How to move outlook saved email to win7 live mail

Discussion in 'alt.windows7.general' started by Dr. Tinto, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. Dr. Tinto

    Dr. Tinto Guest

    Does anyone here know how I can do this?
     
    Dr. Tinto, Jul 2, 2010
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  2. I don't have any mail in either, so I can only offer a suggestion.

    Look at the export options of the one and the import options of the other.

    If anything matches, you are home free...
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Jul 2, 2010
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  3. I took a quick look. Not good...

    Outlook exports as CSV, WLM imports WLM, WM, and OE.

    BUT - Thunderbird, which is free, imports Outlook mail. Then maybe you can
    export it in a useful fashion. I did export some mail from Thunderbird to
    Windows Live Mail a few weeks ago, before I decided to stick to T'Bird, but
    I forget exactly how, and I'm not seeing it at the moment.
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Jul 2, 2010
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    Peter Foldes Guest

    Peter Foldes, Jul 2, 2010
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    Gordon Guest

    Good try Peter - unfortunately that page tells the OP how to move Outlook
    from one computer to another - not how to move Outlook from one computer to
    WINDOWS LIVE MAIL on another...
     
    Gordon, Jul 2, 2010
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    Gordon Guest

    Install Outlook on the new computer and use it rather than WLM?
     
    Gordon, Jul 2, 2010
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    LouB Guest

    Does not work on Win 7
     
    LouB, Jul 2, 2010
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    Nil Guest

    You don't know what you're talking about. Outlook runs just fine on
    Windows 7.
     
    Nil, Jul 2, 2010
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    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Lou.

    Outlook works fine on Win7 - and just about any other version of Windows.

    Outlook Express doesn't work on any Windows after Windows XP - including
    Win7.

    RC
    --
    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX

    Microsoft Windows MVP
    Windows Live Mail 2010 (15.3.2804.0607) in Win7 Ultimate x64)

    "LouB" wrote in message
    Does not work on Win 7
     
    R. C. White, Jul 2, 2010
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    Dr. Tinto Guest

    That sound like it's worth a try - thanks.

    I'm using outlook now. The only real objection is there is no "delete from
    server" option in the message rules.
     
    Dr. Tinto, Jul 2, 2010
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    Ken Blake Guest


    That depends on the version of Outlook. Outlook 2003, 2007, and 2010
    work fine. Older versions may work, but with some problems.
     
    Ken Blake, Jul 2, 2010
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    Jan Alter Guest

    Sometimes reading these newsgroups can be expensive. The OP's original
    question raised some concerns to my own old emails that I had removed from
    the computer several years ago simply because all that mail was creating a
    folder of a more than a gigabyte of storage and it dated back to 1997.
    I decided this morning to see about importring those mail folders to OE
    and found that I would only get an error "no messages can be found....". I
    also tried placing just one of the dbx folders in the folder where all the
    other dbx folder resided, and restarted OE, and even rebooted the computer.
    No luck. I then tried getting the files to be imported using our laptop that
    ran Win7 and Windows Live Mail. That didn't work. I installed Thunderbird
    and when I tried to import them the Thunderbird import box went gray. The
    dbx box got imported but there were no emails in it. This was getting
    excessively frustrating.
    Finally going to the Internet looking for something free that would open
    dbx files. Nothing free was obvioulsy showing up, although I did come across
    the fact that dbx files could be opened in Wordpad and one could actually
    read the text of each email. Still each email was not neatly coming up for
    easy viewing without a lot of scrolling between symbols and discernable text
    using the Wordpad method. However, I came across a program called DBXTriever
    http://www.dbxtriever.com/ . Tried this (free 3 day trial) and every email
    immediately came up. Installed it on Windows 7 and it worked just as well as
    on XP. It cost me $20 but I'm satisfied that I can easily get email that I
    saved back to '97. So for anyone else out there suddenly wondering about
    their old 'dbx' files this program might be worth less aggravation. As I
    mentioned before one can try it before buying it.
     
    Jan Alter, Jul 2, 2010
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    Gordon Guest

    That's presumably because your archived message folders did NOT contain the
    folder called Folders.dbx
    The answer for individual folders is to open OE, create a new folder with
    EXACTLY THE SAME NAME, but do NOT put anything into it.
    Then close OE and paste the original folder into the message store,
    overwriting the newly-created one. Then when you re-open OE the folder
    should be there in it's entirety...
     
