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Exporting Windows Mail Messages from one computer to Outlook 2007 on another computer

Q: Exporting Windows Mail Messages from one computer to Outlook 2007 on another computer

I am trying to export my Windows Mail messages and contacts on one computer to Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 on a different computer. The computer with Windows Mail is a Vista Home Premium 32bit and I want to move it to the one with Outlook 2007 which is a Vista Home Premium 64bit. I have the file exported into a .pst file but I keep getting an error code: 0x80070021 when I attempt to copy the .pst folder to an external drive in order to move the folder to the other computer. HELP~

Preferred Solution: Exporting Windows Mail Messages from one computer to Outlook 2007 on another computer

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A: Exporting Windows Mail Messages from one computer to Outlook 2007 on another computer

Hi vbgirlati,
I'm not quite sure if this will help; but you should take a look at it anyway. How to migrate to Outlook 2007 & Windows Vista | Windows Vista for Beginners
I just went through a similar situation, although not the same as yours.
Best of luck,

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I am taking a computer back to retailer and I want to save and transfer my messages and contact list to new computer. I have Vista and running the Windows Live Mail - thanks

A:exporting messages/address book from Live Mail to another computer


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I need to export messages from Outlook to Excel on a regular basis; 500 - 1000 is not unusual for one batch. How can I increase the length of the message imported into Excel? If the preliminary part of the message is too long, the bit I need is missing.

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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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Hello All!
I am having a heck of a time importing email messages from Vista Windows Mail. This is my situation: I have a new laptop with Windows 7, I have Outlook 2007 installed on it. I have backed up data from the old hard drive using an IDE to USB cable and Cobian Backup Black Moon Edition. When I try to import the address book and the messages, it imports the address book, but not the messages. Can anyone help me to figure out another way to do this, or if there are other settings that I need to change in order to make this happen.

A:Need help importing email messages into Outlook 2007 from Windows Mail Files

It is best to export the messages from Winmail, then import them into Outlook.

Not sure how you backed up your Winmail.

Also see this


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I just downloaded Pegasus mail on my new (refurbished) computer and need to transfer my messages, accounts, etc from Windows Live Mail on my laptop to it. Can anyone walk me through this?

And while I'm here, I was torn between Thunderbird and Pegasus, but went with Pegasus because it is supposed to be more secure and feature-rich (even if it is a bit outdated looking). Anyone have good experience with Pegasus? Am I wrong here and should just go with Thunderbird instead?

Thanks for your help!

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Hi All,
I am running Outlook 2007 on a Windows Vista machine. I have recently set up a second email account in Outlook. I have no problems sending or receiving from either account, however when I recieve email for the new email account (not the defalut account by the way) I recieve the same message twice.

I've looked at the headers for the two different emails, and it appears that one is being sent to my default address. I obvioulsy don't have any forwards set up, or anything like that.

I was told it was a known issue with Outlook 2007, but nobody seem to have a work around for it.

Any suggestions are appreciated.


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I have now got Vista and Windows mail. I had Outlook 2003. How can I move my mails from Outlook to mail? I have tried just about everything I can think of! Please help me before I lose it completely!!
Thanks in advance!


A:windows mail and outlook - exporting mails from one to the other

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I use Outlook 2002. I show contact names as First,Middle, Last. When I export the files to Windows Mail Contacts all the names are now Last, First, Middle. Is there some way to either mass change all contact names to F,M,L format, or change the import instructions so the names are saved F,M,L?

Thank you,


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I have 2 64 bit machines
On my XP machine im trying to export WLM then importing to Outlook 2010 on my windows 7 machine

First off when exporting on XP machine:
Open Windows Live Mail.
In the Windows Live Mail window, click the File button and select ?Export? and then select ?Email messages?.
Select ?Microsoft Exchange? as the format and then click Next.
You will see a message that all email will be exported to Microsoft Outlook or Microsoft Exchange, click Ok to continue.
You can export all email folders or select the appropriate folders that you want to export by using the ?Select folders? option.
After you select the appropriate option, click OK and wait for the export process to be completed.
When the ?Export Complete? dialog box appears, click ?Finish?.
Now..... Where does it export these too??? I cant find it anywhere...and it doesnt give me an option to choose...

