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Trasfering emails and contacts from Windows Mail to Outlook Express

Hi, Can anyone please give me a step by step (very basic explanation please) on how to move my mothers emails and contacts from Windows Mail (Vista) to Outlook express (Windows XP). My mother has tried Vista but wants to go back to XP. She has a new laptop with XP on it and her old one has Vista. I want to transfer all of her fils ect but don't know how to move her emails and contacts. How do I move her emails and contacts from Vista's Windows mail to XP's Outlook express.

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  • domp8 Sep 18, 2008

    Hi Dell-Net,



    Thank you for your explaination - It worked a treat.



    Thanks again



    domp8

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Hello
you can do it in many ways but I think this is the simplest.
copy addressbook
1. go to file>export>windows contacts
2. and save it to same backup folder on your desktop

copy msg
1. create a folder on your vista desktop(backupmail)
2. start vista mail
3. drag your messages that you want to the XP computer to the desktop backup mail folder you most drag emails you cannot drag and drop folders.
4. when you are done move the folder on a USB stick or something and move it to your desktop on your xp computer.

copy addressbook
1. go to file>export>windows contacts choose CSV
2. and save it to same backup folder on your desktop

copy your mail account.
1. go to tools>accounts>export
2. save the file in you backup folder on your desktop

then copy the backup folder on your desktop to a usb stick or something to transfer it to your xp computer


your xp computer.
import msg
1. paste the backup folder to your desktop
2. open outlook express and drag and drop the msg from the backup folder on your desktop

import contacts

1. click file import "other addressbook" and choose "text file" navigate to the desktop backup folder and you should find a file to import click OK.

import account settings

1.go to options> accounts
2. then mail tab and click import button
3. navigate to the backup folder on your desktop and choose the iaf file to import

then you are done

good luck hope I helped, get back to me if you need more help.




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