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Exporting Email accounts from Vista to Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express

Q: Exporting Email accounts from Vista to Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express


I am using Vista Home premium 32 bit and i am using windows mail for all my emails. I also have office 2007 with Microsoft Outlook.

Problem is that i want to use microsoft Outlook but i can't transfer/export my email accounts from Vista Windows mail to Microsoft Outlook or even outlook express for XP. I have forgotten 3 critical passwords so I cannot recreate the email accounts in Outlook....

How can I export my email accounts to microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express from Vista Windows mail??? please help.



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A: Exporting Email accounts from Vista to Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express

Hello again kapilkaaiser,
I think you need to import the required info into Outlook 2007 -

In Outlook 2007, click File > Import and Export > Make the appropriate choices
> & hopefully the Import / Export Wizard will oblige.

Post back with your results.

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I recently had to update a second computer's emails from another computer, both having Windows 8.1 and Office Professional--or sync them. So I exported all three .pst accounts in Outlook 2010 from computer 1 and imported all of them into computer 2 into Outlook 2010. Well, I didn't notice that there was a Duplicate setting (probably because I don't normally do this) and left the Import setting concerning duplicates at the default setting, so I got a lot of duplicates. Since then, I have received more emails into my accounts at computer 2. What is the best way to fix the duplicate issue?

Also, I noticed that many Sent folders were missing in one Imported account for some reason. Why would just some of the emails be Imported and not others? This is bad! If it wasn't for this, I could send an important email today. How can I make sure that all of the emails on computer 1 get Imported onto Computer 2? All too often, I find glitches in MS software.


A:Exporting/Importing of Outlook 2010 Email Accounts Issues

Hey mate,

Here is one way of doing it -
Did you 'include subfolders' when you imported your mail?
1. If yes:
You could possibly go into each folder (ie sent, inbox, deleted folders) and press Ctrl+A. This selects all your mail. When you do this for the inbox, hold down Ctrl afterwards, and then deselect any recent mail you've been sent. Then, delete it all, minus the mail you deselected in order to keep. Then import your mail once again from the file, and do not import duplicates.
2. If no:
You could possibly go into the imported folder (ie sent, inbox, or deleted folder) and press Ctrl+A. This selects all your mail. If you do this for the inbox, hold down Ctrl afterwards, and then deselect any recent mail you've been sent. Then, delete it all, minus the mail you deselected in order to keep. Then import your mail once again from the file, and do not import duplicates.

I'm not thinking of another way right at the moment. Keep in mind, you can start again and import stuff you seem to be missing. Use this tutorial: Import Outlook items from an Outlook Data File (.pst) - Outlook - Office.com - you'd select not to import duplicates, and the subfolders should be imported if you check the box to include subfolders.

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I just installed Microsoft Outlook on my new 64 bit Laptop running Windows 7.

I am trying to import my previous emails from Outlook Express6 which is installed on another computer running Windows XP

I copied all account settings from my old computer to my new Laptop

When I start import/export wizard it gives me the following error.

No Internet Accounts were found to Import

I want to transfer all Email account settings, messages, emails and contacts from Outlook Express 6 to Microsoft Outlook.

Can anyone tell me how can I do it?


A:How to import Emails Accounts Settings from Outlook Express 6 to Microsoft Outlook?

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Hey all. I think I know how to do this, but let me double check before I wipe my laptop's hard drive and reinstall Windows 2000.

First off, I should tell you that the reason I am wiping is because it has 98 and then 2000 on top of it...and it runs so slow!

But anyway, I have old email files saved to my AOL Filing cabinet in Windows 98 (AOL 7.0 I believe). I need those emails saved so that I don't loose them. I notice in AOL 8.0 there is a "backup" feature. Does anyone know if this feature is available in 7.0 and if it will restore my whole filing cabinet for that particular screen name.

Also, I assume that will work with my 8.0 emails in 2000...just send that backup file across the network to one of my other PC's for holding, and then format and "restore" from backup when I am done...I won't loose any emails will I?

Also, recently a user here has been using Outlook Express for emails, but they dont like it. I suggested Mozilla Mail, but they didn't like that because it didn't have a spell check. So I suggested Netscape which has a spell check, and they said OK.

Is there a way to export my Outlook messages and import into Netscape? I don't know if they have an address book or not, but is it possible to do that also?