A:exporting Windows Live mail to outlook 2010

you have to save the exported emails in CSV format as mentioned here Export emails and contacts from Windows Live mail to outlook 2010 - Microsoft Answers and while importing, import them as 'Tab separated file (Windows). there may be other options, not that im sure of, but i'll look for more.


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I formerly used Outlook Express as my e-mail client and intend to use Outlook 2003 on my new Vista x64 machine. I was unable to get Outlook to directly import the .dbx files from before so I imported them into Windows Mail. And now I'm having trouble:

When I attempt to Export from Windows Mail to Outlook, I get an error message - "The export could not be performed. An error occurred while initializing MAPI."

I have Googled this error message and all solutions I've come across are a variation of "You need to install Outlook". Well, I *HAVE* Outlook 2003 installed - and it still won't work. I even did a reinstall of Office 2003 to try and correct the problem - nope.

Anybody have any ideas?


A:Problems Exporting from Windows Mail to Outlook 2003

I am having the exact same problem with Vista 64 having both Windows Mail and Outlook 2003 installed.

Answers include...

Go to C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033 and rename MSMAPI32.dll to MSMAPI32.OLD and restart Outlook.


Go to c:\windows\system32\Mapi32.dll and rename it to mapi32.old and after that run Fixmapi.exe from c:\windows\system32

Neither of which work.

I'm beginning to think that Windows Mail export does not work with Vista 64 at all as there is not one answer to this actual problem

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I exported from office to a windows csv file but I don't know how to import to windows live mail. The options are outlook express, windows live mail, or windows mail and none of them will open the csv file. Any one willing to walk me through this step
by step?

A:exporting from office outlook and importing to windows live mail

There isn't any way currently to import mail directly from Outlook to Windows Live Mail so you have to do it indirectly BEFORE installing Windows 7.

1) even if you don't use Outlook Express (XP) or Windows Mail (VISTA) you need to have them running on the same machine as your copy of OUTLOOK.

2) create (if you haven't already) email accounts in OE or Windows mail identical to those you have in Outlook.

3) Now import your messages from Outlook into OE or Windows Mail.

4) Change the Store Identity in OE or Windows mail to a disk that your Windows 7 can read (do this under Maintenance - data storage locations in OE or Windows Mail).
Doing this saves you having to install Live Mail on Vista or XP

5) Logon to your Windows 7 system and install Windows Live mail.

6) Set up your email accounts

7) File ==> import==>messages

8) Chose Outlook express or Windows mail depending on step 3)

9) Browse to the directory where you stored the messages in step 4)

10) Job done.

A bit fiddly but obviously MS don't want to make it easy for people to switch from Outlook

Note also the "Send and Receive" function is calles "SYNC" in Windows Live mail -- confusing but there it is.

If you also installed Windows Messenger you can prevent it from starting automatically at startup by going to the Orb ==>acessories==>run. type msconfig and unclick windows messenger in the start up box.

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I recently put a coply of MS Office 2013 onto a friends computer for them and set up outlook and I cannot get it to export my email from Windows live mail. I have Outlook set as the default mail client and have exhausted the how to on the microsoft help site (used instructions from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980534 ) nothing worked.

I keep getting an error message stating that MAPI isn't setup properly and that I have to set outlook to be the default mail client before it will complete. I have done this and still keep getting the same message. I have also tried exporting the messages in their native formal *.fol but Outlook won't read them. (why MS insists on not building easy portability between its own programs in areas like this is beyond my scope of comprehension or why it cares if I have Outlook installed on that particiular machine or not what if a user wants to put the messages onto another machine that doesn't have live mail on it only Outlook????)

Griping aside I either need a program that can convert the exported *.fol files into a readable *.pst file or compatible format or troubleshoot why live mail isn't seeing that "yes in fact I do have Outlook installed and yes it is set as the default mail client both from Outlook itself and from checking the default program list, I set every file type I could see as default to Outlook and still nothing.

