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How to import files from Outlook Express 5 to Outlook Express 6?

Q: How to import files from Outlook Express 5 to Outlook Express 6?

Hello,

We want to import our emails and folders from our old computer which uses Outlook Express 5 to Outlook Express 6 (our new computer that uses Windows XP). The problem is when I click on import, I get the wizard which prompts me to click on the 'old email program'. There is Outlook Express 4 and Outlook Express 6...no 5 to choose!!!! So how do I import these files!!

Please help!

Thanks...

Melissa

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A: How to import files from Outlook Express 5 to Outlook Express 6?

Hi Melissa, Welcome to TSG! First, make sure you can view hidden files and folders and do a search for your OE5 .dbx files. Find > *.dbx
Remember the location!

Then to import from OE5 into OE6, click
File > Import > Messages > OE6, then select "Import from an OE6 store directory" and Browse to the folder containing the OE5 *.dbx files. Make sure they are not set to 'read only'.

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Hi,
can anyone give me a step by step description, how i can export my Emails and the Address book from Outlook Express 6 to another Computer which runs also Outlook Express 6?
I tried already to export the Address book but it only allows me to export it as a *.csv-File and after i put the data on my usb stick and try to import it on my new computer by File - Import - Addressbook, the program keeps asking me for a *.wab-File? (btw: i can only use the: "Text File (Comma Separated Values))" Option, when exporting the address book.

Export and Import from email messages doesn't work either.

Has anyone a really step-by-step description how to do this??

Thank you very much in advance for your help

greets
wizzle2003
 

A:Solved: Import & Export from Outlook Express 6 to Outlook Express 6

Hi wizzle2003

When you are ready to Import the .csv file on the destination computer,
In Outlook Express,
File > Import > Other Address Book
You should then be given the option to choose a Text File (Comma Separated Values)
Then Browse to the .csv file to complete the Import.
Enable Show Hidden Files and folders:

Open My Computer,
Tools > Folder Options > View tab,
under Hidden Files and Folders, verify Show Hidden Files and Folders is selected.
Remove the check mark for Hide Extensions for known file types.
To locate the directory where Outlook Express keeps it's message store:
Tools > Options > Maintenance tab > Store Folder
Note the location, then Cancel out of the window.

Navigate to that directory, copy all the .dbx files to a folder on the Desktop.
Copy those files to a folder on the Desktop of the destination computer.
If you are using a Flash drive to transfer the files, it may take a couple of transfers to complete.

Once all the .dbx files are on the Destination computer,
Open Outlook Express,
Tools > Import > Messages > Microsoft Outlook Express 6 > Next
Select: Import mail from an OE 6 store directory
Click: OK
Browse to the folder containing the .dbx files on the Desktop.
When you reach the Finish button,
You should see a "Congratulations Your data was successfully imported"

If there is more than one Identity in Outlook Express, switch to the other Identities in Outlook Express and repeat the steps above.

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Hi there-

I'm a Solaris and Linux guy who gets drug in to fixing his friends and family's computers, so please pardon any ignorance of Microsoft terminology.

Here is the situation: My friend had a computer crash, and went out and bought a new machine from a local shop, with XP on it. He wants to transfer his old mail and address books from his old hard drive to his new one.

He has the old drive installed in the new machine (F:).

Again, this is a OE v6 to OE v6 procedure. Both the old and new machines are XP w/ SP3.

What I need to know is what files to dig around for (dbx and wab I believe), and how to import them.

Thanks for your help!

A:Outlook Express v6 - import other v6 dbx files?

Hello rmf2112

Here is a very good tutorial for you
Scroll down to #1

Back up and restore are both covered

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Hi guys,I have made a format disk and am recovering everything. I had five folders in my Outlook Express that I saved to import after reinstallation, all of them are under the .dbx extension; however, they are not coming up.I could import old folders that I had in another back-up (to try if importing was a problem), and it worked out, but these old folders contain irrelevant information.The error pop-up says: 'No messages can be foudn 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.'I tried to copy and paste the folders in the 'Identities | Number | Microsoft | Outlook Express folder but it is not working either.Suggestions? (I really need those folders to work).Thank you so much for your time and effort.Julian.

