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moving Outlook Express

Postposted on Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:00 am

Hi Guys,What's the easiest/best way to move my friend's email (Outlook Express,with contacts,addresses etc) from Windows XP 32 bit to a new machine running Windows 7 64 bit?
He has an external drive available and wants to use the inbuilt mail client on the new machine.
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Re: moving Outlook Express

Postposted on Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:35 am

I think the official way is to use the "windows easy transfer wizard" but I'd just switch to using Thunderbird as that is actually easy to move from one PC to another.
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Re: moving Outlook Express

Postposted on Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:51 am

Thanks,anyone else? :D
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Re: moving Outlook Express

Postposted on Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:04 am

What he said. OE does not exist past WinXP, so he has to switch mail clients anyway.

I would install Thunderbird on the XP machine, import his OE mail, etc., then copy the contents of "C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Thunderbird" on the old machine to "C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird" on the new machine.

If he'd rather not use Thunderbird, then first install Live Mail on the Win7 machine and use the official MS transfer wizard to handle the heavy lifting, or install Live Mail on the XP box, have it do the import, then do the xfer wizard to the new box that has Live Mail on it.

You have to install Windows Live Mail on the Win7 box because there /is/ no built-in mail client.
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Re: moving Outlook Express

Postposted on Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:40 am

Thanks for the elaboration.
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Re: moving Outlook Express

Postposted on Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:00 pm

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