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Windows 7: Importing Outlook Express mail into Windows Live Mail

18 Nov 2011   #1
quietman

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Importing Outlook Express mail into Windows Live Mail

Hi

Our old XP machine harddrive has just died! This has OE6 on it... I'm now on a Win7 PC with Windows Live Mail... I am trying to find an import option to bring in all my old backed-up folders in the dbx format without any luck.

Any suggestions? I did try Thunderbird then gave up!!


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18 Nov 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

I did it a long time ago and cannot recall my method.

If you pound google, you will find numerous methods. If one doesn't work, move on to the next. I do recall that it is a hit and miss affair, so be prepared to experiment.

Primary advice: be sure you have multiple copies of your DBX folders and keep one copy of each folder safe and unaltered. Try the various methods you discover on a copy of the DBX folders.
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18 Nov 2011   #3
koolkat77

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18 Nov 2011   #4
quietman

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

found it thanks....

my menu bar was no visable!!! File>Import>Messages>Microsoft Outlook Express 6

job done!
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18 Nov 2011   #5
koolkat77

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please mark the thread as solved
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