Windows Mail to Outlook 2010
Posted on 2010-09-04
I need to transfer/convert Windows Mail folders to Outlook 2010 client on a new computer.
Clients old computer running XP and uses Outlook Express as an email client. New computer running win 7 with Outlook 2010.
The old XP computer will not allow me to use the Export the mail messages from Outlook Express to Outlook format with error in MAPI. Therefore, I copied all of the folders from the XP PC to the new Win 7 PC to be associated in Windows Mail thinking that I could avoid problem shooting the old PC and export them from their into Outlook on the new PC.
I installed Outlook 2010 on the new PC. default "outlook" profile and setup email. All is well.
Now, to get the messages imported, I opened Windows Mail and imported the files and folders from the OLD XP PC. Thinking this would allow me to export folders into a PST to be opened by outlook. However, when I go to File | Export | Messages | choose Exchange format (outlook) it works and finishes successfully.
Per Microsofts instructions I move to Outlook 2010> File>Open> Import> and choose the outlook express format. The import process starts but only gets Contacts, no folders or messages. I see the folders in Windows Mail.
What am I doing wron in making this process move the folders from Windows Mail to the new Outlook client on the new Windows 7 PC (now both on the same machine)?
On the new Win