How to move OE 6 .dbx files to Windows Live Mail

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Transferring data from Outlook Express to Windows Live Mail:

For Messages:

Copy the  *ENTIRE* OE message store folder to a flash drive. (Folders.dbx must be included). Place this on the Desktop or other location on the machine using WLMail. Open WLMail and: File | Import | Messages | Microsoft Outlook Express 6 and point to where you saved it.

OE Message Store Location:

In OE: Tools | Options | Maintenance | Store Folder will reveal the location of your Outlook Express files. Write the location down and navigate to it in Windows Explorer or, copy and paste it into Start | Run.

In WinXP, 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 | View, 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 to a flash drive. Place this on the Desktop or other location on the machine using WLMail.

Open the Contacts list in WLMail, (Go | Contacts on the Menu Bar), and File | Import | Windows Address Book (wab) and point to where you saved it. 

Note: If you use a CD or DVD instead of a flash drive, after placing on the new machine you must remove the Read Only attribute in Properties before you import.

For Account Settings:

In OE: Tools | Accounts, select the account and export it to the Desktop. This will be a .iaf file. Copy it to the new machine's Desktop and in WLMail: Tools | Accounts and import the settings from the location you saved them.


Bruce Hagen ~ MS-MVP [Mail]
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☞ Avoid a post. Backup your data. ☜

Bruce Hagen
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2014 ~ Present
Imperial Beach, CA

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