I know a lot of questions and text.

Thanks In Advance


*EDIT* Also, how would I import them into Mozilla mail?

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How do you export your emails from Outlook Express 6.
I understand how to do my address book.

A:Outlook Express and exporting email

there's several ways depending on what you want to do

check out the tomsterdam site for the different methods and a variety of other useful OE tips and tricks

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I have a very large folder in my Outlook Express 6.0 filled with emails that I would like to export to be able to open in Open Office 2.3.1.

I need someone to walk me through this as I am getting the response "error occured while initializing MAPI"


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Yes, I just recently installed Microsoft Office 2010 Pro onto my computer. I have run into a bit of a problem. I wanna make Microsoft Outlook 2010 the default email client for my user side and I wanna leave Outlook Express as default for another user on my computer. I cannot seem to figure out how to do this because once you pick a default email program on one user desktop it also makes it the default for other users on the computer. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Microsoft Outlook 2010 defaul email/Outlook Express default for other

Sorry, that can't be done because the default email application is "global" (All Users).

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How do I make Microsoft Outlook the default email program? I make the change in IE version 5, but when I reboot the system (Win 98), Outlook Express is once again selected as the default email program.

I read in a previous post about using the following sequence for making Outlook Express the default. Is there anything similar for Microsoft Outlook? :
To make Outlook Express your default e-mail client:
Close OE, click Start/Run and enter this command line, complete with quotes, spaces and the /reg switch:

"C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe" /reg

Thanks very much,

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I have Windows XP Home. I use Outlook Express as my email program. I have a number of accounts set up in OE. I have checked the box that says to "include this account when receiving mail or synchronizing." For a long time it worked fine. But lately there is a problem.

First of all, when I click the drop down list from my send/receive button, I notice that the first 10 accounts are listed alphabetically. Then the next seven are alphabetical. Then the next ten. Then the next 18 are alphabetical. Finally, the last 14 are alphabetical. I don't know why it lists alphabeticaly for a while and then starts over periodically. But the problem occurs with the last 14.

For some reason, when OE automatically checks my email accounts it is not checking those accounts. Even if I press the Send/Receive button or select receive all, those accounts are not checked. The only way I get my email from those accounts is to select them individually from the drop down list. It's only started doing this recently. How can I fix it? Thanks.

A:Why Does Outlook Express Not Check Certain Email Accounts That I Have?

Hi bizwiz2

I am reading that right? You have 59 e-mail accounts in one Identity?

It sounds like you setup those accounts at different times and when you did, Outlook Express alphabetized the additional accounts after the first set and so on.

Have you tried removing all the accounts and recreating them to see if all alphabetize as one group? Yes, it sounds tedious though if you have created .iaf files of your e-mail accounts as backups, then you could simply Import them back into Outlook Express.

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 12248 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7500 Series (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM v1.20), 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1907376 MB, Free - 1815405 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0NW73C
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled

Could someone please help me or direct me to a link, so that I may import my Outlook Express Contacts (XP) on one pc to Outlook (Windows 8) on a new pc? The other pc is a Dell Dimension 4700.

A:Importing/Exporting address book from Outlook Express (XP) to Outlook (Windows 8)

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I mainly use Outlook 2000, however, in order to get a number of Hotmail messages onto my computer's HD, i synchronised Outlook Express with Hotmail. I now have messages from a folder I have on Hotmail on my hard drive too.

A search revealed that this folder (and presumably all messages in it) is stored under C:\Windows\Application Data\Identities\{00B31680-0793-11D3-A398-C0610D677E39}\Microsoft\Outlook Express.

I copied the .dbx file named hotmail - [folder name].dbx to my desktop. I went in to Outlook 2000 file>import blah blah blah, but it wont let me import .dbx files

soooooo.....is there anyway to get my messages from hotmail from this specific folder into outlook 2000? i no longer need the folder in hotmail and will just delete it as soon as i have a permanent copy on my hard drive in outlook 2000. im assuming that since the dbx file is on my hard disk with all the messages (which i can read offline in outlook express) that i wont need to set up outlook 2000 for hotmail synchronisation ?!?

A:Exporting Hotmail messages from Outlook Express to Outlook 2000

Somehow, I don't think you'll be able to do it:


Oh, but take a look at www.slipstick.com too, if you want to check their input.

