I found this thread and thought it would help me. I was using Outlook
Express on my desktop and trying to transfer my messages and address book to
Outlook on my new laptop. I have my Outlook Express files (store folder) on
my laptop's harddrive in a temporary location. However, I can't transfer
them to OE on my laptop, because I'm running Vista and OE is no longer
available. Do I need to transfer the OE mail and address book to Windows
Mail and then to export them to Outlook?
Of course the laptop is brand new but Office was presinstalled by Dell,
neither Dell nor Microsoft will assist in this issue.
> Collingwood wrote:
> > I do not know how I can transfer or export my address book and personal
> > messages from outlook express on my old desktop, to my outlook account on
> > my
> > new laptop. Do I need to retype all of my contacts in outlook, and what
> > about the important messages I saved in a personal folder? Not to mention
> > there is no floppy drive on the laptop...What do I ?
> There are several steps you need to take, depending on your hardware.
> Firstly, you need to transfer your OE mail and address book to OE on the new
> take a look here on how to transfer the files:
> If you have any sort of quantity of emails to transfer then a floppy will be
> no good anyway.
> There are several options: You can copy all the data to a CD if you have a
> CD burner on the desktop: If both machines have a Network card in you can
> connect them via a crossover cable, you can upload all the data to a
> website, (assuming a broadband connection) or failing all that, you can
> pick up a 100MB Zip drive very very cheaply.
> Having transfered all your mail and data to OE on your new machine, from
> within OE, export your mail to Outlook. Do NOT import from within Outlook
> for your mail.
> Then in Outlook, import your addres book and email settings.
> Gordon Burgess-Parker
> Interim Systems and Management Accounting