A:Can't Import .dbx Files To Outlook Express

i usually get that message when i import, it asks location, and i forget to "browse" to the location it is stored, ex: c:backup\mail . or whereever you saved it to. if you look closely, while importing, it defaults to the current stores locvation when it asks where to look.
did this help?

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A:Import Files into Outlook express

That's not bad at all, actually.
Select all the rows.
Copy.
Paste into Word (believe it or not)
Select all that you just paste, and NOTHING extra.
Hit Table-Convert-TExt to table.
Use a hyphen as the delimiter (might have to type under "Other")
Make sure it shows 3 columns will be used.
Hit Ok.
Copy the table. (Table-Select table, copy)
Paste into Excel.
Save as a CSV file.
Import into OE.

I can't swear it'll work. I don't use OE, but I do believe it'll take a CSV file--check first.
 

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I have an inbox.dbx and sent.dbx from my Outlook Express 6 program. I have been able to view the emails with an free Outlook Express viewer, but I have never been able to get either Outlook Express or Outllook to import/access those files on my newer computer. I have them on a CD.

I have been able to import email from Outlook to Outlook Express, but I can't get Outlook Express to Import the inbox.dbx and sent.dbx.

Any ideas or programs that would do this?
 

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Hi ~

I recently had to wipe my computer and reinstall Windows XP Media....before I did this, I had gone into Outlook Express and (without doing much research), opted to back up all the messages and contacts which saved them as .pst files.

After my reinstall, I went into OE, expecting to simply click on Import and get everything back the way it was. That has proven to be like slamming my head against a brick wall!

No matter what I do I can't figure out how I can get OE to let me choose these files to import.

Does anyone know what I can do to get these files back to where they belong?

Thanks so much!
 

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Hi all!

I meant how to import .csv email files from a cd back to outlook express 6

I friend of mine uses OE6, she had to reformat her pc so she back up her favorites and emails.
She said she exported her emails then burned them to a cd. .

Right now she is trying to import them but with no success. . We tried to use the import wizard but we cant seem to locate the .csv file on the cd when we do browse.

We really appreaciate any help that we can get.

Thanks

=)
 

A:how to import .csv email files on a cd back to outlook express 6

This may sound simple, but I'd right click on the .csv files on the CD and select 'Send to My documents' and then see if you can locate the file with the import wizard.
 

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Hey Folks

I am trying to import OE5 .dbx files from a Win2k machine to a completely different machine (Win2003) with OE6. Everytime I try to import the DBX files I get an error message stating:

"No messges can be found in this folder or another application is running that has the required files open..."

The thing is I have even tried copying the DBX files from the old machine to the new machine and importing them from a directory on the new machine. I stil get the same message!

Another strange thing is the impor facility on OE6 does not provic an option import OE5 files, only OE4 & OE6.

I've already imported my mail accounts and address book, just not my messages.

Any ideas how to fix this?

Thx in advance.
 

A:(Solved) Outlook Express 5 import to Outlook Express 6

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My Acer laptop with windows xp crashed. The hard drive was OK so I connected it to my HP PC with vista using an external case. I can read all files on the Acer hard drive with my PC but cannot run any programs on that drive. I would like to transfer my address book and e-mails from outlook express on the Acer drive to Thunderbird on my pc.
 

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Hi,

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?

Regards
 

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

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Folks I have read the MS tech notes on how to get Outlook 2003 [I have it via Office 2003 Professional, full install] to import from OE6. It fails under either option: import from "another program" or "Import Internet Mail....". Under the former it is pointed to the correct folder, but fails with Error: Cannot open,.. another program in use" but there's not... I tried copying the folder to a nice clean location on the C: and checked all the properties, nothing interfering, still won't open the folder.
Under the latter option it just doesn't do anything after directing it to the correct folder. Seems to accept the command, closes the window, but does not import anything. No error messages.

