outlook express for windows 7 64 bit

July 16, 2011 at 22:26:48
Specs: Windows 64
I want to transfer my outlook express from Windows XP platform to new laptop with Windows 7 64bit. How do I transfer my settings and mails from old to new without loosing information.

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#1
July 17, 2011 at 00:28:27
run the transfer wizard from the win 7 dvd.
or
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...

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#2
July 17, 2011 at 01:01:18
Note that Outlook Express does not exist in Windows 7, in fact there isn't a default mail client installed initially. You need to download Microsoft Live Essentials - you don't need to choose everything that comes with it, just make sure at least 'Mail' is ticked. Once you've done that it still isn't the end of it though because the transfer wizard only looks for programs it expects - because OE isn't installed it will ignore the settings so you have to do it manually. On the XP machine, copy the contents of the store folder, all of the dbx files, onto a memory stick, and then export your addresses from within OE and save them as a .csv file (there's no point exporting the messages as that only works if you are moving to Outlook or Exchange). Then you need to make a manual note of the connection settings, at least your username and password for each account.

On the new machine, set up your accounts(s) first - LiveMail is quite good at finding the settings for regular ISPs and you just need your username/password, then you can import messages and addresses/contacts using the wizard in each section, point it towards the location where you saved the dbx and csv files. The messages appear in 'imported folders' which you can either leave as they are or move back into the folders you want them in.

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#3
July 17, 2011 at 05:17:18
After using Live Mail, IF you do not like it you then can (to try) migrate all directly to Mozilla Thunderbird which feels a lot like Outlook.

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#4
July 17, 2011 at 06:14:58
Hi Johnr

Have managed to come right with the solution. Thanks for your input.


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#5
July 17, 2011 at 09:36:02
Good, & many thanks for replying back to let others know that something's worked for you - it's a rarity amongst posters these days...

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd


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