Thanks for your help you guys have never let me down.

A:Solved: Windows live mail not exporting to Outlook 2013?

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Hi there,

can anyone advise me the easiest way to export windows mail emails into outlook 2010?

I have lots of folders with emails in so I would like to keep the folder structure if possible.

Thanks in advance, Jay

A:Exporting emails from windows mail and importing into outlook 2010

Hello jay76,
Please peruse the links below.

Export Windows Live Mail email, contacts, and calendar data to Outlook

Import email messages from Windows Live Mail - Outlook - Office.com

Migrate from Outlook Express or Windows (Live) Mail to Outlook | HowTo-Outlook

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I've just changed from Outlook 2003 on my old (XP) machine,to Window Live on my new (Win7) computer.I'm struggling to import the saved e-mails and calendar. The .CSV file method worked for the contacts folder, but not for any thing else. I  do have the  .pst  Outlook back-up file on the new computer, but Live Mail Doesn't want to know!
So-how do I do it?
The Windows Communiy seems not to know either!
And before anybody asks-I've got Thunderbird installed,but it doesn't agree with Virgin e-mail.

A:Outlook 2003(old computer) to Windows Live Mail( new computer)

Looks like nobody's got any ideas! I've downloaded the free trial of Office 2013, and this has picked up the .pst back up file, and shows the e-mails etc.But-even if Micros**t say it is possible I have yet to find a way to get the files into Windows Live.
Conspiracy theory says it's a plot to make us all buy Office!!!

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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 know how to download an email from Outlook 2003 to a Windows Explorer folder... piece of cake.

However, if I want to download or export a couple hundred of them from one Outlook folder, how do I keep them as separate files in the WE folder? When I try to download more than one at a time they end up in the same text file, or if exported, and Access, Excel, et al, file. I can't imagine having to download them one at a time.

Any suggestions?


A:Exporting Outlook messages?

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Hello here's my situation..... I'm changing my email client from windows live mail 2012 to outlook 2010. I have several distribution lists in my contacts folder. How do i export those lists to outlook 2010? I noticed in outlook 2010 that there is an option when sending an attachment you can click outlook item then browse to contacts and then select the list - this option is not available in windows live mail .......any help would be greatly apprecitated thx

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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'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 been using Outlook 2003 for 5-6 years and have about 4000 Outlook e-mails saved including a folder which contains all my purchased software serial numbers. I carefully exported all my Outlook 2003 e-mails before switching to Windows mail. I have discovered to my dismay, that Windows mail can not import Outlook mail and somehow in the process of installing Windows mail, my Outlook 2003 program disappeared. My old 2003Student and Teacher Office disk which contained the Outlook 2003 software is too scratched to reinstall. I have looked for some kind of Outlook to Windows Mail converter from Microsoft; but no luck so far. I am absolutely amazed that Microsoft would publish a new mail program and not include import routines for its own legacy mail programs. Outlook 2007 apparently has the same problem with Windows Mail. Even if I purchase a replaacement disk from Microsoft ( I have the orginal box and serial number for my Student and Teacher Office package, so I thick I could still get a replacement disk), I would still have to use two e-mail programs and eventually Outlook 2003 would stop working with some future OS upgrade). Any suggestions??

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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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Outlook 2007 crashes everytime I try to export anything to any format, especially .pst. 
Turns out the problem was caused by Windows Desktop Search 4.0.
I uninstalled it, and everything ran beautifully.

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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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Can anyone please tell me where I can get a simple set of instructions on how to export several colums of contacts in Excel 2007 into outlook 2007. Thanks Tim

A:Solved: Exporting from Excel 2007 to Outlook

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I have an Windows (Vista) notebook with outlook 2007, and now I have an new notebook with Windows 8.1. Where I want to export my mail & contact to Windows live mail, how can I import this in WLM on my other notebook?

I already have configure my mail on WLM where I can receive and send messages. I tried something with the program Mailstore 8 but my mail is now on another computer.