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I need to send an e-mail group list created in Outlook 2002 to a user who has Outlook Express (I think it's ver 5).

I tried exporting it as a .pst file but his computer opened it in Wordpad and garbled everything.

Is it OK to send it as a .pst file? If so, what's the proper way for the user to import the e-mail list onto their computer?

If .pst files aren't the way to go, what is the best export/import process?

A:Exporting an Outlook 2002 e-mail list to Outlook Express

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I have a flash drive with my backup files and folders from outlook express. I purchased a new pc which came with windows7, which did not come with an e-mail program. So I went and purchased a copy of outlook 2007. How can i import the .dbx files into my new outlook? And i no longer have access to the old pc which had outlook express on it.

Please help!!!!!

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This is just a hypothetical question.

Let's say you have a computer that was just hosed by a virus. It may or may not boot entirely but the bottom line is that you are unable to open Outlook Express the way you normally would.

Is there a manual way to get a copy of the contacts and accounts out of it without having to run the program and tell it to export a copy? I've read tutorials about extracting the email (from that hidden Application Data director or whatever).

On the side, this person is also wanting to import all of this stuff into a fresh copy of Mozilla Thunderbird, in Linux.

A:Best way to recover Outlook Express email, contacts, accounts from a non-booting PC?

If you can get the Message Store folder and WAB file and have another machine with OE, it shouldn't be a problem.

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Can someone please help me find a way to use my 3 hotmail accounts with VISTA ? Windows Mail won't let me use my hotmail accounts that are working just fine with OE . (These are old accounts that I use for years with outlook Express). Is there a way to "impoort" OE in Vista ...?

A:Bought new PC with Vista, I have 3 hotmail accounts I used with Outlook Express!!!

Windows Vista: How do I transfer my Outlook express email files to Vista?


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PLEASE help me! i have been using outlook express for my email for quite some time. Now all of a sudden, it won't let me open my email. A window comes up telling me that outlook express might be installed incorrectly. it's been in there forever. (unless my husband has done something to mess it up, which he denies)! this is what the message box says: Outlook express could not be started because MSOE.DLL could not be initialized. Outlook Express may not be installed properly.
What can I do? By the way, i am pretty much computer illiterate. Help!

A:microsoft outlook express email

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I went into my Sent folder on Outlook Express and all but the past two days Sent email was gone!

My ISP does not cleanse email so I suspect that when I clicked OK when the message "To free up disk space, Outlook Express can compact mesages. This may take a few minutes" came on the screen it compressed imy Sent email and put it somewhere I can't find. All my deleted messages and inbox messages were untouched.

I keep my Sent mail because I sometimes need to go back and refer to a message I sent and I don't want to keep hard copy of every email.

Any ideas about what could have happened?



A:Where does Microsoft Outlook Express compresed email go?

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I want to export my favorites from outlook express on one computer(XP) to a new computer(windows 7) with Outlook.
Are they compatible? How do I accomplish this?

A:Exporting from outlook express to outlook

Hi Happy22

Favorites? or messages?

What version of Outlook will you be using?

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My computer system crashed and had to have a full re-install performed on it, and as such i lost all settings in Outlook Express 6.0

I am attempting to get the following settings back but need help because i cannot figure out how to do it.

Where: Above the message list (in btwn Folder Name and Identity Name on
grayed title bar).
What: A list of email accounts that could be selected from to send email as
merely by double clicking on that email account. (scrolling list box)

How: ?????????? Help!! ??????????

I have racked my brains looking through every option I could find, as well as Googled and visited Microsoft to no avail! If anyone can help me please shoot me an email @ [email protected] Thanks so much!

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Hi, is there any way of backing up all email accounts in Outlook 2013 (including username+password) and restoring them in Outlook 2016 without having to manually recreate the accounts? Thanks

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Hi, is there any way of backing up all email accounts in Outlook 2013 (including username+password) and restoring them in Outlook 2016 without having to manually recreate the accounts? Thanks

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Needing to take just ONE of my folders (work emails) and copy those to a seperate folder on my pc. I have done this in the past successuflly, as I have a 'old work emails' folder in My Documents. But I've no idea how I did that--was long time ago. Now outlook work folder is heaped with old work emails and needing to put them into that 'old work emails folder' in "My Documents". Any help sites online I've found only give instructions on how to 'backup' my enitire outlook express. I don't need all of the folders backed up.. just want to transfer my current folders contents. I'm stumped and have the eyes from trying to figure this out--AGAIN.
Anyone have a cure for 'fix it amnesia'?

