Importing old emails into Windows Mail

  Spiny 10:28 20 Mar 2008
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I have an old HDD from my previous PC in an external enclosure. I want to transfer the old Outlook Express files into my Windows Mail program, so that I can read my old emails. Can anyone tell me what files or folders I need to access on my old drive, and how to go about this.

  Terry Brown 11:07 20 Mar 2008

I assume you want to copy the Emails and the Address book.
If the old hard drive is still active, create a folder on the hard drive to hold data. Open Outlook Express and select (from taskbar) tile windows. Highligt the emails you want to keep and drag (or copy & Paste) to the folder you created. They will be saved as *.eml files.
When you have copies all the emails you want, go to File, export, address book, other and select csv format (Excel). save this to the same folder.

You should then be able to import the address book into Windows mail (you will have to check the procedure yourself).
The Emails are now ordinary files and can be opened directly withthe mouse.
hope this helps
Terry

  anskyber 11:12 20 Mar 2008

Also, a simple guide. click here

  Spiny 12:33 20 Mar 2008

Very many thanks to you both. Cheers.

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