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Is there any way to import outlook message from one OS to another OS? The situation is like this :

I downloaded some emails from my web server to my windows 2000 OS, using outlook. Now I am using windows XP, how can I import those emails to my win xp's outlook ?

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Are you using Exchange  Server or Pop3? If your are not using Exchange server just copy your .pst file over to your XP computer and set your Outlook profile to use that as your personal folder. (sorry I don't uses exchange so I don't have any info if you are using that but I think it is even easier)

God bless!

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by:Sohel Rana
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Hi Sam:

I am using Pop3, besides, I don't see any .pst file under Program Files>Outlook Express
Can you tell me the location of .pst files?

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Are you using Outlook or Outlook Express?
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Hello Rana,

Outlook uses *.pst file and generally all the information (data ie email , calendar, contact) will be stored in outlook.pst

Look for *.pst file searching in hidden folders
Mostly it would be found in
C:\Documents and Settings\{your profile name}\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

OL2000: (CW) How to Back Up, Restore, or Move Outlook Data
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=195719

Once you get outlook.pst then copy it to a CD or floppy and then log into other OS.
There copy it to hard disk and open outlook
go to file --> open --> outlook data file and import

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by:Sohel Rana
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Hi Sam & Ashwin:

I am using outlook express, thanks for your answer. Both of your answer is correct. But to be fair, I increase points from 250 to 500 and distribute equally.

Cheers!
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Or you can load outlook on your Windows 2000 machine and right click on "Personal Folders" in the folder view and select "Properties" then click on the "Advanced" button, and it should have a field that lists the full path and file name for  your PST file.
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If you are using Outlook Express you will need to either copy over the directory containing the Outook Express .dbx files or import your mail into Outlook and then copy over the .pst file. If you've already manged to copy it all then great. If not post another comment here and we can help through the end (Outlook Express can be a little more tricky then Outlook).

God bless!

Sam

PS. ThanX for the points!
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I kind of assumed that you were asking Microsoft outlook ..

As Sam has said , Outlook express uses DBX files

Thanks for the pts tho

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>> If not post another comment here and we can help through the end (Outlook Express can be a little more tricky then Outlook).

Already solved :) Thanks.

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