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importing to outlook express

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by hherschlag, Jul 10, 2007.

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  1. hherschlag

    hherschlag Thread Starter

    Aug 26, 2006
    I may have screwed this up: I recently wiped clean my primary hard drive. I tried to save my outlook messages, and have a couple of .pst files. I would like to import them back into outlook express, but not sure how. When I try using the instructions below, I am told that I cannot import messages from the MAPI client. I don't know what that means.Any thoughts?


    How to Import PST Files
    To import messages from an existing Exchange or Outlook client PST, follow these steps.

    1. Open Outlook Express, on the File menu point to Import, and then click Messages.
    2. In the "Select an email client to import from" box, click the appropriate mail client, Microsoft Exchange or Microsoft Outlook, and then click Next.
    3. Click Next, and then in the Profile Name box, click the Profile name from which to import the PST, and then click OK.
    4. In the Select Folders box, choose All Folders, or to import specific folders, choose Selected Folders, and then click the folder that you want to import into Outlook Express. NOTE: If you choose Selected Folders and want to import more than one folder, press and hold the SHIFT key and then click each folder you want to import.
    5. Click Finish.
    You can now view messages that were located in your Microsoft Exchange PST or Microsoft Outlook PST in the Local Folders folder in Outlook Express.
  2. Rollin_Again


    Sep 4, 2003
    PST files are for use with Outlook only. You have to import the PST into Outlook and then once the messages are in Outlook you can then transfer them over into Outlook Express.

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