I also find this link: how to export mail,calendar contact in outlook to windows live mail clientWith the "Outlook Conversion Application" solution but is this possible on different computers and has WLM an import function?

A:Export mail and contacts from Outlook 2007 to Windows live mail 2012?

Don I might be way off track here mate but was the Outlook account the same email address as you have set up in WLM?

Just a thought you might try adding an account to WLM using the old address and password. I did this with my old account from my service provider then went to a Hotmail account.
Now admittedly it was still within WLM but worth a try.

What I will do is try and add my work account (Outlook) to my WLM and see if it works.

PS It added the account but I have to get the POP and STMP settings right first.

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The motherboard in my old computer died, so I bought a new computer. On the old computer I was running Outlook Express under Windows XP and had established many rules and folders and distribution lists. The new computer is a Power Spec from Micro Center PSB354-1 running Windows 7. The disk from the old machine is fine and is running as an external drive on the new machine. I've copied all the files from it to the new machine.

I'm using Windows Live Mail now, but I'm unable to retrieve my old messages, address book, and rules from Outlook Express (OE). When I look on line, the instruction is to Export the files from Outlook Express, but that presumes that I can open OE. I can't do that since the old machine won't work.

What do I need to do to bring my messages, and especially my address book, into Live Mail?

A:New computer: Outlook Express to Windows Live Mail

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I recently purchased a new computer that has Office 2010 installed. I would like to move the contents of my .pts file from my old computer which has Outlook 2007 to my new computer which has Outlook 2010. Before, when I wanted to transfer my .pts file from one computer to another I would just copy the file to a portable hard drive and then transfer the file to the other computer. However, Outlook 2010 is completely different animal. When I go to C:, Users, App Data, etc., new computer, it is completely different from my other computer that had Vista. My question is, how can I transfer my .pts file and/or my address book, calendar, contacts, etc. for my older Windows Vista computer that had Outlook 2007, to my new computer that has Windows 7 and Outlook 2010 installed? Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions.

A:Solved: Moving Outlook Messages and Address Book From Outlook 2007 to Outlook 2010

Hello referee07;

Copy your .pst file from your old computer to the new one or your portable hard drive.

To launch the Outlook 2010 Export/Import wizard, first go to File menu, navigate to Open, and click Import.

In the Import And Export wizard, select Import from another program or file option and hit Next

Under File Type, select Outlook Data File(.pst) and hit Next

Now choose the file to import, select the options, and hit Next

Once done, finally select the folder to import from(if you want to import complete data don’t change any settings) and make sure Include subfolders is checked. You can either import the file to the current folder or choose the folder.

Hope this helps!


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I have read the previous threads on this subject but when I am on the Windows Live Mail page there is no File to click on, apart from the one which belongs to the Browser. What am I doing wrong?

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I have just transferred from a Windows XP PC to Vista PC and am trying to transfer all my past messages from Outlook Express into Windows Mail.

I have followed the option for File, import messages from OE6 Directory but the folders are not detected though they are present. Any ideas of how I can transfer the folders with previous messages?

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I currently check my emails online from http://rogers.yahoo.com. This brings up an online email client where I can create folders, save settings etc and store my messages.Is it possible to import all my folders & messages from online into Outlook or Windows Mail?I currently use Vista Home Premium and Outlook 2007.Thanks in advance?

A:How Do I Import Online Email Messages Into Outlook Or Windows Mail?

According to the page below, you can set up an email client for your mail access. Hope this helps. http://help.yahoo.com/us/rogers/tutorials/cg/cg_access4.htmlAfter you get the client set up, let it download your inbox. THEN create a folder for temporary use, move the inbox contents to the folder. Next create folders with the same names as your web based mail folders. Move the messages from one folder to the inbox, open up the email client, download, then move them to the newly created folder. Repeat this process for each folder. Finally, move the contents of the Temp folder back to the inbox.If you have any questions about the client you set up, all you have to do is ask, and someone will answer them.

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Using Windows 7 and attempting to import mail from Outlook Express. The following message appears:
No messages can be found in this folder or another application is running that has the required files open.
Please select another folder or try closing applications that may have files open.Click to expand...

