F03B@microsoft.com...
>> On the old computer, Outlook offers an export to Outlook Express. Use
>> that, then import into windows mail from the Outlook Express message
>> store. To import from Outlook directly into Windows Mail, you need to
>> also have Outlook installed on the Vista box, and Outlook must be using
>> the PST file you wish to import from.
>> --
>> Jim Pickering
>> MVP-Windows Mail applications
>> Please reply only to the newsgroup.
>>
>> "David Drury" <David Drury@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:99C2F27D-7F2F-4B86-93BF-CD2D726A1140@microsoft.com...
>>>I have seen a bunch of other threads on this, but they did not seem to
>>>answer
>>> the question. I am running Microsoft Outlook(not Express) on my old
>>> computer. Just got new computer with Microsoft Mail. Is there a way for
>>> me
>>> to copy my old e-mails and import them into Microsoft Mai. There
>>> appears to
>>> be an import from Outlook option, but I get the message file can't be
>>> imported from the MAPI client. Any help?

>>

>
 

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Eric Haines

#4
"Jim Pickering" wrote:
> On the old computer, Outlook offers an export to Outlook Express. Use that,
> then import into windows mail from the Outlook Express message store.


This isn't true on the version of Outlook I have (I can't export to Outlook
Express 6 from Outlook, but rather vice versa). However, Jim's advice finally
set me on the right path, a mere 6 hours and 3 failed attempts later. Here's
how I did it, moving files from Outlook on my old XP computer to Windows Mail
on my new Vista machine (which does not have Outlook on it):

1) Open your old Outlook and look over what folders you want to copy over.
Note: any folders in the Archive Folder in Outlook will not appear on the
import folder list. You'll need to copy the archive folders you want over to
your Personal Folders area. Personally, I would do this after successfully
importing everything else, as copying over archives might make your .pst
files get unwieldy and large (and possibly unusable).

2) Open Outlook Express 6. This program comes with Internet Explorer 6 SP1,
free to download with it - you should have it on your machine, or can get it
by updating to IE6 SP1
(http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie6/downloads/critical/ie6sp1/default.mspx).

3) You can import from Outlook to Outlook Express 6. Go to "File | Import |
Messages..." and import from Outlook. Choose the folders you want to import
or just select Import All.

4) Once everything is in Outlook Express 6, go to "Tools | Options..." and
click on the Maintenance tab. Click on the "Store Folder..." button. A
directory will be shown in the dialog. Copy this directory location (however
you wish). Close down Outlook Express 6.

5) Open a file explorer and go to this directory. Copy all the files in here
over to your Vista computer, into some temporary directory. The method used
is your choice: network, CD, whatever. Experts: you might want to skip this
step and try using this directory when importing - see step 7 and my warning
there.

6) Start up Windows Mail on Vista (and set up the account, etc.). Go to
"File | Import | Messages...", then select "Outlook Express 6". Hit Next. The
bottom option, "Import mail from an OE6 store directory" should be the only
option available. Hit OK.

7) Here's the part that had me stuck for awhile, "Location of Messages". Hit
"Browse..." and go find your temporary directory from step 5. Select it. The
utterly confusing bit is "No files match your search" displayed on the right.
Just hit "Select Folder". You might also hit a snag with the browse path -
examine it at this point. If it has the temporary directory path but the last
folder name in the path is repeated (e.g.
"C:\Users\Cathy\Document\TempImport\TempImport", then Browse again. Also
note: I tried shortcutting early on, setting this directory to the Outlook
Express 6 directory in step 5 and import over the network, but this failed
for some reason.

8) Once you hit "Next", you should now be able to import All folders, etc.
Enjoy! You'll probably want to reorganize the folders once imported. Happily,
moving folders around in Windows Mail is pretty snappy.

I hope this works. I'm no expert, but after having spent way too much time
trying to do what should be simple (going from one Microsoft product to
another), I felt obligated to attempt to help others out.
 

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Jim Pickering

#5
Eric: Glad to hear you got it sorted and I apologize for my error. The
import instructions should have been to open Outlook Express and select
File/Import/Messages, selecting from Outlook. Thanks for your feedback and
posting.
--
Jim Pickering
MVP-Windows Mail applications
https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile=F9F51EF1-4AE3-4D23-B2D8-1171988A62D6
Please reply only to the newsgroup.

"Eric Haines" <EricHaines@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:ADBE929B-533E-4EC3-88E9-C3086D8EEF93@microsoft.com...
> "Jim Pickering" wrote:
>> On the old computer, Outlook offers an export to Outlook Express. Use
>> that,
>> then import into windows mail from the Outlook Express message store.

