Folder of msg files import into pst

I have about 48,000 msg files in a folder, which Id like to import into a PST file.

I can currently drag a few hundred over into the folder and they import, but if I import more than about 200 Outlook tells me it cant import the files.

I have looked around for programs that can merge msg files into a pst file, but they are quite expensive.

Is it possible to import 1 msg into a folder in the pst file which I can code in VBA, so after using item.saveas("c:\msg1.msg"), I can load the item into a folder "\\Archive 2008\Inbox", so something like:-
               dim item as new mailitem
               item = loadfile("c:\msg1.msg")
               item.folder = "\\Archive 2008\Inbox"

I know the above code wont work, but have no idea how to load a msg file up and then save it to a specific folder.

Any help would be appriciated.

Thank you in advance
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David LeeCommented:
Hi, tonelm54.

Unfortunately Outlook's object model doesn't include the ability to import a .msg file.  Doing that requires the use of a third-party library like Outlook Redemption (

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tonelm54Author Commented:
Good afternoon,
Can you have a look at '' as I have an issue with setting the folder of the imported object.
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