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elim

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ive exported the emails from windows mail but i dont know how to get them to appear on my xp computer, theres no option help?
 

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Hi elim

All messages created in Windows Mail should have the .eml extension.
Try dragging one message into the Inbox in Outlook Express, the message should then appear in the Inbox, in Outlook Express.

If that works, create the folder in Outlook Express, open the folder and select all the messages you want to keep in that folder and drag them into their new home.

Let us know if that works for you or not.
 

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i cant windows mail is on my vista comp

outlook is on my xp comp
 

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So the Exported messages from Windows Mail are still on the Vista computer?

Did you try copying the Exported messages to the Windows XP computer?
 

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right heres what ive done

i clicked export -> messages on windows mail which backed up all my emails onto a usb

then i loaded my xp computer, loaded outlook but theres no option to import the email that are from windows mail

also where would i copy the emails too on the xp comp
 

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Drag and drop the Exported messages, from the flash drive, to the Desktop.
Open Outlook Express.
Open the Inbox, drag one message from the Exported messages, into the Inbox, and drop it.
I always use the Right pane of Outlook Express, so I don't have to zero in on one tiny folder.

The message should appear in Outlook Express as soon as you drop it.

Then create folders as needed in Outlook Express, access each folder and drag those messages that you want into those folders.

It is not going to be as easy as simply Importing and clicking a few buttons.


Alternatively, if you click on one of the Exported messages (outside of Outlook Express), it should open as if it was in Outlook Express.
 
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Hi mate,

U can take backup of windows mail. open windows mail go to file and export the items to a back up drive.
or
right click on windows mail and go to properties and select the path shown there.
now click windows+r and paste the path copied and press enter

now it will take u to the windows mail data. copy it and take back up on to external drive....

now u can install incredi mail and use import export option under file tab and load ur mails. its simple in incerdimail to import n export as they r just user friendly options.

hope this will solve u r issue......
 
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so u have imported teh mail then just follow the steps i have given in the thread....

u r smart enough in solving dear.. u r the best in doing this.. good
 
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