Umm.... do MS teams communicate with one another??

Closely related: If I could just get the FOLDERS I had setup it would be a great asset, or if i could just get the ADDRESS book it would help. Do you know how to import *.dbx folders into Outlook 2003? Or the old outlook Express address Book?

thx

z

A:Outlook 2003 Will Not Import Outlook Express folders, mail, anything

They are written in two different formats that are uncompatible. The Oulook Express has a file sytem totally unique to it.

I had the same problem about 6 weeks ago going from XP to Win7.
I had to transfer address book to notepad and put it into Outlook one at a time. The old mail sits in the old PC.
I have heard you can transfer the OE mail files over to Windows mail or gmail etc. Then transfer files from the new mail server to Outlook.
File system is changed over with the mail transfer- I haven't tried it though.
Mike

I did a Google and found this. I didn't find this page six weeks ago.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ou...001094387.aspx

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I have tried to import my .WAB file from Microsoft Office Outlook 2002 to Outlook Express. I used File, Import from within Outlook Express. I select the .wab file to import, and I get a message in about 1/2 a second saying it has been done but no addresses are imported.
Do you have to have both programs open? Is there another way to import addresses into OE?
 

A:Import Outlook 2002 address book to Outlook Express

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hi guys,

I have import/copy all mail & account setting from OE to outlook 2010 in the same computer. I have many folder in sent items folder, the problem is got an empty folder in sent items folder, which means all the email is not copy/import to from sent items in OE to outlook 2010. how can i get my mail back ? it is possible to import for the second time ? Really need help. Thanks
 

A:copy/import folder from outlook express to outlook 2010

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I'm trying to read the e-mails from my old Windows 98 computer on my current Windows XP computer but I haven't been able to figure out how to successfully do this. The e-mail client on the Windows 98 machine was Outlook Express 6 and the one on my current XP computer is Outlook 2002.

I followed the instructions listed on the Microsoft support site (Article ID: 270670) for backing up the data from Outlook Express which left me with a folder of .dbx files (Inbox.dbx, Drafts.dbx etc) which I then burned onto a CD and transferred over to my XP computer. My problem is that now that I've done that I'm not sure how to get Outlook 2002 to import that folder of .dbx files or recognize it. I googled it but didn't find any helpful results other than links to expensive conversion programs. So could anyone here offer any help on the matter? Thanks in advance.
 

A:How do I import messages from Outlook Express 6 into Outlook 2002?

Update: I realized that Outlook can't open the .dbx files and that Outlook Express has to export them to Outlook. However, when I tried this it only exported the messages in my "Sent" folder and none of the messages in any of the other folders, including Inbox.dbx which is about 500MB in size so I know the messages are in there. Any advice on what to do next?
 

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Hey all,
I want to migrate from outlook express 6 to outlook 2003. For this I tried Import & Export feature of Outlook.... though I easily imported my mails, folders, rules, account details but now when I click Send/Recive it starts downloading all the mails from pop3 server again and I have hundreds of mails n u know since it starts downloading all the mails from scraps even already read mails so its quite irritating for me

I wud be highly greatful to all of u if anybody tell me, Is there any option or rule avilabe in Outlook 2003 which restict downloading alredy read mails ( ie the mails I imported from outlook express)

thanks in advance!!!
Rock on
Jit
 

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Hello all, I currently use Outlook Express but I would like to transition to Outlook. Is there a way to backup all my outlook express settings, mail, folders, etc and import it into Outlook? Thanks much.
 

A:Import an Outlook Express Backup to Outlook?

when you open out look it should ask if you want to import settings from oe.
 

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I have a friend who, at work, has an outlook contacts folder that he wants to export and then import into outlook express. the problem he's facing is that after he's exported the contacts file and emailed it home when he tries to import it from outlook express the only option he's given to import from is a wab. any ideas on how to make this import work?
 

A:Import Outlook Contacts into Outlook Express

Export from Outlook as a text file, import into Outlook Express from the text file. Let me know if you need specific steps. Most of this can be done right from the File-Import/Export menus.
 