>
> This isn't true on the version of Outlook I have (I can't export to
> Outlook
> Express 6 from Outlook, but rather vice versa). However, Jim's advice
> finally
> set me on the right path, a mere 6 hours and 3 failed attempts later.
> Here's
> how I did it, moving files from Outlook on my old XP computer to Windows
> Mail
> on my new Vista machine (which does not have Outlook on it):
>
> 1) Open your old Outlook and look over what folders you want to copy over.
> Note: any folders in the Archive Folder in Outlook will not appear on the
> import folder list. You'll need to copy the archive folders you want over
> to
> your Personal Folders area. Personally, I would do this after successfully
> importing everything else, as copying over archives might make your .pst
> files get unwieldy and large (and possibly unusable).
>
> 2) Open Outlook Express 6. This program comes with Internet Explorer 6
> SP1,
> free to download with it - you should have it on your machine, or can get
> it
> by updating to IE6 SP1
> (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie6/downloads/critical/ie6sp1/default.mspx).
>
> 3) You can import from Outlook to Outlook Express 6. Go to "File | Import
> |
> Messages..." and import from Outlook. Choose the folders you want to
> import
> or just select Import All.
>
> 4) Once everything is in Outlook Express 6, go to "Tools | Options..." and
> click on the Maintenance tab. Click on the "Store Folder..." button. A
> directory will be shown in the dialog. Copy this directory location
> (however
> you wish). Close down Outlook Express 6.
>
> 5) Open a file explorer and go to this directory. Copy all the files in
> here
> over to your Vista computer, into some temporary directory. The method
> used
> is your choice: network, CD, whatever. Experts: you might want to skip
> this
> step and try using this directory when importing - see step 7 and my
> warning
> there.
>
> 6) Start up Windows Mail on Vista (and set up the account, etc.). Go to
> "File | Import | Messages...", then select "Outlook Express 6". Hit Next.
> The
> bottom option, "Import mail from an OE6 store directory" should be the
> only
> option available. Hit OK.
>
> 7) Here's the part that had me stuck for awhile, "Location of Messages".
> Hit
> "Browse..." and go find your temporary directory from step 5. Select it.
> The
> utterly confusing bit is "No files match your search" displayed on the
> right.
> Just hit "Select Folder". You might also hit a snag with the browse path -
> examine it at this point. If it has the temporary directory path but the
> last
> folder name in the path is repeated (e.g.
> "C:\Users\Cathy\Document\TempImport\TempImport", then Browse again. Also
> note: I tried shortcutting early on, setting this directory to the Outlook
> Express 6 directory in step 5 and import over the network, but this failed
> for some reason.
>
> 8) Once you hit "Next", you should now be able to import All folders, etc.
> Enjoy! You'll probably want to reorganize the folders once imported.
> Happily,
> moving folders around in Windows Mail is pretty snappy.
>
> I hope this works. I'm no expert, but after having spent way too much time
> trying to do what should be simple (going from one Microsoft product to
> another), I felt obligated to attempt to help others out.
>
 

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jlozier

#6
thank you soooo much eric, it worked & i couldn't find this info. anywhere
else.

"Eric Haines" wrote:

> "Jim Pickering" wrote:
> > On the old computer, Outlook offers an export to Outlook Express. Use that,
> > then import into windows mail from the Outlook Express message store.

>
> This isn't true on the version of Outlook I have (I can't export to Outlook
> Express 6 from Outlook, but rather vice versa). However, Jim's advice finally
> set me on the right path, a mere 6 hours and 3 failed attempts later. Here's
> how I did it, moving files from Outlook on my old XP computer to Windows Mail
> on my new Vista machine (which does not have Outlook on it):
>
> 1) Open your old Outlook and look over what folders you want to copy over.
> Note: any folders in the Archive Folder in Outlook will not appear on the
> import folder list. You'll need to copy the archive folders you want over to
> your Personal Folders area. Personally, I would do this after successfully
> importing everything else, as copying over archives might make your .pst
> files get unwieldy and large (and possibly unusable).
>
> 2) Open Outlook Express 6. This program comes with Internet Explorer 6 SP1,
> free to download with it - you should have it on your machine, or can get it
> by updating to IE6 SP1
> (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie6/downloads/critical/ie6sp1/default.mspx).
>
> 3) You can import from Outlook to Outlook Express 6. Go to "File | Import |
> Messages..." and import from Outlook. Choose the folders you want to import
> or just select Import All.
>
> 4) Once everything is in Outlook Express 6, go to "Tools | Options..." and
> click on the Maintenance tab. Click on the "Store Folder..." button. A
> directory will be shown in the dialog. Copy this directory location (however
> you wish). Close down Outlook Express 6.
>
> 5) Open a file explorer and go to this directory. Copy all the files in here
> over to your Vista computer, into some temporary directory. The method used
> is your choice: network, CD, whatever. Experts: you might want to skip this
> step and try using this directory when importing - see step 7 and my warning
> there.
>
> 6) Start up Windows Mail on Vista (and set up the account, etc.). Go to
> "File | Import | Messages...", then select "Outlook Express 6". Hit Next. The
> bottom option, "Import mail from an OE6 store directory" should be the only
> option available. Hit OK.
>
> 7) Here's the part that had me stuck for awhile, "Location of Messages". Hit
> "Browse..." and go find your temporary directory from step 5. Select it. The
> utterly confusing bit is "No files match your search" displayed on the right.
> Just hit "Select Folder". You might also hit a snag with the browse path -
> examine it at this point. If it has the temporary directory path but the last
> folder name in the path is repeated (e.g.
> "C:\Users\Cathy\Document\TempImport\TempImport", then Browse again. Also
> note: I tried shortcutting early on, setting this directory to the Outlook
> Express 6 directory in step 5 and import over the network, but this failed
> for some reason.
>
> 8) Once you hit "Next", you should now be able to import All folders, etc.
> Enjoy! You'll probably want to reorganize the folders once imported. Happily,
> moving folders around in Windows Mail is pretty snappy.
>
> I hope this works. I'm no expert, but after having spent way too much time
> trying to do what should be simple (going from one Microsoft product to
> another), I felt obligated to attempt to help others out.
>
 

