How can I move my registered e-mail, e-mail folders and contacts from my Windows 2000 computer using Outlook Express 6 on my new computer Windows 7 with I guess Windows Live Mail or Outlook 2010?

Hello Microsoft...

I just bought a new computer with Windows 7 coming next week... I was told to download Windows Live Mail (?), because Outlook Express is no longer used (?), and the new computer will also Microsoft Office 2010 student Addition as well... so my question is would you please, 'how can I move my email, files saved e-mail and contacts to my Windows 2000 machine using Outlook Express 6 to my new Windows 7 machine with I guess Windows Live Mail or Outlook 2010?  I'd appreciate any help available...

Thank you very much



Transfer of data from Outlook Express and Windows Live Mail:

For Messages:

Copy the * ENTIRE * OE message store folder to a flash drive. (Folders.dbx must be included). Place it on the desktop or another location on the computer using WLMail. Open WLMail and: file | Import | Messages | Microsoft Outlook Express 6, and the point where it was saved.

Location of OE message store:

In OE: Tools | Options | Maintenance | Store folder will reveal the location of your Outlook Express files. Note the location and navigate on it in Explorer Windows or, copy and paste in start | Run.

In Windows XP, Win2K & Win2K3 the OE user files (DBX and WAB) are by default marked as hidden. To view these files in Windows Explorer, you must enable Show hidden files and folders under start | Control Panel | Folder Options icon | Opinion, or in Windows Explorer. Tools | Folder options | View.

For addresses:

Open the address book in OE and file | Export | Address book (wab) and save it to the desktop. Copy it to a flash drive. Place it on the desktop or another location on the computer using WLMail.

Open the Contacts list in WLMail, (go |) Contacts in the Menu bar) and the file | Import | Address book (wab) Windows and the point where you saved it.

Note: If you use a CD or a DVD instead of a flash drive, after placing on the new machine you must remove the read-only attribute in the properties before you import.

For the account settings:

In OE: Tools | Accounts, select the account and export it to the desktop. This will be an .iaf file. Copy it to the new computer and WLMail desktop: tools | Accounts and import the settings from the location you saved the.

Bruce Hagen ~ MS - MVP [Mail]
Imperial Beach, CA

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