How do I transfer mail from Outlook Express to Windows Mail?

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Alex Ethridge

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I'm trying to get Outlook Express mail into a Vista's Windows Mail and I can't find a straight-forward document on this anywhere.

Now what?
 

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Select FILE : Import, and then messages and select Outlook express (or OE6) the next click will ask you for the path.
 

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The Easy Transfer Wizard can also transfer emails as well as the email settings and address book if you are migrating it from another computer.
 

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Triple6,

Thanks for the suggestion; but, the old system doesn't run--bad board. So the transfer wizard is out.

uhaligani,

Following your instructions was pretty straight forward until I located the folder where the DBX files are stored and selected it as the path. Here's a Windows quirk I ran into: If I double-clicked on the Outlook Express folder that contained the files, the wizard entered . . . Outlook Express\Outlook Express as the path. In other words, double clicking the Outlook Express folder doubled the number of Outlook Express folders in the path. I would then get an error message about that folder containing no files to import.

After I cought on to that wierd thing happening and corrected for it, your suggestion worked out fine.

Thanks.
 
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Put the old Outlook Express folder on your new desktop and import from there.
 
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Alex

"uhaligani,

After I cought on to that wierd thing happening and corrected for it, your suggestion worked out fine."

To confirm, it worked out ok?
 
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I'm trying to do the same thing but dont know which files are the proper ones for importing. DBX extension?
 
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Okay, on my old computer i see a bunch of files, but they're in different folders. Windows Mail seems to ask for one folder. How do I get all these over there?

my documents\outlook mails
c:\old internet mail and news
c:\old outlook mails and addresses
c:\outlook internet mail and news
 
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Alex Ethridge said:
Triple6,

Thanks for the suggestion; but, the old system doesn't run--bad board. So the transfer wizard is out.

uhaligani,

Following your instructions was pretty straight forward until I located the folder where the DBX files are stored and selected it as the path. Here's a Windows quirk I ran into: If I double-clicked on the Outlook Express folder that contained the files, the wizard entered . . . Outlook Express\Outlook Express as the path. In other words, double clicking the Outlook Express folder doubled the number of Outlook Express folders in the path. I would then get an error message about that folder containing no files to import.

After I cought on to that wierd thing happening and corrected for it, your suggestion worked out fine.

Thanks.
 
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What was the correction for the problem - I have tried to manually edit the path and there is no way that I can even type a letter or delete the duplication part of the path.
Thanks, Ken
 

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In Windows Mail, go to File -> Import -> Messages -> Microsoft Outlook Express 6 -> select Import Mail from an OE6 Store Directory -> then you should get a Browse button.
 
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