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Export Turnpike ( DEMON) mail and Address book to Outlook Express or Windows Mail - EDITED

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I have my many years of emails and addresses on Turnpike.  The program from Demon.
Now my new machine will have Windows 7 -64 bit and will not support Turnpike.  I understand that the easiest way to get my data into Windows 7  is to convert both mail folders and addresses to Outlook Express format which can then be exported to Windows mail. ( Windows 7 64 bit does not support OE.)

Hope someone can help.  I saw this qustion marked as solved in your database - but it was not solved by the replies. Just a suggestion that export as .txt could help.  I have tried - this does not work with a very large data source as the fields do not match in different emails.

Turnpiks has its own form of keeping its emails and some conversion is needed.  It is not possible to see the emails except within the program
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Question by:Rosignol
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by:MidnightOne
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http://www.blogdev.info/tag/turnpike/ points to the utility Free MBOX to EML Converter (http://www.emltopst.com/downloads/mboxtoeml.exe) that claims to do the conversion from Turnpike to EMLs.
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by:Rosignol
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Thank you MidnightOne.  I had tried the program suggested without success.  In view of that hopeful blog I will try again this evening, following some suggestions from the writer.
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How did it fail, precisely?
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by:Rosignol
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There are two programs suggested. Installed both.  First one is to change mailbox files to EML.  The problem was finding the files in Turnpike.  When I opened my Inbox in Turnpike and selected a batch of files the  the MBox to EML said cannot open files they are in use somewhere else- which they were of course. Close Turnpike and lose the connection to the program..  So I found the MAIL folder in Turnpike ( you cannot view inside it ) and gave that to the program.  It then produced in an empty folder a file called email1.eml ( 10Mb ).  I have OE on the XP machine but could not make it import or see the eml file.
I tried to convert the EML to PST using the other program (Outlook Import Wizard ) this did not work - claimed there were no email files in the email1.eml.  But threre are many options in the second program so I shall persevere!!  
Can you tell me how I would import the PST into Ootlook which I have an a laptop.  Although I do not use it I could see if there was any sign of my Turnpike emails
And am I correct in expecting OE to import an .eml file. -and how would I do that.

Finally I may try a question to the author of the blog you suggested.  Not may people use , or have see, Turnpike now!

Thank you for your patience.
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by:MidnightOne
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To open a PST in MS Outlook 2007, go to file > Open > Outlook data file and select the PST you want to open. From there, just drag-and-drop where you want them. I prefer to keep the archived stuff in the PST if only to provide a definite break point for when I transferred the mail over.

OE can import EML files, according to http://www.outlookimport.com/import-eml-files-outlook-express/. It show how.
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by:Rosignol
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Thanks for the link to putting EML intp OE.  I tried the method suggested and it worked as the eml file ( email1.eml) appeared in OE.  But it was complete garbage.  However this confirms that my problem is getting the correct files out of Turnpike.  Incidently the program only produced 1 file not the dozens I expectd to see. And I suspect that the size ( 10Mb) was not enough to hold what I expected.

Enough for now.  Busy tomorrow.  Will try again later in the week.
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by:Rosignol
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To Midnight One

Success at last. The problem was getting the correct data from Turnpike.  I had tried file-->export and dragging and dropping both without success. In Turnpike  I had a lisi of emails on the screen selected them all and then went to File - Export then chose a name and folder for the resulting file.  ( Previously I had tried to export a folder!)

Your suggested program converted this to eml ( You need an empty folder not on external media so no memory stick ) Then make a folder in OE , double click the eml folder , select all its contents and bingo all converted to OE email.

Even better I found that the eml files can also be copied directly into a folder in Windoes Live Mail. So no need for the EML to PST conversion as I will probably use Windows mail with my new machine which will have Winows 7-64 bit and Windows Mail.  

Last question: is there a difference between Windows Mail and Windows Live mail?  I have experimented a little with a laptop running Windows 7 (32) and Windows Live Mail.   I will eventually use pop3 to get my newTurnpike emails, which I would like to store on the new computer.
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Windows mail is the client that comes with Windows 7.

Windows Live Mail is the renamed Hotmail. :)
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Thank you for your help Midnight One - without it I would not have solved this problem. Your suggestions for getting the eml files into Outlook worked once I had the correct eml files!

I will use Outlook I think now that I can transfer my Turnpike files.  I have never really got on with Hotmail which seems completely tangled into Windows Live Mail.
For the record this will be Office 2010 on Windows7 - 64bit.   Wish me luck!
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Re-read the Grading comments and changed to an A
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