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Windows 7: Transfer WindowsMail to Thunderbird

09 Jan 2010   #1
t8769

 
 
Transfer WindowsMail to Thunderbird

I've been trying for a week to do this, but no luck.

I can't find a way to transfer from WindowsMail to Thunderbird in Windows 7.

Every time I try to import, it doesn't work.


I downloaded an AdOn for Thunderbird, as recomended on various sites, but that didn't work in Vista or Windows 7.


Any clues on how to do this?



Thanks


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09 Jan 2010   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by t8769 View Post
I've been trying for a week to do this, but no luck.

I can't find a way to transfer from WindowsMail to Thunderbird in Windows 7.

Every time I try to import, it doesn't work.


I downloaded an AdOn for Thunderbird, as recomended on various sites, but that didn't work in Vista or Windows 7.


Any clues on how to do this?



Thanks

How to transfer mails from Windows Mail to Thunderbird on Vista - Windows Software

I hope that this is what you need.
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09 Jan 2010   #3
t8769

 
 

Thanks for the tip.

The link on this page doesn't work, but I think this is the link for the AdOn.

ImportExportTools


But this doesn't work.

I've tried it in Windows7 and also Vista, but no luck.


Any clues?


Thanks
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09 Jan 2010   #4
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

What error message are getting exactly (screenshots are nice)? Did you upgrade from Vista to w7? Was thunderbird already on the pc when you did the upgrade? If the answer is yes, especially to question 2, I would try installing the newest version of TB, (that way it could make any repairs to the current installation), then remove and reinstall the addon, then try the transfer again. Hope this helps.
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10 Jan 2010   #5
t8769

 
 

I have a new machine with 7

Installed the latest versin of T

No error message.

When I try to use the Adon, it just stops half way through. I click it to import, click Import all, then it jsut freezes. Tried it in Vista and Windows7. Can't import messages, as it doesn't allow me to choose WindowsMail.


Tried many times - no luck. WOuld love to be able to simply transfer my messages, but can't find how to do it.


thanks!
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10 Jan 2010   #6
roban

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Doesn't the import/export function in Thunderbird do this normally?
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10 Jan 2010   #7
t8769

 
 

Can't get it to work in 7 or Vista.


Tearing my hear out.

Gonna try backing up on Vista with Mbox2xml, and then transfering the files.. who knows, it might work.

Cheers
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10 Jan 2010   #8
beauparc

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Windows mail
  • Import to Thunderbird: Windows mail stores the messages as .EML files. They are normally stored within the C:\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Mail directory. If you can't find them look in the Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Maintenance -> Store Folder to find where Windows Mail stored them. You can use the ImportExportTools extension to import .EML files. It lets you select multiple .EML files at the same time.
    Export the contacts using the Windows Contacts program as a .csv file. You can import it using Tools -> Import -> Address books -> Text Files
  • Export from Thunderbird: Export the messages as .EML files using the ImportExportTools extension.
This method worked for me.
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10 Jan 2010   #9
t8769

 
 

Thanks for the info.

I understand your instructions.

But, when I go to Import and search for folders, it won't recognise the AppData folder.

When I go to C it isn't there, so I can't get to the WindowsMail folder.


Also - when I copy the WindowsMail folder from my old PC, it doesn't copy them with .EML.

Any suggestions on how to do this?


Thanks!



Any suggestions?


Thanks
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11 Jan 2010   #10
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Are you saying that just by browsing thru windows explorer, you cannot find your appdata folder? I have never used wml, so I can't say if it transfers the eml files with windows transfer automatically. I usually take anything to chance when using stuff like easy transfer, as a precaution, I make sure to manually add files or folders that I am not sure it transfers. In your run field if you type %appdata% and press enter, what do you see?
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