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Windows 7: Can't import Outlook Express into Windows Live Mail

07 Apr 2010   #1
bonniew88

windows 7
 
 
Can't import Outlook Express into Windows Live Mail

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


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07 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

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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07 Apr 2010   #3
bonniew88

windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the response. I've followed both of those tutorials. The process looks like it's transferring....even gives me a number of messages transferred...but windows live mail has empty folders including an empty storage folder.
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07 Apr 2010   #4
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Did you make sure that your messages weren't marked Read Only?

Select All Messages > Right Click > Properties > Make sure Read Only isn't checked

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Microsoft
Windows Mail cannot import messages from IMAP or HTTP e-mail accounts, even if those messages were stored in Outlook Express. For information about these e-mail types, see POP3, SMTP, and other e‑mail server types. Windows Mail also cannot import any newsgroup messages you may have had stored in Outlook Express.
That means you cant import messages from hotmail, yahoo, gmail, etc.
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08 Apr 2010   #5
bonniew88

windows 7
 
 

Aha!!! That was it!!!

This forum is going to be a great help while I try to get accustomed to my new pc.

It's nice to know there are folks like you who offer their time and knowledge helping others. Thank you so much.
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09 May 2010   #6
HBMike

Windows 7
 
 
Moving messages from OE in XP to WLM in 7

Like Bonnie, I can't get my OE messages to appear in the WLM storage folder either. I could not follow the instruction: "Select All Messages > Right Click > Properties > Make sure Read Only isn't checked" - Where in WLM do I find "Select All Messages"?
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22 Jul 2010   #7
AKautz

Windows XP Media Center
 
 
Solution: Click on the Little Triangle

After you import messages from Outlook Express into Windows Live Mail, a folder will be created called "Imported Folder." When you click on it nothing appears to happen and a message will be displayed stating, "There are no items in this view." I had to do some looking on the Net, but I finally found the solution to this easy problem.

Just to the left of the "Imported Folder" you should see a little triangle (arrow). Click on the triangle and it should expand the folder to begin showing additional imported folders. Continue clicking on any triangles next to a folder. When you you get to a folder (e.g. Inbox) without any triangle next to it, click on it and the messages should display.

I can't think of the reason why Microsoft decided to make a different way to open folders in Windows Live Mail then from the way folders open in Hotmail, Outlook, or Windows itself, but at least I got it to work...
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05 Sep 2011   #8
cglazener

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
great answer

Thank you!! This is exactly what I needed to find my impored messages.
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20 Sep 2011   #9
nathanwaugh924

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Hello all, it's quite possible to import messages into Windows Mail from Outlook Express. It can be done either, transfer the messages manually or take help of Windows Easy Transfer. But i find it quite unexciting so what could be the other solution?
If you are not able to convert it then, you can take help of various e-mail converter tools, which are specifically designed to meet users requirements. I would like to mentioned Email Converter tool from SysInfoTools which support converting DBX, PST, MSG and EML files to DBX, EML, PST, RTF, MSG and HTML file format.
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05 Jan 2012   #10
murphy759

Win 7 home prem 64bit
 
 
install live mail on xp first

After much research and trial and error this is what I found to work very smooth. I installed Live Mail for XP ( from Windows site: Windows Live Essentials: Other Programs - Get started ) This is actuallu Live Essentials, but choose only the LIVE MAIL portion when downloading. I actually just chose 'RUN' and it downloaded and automatically converted my Outlook stuff ( contacts, mail, and folders ) to LIVE MAIL and it launched LIVE MAIL with all my stuff right there in front of me ( MUCH to my surprise ). I than did an EXPORT and chose what I wanted to export, and saved it to an external HDD. Plugged the HDD into my Win 7 machine, and did an IMPORT and browsed to find the export file I had created. VIOLA - All my outlook content was on my Win 7 machine in LIVE MAIL all set up and ready to go !
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