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I just reinstalled windows 98, and I can't seem to be able to import my old email messages into outlook express. I had saved the messages in a folder on my other hard drive (both .mbx folders, "in," and "out," over 5mb's of them.) I can't get them to import- any ideas?

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Windows Haiku:
Your file is missing.
It may have been important.
But now it is gone.
 

A:How do I import messages into Outlook Express?

What version of OE are you trying to import from/to?

Have you tried the Import option from the OE File Menu?

What errors are you getting if any?

OE 4.x uses *.MBX and *.IDX files for the mail boxes (OE 5.x uses *.DBX). Did you save the IDX files also?

Sorry to post so many questions, but the answer to these questions will help us resolve your issue quicker.
 

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I have a USB flash drive that has a folder full of names and email addresses
in the ".vcf" format. My "Main identity's Contacts" folder is empty and for now I'd like to keep it that way. I have a "New folder", a sub-folder under Main Identity's contacts, and that is where I want to copy the contents of the folders' .vcf files from the flash drive. So far I haven't been able to do this
because it seems(?) that the .vcf files (and probably any other address-type file) have to come from the Main Identity list which in this case is empty.
How do I import the .vcf files from the folder that is on the flash drive
to the new empty folder (we'll just call it the "new folder for now) that is UNDER the empty Main identity's contacts folder in the address book?
Everything I have tried puts the .vcf files in the Main identity's Contacts list and does not copy automatically to the New folder, even when I drop & drag to the new folder.
I am trying to avoid having to put all the addresses into the main Identity folder , and then having to move or copy them to the new folder. i want to avoid this because I have the list on the flash drive edited just the way I wanted and it would be a slow, torturous, task to have to copy each file manually to the new folder from the Main identity folder. IS THERE SOME WAY TO IMPORT A FOLDER OF 700 .VCF FILES FROM A FLASH DRIVE TO THE SUB FOLDER (NEW FOLDER, UNDER MAIN INDENTITY) without first importing the fil... Read more

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Hi:

A client's Outlook Express address book was exported from a Windows 2K Pro machine and saved on a CD-RW disc as a .csv file. I am unable to import it to the client's new XP Pro machine.

I have sucessfully imported the file to two other 2K Pro and two XP Pro machines.

After loading the CD-RW disc and clicking on File, Import, Other Address Book, and then highlighting Text File (Comma Separated Values), I click on Import and the system hangs with no further action.

Thanks, any suggestions will be highly appreciated.
 

A:Outlook Express import tool

Some CD drives have problems reading CD-RW disks. Try copying the csv file to the harddrive and importing from there.
 

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I would like to know how I can import my old emails. I have the same accounts/identities set up addresses/passwords, but I don't have any of the old emails that I used to have before I did a restore. When I set up again, Outlook Express tried to import, but came up with can't import from MAPI client. I don't know what that means. I have XP. Thanks...
 

A:Outlook Express Import Mail

Hi Liz

What type of restore did you do?
A System Restore?

In Outlook Express,
File > Import > Messages > Microsoft Outlook Express 6 > Next

You should see a list of Identities where you can Import messages from.

Do you see such a list?
 

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I am running ME. I wish to copy my INBOX or if easier all of Outlook to my external HD. When I go C/Windows/Application data/Identities/... ; everything that ends in .dbx is an Autocad file, which also ends uses .dbx.
I was able to copy SENT and SENT ITEMS.

I will be getting another laptop soon, should I wait until then? Is there a better way then to transfer Outlook Express? Perhaps LapLink?

Any help is APPRECIATED!
 

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I am trying to leave Microsoft Office behind on this latest computer I built. I have installed my old hard drive in order to transfer the data to my new hard drive. Now I am having trouble importing settings and messages to either Thunderbird or Outlook Express on my C drive from Outlook 2003 which is on the F Drive.

Thunderbird doesn't allow me to look for it and says it can't find Outlook when I try to import directly so I am trying to import into Outlook Express and figure if I want to use Thunderbird, I can import from Express since they are both on the C drive. However, when I try to do it with Express using the standard "File - Import - messages - Microsoft Outlook" method I get this message.