    Gordon, Jul 2, 2010
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    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Jan.

    In addition to the other tips...
    and found that I would only get an error "no messages can be found....".

    If you meant Importing from OE into WLMail (or WM in Vista), then you may
    have forgotten to give yourself to look into those folders. That's what
    happened to me when I first tried to migrate from WinXP to WM a few years
    ago. I finally learned that I had to either (a) give myself permission to
    see into the folders where the .dbx files ("folders", OE calls them) were
    lurking, or (b) move those dbx folders - including the most important
    Folders.dbx - into a folder where I already had that permission. Once I did
    that, WLM had no trouble seeing the old messages and importing them.

    Another trick that many users have used is to install WLMail onto the WinXP
    computer. (WLM runs in WinXP, Vista and Win7.) Then Import the messages in
    WLM on that computer. Later, depending on how you plan to use those
    messages, you might archive them in WLM format, or move them to your Win7
    computer.

    Have you seen http://www.oehelp.com/ ? MVP Steve Cochran was my go to guru
    when I ran OE. He offers several utility programs for OE and WM - some
    free, some not.

    RC
    --
    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX

    Microsoft Windows MVP
    Windows Live Mail 2010 (15.3.2804.0607) in Win7 Ultimate x64)


    "Jan Alter" wrote in message

    Sometimes reading these newsgroups can be expensive. The OP's original
    question raised some concerns to my own old emails that I had removed from
    the computer several years ago simply because all that mail was creating a
    folder of a more than a gigabyte of storage and it dated back to 1997.
    I decided this morning to see about importring those mail folders to OE
    and found that I would only get an error "no messages can be found....". I
    also tried placing just one of the dbx folders in the folder where all the
    other dbx folder resided, and restarted OE, and even rebooted the computer.
    No luck. I then tried getting the files to be imported using our laptop that
    ran Win7 and Windows Live Mail. That didn't work. I installed Thunderbird
    and when I tried to import them the Thunderbird import box went gray. The
    dbx box got imported but there were no emails in it. This was getting
    excessively frustrating.
    Finally going to the Internet looking for something free that would open
    dbx files. Nothing free was obvioulsy showing up, although I did come across
    the fact that dbx files could be opened in Wordpad and one could actually
    read the text of each email. Still each email was not neatly coming up for
    easy viewing without a lot of scrolling between symbols and discernable text
    using the Wordpad method. However, I came across a program called DBXTriever
    http://www.dbxtriever.com/ . Tried this (free 3 day trial) and every email
    immediately came up. Installed it on Windows 7 and it worked just as well as
    on XP. It cost me $20 but I'm satisfied that I can easily get email that I
    saved back to '97. So for anyone else out there suddenly wondering about
    their old 'dbx' files this program might be worth less aggravation. As I
    mentioned before one can try it before buying it.
     
    R. C. White, Jul 2, 2010
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    Nil Guest

    Probably true. I've got 2003 going and it works a treat. I think I
    recall hearing that some of the other Office 97 components didn't work
    right in Vista, so Outlook could have issues too.

    The blanket statement that Outlook doesn't work in Vista is just plain
    wrong.
     
    Nil, Jul 2, 2010
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    Jan Alter Guest


    Thanks RC.

    I'll take some time to give permissions to the old dbx files and see if I
    can then import them. I'll also investigate Steve Cochran's help page for
    OE.

    Jan Alter
     
    Jan Alter, Jul 2, 2010
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    Ken Blake Guest


    Yes, it does. And I run Outlook 2010 on my Windows 7 machine and my
    wife runs Outlook 2007 on hers. Both work with no problems at all.



    Yes, it is. But the blanket statement that Outlook runs just fine on
    Windows 7 is also just plain wrong.
     
    Ken Blake, Jul 2, 2010
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    Gordon Guest

    You'll only be able to import them if the folder that contains all your dbx
    files ALSO contains a file called Folders.dbx..
     
    Gordon, Jul 3, 2010
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    Trev Guest

    Copy the PST files from the old and replace the new ones with them
     
    Trev, Jul 3, 2010
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    LouB Guest

    Live and learn.

    Now how does one get Outlook for Win 7 and is it free?

    Lou
     
    LouB, Jul 3, 2010
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