|30 May 2012||#1|
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Problems importing Outlook express messages into Windows live Mail
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.
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|01 Jun 2012||#7|
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It sounds as though you've already done these steps and are just trying to find the darn messages.
You should have an Imported Messages folder in Storage Folder. You'll have to move the messages to where you want them, or you could just leave them there.
If you didn't do the the steps below, try it and post back your results. Thanks.
--> edit2: don't worry about the different Windows versions, basically all you want to do is copy the whole OE folder to your flash drive, put it on your new machine and import from there when WLm asks where is the stuff.
Microsoft Import / Export Mail
1) Outlook Express messages
The folder that contains the Outlook Express messages is marked as a hidden folder in Windows. To view this hidden folder, click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click Appearance and Themes, and then click Folder Options. Click the View tab, and under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders.2) Windows Live Mail
Open Windows Live Mail by clicking the Start button Picture of Start button. In the search box, type Mail, and then, in the list of results, click Windows Live Mail.
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