"Messages cannot be imported from the MAPI client.

MAPI is not installed on this computer or an error occurred while initializing it."

I am assuming that without Outlook being installed on the C drive the MAPI isn't either. Or, perhaps it's because I am using <Microsoft Windows Professional XP 64

I exported the messages as csv files and other settings as .pst but can't seem to import them either? Any suggestions on how i might get this done? I would prefer to get everything into Thunderbird but, at this point will settle for Outlook Express. My last choice would be to install outlook 2003 on this new drive as that means I need to install the entire suite. Thank you.
 

A:Can't import to Express from Outlook on different drive

For OE, this may help:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/179637
 

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I've just done a full re-installation of Windows ME on my PC, to overcome deteriorating performance. I backed up data and restored it OK. However, I backed up the Outlook Express 6.0 messages by doing an Outlook Express export into several files, and copying those files back onto the new PC (I suspect now that I should have simply copied the files themselves in Explorer, rather than exporting them).

I have tried to import the messages from these exported files into my now empty Outlook folders. I chose to import from an OE6 Identity, and selected the folder where the files are; the files are all named after the Outlook folders, and have type DBX. The import function shows me the files listed as folders. I select one of them, and the import claims to be successful, but no messages are imported.

I have also tried simply replacing the new empty files with the backed up DBX files, but although Outlook allows me to view these folders, it shows them as empty.

Does anyone know how I can rescue the messages from the exported files? All I have is the exported files.

Thank you
 

A:Outlook Express Export / Import

Closing duplicate.
 

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I need to recover old emails and address book entries from a (previous) version of OE.
I removed the OS HD (Win98 - OE ver.= not sure) from the old machine and set it aside. Note that I didn't know to export any files at this time. I never use OE and I'm doing this for a friend. I installed the new HD along with new MB/Mem/CPU etc. and installed XP Home without having the old HD in the system. Got the hardware installed and working then reinstalled the old HD. I ran OE from the fresh XP install thinking I could just get the old OE info (email, addy book) from the old HD. I can't seem to find anything! I ran the OE .exe from the old HD and it still just runs the new installed version. I'm hoping that the data is still there intact and retrievable somewhere.
Any input or info would be GREATLY appreciated!

A:Import mail for Outlook Express?

sorry..I am not in an ?ber helping mood today, which means I will leave the www.google.com search up to you...searching for 'importing emails outlook express' should do the trick...

this is what I know...you have to create a 'backup folder' of the mails, etc, from an active OS...then of course save said backup folder...

then you can import all data in the new OS...


sooooo...hopefully you are in some way able to hook up the old drive and boot into the old OS, and do said proceedure..its kinda a pain in the a$$, but it does work, I did it myself a few months ago...

and again, sorry for not giving you exact links...only got 3 hours sleep last night, and am a bit braindead and tired...

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I've just done a full re-installation of Windows ME on my PC, to overcome deteriorating performance. I backed up data and restored it OK. However, I backed up the Outlook Express 6.0 messages by doing an Outlook Express export into several files, and copying those files back onto the new PC (I suspect now that I should have simply copied the files themselves in Explorer, rather than exporting them).

I have tried to import the messages from these exported files into my now empty Outlook folders. I chose to import from an OE6 Identity, and selected the folder where the files are; the files are all named after the Outlook folders, and have type DBX. The import function shows me the files listed as folders. I select one of them, and the import claims to be successful, but no messages are imported.

I have also tried simply replacing the new empty files with the backed up DBX files, but although Outlook allows me to view these folders, it shows them as empty.

Does anyone know how I can rescue the messages from the exported files? All I have is the exported files.

Thank you
 

A:Outlook Express Export / Import

Please do not start a new thread for the same problem.

Closing thread. Continue replying here until the problem is resolved.

