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Windows 7: Setting up Windows Live Mail from XP Outlook Express


12 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate Professional x64
 
 
Setting up Windows Live Mail from XP Outlook Express

Hey everyone,
My Grandmother just got her laptop in, and she has Windows 7 on it now, she had XP on her older computer. She has outlook express on her old computer, and now we are trying to set up Windows Live Mail for her new computer. How do i import all the settings from one computer to another? I wanted to take all of the contacts and groups that she created in OE, and transfer them to WLM. Does anyoen know how to do this? Any info at all would be extrememly useful.

Also, does anyone know the exact process for setting up WLM for a JaneDough@cox.net email address. I am struggling with this, being a first attempt for me.

Thanks everyone,
Ben


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12 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7
 
 

You can export from Outlook Express and Import into Windows Live mail. Just note that teh email will NOT be in your inbox. THey will be found below in a "Storage Folders" folder with many subfolders you may have to dig through to find. This should make it easy to set up the account, it has links to find mail server names depending on where you live:
Article: How to: Set Up Windows Live Mail in Windows 7
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12 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Just bare in mind that WLM doesn't recognize some of the formats that Outlook Express can export.
It does like csv for contacts, Microsoft Exchange for messages and .iaf for account settings.
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12 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drywallguy View Post
Just bare in mind that WLM doesn't recognize some of the formats that Outlook Express can export.
It does like csv for contacts, Microsoft Exchange for messages and .iaf for account settings.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Desslok View Post
You can export from Outlook Express and Import into Windows Live mail. Just note that teh email will NOT be in your inbox. THey will be found below in a "Storage Folders" folder with many subfolders you may have to dig through to find. This should make it easy to set up the account, it has links to find mail server names depending on where you live:
Article: How to: Set Up Windows Live Mail in Windows 7
Thank you both very much for the useful information. I will try to fix this issue within a couple of hours and will report back with my final solution.

Thanks again,
Ben
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12 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

I have recently done this,


Click on the “TOOLS” tab and select “OPTIONS”.
Click the “MAINTENANCE” Tab.
There you will Click the “STORE FOLDER” button.
Then you will highlight the Folder Location which is something like: C:\Documents and Settings\Default\Application Data\Identities\{EDE5BBC0-2249-11D4-A8IE-9D30865EF03D}\Microsoft\Outlook Express.
Right click and Select Copy or press (CTRL+C) to copy the location of the folder.
Click the Cancel button and Cancel again to close ALL boxes.
Now you’re going to Click START > Select Run and position the curser on the open box. Right click and PASTE or press (CTRL+V) to paste the e-mail location and click OK.
Now, you have a Window containing your e-mail database. ( E-mails are saved in .dbx file format).
Click EDIT and SELECT ALL. Click EDIT again and Select COPY and close the Window.
Create a Folder to store them in.
Open the Folder, On top of the page Click the EDIT menu and Select PASTE and close the Window.
You now have your email messages saved (Backed up). You can write them to a CD-RW if you want or a Memory Stick to transfer them to another pc.

It works with Live Mail as I have done it.
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12 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate Professional x64
 
 

Hey everyone,
Thanks for all of the help. I successfully set it up after 3 HOURS! I was getting so aggravated, i almost threw the computer out the window! Wow, it might be bad then that I want to pursue a career in computer programming?!?!?!

Thanks everyone,
Ben
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