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TheJohnnyB

#7
Eric / Jim -

Thanks for the help. Got my Vista desktop delivered yesterday, and
after Windows Easy Transfer decided twice to try to migrate 120G of
stuff through it, I decided to do it manually. My wife's Outlook
Express went smooth, but I was using Outlooking. Importing into OE on
old computer, copying the OE folder to Vista machine, and importing
there worked like a charm - within 10 minutes, I had all my emails
over.

Thanks a bunch!

john
 

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Gary VanderMolen

#8
Thanks. Good to hear a success story once in a while.

Gary VanderMolen

"TheJohnnyB" <jabenoit@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:1174015299.041904.196020@y80g2000hsf.googlegroups.com...
> Eric / Jim -
>
> Thanks for the help. Got my Vista desktop delivered yesterday, and
> after Windows Easy Transfer decided twice to try to migrate 120G of
> stuff through it, I decided to do it manually. My wife's Outlook
> Express went smooth, but I was using Outlooking. Importing into OE on
> old computer, copying the OE folder to Vista machine, and importing
> there worked like a charm - within 10 minutes, I had all my emails
> over.
>
> Thanks a bunch!
>
> john
 

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tintinhi

#9
could you show me how to do it....i am also facing such problem...

thx


"Gary VanderMolen" <gary@NoMail.invalid> wrote in message
news:unqYGI4ZHHA.348@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> Thanks. Good to hear a success story once in a while.
>
> Gary VanderMolen
>
> "TheJohnnyB" <jabenoit@yahoo.com> wrote in message

news:1174015299.041904.196020@y80g2000hsf.googlegroups.com...
> > Eric / Jim -
> >
> > Thanks for the help. Got my Vista desktop delivered yesterday, and
> > after Windows Easy Transfer decided twice to try to migrate 120G of
> > stuff through it, I decided to do it manually. My wife's Outlook
> > Express went smooth, but I was using Outlooking. Importing into OE on
> > old computer, copying the OE folder to Vista machine, and importing
> > there worked like a charm - within 10 minutes, I had all my emails
> > over.
> >
> > Thanks a bunch!
> >
> > john
 

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Gary VanderMolen

#10
Did you try running Vista's Easy Transfer?
Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Windows Easy Transfer.

Gary VanderMolen

"tintinhi" <mos9394@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:eeHhjS$ZHHA.4808@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> could you show me how to do it....i am also facing such problem...
>
> thx
>
>
> "Gary VanderMolen" <gary@NoMail.invalid> wrote in message
> news:unqYGI4ZHHA.348@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>> Thanks. Good to hear a success story once in a while.
>>
>> Gary VanderMolen
>>
>> "TheJohnnyB" <jabenoit@yahoo.com> wrote in message

> news:1174015299.041904.196020@y80g2000hsf.googlegroups.com...
>> > Eric / Jim -
>> >
>> > Thanks for the help. Got my Vista desktop delivered yesterday, and
>> > after Windows Easy Transfer decided twice to try to migrate 120G of
>> > stuff through it, I decided to do it manually. My wife's Outlook
>> > Express went smooth, but I was using Outlooking. Importing into OE on
>> > old computer, copying the OE folder to Vista machine, and importing
>> > there worked like a charm - within 10 minutes, I had all my emails
>> > over.
>> >
>> > Thanks a bunch!
>> >
>> > john