Read-only and hidden attributes have been removed from the containing folder and its contents as well as every other folder in the path..

I have researched this and Googled up many sites that deal with the problem when this message appears, including Microsoft's official approach to this problem. None of the solutions I have found work for me and as far as I have researched, no one has ever reported a successful solution.

A:Windows Live Mail cannot import Outlook Express messages


I went back to the source machine, deleted folders.dbx, reran Outlook Express so as to recreate folders.dbx, copied the newly-created folders.dbx to the destination machine and import went smoothly except it reported it could not import some of the mails in InBox; but, that isn't a problem.

My guess is that folders.dbx got corrupted in the transfer of the Outlook Express Mail containing folder to the destination machine.

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How do I import email messages into Windows Live Mail? Help!!! Thanks.


A:import email messages from outlook into windows live mail

I wish I knew what to advise you on this topic, but I also find myself in the same position. I recently purchased this new laptop, with windows 7 installed on it. I also decided to upgrade my Microsoft Office from the 2000 version, to the Student/Office 2010. Several hours after roaming through the Office program went by, and then I noticed that Outlook Express is not included with that program, but can be purchased for an additional $149.00

Windows Live setup didn't go well either. I tried to run the wizard, and set up an email account, but I never could get the sign-on to acknowledge the password for the windows live, or the email account/s Gmail, or others that it stated would import all contacts from the old account (Outlook Express).
I'm not using Windows Live becuse of this, but to be more honest, i'm not really sure what the importance of the program is, other than using it for Video email of sort. I just let it stay closed, and go on without Windows Live right now.

Hope everything works out for you, and maybe we can both benefit from any responses on this topic.

Have a great day,

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Hey guys, im trying to transfer my Windows Mail emails to a MAC.

Step one should be
Use export function in windows mail to create .pst.

Step two
Import .pst into Outlook

Step 3
Use third party program to import and export in MAC compatible format.

Here is what happened

First attempt, exported Windows mail (10,000+ email, 200+ folders) into a 3Gb .pst file (took a while). Imported into Outlook (not the auto import on first start). Froze a few times but otherwise took a looooooonnggg time to import. File structure seemed intact.

Second attempt (a week later), due to the sizes and import lengths had to stop and re schedule another day to do this. Removed 6000 emails and placed in separate folder (ie everything older than 6 months). Only selected 4000 ish emails and folders. Went through the export function.

a 13Gb .pst file was created. When imported into Outlook it was the same data as before, ie no emails that had been received between first and second attempt were in the back up. This is when i looked back and saw the original 3Gb file was now 13Gb.

I tried deleting the back up file, but then when i export again it says there is an error creating the back up. I have to put the 13Gb file back. Even if i select just one folder with one email in it. After the back up, it is still a 13Gb file left over.

How can i reset my back up .pst ?????

Any ideas?

System 1 - Has Windows Mail, windows Vista and is an old laptop.
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Hi all - So I just got a new computer with Windows 7 home premium 64-bit. I installed Outlook 2007, and it is ok. (Just ok)I really liked Windows Mail and resist using Windows Live Mail as I like to have my files downloaded to my computer.I was able to copy the contacts to the contacts folder on the windows 7 unit. But my Outlook does not see the contacts.The folder will open from the libray (windows' explorer) but not in Outlook. In Windows' mail, in a new mail window, I can click on Tools, and Select receipient" and see my list. That does not happen in Outlook.Any suggestions?Thanks SO much!Debbie

A:Windows Mail to Outlook 2007

Hi Debbie,First, Windows live mail does download your mail to your computer, (you may be confusing it with Live Hotmail). It functions just like Windows mail once the program is downloaded and installed.To get contacts to outlook, export the Windows 7 contacts as a .csv file and then import them to Outlook.Hope this helps.Paul

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I have been trying without success to export Outlook express mail from an XP computer into Windows live Mail on a brand-new Windows 7 HP computer. I have followed the directions on the Internet to copy the Outlook express mail folder onto a flash drive. The directions I followed were to go to Outlook express, click on tools, options, maintenance, store folder. Then copy store location, go to start menu, click run. Then when the Outlook express folder opens with the DBX files, I copied the entire folder to a flash drive.
I have followed the directions on the Internet to copy the Outlook express mail folder onto a flash drive. I go into Windows live Mail import and follow the prompts. It acts like it is copying the DBX folders, however when it is finished there are no e-mails in the imported folder. I have tried over and over and have no luck. I have no idea where the e-mails are or if they are actually available. What am I doing incorrectly?
Please help with more detailed instructions. Thanks.