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=294404
 

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Hi
I have a disk on which someone backed up her outlook express. Unfortunately she didn't export her address book as comma separated values. There are no *.wab files either. There is a WAB.exe file but that only seems to open the addresses of whatever computer I use. There is a whole list of DLL files they are
9xmig.dll
Csapi3t1.dll
Msoe.dll
Msoeres.dll
Oeimport.dll
Oemiglib.dll
wabfind.dll
Wabimp.dll
and the following applications
Msimn
Msoe.txt
Oemig50
Setup50
WAB.exe
Wabmig

As far as I've managed to find out wab.exe just runs the address book but doesn't contain data. She says someone at another company managed to open both her mail and addresses from this cd. It is not rewritable and there is no other copy of her mail/address book anywhere as it's been deleted.
Therefore it must be possible.
Any idea which of these files has the info I need?
I'm nervous of dll files
 

A:Solved: Outlook express WAB.exe import

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I have switched from one laptop to another, and in the process to bring over my OE files, I copied from all the .dbx files from my old laptop to the new in the relevant Identity directory (as the identity was the same). But on the new laptop, OE will not start with those files. I get a long error message that has the code (0x8007000E, 5) at the end.

Any ideas? I do not want to lose all my old emails and folders!

Please help...!!
 

A:Outlook Express 6 Import Fails

Hi jackf

Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

If you copied all the .dbx files to the directory where Outlook Express keeps the .dbx files, close Outlook Express.

Open Windows Explorer and navigate to that directory.

Check all the files for the Read-Only attribute and remove it, Outlook Express does not like Read-Only files.

Then locate the Folders.dbx file and Right click send it to the desktop.

Open Outlook Express, it may take a minute as it will be recreating the Folders.dbx file which should include the new .dbx files.

Let us know what happens.
 

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I am in the process of making a permanent transition from XP to Vista. One of the motivating factors is that my XP installation is messed up and Vista is working fine.

When trying to import the Outlook Express settings into Vista's "Windows Mail", Mail cannot "see" the OE account on the other partition.

I was able to successully copy all the .DBX files to the Vista Desktop and import them into Mail, but still cannot find a way to get the Message Rules and Accounts into Mail, either by importing them from Vista or exporting them from XP.

When I try to export the information, XP gives me some odd error message that I can't remember right now, but it involves one of the Services not working. I tried to fix it but could not.

And when I try to import the information, Mail cannot see the account. I get "No other e-mail accounts could be found" but the message appears so quickly I can tell it's not really looking. I cannot browse Mail to find them either.

I did some research and learned that these settings are saved in specific places of the Registry, and one option is to boot back to XP (shudder) and try to export these registry settings. But then I wonder what would happen if/when I imported them to Vista.

Should I try this ? Or is there a better way ?

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A:How to Manually Import Outlook Express into Vista ?

If you can, boot into XP, run OE, and from the "Accounts" section export the account settings (should create an IAF file). This should be recognized by Windows Mail.

As to the rules ... You may just want to redo them.

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When using the Import on Outlook Express 6, I can't find my Netscape 7.2 mail on my C drive.

Is there step by step help anywhere?

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Title pretty much says it all.
Does any one have an idea how to do this?

 

A:how to import aol email messages to outlook express

The last I heard AOL uses a proprietary file system for storing e-mails and address books. I am also not aware of any freeware that works with more recent versions of AOL. I did find one company with a Google search. They are selling a $24.95 software package that is supposed to do the job. I have never used the software and can not speak for how well it works or ease of use.

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I searched the forum and read that others are having problems importing from OE6 to Windows Mail in Vista. I have imported OE6 messages many times with XP, but have never been successful with Vista (Windows Mail). I followed the import instructions but get the message that there are no messages in the folders to import. Any suggestions?
 

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Well just last night someone phoned me and asked for my brothers new phone number and then realized I hadn't set up an address book in W7. Upon doing a search of the forums I don't see much positive feelings.... about new address books and email clients.

I imported my old address book from my old hdd and upon inspection it only imports the name, email address and phone number. No other information. No street address, etc.