>
 

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tintinhi

#11
yes, there's really a Windows Easy Transfer i found and trying now...
but my old pc is in different language, it prompt me cant install the
software into there...then what should i do...

thx


"Gary VanderMolen" <gary@NoMail.invalid> wrote in message
news:e5h3En$ZHHA.4000@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> Did you try running Vista's Easy Transfer?
> Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Windows Easy Transfer.
>
> Gary VanderMolen
>
> "tintinhi" <mos9394@hotmail.com> wrote in message

news:eeHhjS$ZHHA.4808@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> > could you show me how to do it....i am also facing such problem...
> >
> > thx
> >
> >
> > "Gary VanderMolen" <gary@NoMail.invalid> wrote in message
> > news:unqYGI4ZHHA.348@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> >> Thanks. Good to hear a success story once in a while.
> >>
> >> Gary VanderMolen
> >>
> >> "TheJohnnyB" <jabenoit@yahoo.com> wrote in message

> > news:1174015299.041904.196020@y80g2000hsf.googlegroups.com...
> >> > Eric / Jim -
> >> >
> >> > Thanks for the help. Got my Vista desktop delivered yesterday, and
> >> > after Windows Easy Transfer decided twice to try to migrate 120G of
> >> > stuff through it, I decided to do it manually. My wife's Outlook
> >> > Express went smooth, but I was using Outlooking. Importing into OE on
> >> > old computer, copying the OE folder to Vista machine, and importing
> >> > there worked like a charm - within 10 minutes, I had all my emails
> >> > over.
> >> >
> >> > Thanks a bunch!
> >> >
> >> > john

> >
 

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Gary VanderMolen

#12
See the section "Importing from Outlook Express" here:
http://www.oehelp.com/backup.aspx

Gary VanderMolen

"tintinhi" <mos9394@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:%23vQjv5$ZHHA.4772@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> yes, there's really a Windows Easy Transfer i found and trying now...
> but my old pc is in different language, it prompt me cant install the
> software into there...then what should i do...
>
> thx
>
>
> "Gary VanderMolen" <gary@NoMail.invalid> wrote in message
> news:e5h3En$ZHHA.4000@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>> Did you try running Vista's Easy Transfer?
>> Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Windows Easy Transfer.
>>
>> Gary VanderMolen
>>
>> "tintinhi" <mos9394@hotmail.com> wrote in message

> news:eeHhjS$ZHHA.4808@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> > could you show me how to do it....i am also facing such problem...
>> >
>> > thx
>> >
>> >
>> > "Gary VanderMolen" <gary@NoMail.invalid> wrote in message
>> > news:unqYGI4ZHHA.348@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>> >> Thanks. Good to hear a success story once in a while.
>> >>
>> >> Gary VanderMolen
>> >>
>> >> "TheJohnnyB" <jabenoit@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>> > news:1174015299.041904.196020@y80g2000hsf.googlegroups.com...
>> >> > Eric / Jim -
>> >> >
>> >> > Thanks for the help. Got my Vista desktop delivered yesterday, and
>> >> > after Windows Easy Transfer decided twice to try to migrate 120G of
>> >> > stuff through it, I decided to do it manually. My wife's Outlook
>> >> > Express went smooth, but I was using Outlooking. Importing into OE on
>> >> > old computer, copying the OE folder to Vista machine, and importing
>> >> > there worked like a charm - within 10 minutes, I had all my emails
>> >> > over.
>> >> >
>> >> > Thanks a bunch!
>> >> >
>> >> > john
>> >

>
 

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tintinhi

#13
as i tried to use oebackup and then copy the dir to vista just following the
step as the web mentioned,
but, when i following the import procedure inside window mail, it still said
"no file were found in the dir...",
is there something i did wrong...

please help...


"Gary VanderMolen" <gary@NoMail.invalid> wrote in message
news:%23RmL3HAaHHA.4808@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> See the section "Importing from Outlook Express" here:
> http://www.oehelp.com/backup.aspx
>
> Gary VanderMolen
>
> "tintinhi" <mos9394@hotmail.com> wrote in message

news:%23vQjv5$ZHHA.4772@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> > yes, there's really a Windows Easy Transfer i found and trying now...
> > but my old pc is in different language, it prompt me cant install the
> > software into there...then what should i do...
> >
> > thx
> >
> >
> > "Gary VanderMolen" <gary@NoMail.invalid> wrote in message
> > news:e5h3En$ZHHA.4000@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> >> Did you try running Vista's Easy Transfer?
> >> Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Windows Easy Transfer.
> >>
> >> Gary VanderMolen
> >>
> >> "tintinhi" <mos9394@hotmail.com> wrote in message