A:Problems importing Outlook express messages into Windows live Mail

Have you seen this thread: Importing mail from Outlook to Windows Live Mail

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Hello all, I am running on Vista 64 bit.
All my emails are in Microsoft Office 2007.
I created a .pst file so I can import it in Windows Mail.
This is not working.
Windows Mail can import a dbx file from Outlook Express.
I know that I could import my pst file in Outlook Express, convert it to dbx file then import it in Windows Mail.
Problem is, I dont have Outlook Express installed. I dont have an old computer.
Only one computer running Vista 64 bit.
How can I do this?

A:Microsoft Outlook 2007 .pst to Windows Mail

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Ever since I installed the MS Office Standard Edition with Outlook 2007, when I start Outlook, either it starts with an error message asking if i want to start up in a protected mode or default mode. Other times it will not start at all.

When it won't start, I have to open up Windows Mail to get my e-mail.

I've tried everything I can think of but still have the same problem!!!

No viruses and no spyware as i keep my system very clean.

Any help appreciated.

A:Windows Mail Vs MS Outlook 2007 Problem

Usually add-ins will cause problems with Outlook when starting up. Try opening it from the RUN line by typing: OUTLOOK.EXE followed by a space and then one of the following command line switches:

Starts Outlook without Microsoft Exchange Client Extensions (ECE), the Reading Pane, or toolbar customizations. Component Object Model (COM) add-ins are turned off.
Starts Outlook with the Reading Pane off.
Starts Outlook with Microsoft Exchange Client Extensions (ECE) turned off, but listed in the Add-In Manager. Component Object Model (COM) add-ins are turned off.
Starts Outlook without loading outcmd.dat (customized toolbars).

If one doesn't work, try another one.

Even though you're probably not using Exchange, they can help troubleshoot a problem.

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I know there has to be a way to move all my mail, pst's, calendar, and contacts from Outlook 2007 to Windows 7 Mail, but I can't find any info about it.

Can anybody tell me where to look for help?

A:Moving from Outlook 2007 to Windows 7 Mail

By "Windows 7 Mail" do you mean Windows Live Mail? As in the cloud?


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Out of the blue I can no longer see the preview of my INBOX email messages.

When I click on each message, the TO/FROM/SUBJECT headers change in the preview box but the message body still refers to the very first message I received.

I have turned the reading pane off, changed it to bottom, right and back to bottom but nothing works.

I ran the Office 2007 install CD and used the REPAIR option but still no joy.

Have Googled the earth for an answer but seems to only be me who has the issue.

Forgot to mention that even when there is a message body showing, there appears to be a lot of flickering on what contents are shown that makes me think the compatibility view has an issue maybe as I mentioned above!

Also checked my security settings and they appear (?) OK, any help appreciated!


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Well I have both installed on my computer and I use a hotmail account, I was wondering which one you think is better. I have heard that a lot of people don't like Windows Live Mail.

A:Should I use Windows Live Mail 2011 or Outlook 2007

'don't use LiveMail meself..
I think you can link your Hotmail Account to Outlook 2007 - or vice versa

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I have a new Dell, running Windows 7, 64-bit, and use Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007. When I receive an e-mail message in Outlook 2007 that contains an embedded video, it comes through as an image file, rather than a video.

I assume that it's just a setting, and I've checked the Microsoft web site in both the OS and Outlook areas, but can't find anything about this. Playing around with my Outlook and Windows settings hasn't helped, either.

