Converting Outlook file to Vista's Windows Mail


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Teresa Krapes

My laptop died and have a new HP with Vista. The HD is still readable and
is now an external drive so I've salvaged everything but my old emails. I
used Outlook 2003 and I have an archive .pst file from that last day. I've
tried to import it into Windows Mail but when I select "Microsoft Outlook"
and then Next, I get a message that "MAPI is not installed or an error
occurred while trying to initialize it." I have been able to import a .dbx
file but that didn't have my old emails. I can't run Outlook from the old
hard drive.

Does anyone know how I can convert the .pst file to a .dbx file? I've
searched for a converter but haven't found anything. I do not have Outlook
or Outlook Express installed on the new computer. Or does anyone know how
to resolve the MAPI error so that I could import?
 
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Laura

Teresa Krapes said:
My laptop died and have a new HP with Vista. The HD is still readable and
is now an external drive so I've salvaged everything but my old emails.
I used Outlook 2003 and I have an archive .pst file from that last day.
I've tried to import it into Windows Mail but when I select "Microsoft
Outlook" and then Next, I get a message that "MAPI is not installed or an
error occurred while trying to initialize it." I have been able to import
a .dbx file but that didn't have my old emails. I can't run Outlook from
the old hard drive.

Does anyone know how I can convert the .pst file to a .dbx file? I've
searched for a converter but haven't found anything. I do not have
Outlook or Outlook Express installed on the new computer. Or does anyone
know how to resolve the MAPI error so that I could import?

Why not install MS office 2003 so that you have Outlook 2003 installed? Then
point the program to the old pst file on the old hard drive. Then you should
be able to import the messages from that file.
 
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PA Bear [MS MVP]

If MS Outlook is not installed on the Vista computer, you won't be able to
import the OL data.

If MS Outlook is installed, you'd need to (1) import the PST file into
Outlook and then (2) import the OL data into Windows Mail.

NB: Do NOT export the OL data to Windows Mail!
 
D

Dave

1. Install Outlook on your new computer
Copy the .pst file to the new computer
Open the .pst file with Outlook.
In Windows Mail, File - Import - Messages - Microsoft Outlook
or- keep using Outlook, as it's probably better than WM

-OR-
2. Take the .pst file to a computer running Outlook and OE.
Import the .pst files into OE
export the messages to .dbx
take the .dbx files to the new computer
Import the .dbx files.
 
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Converting Outlook file to Vista's Windows Mail

My laptop died and have a new HP with Vista. The HD is still readable and
is now an external drive so I've salvaged everything but my old emails. I
used Outlook 2003 and I have an archive .pst file from that last day. I've
tried to import it into Windows Mail but when I select "Microsoft Outlook"
and then Next, I get a message that "MAPI is not installed or an error
occurred while trying to initialize it." I have been able to import a .dbx
file but that didn't have my old emails. I can't run Outlook from the old
hard drive.

Does anyone know how I can convert the .pst file to a .dbx file? I've
searched for a converter but haven't found anything. I do not have Outlook
or Outlook Express installed on the new computer. Or does anyone know how
to resolve the MAPI error so that I could import?

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