Exporting/Importing emails

  Simsy 13:12 09 Jun 2010


I'm about to help someone, remotely, move some emails...

The situation is that he has a work laptop that is being returned tomorrow, as he is retiring. This laptop has Outlook, (2007 I think). This Outlook has a considerable number of personal emails that he want to retain.

He has a personal laptop, running XP Home, that does not have Outlook, but does, of course, have Outlook Express available. He currently doesn't use an email client on this laptop.

What is wanted is all the emails, from the Outlook laptop, exported/imported into the XP laptop.

What I propose to do is the folowing... will this work?...

1)From within Outlook, do a File>Export and end up with a backup .pst file.

2)This .pst file will be copied onto the XP laptop.

3) On the XP laptop Outlook Express will be opened.

4)from within Outlook Express File>Import>Mail messages and choose Outlook.

What I'm not sure about is whether this last import stage, 4), will ask me to locate the .pst file, (as Outlook isn't installed). Does anyone out there know?

I've done a dummy at work, (wihtout completing the process), but because it has Outlook installed, (which is the default and is what is used for email), when I try the import in OE I think it finds OUTLOOK itself, and thus knows where to find the .pst file.

I hope my question makes sense.

Anyone know if that will work?

My second option is

1) StartOutlook Express on the work machine.

2) Import emails into that.

3)Locate and copy the "Store Folder" for OE

4)Paste that folder onto the XP laptop.

5)Open OE on the XP laptop

6)Change the default "Store Folder" to be the one just pasted in.

I'd welcome comments on the best method, bearing in mind that I'll be doing this remotely, (I hope!), using Crossloop.

Thanks in anticipation.
With apologies for any delay in response from me... I'll shortly be away from internet acces for a couple of hours!



  lotvic 15:14 09 Jun 2010

1st option won't work because you need both Outlook and OE installed on the same computer (MAPI?) click here

2nd option is best click here

(but I have never done this so am no expert)

Is there too many emails to just forward them? Then they could be collected by Outlook Express on other laptop.

  Simsy 15:36 09 Jun 2010

Way too many emails...

Actually I'd just started before getting an email saying there was a response...

Option 1 didn't work...
I'm currently half way through my 2nd option.

I'll report back in a while!




  Simsy 16:03 09 Jun 2010

That my method 2 seems to have worked!




  lotvic 18:47 09 Jun 2010

double Phew

and noted for future ref, thanks

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