Importing outlook 2003 emails into windows mail


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bertlev

I have attempted to import the email files *.pst to windows mail, and I am
only getting empty folders. What's can possibly be wrong?

After uninstalling outlook from system running Vista Home Premium, I
recognized that I had lost access to the email. So after renaming the files
still in the computer, I was able to reinstall outlook 2003 and recover all
the old files. But when I try to import those files in Windows Mail, I get a
bunch of empty folders. What can you suggest if anything?
 
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B

bertlev

Thanks for your reply. I have in fact done as you suggest, which is to import
from Windows mail. I was wondering if it can be done the other way? is there
a way to restore from backup, as I have a backup set of the *.pst files. Will
windows mail be able to read this back up, or should I restore in outlook
first. As I said, all the stuff is there and visible in outlook, but not in
the inbox folder. Can i migrate from other folders into inbox?

Any helpful suggestion is appreciated.

Diane Poremsky said:
Are you exporting from Outlook or importing from Mail? Try doing it from
Mail's File, Import/Export menu.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]

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I have attempted to import the email files *.pst to windows mail, and I am
only getting empty folders. What's can possibly be wrong?

After uninstalling outlook from system running Vista Home Premium, I
recognized that I had lost access to the email. So after renaming the
files
still in the computer, I was able to reinstall outlook 2003 and recover
all
the old files. But when I try to import those files in Windows Mail, I get
a
bunch of empty folders. What can you suggest if anything?

.
 
D

Diane Poremsky [MVP]

you need to open the backup pst file in outlook then go to windows mail and
import it. But, the import process do not affect the contents of the pst, so
I'm not sure why you need to restore the backup pst.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]

Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com/

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mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
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Do you keep Outlook open 24/7? Vote in our poll:
http://forums.slipstick.com/showthread.php?t=22205

Thanks for your reply. I have in fact done as you suggest, which is to
import
from Windows mail. I was wondering if it can be done the other way? is
there
a way to restore from backup, as I have a backup set of the *.pst files.
Will
windows mail be able to read this back up, or should I restore in outlook
first. As I said, all the stuff is there and visible in outlook, but not
in
the inbox folder. Can i migrate from other folders into inbox?

Any helpful suggestion is appreciated.

Diane Poremsky said:
Are you exporting from Outlook or importing from Mail? Try doing it from
Mail's File, Import/Export menu.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]

Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com/

Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
mailto:[email protected]

Do you keep Outlook open 24/7? Vote in our poll:
http://forums.slipstick.com/showthread.php?t=22205

I have attempted to import the email files *.pst to windows mail, and I
am
only getting empty folders. What's can possibly be wrong?

After uninstalling outlook from system running Vista Home Premium, I
recognized that I had lost access to the email. So after renaming the
files
still in the computer, I was able to reinstall outlook 2003 and recover
all
the old files. But when I try to import those files in Windows Mail, I
get
a
bunch of empty folders. What can you suggest if anything?

.
 
B

bertlev

Thanks for your reply.

The backup file was created when I tried to export from Outlook. So it's
probably not useful for anything in the current process, unless I decide to
uninstall outlook and reinstall again, and then restore from backup. Any
thoughs on that?

Diane Poremsky said:
you need to open the backup pst file in outlook then go to windows mail and
import it. But, the import process do not affect the contents of the pst, so
I'm not sure why you need to restore the backup pst.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]

Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com/

Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
mailto:[email protected]

Do you keep Outlook open 24/7? Vote in our poll:
http://forums.slipstick.com/showthread.php?t=22205

Thanks for your reply. I have in fact done as you suggest, which is to
import
from Windows mail. I was wondering if it can be done the other way? is
there
a way to restore from backup, as I have a backup set of the *.pst files.
Will
windows mail be able to read this back up, or should I restore in outlook
first. As I said, all the stuff is there and visible in outlook, but not
in
the inbox folder. Can i migrate from other folders into inbox?

Any helpful suggestion is appreciated.

Diane Poremsky said:
Are you exporting from Outlook or importing from Mail? Try doing it from
Mail's File, Import/Export menu.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]

Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com/

Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
mailto:[email protected]

Do you keep Outlook open 24/7? Vote in our poll:
http://forums.slipstick.com/showthread.php?t=22205

I have attempted to import the email files *.pst to windows mail, and I
am
only getting empty folders. What's can possibly be wrong?

After uninstalling outlook from system running Vista Home Premium, I
recognized that I had lost access to the email. So after renaming the
files
still in the computer, I was able to reinstall outlook 2003 and recover
all
the old files. But when I try to import those files in Windows Mail, I
get
a
bunch of empty folders. What can you suggest if anything?