A:outlook express -exporting?

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exporting my address book to my other computer and the folders did not copy over plus all contacts were relisted in the main identity folder. why doesnt the address book import exactly the way it was when it was exported?

A:exporting addresses in outlook express

do you have exactly the same identities on both computers?
I don't like this import export stuff anyway. Just find the address book in windows explorer, right click it, send to floppy.
Stick floppy in new computer and drag address book back to where it lives on new computer, replace exisiting, yes (as long as there are no addresses in there), copy and paste to the floppy first if there areor vice versa depending how many addresses.

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Hi there,

Could anyone please help me with this email problem that is driving me mad?

I have exactly the same problem as this guy http://forums.techguy.org/web-email/571588-solved-outlook-express-not-receiving.html
which was solved... I've followed the advice that worked for him but I cannot set up a new identity, there is no option to add a new identity.

My email was running fine up until Fri night/Sat morning but since then I am not receiving any emails, although emails are sending fine.

I did get two emails sent through yesterday (But delayed by hours) and just as I type this I have received another email which I should have got this morning.
I have sent emails to myself from my account and other email addresses but none have been received.
I am with Pipex and when I log onto their webmail there are no emails in there either (Usually I can check emails in here when I am away from my PC)

I've uninstalled my anti virus and checked all settings, they are all correct as far as I can see (They must be or I wouldn't have got the 3 emails I have got).

It's possible it could be an server problem with Pipex but for over 30 hours???? I'm not so sure, especially as I've never had problems before.

Incidently, both my email accounts are finding the host and connecting properly with NO errors.

Any help would be much appreciated.

A:Outlook express not receiving email (Vista)

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I have a computer with Windows XP and have used Outlook Express 6 for many years as my e-mail client.  Recently I tried to export my files and folders to Microsoft Outlook on the same computer, so that I could save the PST file and move it to a new computer with Windows 7 and Microsoft Outlook.  I did this successfully 6 months ago but kept using my old computer.
Unfortunately this time there seems to have been a corruption in the export process, as the PST is corrupt.  I tried to use Microsoft's Fix it tool but it did not work.  Furthermore, now everytime I start Outlook Express, I get the message "address book failed to load.  Outlook Express is incorrectly configured, etc."
I can still see all my messages and folders in Outlook Express, but if I click on a message to open it I get "there was an error opening this message.  An error has occurred."  I tried deleting the wab but that didn't work.  I tried re-exporting the files to Outlook but that didn't work either.
It seems like maybe there is a conflict between Outlook Express and Outlook, but I don't know how to resolve it.  Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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I've been trying to export messages from one computer to another via network. I copied the Identies folder from one to the other and the folders show up but no messages. Is there a step by step instructions somewhere to help me?

A:{Advice Given} Exporting messages in Outlook Express 5

Hi Leann

The following two sites have information on backing up and restoring Outlook Express message stores:

Let us know if you need further help.

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I do not use O E at all, but I have a friend that does, can someone please tell me step-by-step how to Export the Address Book to a Floppy for backup purposes, and I will relay that to him ?

A:Outlook Express - exporting addr book


Instead of rewriting the procedure here is a weblink the explains the process quite nicely. Address book backups are quite easy actually.

Click Here for Article.

Let us know if that helps.


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I have a large address book in outlook express on my computer and would like to pass it on to another person's computer. How can I do this please? Desperate in Malta needing urgent replay please. Thanks

A:Exporting addresses from outlook express to another computer

Do a CC or a BCC, add them and send the e-mail.

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I want to export messages from Outlook Express on my old machine to Outlook Express on my new machine. How do I do it if I don't have Microsoft Exchange server or don't want to export them to Outlook. I'm using Micosoft Office Pro 2003. Thank you in advance.

A:exporting Outlook Express to Outlook Express

The files you are looking for are in a folder called Outlook Express and will have the extensions .dbx

They will be in a directory path similar to the one I've include below except for the number enclosed in braces. If you don't find a path similar then just do a search for the directory Outlook Express.

C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR USER NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{F71B2263-58F5-45EF-8A2D-B337C0C73961}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

Just replace the .dbx files on the new machine with the .dbx files from the old machine.