> > news:eeHhjS$ZHHA.4808@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> >> > could you show me how to do it....i am also facing such problem...
> >> >
> >> > thx
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > "Gary VanderMolen" <gary@NoMail.invalid> wrote in message
> >> > news:unqYGI4ZHHA.348@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> >> >> Thanks. Good to hear a success story once in a while.
> >> >>
> >> >> Gary VanderMolen
> >> >>
> >> >> "TheJohnnyB" <jabenoit@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> >> > news:1174015299.041904.196020@y80g2000hsf.googlegroups.com...
> >> >> > Eric / Jim -
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Thanks for the help. Got my Vista desktop delivered yesterday, and
> >> >> > after Windows Easy Transfer decided twice to try to migrate 120G

of
> >> >> > stuff through it, I decided to do it manually. My wife's Outlook
> >> >> > Express went smooth, but I was using Outlooking. Importing into OE

on
> >> >> > old computer, copying the OE folder to Vista machine, and

importing
> >> >> > there worked like a charm - within 10 minutes, I had all my emails
> >> >> > over.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Thanks a bunch!
> >> >> >
> >> >> > john
> >> >

> >
 

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Gary VanderMolen

#14
Someone who is familiar with the procedure given at
http://www.oehelp.com/backup.aspx
will have to help you, since I have never used that procedure myself.

Gary VanderMolen

"tintinhi" <mos9394@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:%23WDCeBFaHHA.4832@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> as i tried to use oebackup and then copy the dir to vista just following the
> step as the web mentioned,
> but, when i following the import procedure inside window mail, it still said
> "no file were found in the dir...",
> is there something i did wrong...
>
> please help...
>
>
> "Gary VanderMolen" <gary@NoMail.invalid> wrote in message
> news:%23RmL3HAaHHA.4808@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> See the section "Importing from Outlook Express" here:
>> http://www.oehelp.com/backup.aspx
>>
>> Gary VanderMolen
>>
>> "tintinhi" <mos9394@hotmail.com> wrote in message

> news:%23vQjv5$ZHHA.4772@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>> > yes, there's really a Windows Easy Transfer i found and trying now...
>> > but my old pc is in different language, it prompt me cant install the
>> > software into there...then what should i do...
>> >
>> > thx
>> >
>> >
>> > "Gary VanderMolen" <gary@NoMail.invalid> wrote in message
>> > news:e5h3En$ZHHA.4000@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>> >> Did you try running Vista's Easy Transfer?
>> >> Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Windows Easy Transfer.
>> >>
>> >> Gary VanderMolen
>> >>
>> >> "tintinhi" <mos9394@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> > news:eeHhjS$ZHHA.4808@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> >> > could you show me how to do it....i am also facing such problem...
>> >> >
>> >> > thx
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > "Gary VanderMolen" <gary@NoMail.invalid> wrote in message
>> >> > news:unqYGI4ZHHA.348@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> Thanks. Good to hear a success story once in a while.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Gary VanderMolen
>> >> >>
>> >> >> "TheJohnnyB" <jabenoit@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>> >> > news:1174015299.041904.196020@y80g2000hsf.googlegroups.com...
>> >> >> > Eric / Jim -
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > Thanks for the help. Got my Vista desktop delivered yesterday, and
>> >> >> > after Windows Easy Transfer decided twice to try to migrate 120G

> of
>> >> >> > stuff through it, I decided to do it manually. My wife's Outlook
>> >> >> > Express went smooth, but I was using Outlooking. Importing into OE

> on
>> >> >> > old computer, copying the OE folder to Vista machine, and

> importing
>> >> >> > there worked like a charm - within 10 minutes, I had all my emails
>> >> >> > over.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > Thanks a bunch!
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > john
>> >> >
>> >

>
 

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Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM

#15
"tintinhi" <mos9394@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:%23WDCeBFaHHA.4832@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> as i tried to use oebackup and then copy the dir to vista just following
> the
> step as the web mentioned,
> but, when i following the import procedure inside window mail, it still
> said
> "no file were found in the dir...",
> is there something i did wrong...



Read the section
Importing from Outlook Express
lower down on the page. Follow the instructions exactly.

--
Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM
http://www.fjsmjs.com
Answer in newsgroup. Don't expect an answer to email.
 

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kristian.wahlgren@gmail.com

#16
Thanks a lot Eric! Shame om Microsoft, who didn't provide this
information easily accessable...

/Kristian Wahlgren
 

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#17
Eric,

You are a true Genius and have just saved me hours and hours of work. Thanks
so much for "taking one for the team"!!!

Tom

"Eric Haines" wrote:

> "Jim Pickering" wrote:
> > On the old computer, Outlook offers an export to Outlook Express. Use that,
> > then import into windows mail from the Outlook Express message store.

