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    Outlook to Windows Live Mail

    I have just upgraded to Windows 8.1.

    I could not get my Office 2000 to work in 8.1, so I now use Kingsoft Office Free.

    I have always used Outlook 2000 for my emails; I have a great many email which I want to keep, a couple of years ago I dragged and dropped them into a folder outside of Outlook.
    Outlook would still open them in this folder.

    I now use Windows Live Mail, and it will not open the emails outside of Windows Live Mail

    I have imported the emails which were inside Outlook but how can I get the other emails to open.

    Is there a free program that will open them, any body any ideas?

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    I have always used Outlook 2000 for my emails; I have a great many email which I want to keep, a couple of years ago I dragged and dropped them into a folder outside of Outlook. Outlook would still open them in this folder.
    The Windows Live mail client may not behave the same way Outlook did.
    Outlook, while similar is NOT exactly the same as WLM.
    You may need to import everything from that "outside" folder before you can read the actual emails.
    At the very least import them to WLM, then export them using the WLM format. You may be able to open them then.

    Thread: Windows Live Mail folders
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    Hi Clint

    How do I import them?

    I have tried to import the folder they are in; Import says the folder is empty, yet there is 192 email in there.

    Oldn

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    When you go to use the import tab in the WLM client, import them as "outlook" files.
    See the above link it will show you everything you need to know.
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    Hi Clint

    Thanks for getting back to me.

    I read your link

    I did not get the choice to import as Outlook?
    I got Outlook Express 6 - Windows Mail - Windows Live Mail
    I did try to do it on all 3 options and got the same answer "this folder is empty"

    So what am I doing wrong

    Oldn

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    Then that means that there is nothing in that folder that can be imported by WLM, or that those files have been corrupted.
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    Ran across this;
    Outlook to Windows Live Mail Installation Guide
    Have a look and see if there is anything relevant to you here.
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    Please check this step by step guide to move your Outlook email to Windows live mail: http://lookforitoverhere.com/276/out...il-easy-guide/

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    Sorry I have not been back to you but I have been unwell.

    I have install Mailstore and found when my computer was upgraded they moved my email file for me with Mailstore, so I will have a go.

    Thanks a lot to both of you Oldn

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