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    Move Saved Outlook Express Emails To Outlook (Vista Home Premium)

    Is there a way to move saved Outlook Express files from Win98SE to Outlook 7 in Vista? I just bought a new outfit and want to keep my old saved emails but use them in my new email. The old OE files are listed as whatever.dbx while the new email files that i save when i get them now in Outlook are (for example) 00000000-00000000.eml.

    I have the old OE files saved in a folder on a minitraveldrive, but if there is an easier way to do it from the other computer I am open to that also. The Windows Easy Transfer in Vista states that it can only be used between Windows 2000 or XP and Vista.

    As a last resort I can always pay between $150-200 to the geek squad at Best Buy. Sheesh and I thought Big Brother Microsoft was steep.

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    Re: Move Saved Outlook Express Emails To Outlook (Vista Home Premium)

    Welcome to Woody's Lounge!

    Outlook 7? Do you mean Outlook 2007 or Windows Mail, the successor of Outlook Express in Windows Vista?

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    Re: Move Saved Outlook Express Emails To Outlook (Vista Home Premium)

    Vista Windows Mail. My bad. I thought that that was part of Outlook 2007. Forgive the Newbie.

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    Re: Move Saved Outlook Express Emails To Outlook (Vista Home Premium)

    No problem! I've moved the thread to the Outlook Express/Windows Mail forum.

    See the "Importing from Outlook Express" section in OEHelp.com/backup.

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    Re: Move Saved Outlook Express Emails To Outlook (Vista Home Premium)

    WOW !!! Can't thank you enough. Worked like a charm. Between Woody's Dummies book and the site help, got it accomplished in under an hour. Thanks again.

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    Re: Move Saved Outlook Express Emails To Outlook (Vista Home Premium)

    I'd like to resurrect this thread since I have a similar task at hand but with this caveat..... The XP machine that contains OE has been moved to another location (non-networked) away from the new Vista machine. Thus, I am wanting to know the easiest and most reliable way to import the OE mail dbx data and the Address Book to the Vista machine; probably via a USB thumbdrive or CD if the first isn't possible. From reading several articles on Google searches, it appears that manually saving the correct .dbx files can be difficult particularly in identifying which ones (Identities) to copy/paste into another location.

    Thanks for any help.

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    Re: Move Saved Outlook Express Emails To Outlook (Vista Home Premium)

    Can you use the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard in Vista?

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    Re: Move Saved Outlook Express Emails To Outlook (Vista Home Premium)

    Hans,

    I've never used the "File and Transfer Wizard" ever..... so I have no idea if it can be used. But again, here is the situation:

    1) The machine with OE is in another location in the building. There is no network connection between the two PC's.

    2) How to successfully transfer the OE .dbx files/folders (I'm assuming these are individual files/folders which relate to OE's "inbox", "sent", etc., folders?) as well as the Address Book to some removable media, e.g., a thumbdrive?

    3) I'm assuming again, that if I can at least grab the wanted .dbx files and the Address Book (.wba file) then I can simply use the "Import" feature in Windows Mail?

    So, are you suggesting to use this "File and Transfer Wizard" on the XP machine to transfer the OE data to a thumbdrive?

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    Re: Move Saved Outlook Express Emails To Outlook (Vista Home Premium)

    Jeff,

    I think you need to use the Windows Easy Transfer Tool. There are step-by-step instructions here. HTH
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    Re: Move Saved Outlook Express Emails To Outlook (Vista Home Premium)

    I have no experience with Vista. DocWatson's reply looks helpful, otherwise take a look at this page.

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    Re: Move Saved Outlook Express Emails To Outlook (Vista Home Premium)

    Okay, okay...... I printed out the destructions for using the "Easy Transfer Tool", although for some reason I found them to be confusing and even contradictory in places. I'll give it a go when I return to the client's office and let you know how I made out. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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