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When I export to a file, the file is saved as an EXCEL file. I don't use EXCEL.
Can someone walk me through the process, please.

A:Exporting Microsoft Outlook

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Yahoo imports: Microsoft Outlook (CSV File).

There is nothing in the address book that allows you to export, so under MS 2003 Outlook they is nothing that permits me to export to CSV. I suppose I need an upgrade but I am selling my business and don't want to spend the moeny right now for that.

A:Exporting Outlook email addresses to Yahoo email

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Can anyone help me with the procedure for doing this . Im formating and need to save and restore these .

A:importing and exporting message folders in outlook express

OutlookExpress has pretty easy Help instructions to follow regarding Import/Export. Try this

Start OEX and click on Help>Contents and Index>Search, key in Export and then click on "Find Topics". Then click on the topic your interested in.

If that doesn't help, <a href=http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;Q270670&> this <a/> MS article explains it in detail. And obviously when following those instructions, you want to be saving the files to a floppy diskette.

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A friend is trying to move from Compuserve email to Outlook Express and needs to export all contact info.

I don't know which version of Compuserve or Windows she's using but Iif it's absolutely necessary in order to help her, I can find out.

Does anyone know any of the following:

a). The name of the file that Compuserve uses for contact info.

b) Is there a utility that can convert the Compuserve contact info into a
.csv file as in that format it can be imported into Outlook Express.

Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.

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Must export to CSV file for a newsletter emailing service. Follow the instructions but get "error exporting the address book" message.

I've done this before - got this message before - but can't remember how I got around it!

anyone know? Thanks.

(btw, campaign monitor is a great e-newsletter service.)

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(1) I need to move OE mail messages from one computer to another. I am confident that my issue is not the first time this has come up.

Please refer me to the article/discussion where direction has been given to the expoting and importing of OE mail messages.

(2) I have the dbx files saved from an installation of about 6 months ago (including the 'folders.dbx file) and I cannot get these files imported.

(3) How can I import a single message folder, like the 'Inbox' from one computer to another? If this can be done, and I import the inbox.dbx file into another computer that also has an inbox.dbx file, will the imported file replace the file that is resident? Will the names of the mail folders imported have to be changed to be different from those that are resident on the computer to which the importation process is to take place?



A:Exporting/importing Outlook Express Mail Messages

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;270670I found this reference in an earlier post in the forum. Regards,John

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I cannot find a way to export email addresses only from one of my contact groups. It seems that the only thing I can do is export all of the contact information for all of my separate contact groups. This is unusual as Outlook on my pc allows me to do this relatively easily. I have over 3,000 contacts and I need this to be automated. Right now I am looking at importing my whole contact list to Excel and from there hand selecting the email addresses I want to export to a separate program not affiliated with any apple or microsoft product.

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These questions are for a friend and I know nothing about Macs so please bear with me.

[Outlook 2002]

1) If I want to export all data from Outlook (all emails from sent/inbox/outbox, calendar, contacts etc), which files do I need to copy to a memory stick and where can I find them?

2) How would I go about importing this into a version of Outlook on another PC?

3) Would I be able to import this information into iCal and iMail (or whatever the the Mac equivalent of Outlook is)? How?

4) is any 3rd party software needed? He mentioned Entourage but I'm not sure what this is/if it's necessary.

Thanks in advance for the help,


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gang I found an old post here that describes my situation, something I caused but don't know how to undo.
The system in question has Windows XP Professional, and MS Office 2000 Professional, the main reason for which is OUTLOOK. When Outlook cranks up it triggers an error message which is in my subject line:
"Outlook requires Microsoft Outlook Express 4.01 or greater....". The system of course also has OE6 on it which we don't use, but it does work etc.

The issue is me: I use autoruns to shut off everything non-mandatory, and, as another thread-poster identified, there is something in the list of goods that I have disabled that OE is dependent on, if I understand the old thread properly. The problem is that the poster [OP] in that thread said he found the key, but he didn't NAME THE ENTRIES
Thus, I dunno which ones he reversed that made the issue go away.

if anyone knows, pls let me know, so I can fix my goof.


A:Solved: error: Outlook requires Microsoft Outlook Express 4.01 or greater

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I have new computer and want to xfer my Outlook Express info to new program ((Windows Live Mail) - I've clicked on the export tab but was unable to send them to a folder so I can make xfer - Has anyone been successful in doing this?