So now looking further into this, I see it looks like a problem, I used Outlook Express for years and thought I was going to just use webmail instead. It has been nothing but a headache so far making the switch. The only part about changing to W7 that has been difficult has been the change of email systems. I have yahoo mail but I didn't do a sync before I upgraded so my contacts there are outdated.

I used to have my address book syncing with my Blackberry under Windows XP so maybe I will try that route, since my phone addresses are up-to-date. Perhaps I can get all my addresses and numbers that way.

Wish me luck!

A:Import Outlook Express, no street address

Ignore the above post, its solved, I'm so stupid. . All the info is there it just wasn't showing in the window. Still a pain in the but though to migrate from Outlook Express. Webmail is terrible, especially Telus webmail, the absolute worst ISP webmail ever! It logs you out every 5 s.

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I've just HAD to change from Windows XP (thank you so much, Microsoft; f**k you...) to a refurbished machine running Windows 7. The old machine had Outlook Express; the new one has Outlook 2007.

I've transferred all the e-mails I need to keep (by forwarding them one by one; a pain, but it worked), but now I need to import my address book. I copied it to a memory stick as a .wab file, and it's now on my desktop. If I have the inbox displayed, and click on 'search inbox', then click in the drop-down box on 'search desktop', there the data are. Not in alphabetical order, as they were when downloaded, but there.

How do I get the info into my address book? Please help.

A:Address Book import from Outlook Express

I went from Outlook Express to Thunderbird 4 or 5 years ago.

I don't remember all the details, but I eventually got it done. Importing and exporting stuff in mail programs is generally a major pain and very cumbersome.

Here's the only link I have left. Maybe it will help.

How to back up and to restore Outlook Express data

Other than that, resort to your Google search talent for the relevant terms and hope you hit something.

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I am trying to migrate from XP to Windows 10. On XP, I have a large address book in a .wab file. I couldn't find any help about how to access it in Windows 10, so I tried clicking on the .wab file. Windows 10 then said it was importing my contacts. The process took a few minutes, and I could see my contacts' names flying by. It seemed to finish normally, but now I can't find the contracts on Windows 10. After the import, there was a message saying my contacts were in something called People. I found People in the Start menu under All Apps, but when it opened, it said "No contacts were found." Please help.

A:How to import contacts from Outlook Express (.wab file)?

Originally Posted by jfniss


I am trying to migrate from XP to Windows 10. On XP, I have a large address book in a .wab file. I couldn't find any help about how to access it in Windows 10, so I tried clicking on the .wab file. Windows 10 then said it was importing my contacts. The process took a few minutes, and I could see my contacts' names flying by. It seemed to finish normally, but now I can't find the contracts on Windows 10. After the import, there was a message saying my contacts were in something called People. I found People in the Start menu under All Apps, but when it opened, it said "No contacts were found." Please help.



Put Contacts in the Search or Run box and it should take you to the Contacts Folder in C:\Users\YOUR_NAMZE\Contacts. I usually use Windows Address Book on WinXP to Export the contacts to a .csv/Comma Separated Value file which can be use for importing into a number of E-Mail programs and some Webmail and can also be opened in a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel, Corel/WordPerfect Quattro Pro, Lotus 1-2-3, LibreOffice, OpenOffice, etc.
OEClassic has a built-in address book. OE Classic - Easy to use Outlook Express replacement

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I formatted my hard drive last night, but saved my e-mail folders beforehand. They show as dbx files on the disc.
Now that I come to import them back into Outlook Express I can't find where to put them! I get as far as Documents and Settings/Rhona/application data/ then the big long number that is my folder, but the sub-folders where I had saved the e-mails from aren't listed. I have already set up the folders within OE though.
Do I have to make these folders myself in order to import the dbx files to them, and if so, HOW?!

I am using XP Pro.
 

A:how do I import saved e-mails to Outlook Express?

