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Windows Mail - Transferring Outlook PST file

I'm trying to move my personal folders from a pc running XP and Outlook to a new laptop running Vista and Windows Mail. I've tried to use the import feature in Mail but get an error stating "Messages cannot be imported from the MAPI client. An error has occured," I had copied my PST file to a flash drive. But I'm not given a chance to tell the program where the file is located. What can I do short of resending all of the emails to myself? Any ideas?

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  • nealeyj Jul 15, 2008

    Thanks your your suggestions. I did go to Microsoft and never really found anything other than one solution to a similar problem said Mail did not work with PST files.

    Fortunately, i had recently installed software on the PC from Iolo that had reloaded the last known working setup on the PC. So, I have been able to just forward the emails i needed from the old PC to the new laptop. Yeah, it's slow. but, it's getting done.

    Thanks again for trying to help!

  • Rishi Roshan Ali May 11, 2010

    any luck ?

  • Rishi Roshan Ali May 11, 2010

    Have you consulated MICROSOFT HELP AND SUPPORT CENTER ? i suggest you do so first and if that fails let us know and we will find a solution. Personally i havent encountered that problem before short of a bad instillation of windows.

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There is probably a compatibility problem with mail and outlook.

What about installing Outlook onto your Vista computer?

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