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Windows 7: Copying E-mails and addresse from outlook express on xp

19 Aug 2009   #1
Lanthus20

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Copying E-mails and addresse from outlook express on xp

How would I copy e-mails (the actual e-mail file itself) from outlook express on xp over to windows 7 (windows live mail). Also I need to do the same for addresses.

Heres my problem, I have just installed windows seven and had used xp before that. Id always use outlook express for e-mails, along with all the other users. Now I have a user who wants all their e-mails that they've kept (because they liked them), and all there adresses sent to windows 7 in windows live mail. How can I do this?

I have the address book exported and saved on a flash drive, where are the e-mail files kept?

Neverming stupid question.. I can always forward them to myself


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19 Aug 2009   #2
eli2k

Windows 7 x64
 
 

But forwarding them will make all emails be sent from you. When I did OE > OE transfer on XP, I used this program, which did the transfer pretty well Genie-Soft - Products - Backup Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Mail It is compatible with Windows Mail (not Live Mail, but the Mail client), but I don't know if it does OE > Mail or not.
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19 Aug 2009   #3
Ciera

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Retail
 
 

drag the messages from outlook express to a temporary folder like your desktop or flash drive; that will create an .eml document file for each email. i know you can drag them back to oe or ms outlook on a new computer. haven't tried it with windows live mail. if drag/drop doesn't work, try importing the .eml files.
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19 Aug 2009   #4
Jonmor68

Vista Home Premium & Windows 7
 
 

If you still have XP, you can download the free Incredimail e-mail client and install it on XP.
Import your mail and contacts to Incredimail, then export them to a flash drive or another location.
Then install Incredimail in Windows 7 and import the files back to Incredimail.
You not only save your data but you now have an e-mail client to use in W7 instead of using Windows Live Mail.
There are no doubt others out there that can do the same, but I know this one works in W7.
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20 Aug 2009   #5
Delphin

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lanthus20 View Post
How would I copy e-mails (the actual e-mail file itself) from outlook express on xp over to windows 7 (windows live mail). Also I need to do the same for addresses.

Heres my problem, I have just installed windows seven and had used xp before that. Id always use outlook express for e-mails, along with all the other users. Now I have a user who wants all their e-mails that they've kept (because they liked them), and all there adresses sent to windows 7 in windows live mail. How can I do this?

I have the address book exported and saved on a flash drive, where are the e-mail files kept?

Neverming stupid question.. I can always forward them to myself
C:\Documents and Settings\account name\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{08C4EAC3-8F18-4CA3-9468-528CF99AB1F7}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

The above is the folder path where the outlook express files will be stored. There you will find seperate file for each folder on you outlook express.

Copy all the files inside the folder and the mail backup is now with u
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08 Sep 2009   #6
dexster

w7u
 
 

^^ but those files are dbx files... which i can not seem to load into outlook 2007 ??
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08 Sep 2009   #7
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Have you tried to use the import wizard?
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08 Sep 2009   #8
dexster

w7u
 
 

where is the import wizard in outlook 2007 ?

last nite (before i gave up), i finally got the emails to outlook2007 (via windows mail) but it did not manage to get my settings

i will have another play around with outlook 2007 and see what i come up with
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22 Sep 2009   #9
andjayik

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

is there a better email client then windows mail live? I was running 7 but hated live mail, i was so used to outlook express, then i put vista on and can live with windows mail. Does win 7 come with windows mail?
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22 Sep 2009   #10
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

hi

win 7 doesn't come with an e-mail client. the usual candidate is your and my favorite WLM, but ppl run thunderbird, a few run outlook express but I cant figure out how


sorry I cant be helpful

Ken
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