The Export could not be performed. An error occurred while initializing MAPI

I need to import mail messages and settings from Outlook Express 6 on Windows XP SP2 to Windows Live Mail on a new Windows 7 PC.

I attempt to export messages from Outlook Express but I get a message saying that "The Export could not be performed. An error occurred while initializing MAPI".

I changed the Outook Express settings as described in article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/179637/en-us (method 2) but the message remains and I can't go on.

  • How can I go on exporting messages?
  • Can I just copy the .dbx files and import them in Windows 7?
  • Is there any alternate solution?

Outlook is not installed on my PC neither I want to install it.

Regards

Mario

 

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Last updated December 4, 2018 Views 24,987 Applies to:
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The export is only if you have Outlook or Exchange installed.  Copy the entire directory of dbx files to the Desktop of the Win7 computer and make sure the files are not read only.  Then in WLM use File | Import | Messages and point to that directory.
 
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I need to import mail messages and settings from Outlook Express 6 on Windows XP SP2 to Windows Live Mail on a new Windows 7 PC.

I attempt to export messages from Outlook Express but I get a message saying that "The Export could not be performed. An error occurred while initializing MAPI".

I changed the Outook Express settings as described in article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/179637/en-us (method 2) but the message remains and I can't go on.

  • How can I go on exporting messages?
  • Can I just copy the .dbx files and import them in Windows 7?
  • Is there any alternate solution?

Outlook is not installed on my PC neither I want to install it.

Regards

Mario

Steve Cochran, Ph.D.
MS-MVP 1998 - 2014
Outlook Express \ Windows Mail
http://www.oehelp.com

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