A:Solved: exporting messages/address book from Outlook Express

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I have been trying to export my email address from Outlook 2004 to Gmail. Gmail wants CSV or VCard files. The only way I can figure to export it is to a .pst file.

Maybe there is a way to do it that I don't know about?

A:Exporting Outlook email addresses to Gmail

I am using Outlook 2003 but this may work for you ...

1) Open up the Contacts section on the left side of the main Outlook screen

2) Click on File in the menu bar and select "Import and Export ..." from the drop down list. That should open an "Import and Export Wizard" dialog box

3) Select "Export to a file" as your action choice and click the "Next" button.

4) The wizard box will change to show a list of file type. Choose either Comma Separated Variables for DOS or Windows (not sure what the difference is) and click next.

5) You will then be able to chose which group of contacts you wish to export and click "Next".

6) Enter a file name you wish to use and browse to the location you wish to save and click Finish.

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Hey all! I need alittle help. I am trying to move all of my emaill addresses and saved emails from Outlook Express on one computer. To Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 on a second computer. I've never had to do this before, but I have to now. Because it's not for me. If you guys and girls can help me out with this it would be awesome. I need to get this don tomorrow. Thank you in advance.


A:Move email addresses from Outlook Express to Outlook 2007

I have Window live mail, but all these MS products work about the same.
Under file go to import export from there it should be self explanatory.
Let me know if you cant find it, Ill help.

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Hi all at Techguy, I hope someone can help me!!!

My outlook express has changed to Microsoft outlook! This has also caused me problems with Word and Excel.
I cannot open any e mails in outlook express as it says there is an error. I can go back to a restore point fro a few days ago and all is fine, a day later it changes again to Microsoft outlook and the same problems occur.

When I try and open a word or excel document it says preparing to install!!

I can not open attachments in my outlook also!!

I have AVG as my Anti virus protectiion
I run SpyBot on a daily basis
I run Ad-Aware on a weekly basis



A:Solved: outlook express has changed to microsoft outlook with PROBLEMS!!

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I am running OS Xp Pro with Office Xp Pro.With OS 98 I was able to add new contacts in Micrutlook and they would also be in Outlook Express automatically.I have looked everywhere on XP to share contacts etc but cannot get the same result.I have to export/import to get the new contacts into Outlook Express.Thanks for help.T

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Recently I have noticed my Dell Vostro laptop has been very slow in booting to a point where I can actually do something with any speed.

I had been reading various forums regarding the problem and the general consensus was that removing unnecessary start-up programs would assist. This I did, and included in it was the removal of Outlook Express as a start-up as I never use it.

I was rather startled to find that the next time I started up Outlook I get the message indicated in the title. When acknowledging the message, Outlook still opens and functions correctly as far as I can see, but this message always coming up is getting a little tedious.

Why would a company require the lesser of two programs to be loaded and started in order that their more powerful program should work? Amazing thought processes at MS.

I have seen answers for this question elsewhere and I have tried their solutions but to no avail. That includes setting IsInstalled in registry key 881dd1c5-3dcf-431b-b061-f3f88e8be88a to a Dword value of 1.

What I have found, is the key {44BBA840-CC51-11CF-AAFA-00AA00B6015C} and {7790769C-0471-11d2-AF11-00C04FA35D02} in registry directory HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\AutorunsDisabled. As the first refers to Outlook Express 6 and the other to Address Book 6 I assume that this may have something to do with my problem.

If they are the problem, is there a way of moving these keys out of AutorunsDisable and back into Instal... Read more

A:Solved: Outlook requires Microsoft Outlook Express 4.01 or greater.

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I have got a new email through my uni powered by microsoft outlook. When i login to Windows live messenger and click on the emails icon it goes to outlook express which i have never used how do i get it to go to my inbox at the right address?


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This morning as I trawled the spam queues a sense of deja-vu descended on me when this subject line caught my eye:
Update for Microsoft Outlook / Outlook Express (KB910721)
Didn?t I see this a while ago and didn?t it contain a rather nasty Trojan?
The format of the October version differs slightly in that it includes a link to a website from which you may download the ?Microsoft/Outlook/Outlook Express Update? rather than an attached executable.

Malicious update for Microsoft Outlook / Outlook Express (KB910721) | SophosLabs blog

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