>
> This isn't true on the version of Outlook I have (I can't export to Outlook
> Express 6 from Outlook, but rather vice versa). However, Jim's advice finally
> set me on the right path, a mere 6 hours and 3 failed attempts later. Here's
> how I did it, moving files from Outlook on my old XP computer to Windows Mail
> on my new Vista machine (which does not have Outlook on it):
>
> 1) Open your old Outlook and look over what folders you want to copy over.
> Note: any folders in the Archive Folder in Outlook will not appear on the
> import folder list. You'll need to copy the archive folders you want over to
> your Personal Folders area. Personally, I would do this after successfully
> importing everything else, as copying over archives might make your .pst
> files get unwieldy and large (and possibly unusable).
>
> 2) Open Outlook Express 6. This program comes with Internet Explorer 6 SP1,
> free to download with it - you should have it on your machine, or can get it
> by updating to IE6 SP1
> (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie6/downloads/critical/ie6sp1/default.mspx).
>
> 3) You can import from Outlook to Outlook Express 6. Go to "File | Import |
> Messages..." and import from Outlook. Choose the folders you want to import
> or just select Import All.
>
> 4) Once everything is in Outlook Express 6, go to "Tools | Options..." and
> click on the Maintenance tab. Click on the "Store Folder..." button. A
> directory will be shown in the dialog. Copy this directory location (however
> you wish). Close down Outlook Express 6.
>
> 5) Open a file explorer and go to this directory. Copy all the files in here
> over to your Vista computer, into some temporary directory. The method used
> is your choice: network, CD, whatever. Experts: you might want to skip this
> step and try using this directory when importing - see step 7 and my warning
> there.
>
> 6) Start up Windows Mail on Vista (and set up the account, etc.). Go to
> "File | Import | Messages...", then select "Outlook Express 6". Hit Next. The
> bottom option, "Import mail from an OE6 store directory" should be the only
> option available. Hit OK.
>
> 7) Here's the part that had me stuck for awhile, "Location of Messages". Hit
> "Browse..." and go find your temporary directory from step 5. Select it. The
> utterly confusing bit is "No files match your search" displayed on the right.
> Just hit "Select Folder". You might also hit a snag with the browse path -
> examine it at this point. If it has the temporary directory path but the last
> folder name in the path is repeated (e.g.
> "C:\Users\Cathy\Document\TempImport\TempImport", then Browse again. Also
> note: I tried shortcutting early on, setting this directory to the Outlook
> Express 6 directory in step 5 and import over the network, but this failed
> for some reason.
>
> 8) Once you hit "Next", you should now be able to import All folders, etc.
> Enjoy! You'll probably want to reorganize the folders once imported. Happily,
> moving folders around in Windows Mail is pretty snappy.
>
> I hope this works. I'm no expert, but after having spent way too much time
> trying to do what should be simple (going from one Microsoft product to
> another), I felt obligated to attempt to help others out.
>
 

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elizabeth

#18
Hi eric

your message reg importing mail was very helpful to me - after all this time
you may not remember even writing it; however, I was able to import my old
messages successfully after many headaches and much reading.

If you don't mind, just wanted to ask a couple of things:

1) my contact files did not come over well and I cannot figure out how to
get them in the right format - they imported as a folder in my new windows
mail, but they do not show up as contacts, but as mail messages.
2) how can I get my archived messages over as when you import messages into
OE from Outlook 2000, your options only include the outlook folder and my
archived items are in a separate folder.

hope these questions make sense.

thanks, elizabeth

"Eric Haines" wrote:

> "Jim Pickering" wrote:

> > On the old computer, Outlook offers an export to Outlook Express. Use that,
> > then import into windows mail from the Outlook Express message store.
>
> This isn't true on the version of Outlook I have (I can't export to Outlook
> Express 6 from Outlook, but rather vice versa). However, Jim's advice finally
> set me on the right path, a mere 6 hours and 3 failed attempts later. Here's
> how I did it, moving files from Outlook on my old XP computer to Windows Mail
> on my new Vista machine (which does not have Outlook on it):
>
> 1) Open your old Outlook and look over what folders you want to copy over.
> Note: any folders in the Archive Folder in Outlook will not appear on the
> import folder list. You'll need to copy the archive folders you want over to
> your Personal Folders area. Personally, I would do this after successfully
> importing everything else, as copying over archives might make your .pst
> files get unwieldy and large (and possibly unusable).
>
> 2) Open Outlook Express 6. This program comes with Internet Explorer 6 SP1,
> free to download with it - you should have it on your machine, or can get it
> by updating to IE6 SP1
> (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie6/downloads/critical/ie6sp1/default.mspx).
>
> 3) You can import from Outlook to Outlook Express 6. Go to "File | Import |
> Messages..." and import from Outlook. Choose the folders you want to import
> or just select Import All.
>
> 4) Once everything is in Outlook Express 6, go to "Tools | Options..." and
> click on the Maintenance tab. Click on the "Store Folder..." button. A
> directory will be shown in the dialog. Copy this directory location (however
> you wish). Close down Outlook Express 6.
>
> 5) Open a file explorer and go to this directory. Copy all the files in here
> over to your Vista computer, into some temporary directory. The method used
> is your choice: network, CD, whatever. Experts: you might want to skip this
> step and try using this directory when importing - see step 7 and my warning
> there.
>
> 6) Start up Windows Mail on Vista (and set up the account, etc.). Go to
> "File | Import | Messages...", then select "Outlook Express 6". Hit Next. The
> bottom option, "Import mail from an OE6 store directory" should be the only
> option available. Hit OK.
>
> 7) Here's the part that had me stuck for awhile, "Location of Messages". Hit
> "Browse..." and go find your temporary directory from step 5. Select it. The
> utterly confusing bit is "No files match your search" displayed on the right.
> Just hit "Select Folder". You might also hit a snag with the browse path -
> examine it at this point. If it has the temporary directory path but the last
> folder name in the path is repeated (e.g.
> "C:\Users\Cathy\Document\TempImport\TempImport", then Browse again. Also
> note: I tried shortcutting early on, setting this directory to the Outlook
> Express 6 directory in step 5 and import over the network, but this failed
> for some reason.
>
> 8) Once you hit "Next", you should now be able to import All folders, etc.
> Enjoy! You'll probably want to reorganize the folders once imported. Happily,
> moving folders around in Windows Mail is pretty snappy.
>
> I hope this works. I'm no expert, but after having spent way too much time
> trying to do what should be simple (going from one Microsoft product to
> another), I felt obligated to attempt to help others out.
>
 

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Robert Berlin

#19
Hi Elizabeth,

I created a .csv file from Outlook using the Export function and selecting
the CONTACTS folder on my old computer. I then used the Import Windows
Contacts from the File menu of Windows Mail to import the Contacts. I used
a flash drive as the transfer medium from my old computer to my Vista system.
This worked fine and all my contacts transferred. Windows Mail does not
include as many data fields as on Outlook Contacts so some information such
as birthdays, categories, and other items were lost.

"elizabeth" wrote:

> Hi eric
>
> your message reg importing mail was very helpful to me - after all this time
> you may not remember even writing it; however, I was able to import my old
> messages successfully after many headaches and much reading.
>
> If you don't mind, just wanted to ask a couple of things:
>
> 1) my contact files did not come over well and I cannot figure out how to
> get them in the right format - they imported as a folder in my new windows
> mail, but they do not show up as contacts, but as mail messages.
> 2) how can I get my archived messages over as when you import messages into
> OE from Outlook 2000, your options only include the outlook folder and my
> archived items are in a separate folder.
>
> hope these questions make sense.
>
> thanks, elizabeth
>
> "Eric Haines" wrote:
>

> > "Jim Pickering" wrote:

> > > On the old computer, Outlook offers an export to Outlook Express. Use that,
> > > then import into windows mail from the Outlook Express message store.
> >
> > This isn't true on the version of Outlook I have (I can't export to Outlook
> > Express 6 from Outlook, but rather vice versa). However, Jim's advice finally
> > set me on the right path, a mere 6 hours and 3 failed attempts later. Here's
> > how I did it, moving files from Outlook on my old XP computer to Windows Mail
> > on my new Vista machine (which does not have Outlook on it):
> >
> > 1) Open your old Outlook and look over what folders you want to copy over.
> > Note: any folders in the Archive Folder in Outlook will not appear on the
> > import folder list. You'll need to copy the archive folders you want over to
> > your Personal Folders area. Personally, I would do this after successfully
> > importing everything else, as copying over archives might make your .pst
> > files get unwieldy and large (and possibly unusable).
> >
> > 2) Open Outlook Express 6. This program comes with Internet Explorer 6 SP1,
> > free to download with it - you should have it on your machine, or can get it
> > by updating to IE6 SP1
> > (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie6/downloads/critical/ie6sp1/default.mspx).
> >
> > 3) You can import from Outlook to Outlook Express 6. Go to "File | Import |
> > Messages..." and import from Outlook. Choose the folders you want to import
> > or just select Import All.
> >
> > 4) Once everything is in Outlook Express 6, go to "Tools | Options..." and
> > click on the Maintenance tab. Click on the "Store Folder..." button. A
> > directory will be shown in the dialog. Copy this directory location (however
> > you wish). Close down Outlook Express 6.
> >
> > 5) Open a file explorer and go to this directory. Copy all the files in here
> > over to your Vista computer, into some temporary directory. The method used
> > is your choice: network, CD, whatever. Experts: you might want to skip this
> > step and try using this directory when importing - see step 7 and my warning
> > there.
> >
> > 6) Start up Windows Mail on Vista (and set up the account, etc.). Go to
> > "File | Import | Messages...", then select "Outlook Express 6". Hit Next. The
> > bottom option, "Import mail from an OE6 store directory" should be the only
> > option available. Hit OK.
> >
> > 7) Here's the part that had me stuck for awhile, "Location of Messages". Hit
> > "Browse..." and go find your temporary directory from step 5. Select it. The
> > utterly confusing bit is "No files match your search" displayed on the right.
> > Just hit "Select Folder". You might also hit a snag with the browse path -
> > examine it at this point. If it has the temporary directory path but the last
> > folder name in the path is repeated (e.g.
> > "C:\Users\Cathy\Document\TempImport\TempImport", then Browse again. Also
> > note: I tried shortcutting early on, setting this directory to the Outlook
> > Express 6 directory in step 5 and import over the network, but this failed
> > for some reason.
> >
> > 8) Once you hit "Next", you should now be able to import All folders, etc.
> > Enjoy! You'll probably want to reorganize the folders once imported. Happily,
> > moving folders around in Windows Mail is pretty snappy.
> >
> > I hope this works. I'm no expert, but after having spent way too much time
> > trying to do what should be simple (going from one Microsoft product to
> > another), I felt obligated to attempt to help others out.
> >
 

