Thursday, 23 February 2012

Import your messages or account from Outlook Express to Outlook

You can import e-mail messages from Outlook Express into Outlook. The process you use depends on whether the two e-mail programs are installed on the same computer or not. The Outlook Express Inbox folder is a single file, Inbox.dbx. Conversely, Outlook stores each message as an individual file. To transfer messages by using the Import and Export Wizard, you must first locate and copy the correct files from the computer where Outlook Express is installed to the computer where Outlook is installed. 

  When outlook and outlook express are installed on samecomputer:            
1.In Outlook, on the File menu, click Import and Export. 
2. Click Import Internet Mail and Addresses, and then click Next. 
3. Click Outlook Express. 
4. Select the Import mail check box. 
5. Click Next. 
6. Click Finish. 
7. To save a copy of the import summary to your Inbox, click Save in Inbox. 
When outlook and outlook express are installed on different computer:
    Copy Outlook Express folder 
1.On the computer where your Outlook Express account is set up, in Outlook Express, on the Tools menu, click Options. 
2. Click the Maintenance tab. 
3.Click Store Folder, and then note the entire path shown in the field in the Store Location dialog box. 
4. If necessary, modify the default view in Windows Explorer so that you can see hidden folders. The Outlook Express folder is located in a hidden folder. 
5. Browse to the location that you found in the Store Location dialog box. 
6. Do one of the following: 
Copy the entire Outlook Express folder to removable media, such as a floppy disk, DVD, or portable memory device, and then copy it to the computer where Outlook is installed. 
Copy the entire Outlook Express folder to a network location that the computer with both Outlook and Outlook Express has access to. 
7. On the computer where Outlook is installed, open Outlook Express. If prompted to create an e-mail account, click Cancel. 
8. On the Tools menu, click Options. 
9. Click the Maintenance tab. 
10.Click Store Folder and then click Change. 
11. Browse to the location where you copied the Outlook Express folder, and then click the folder that you copied in step 6. Click OK. 
12. To close the Store Location dialog box, click OK. 
13. When prompted to use the new messages or replace them with messages from the old store location, click yes to switch to that store. 
14. Close Outlook Express, and then open it again to complete the process. 
Import Outlook Express messages into Outlook as mentioned above.


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