Email-Export from Outlook Express to Windows Mail


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mtrabert

Hi all,

I just moved from a PC with Windows XP/SP2 and Outlook Express 6 to a PC
with Vista and Windows Mail.

Issue:
Can't import the OE email files (.dbx) into Windows Mail. Any hint that can
solve this issue ?
in which folder do I have to put the .dbx-files ?
note: I have done before an export of the emails from Outlook 2002 to OE on
the old PC, that works.

thanks,
Martin
 
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Tom

Gary,

Thanks much - huge help! I couldn't get the messages portion as I can't
find that subdirectory in EXPLORE on my PC (the one shown in the "store
folder" directory) - it shows a "Local Settings" in the subdirectory
"HP_Administrator" that doesn't exist or is hidden?

Easier question - how do you switch amongst accounts in Windows Mail like
you can with "switch identities" in Outlook Express?

Really appreciate your help!

Tom
 
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Gary VanderMolen

An OE expert will be along to answer your first question. (I've been away
from XP too long.)

Windows Mail does not have identities like Outlook Express did.
By default, all email from all accounts goes into the same Inbox.
There are four different ways of changing that:

1. Use separate Windows user logins. That gives total privacy.

2. Use message rules to filter incoming messages into
separate folders.

3. Upgrade to Windows Live Mail which has separate folders for each
account, no rules needed: http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview

4. Purchase an add-on called WMIDs:
http://www.oehelp.com/WMIDs
 
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Tom Koch

Tom said:
Gary,

Thanks much - huge help! I couldn't get the messages portion as I can't
find that subdirectory in EXPLORE on my PC (the one shown in the "store
folder" directory) - it shows a "Local Settings" in the subdirectory
"HP_Administrator" that doesn't exist or is hidden?

The store folder is hidden by default, but that should not stop you from
being able to open it. Try these steps:

In Outlook Express, click Options on the Tools menu.
Click the Maintenance tab.
Click the Store Folder button.
Press the TAB key to highlight the store folder's path.
Press Ctrl-C to copy the path to the clipboard.
Close Outlook Express.
Hold the Windows key and press R to open the Run dialogue.
Press Ctrl-V to paste the clipboard contents.
Click OK and that should open your OE store folder.

You *must* copy all the *.dbx files inclucing "Folders.dbx"! Without that
last one you will not be able to import.
 

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