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E Chesson

#20
"Eric Haines" wrote:

> "Jim Pickering" wrote:

> > On the old computer, Outlook offers an export to Outlook Express. Use that,
> > then import into windows mail from the Outlook Express message store.
>
> This isn't true on the version of Outlook I have (I can't export to Outlook
> Express 6 from Outlook, but rather vice versa). However, Jim's advice finally
> set me on the right path, a mere 6 hours and 3 failed attempts later. Here's
> how I did it, moving files from Outlook on my old XP computer to Windows Mail
> on my new Vista machine (which does not have Outlook on it):
>
> 1) Open your old Outlook and look over what folders you want to copy over.
> Note: any folders in the Archive Folder in Outlook will not appear on the
> import folder list. You'll need to copy the archive folders you want over to
> your Personal Folders area. Personally, I would do this after successfully
> importing everything else, as copying over archives might make your .pst
> files get unwieldy and large (and possibly unusable).
>
> 2) Open Outlook Express 6. This program comes with Internet Explorer 6 SP1,
> free to download with it - you should have it on your machine, or can get it
> by updating to IE6 SP1
> (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie6/downloads/critical/ie6sp1/default.mspx).
>
> 3) You can import from Outlook to Outlook Express 6. Go to "File | Import |
> Messages..." and import from Outlook. Choose the folders you want to import
> or just select Import All.
>
> 4) Once everything is in Outlook Express 6, go to "Tools | Options..." and
> click on the Maintenance tab. Click on the "Store Folder..." button. A
> directory will be shown in the dialog. Copy this directory location (however
> you wish). Close down Outlook Express 6.
>
> 5) Open a file explorer and go to this directory. Copy all the files in here
> over to your Vista computer, into some temporary directory. The method used
> is your choice: network, CD, whatever. Experts: you might want to skip this
> step and try using this directory when importing - see step 7 and my warning
> there.
>
> 6) Start up Windows Mail on Vista (and set up the account, etc.). Go to
> "File | Import | Messages...", then select "Outlook Express 6". Hit Next. The
> bottom option, "Import mail from an OE6 store directory" should be the only
> option available. Hit OK.
>
> 7) Here's the part that had me stuck for awhile, "Location of Messages". Hit
> "Browse..." and go find your temporary directory from step 5. Select it. The
> utterly confusing bit is "No files match your search" displayed on the right.
> Just hit "Select Folder". You might also hit a snag with the browse path -
> examine it at this point. If it has the temporary directory path but the last
> folder name in the path is repeated (e.g.
> "C:\Users\Cathy\Document\TempImport\TempImport", then Browse again. Also
> note: I tried shortcutting early on, setting this directory to the Outlook
> Express 6 directory in step 5 and import over the network, but this failed
> for some reason.
>
> 8) Once you hit "Next", you should now be able to import All folders, etc.
> Enjoy! You'll probably want to reorganize the folders once imported. Happily,
> moving folders around in Windows Mail is pretty snappy.
>
> I hope this works. I'm no expert, but after having spent way too much time
> trying to do what should be simple (going from one Microsoft product to
> another), I felt obligated to attempt to help others out.
> Great help Thank You.
 

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