I orginally thought it had to do with my Norton Security Suite; however, other computers in our house that are on Windows XP have the exact same security settings, and embedded videos work fine.

Any ideas?

Thanks for your help.

A:Windows 7 and Embedded Videos in Outlook 2007 E-mail

First there is no "Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007" but you may be using "Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate".

I have never seen a embedded video in a email, all I have ever seen are "Attached" videos.

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Hi everyone,

I'm trying to import my exported Windows Mail to Outlook 2007. I exported my mail a few days ago from my laptop to an external drive before I scrubbed that laptop to give to my little brother.

Under Outlook 2007
File->Import and Export...->Import from another program or file->Outlook Express 4.x, 5.x, 6.x or Windows Mail

When selecting the options above, I get a message, "No internet accounts were found to import."

I was hoping it would open a dialog for me to point to the exported folders that were created by Windows mail. I've tried the following option below, with similar results:

File->Import and Export...->Import Internet Mail and Addresses->Outlook Express 4.x, 5.x, 6.x or Windows Mail

Does anyone know how I can recover those messages with dates intact? Windows Mail exported my mails into the folders with .eml files in them, but I get no options to import them from Outlook 2007. Each .eml file appears to be individual email messages.


A:Migrating exported Windows Mail to Outlook 2007

By the way, when I export from Windows Mail, it did not create a pst file, so I'm unable to use the directions provided by the following link (I'm assuming the directions will be very similar to Windows 7).

How to migrate to Outlook 2007 & Windows Vista | Windows Vista for Beginners


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I have only a trial period for Outlook 2007, now the trial has expired, & I only got very limited features, so I started using WindowsMail. How can I transfer to WindowsMail all my old mail that was sent to Outlook?
Thank you!

A:How can I transfer my messagges from Outlook 2007 to Windows mail

Hello cosmicpeace
See if this works.
Go to Windows Mail - File - Import - Messages- Microsoft Outlook.
Post back results.

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Hello helpful people,

I'm trying to migrate my Outlook Express email messages from my old XP laptop which suffered a motherboard death last week. I've got the hard drive connected via external enclosure to my Vista Ultimate 64-bit desktop. I didn't have any trouble getting Windows Mail to locate the .dbx files and import the appropriate folders, but when I add the "Account" column to the message view, there is no data in there. I've got 8 accounts funneling email into this program, so it's rather critical that I have the information readily available in the window.

I read somewhere that anti-virus software might be removing the data, so I tried the import with my anti-virus and Windows Defender both disabled and still no luck. Thinking it made a difference once before when upgrading my hard drive, I tried doing the import with all the account information set up under "Tools" --> "Accounts..." and then again without any set up at all. Same result both ways.

Anyone have any ideas how to get the import to include the Account column information? Much appreciated. Thank you!

A:Missing Account column info when importing messages from Outlook Express into Windows Mail

Well, looks like no one has a solution for me. Does anyone else have this problem? Am I all alone here? :o)

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I have bought a new Dell Inspiron 8200 running XP professional with Outlook Express 6.

I want to transfer my old email messages from my HP Pavillion (WIN98) running earlier version of Express to the new machine.

I have tried help and followed instructions but my Dell will not read the dics file (.DBX format).

Can anyone tell me how to do the transfer using CD or Floppy preferably?

Thanks muchly

A:Transfering Outlook Express messages to new computer


Easiest way I can think of is to have Explorer open as well, resize and repostions your 2 windows (OE and Explorer) so they are side by side. I would suggest saving to your hard drive first, as saving directly to floppy can take longer, plus you won't be too sure when the floppy fills up, and it is annoying to have to start and stop, etc.

Maneuver the Explorer window so that the folder you are copying into is in easy sight. In the OE window, opent he folder that contains the mails you want to move. If it is all of them, then click in that pane and then press Ctrl+A to select them all, click and drag the whole lot to the folder in Explorer, and they will be moved there. If you right-click and drag, it will open an options window after you drop them, in case you want to copy them or move them.

Unforyunately, you can't do this with an entire folder. You have to select the mails themselves, not the main folder.

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