.
 
D

Diane Poremsky [MVP]

Uninstall/Reinstall shouldn't make a difference, you just need a good pst
connected to a profile in outlook. It can be a 'no mail' profile - cancel
the account setup when it asks for email account info when creating the
profile.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]

Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com/

Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:dailytips-subscribe-reque[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
mailto:[email protected]

Do you keep Outlook open 24/7? Vote in our poll:
http://forums.slipstick.com/showthread.php?t=22205

Thanks for your reply.

The backup file was created when I tried to export from Outlook. So it's
probably not useful for anything in the current process, unless I decide
to
uninstall outlook and reinstall again, and then restore from backup. Any
thoughs on that?

Diane Poremsky said:
you need to open the backup pst file in outlook then go to windows mail
and
import it. But, the import process do not affect the contents of the pst,
so
I'm not sure why you need to restore the backup pst.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]

Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com/

Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
mailto:[email protected]

Do you keep Outlook open 24/7? Vote in our poll:
http://forums.slipstick.com/showthread.php?t=22205

Thanks for your reply. I have in fact done as you suggest, which is to
import
from Windows mail. I was wondering if it can be done the other way? is
there
a way to restore from backup, as I have a backup set of the *.pst
files.
Will
windows mail be able to read this back up, or should I restore in
outlook
first. As I said, all the stuff is there and visible in outlook, but
not
in
the inbox folder. Can i migrate from other folders into inbox?

Any helpful suggestion is appreciated.

:

Are you exporting from Outlook or importing from Mail? Try doing it
from
Mail's File, Import/Export menu.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]

Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com/

Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
mailto:[email protected]

Do you keep Outlook open 24/7? Vote in our poll:
http://forums.slipstick.com/showthread.php?t=22205

I have attempted to import the email files *.pst to windows mail,
and I
am
only getting empty folders. What's can possibly be wrong?

After uninstalling outlook from system running Vista Home Premium, I
recognized that I had lost access to the email. So after renaming
the
files
still in the computer, I was able to reinstall outlook 2003 and
recover
all
the old files. But when I try to import those files in Windows Mail,
I
get
a
bunch of empty folders. What can you suggest if anything?

.
 
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B

bertlev

Thanks Diane, I will give this a try when I return on Thursday. I hope that
both my friend and I will be very thankful.

Diane Poremsky said:
Uninstall/Reinstall shouldn't make a difference, you just need a good pst
connected to a profile in outlook. It can be a 'no mail' profile - cancel
the account setup when it asks for email account info when creating the
profile.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]

Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com/

Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
mailto:[email protected]

Do you keep Outlook open 24/7? Vote in our poll:
http://forums.slipstick.com/showthread.php?t=22205

Thanks for your reply.

The backup file was created when I tried to export from Outlook. So it's
probably not useful for anything in the current process, unless I decide
to
uninstall outlook and reinstall again, and then restore from backup. Any
thoughs on that?

Diane Poremsky said:
you need to open the backup pst file in outlook then go to windows mail
and
import it. But, the import process do not affect the contents of the pst,
so
I'm not sure why you need to restore the backup pst.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]

Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com/

Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
mailto:[email protected]

Do you keep Outlook open 24/7? Vote in our poll:
http://forums.slipstick.com/showthread.php?t=22205

Thanks for your reply. I have in fact done as you suggest, which is to
import
from Windows mail. I was wondering if it can be done the other way? is
there
a way to restore from backup, as I have a backup set of the *.pst
files.
Will
windows mail be able to read this back up, or should I restore in
outlook
first. As I said, all the stuff is there and visible in outlook, but
not
in
the inbox folder. Can i migrate from other folders into inbox?

Any helpful suggestion is appreciated.

:

Are you exporting from Outlook or importing from Mail? Try doing it
from
Mail's File, Import/Export menu.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]

Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com/

Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
mailto:[email protected]

Do you keep Outlook open 24/7? Vote in our poll:
http://forums.slipstick.com/showthread.php?t=22205

I have attempted to import the email files *.pst to windows mail,
and I
am
only getting empty folders. What's can possibly be wrong?

After uninstalling outlook from system running Vista Home Premium, I
recognized that I had lost access to the email. So after renaming
the
files
still in the computer, I was able to reinstall outlook 2003 and
recover
all
the old files. But when I try to import those files in Windows Mail,
I
get
a
bunch of empty folders. What can you suggest if anything?

.
 

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