Warning: this is W98 method - your XP eXPerience may differ

did you put any emails into the new subfolders (the ones with the names from your saved files)?

for some reasoon if the folder is empty, it doesn't create a corresponding .dbx file

just copy a junk email into each folder you want to import into from your saved files - doesn't matter what, it'll be overwritten.

then close OE

make sure the import ones have the right folder name, ending in .dbx
then copy,paste them into the folder, overwriting the ones you put the junk email into

that's the long way LOL

have you tried using the import function?
just identify the loccation and folders you want to import and they pop in with the same folder names

for future reference, here's the tomsterdam site for OE stuff
 

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HI,

When importing my (*.wab) address book into Express, it is not keeping the separate folders I have created ie with different email addresses, it is bringing all the addresses back in one folder (Main Identity) Is there a way to correct this?
 

A:Outlook Express Address Import Question

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Here is the situation XP Home on both Stepmom's hard drive was failing and I had an unused Dell sitting around. So I connected the old drive as a secondary drive on the Dell so I could transfer all her user data to the new one. Now she had never exported anything for backup purposes. I was able to restore all her emails from the .dbx files. Then loaded OE on the new system, went to import the address book, navigated to the location on the old drive, and selected her.wab file. So after I did the window popped saying import was successful but when I looked for the address book listing there is nothing there. I know I selected the right .wab because the file size was triple the amount used by the default address book. I have tried to get her on a better email program like Thunderbird but is set on using OE.
Any help greatly appreciated

A:import address failure Outlook Express

Not clear what you did...but the emails need to be imported...and the WAB needs to be imported as a separate item.
 
Note that you can find the location of stored emails by going to the Message store and noting the path.  This can be changed, if you like.
 
Louis

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I have imported E'mails into Outlook 2007 from Outlook Express. Most have been imported ok but some are missing. Could be date sensitive.
 

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I'm working on a system trying to import Outlook Express files (.DBX) from a previous Windows XP Professional SP2 system running OE 6 to a new system with XP Pro SP2 and OE 6. The error I receive is attached. The read-only attribute is not set. The file is on the hard drive locally with correct NTFS permissions (all groups Full Control).

If anyone has any ideas to try, it would be much appreciated.
 

A:Unable to Import Outlook Express Messages

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I upgraded my browser to IE 5.5. Before I did so I backed up my adress book on a cd.
Now Outlook Express won't import it anymore... Help ! There is a lot of adresses in that file that I need !
 

A:Solved: Outlook Express won't import my adressbook

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I set up this brand new pc with Windows 7 last night and so far, I'm not a big fan. I really knew my way around windows xp....this is total culture shock. Where is everything? But I digress. I tried to set up Windows Live Mail as a replacement for Outlook Express. I followed the instructions exactly. The messages appeared to transfer, but in the end all I have is a bunch of empty folders. I tried several times. Can someone help me figure out what I'm doing wrong? Thanks

A:Can't import Outlook Express into Windows Live Mail

Here's the tutorial from MSN:

Import messages into Windows Mail from Outlook Express

More tutorials from MSN:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...dows-live-mail

Keep in mind, your imported messages should be showing up under "Storage Folders"

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I am trying to import the address book from Outlook Express into CorelCentral Address book in WordPerfect. It lets me perform the import function in WordPerfect and says import successful, but it chops off the first alphabet in the "display name" field.
 

A:Outlook Express Address Book: Import into Corel

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I have several giga of emails on my local OutLook and I need to export it to Gmail ​ What is the best and none tech way to do it ? ​
 

A:What is the easiest way to import emails from Outlook(also express) to Gmail

Hi and Welcome,
I found this, hope it's some help?

"...... looking for a trick to archive all Outlook email messages (and folders) to his online Gmail account for two reasons &#8211; one is secure backup and two, he will be able to access his old emails from any computer."

Here: http://www.labnol.org/internet/email/export-outlook-email-to-gmail-pst-backup/1938/

Richard
 

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Sorry if this has been posted B4, but I didn't feel like searching the forums
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How do I import my Thunderbird email @ Address Book back into Outlook Express.
 

A:Import Thunderbird email back into Outlook Express

you can probably export the addressbook in CSV form from thunderbird and import the CSV file into Outlook.
 

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