Importing e-mail and contacts from Outlook 2000 into Windows Mail


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Royston H

I have tried to import my e-mails and contacts from Outlook 2000 into Windows
mail via a .pst file.

The error message that I get is

"Messages cannot be imported from the MAPI client

MAPI is not installed on this computer or an error occurred while
initializing it"

The Windows mail is the version supplied with Vista 64 bit edition.

I have tried installing Outlook 2000 on the Vista machine but this is not
proving to be productive either.

Thoughts or suggestions ?

Thanks
 
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Royston H said:
I have tried to import my e-mails and contacts from Outlook 2000 into
Windows
mail via a .pst file.

The error message that I get is

"Messages cannot be imported from the MAPI client

MAPI is not installed on this computer or an error occurred while
initializing it"

The Windows mail is the version supplied with Vista 64 bit edition.

I have tried installing Outlook 2000 on the Vista machine but this is not
proving to be productive either.

Thoughts or suggestions ?

Thanks
Windows Mail has problems importing a .pst file unless Outlook is
installed on the same computer. Windows Mail needs part of it
to be able to understand .pst files. Version 2003 or later of
Outlook will run under Vista. Version 2002 runs under Vista,
but with a few problems. If you can get a free trial version of
version 2003 or later, it will run more than long enough to do the
transfer.

You can also transfer from Outlook to Outlook Express on your
old computer, then transfer from Outlook Express to Windows
Mail.

<http://www.askmehelpdesk.com/email/import-dbx-files-outlook-express-windows-mail-vista-86458.html>

<http://www.vista4beginners.com/Migrate-from-Outlook-Express-to-Windows-Mail>

Bring along the .wab file if you want the contacts. After you copy
the files to a directory on your Vista computer, but before you
import them into Windows Mail, make sure the copies are
read-write instead of readonly.
 
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DL

you dont need to do any of that, import/export
you merely copy the pst file and open it within outlook
 
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Hal Hostetler [MVP-P/I]

DL's comment was about the process of moving Outlook 2000 data to Outlook
2007. There is no need to use Import/Export here and, in fact, doing so
will cause problems because the .PST export/import features in Outlook are
broken and have been for some time. You lose data in the process and the
Outlook profile in use at the time is very often corrupted. Make a copy of
the Outlook 2000 .PST file, paste it into a folder on the Vista machine
where it won't overwrite any existing .PST files (another way to corrupt a
profile), then open it in Outlook 2007 using 'File|Open|Outlook Data File".

FWIW,
Hal
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Senior Engineer/MIS -- MS MVP-Print/Imaging -- WA7BGX
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