Migrate Windows Live Mail (Imported Folders) into Outlook 2010 (Windows 7 OS)

Posted on 2011-05-08
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I just purchased a new pc with Windows 7 and Office 2010.  I imported Outlook Express folders and messages into Windows Live Mail.  The folders and messages imported into a folder named "Imported Folders" under the "Storage Folders" -- now I would like to "import" those folders and messages into Outlook 2010.  Evidently it is not as easy as opening Outlook 2010 and clicking import from Windows Live Mail -- that did not work.  Any help you could provide in helping me get my folders, subfolders and messages into Outlook 2010 would be appreciated.  Thank you.
Question by:mmj1
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    Hi there mmj1,

    To export messages from Windows Live Mail in Windows 7 into Windows Vista and into Windows XP, follow these steps:

       1) Start Outlook.
       2) Start Windows Live Mail.
       3) In Windows Live Mail, click File or press ALT+M to show the File menu bar.
       4) On the File menu, point to Export, and then click Messages.
       5) In the Windows Live Mail Export Wizard, click Microsoft Exchange, and then click Next.
       6) Click OK when you receive the following message:
       This will export messages from Windows Live Mail to Microsoft Outlook or Microsoft Exchange.
        Note If Outlook is not open, select a profile to receive the messages, and then click OK.
       7)  To specify the files that you want to export, click All, and then click OK. Or, click Selected Folders, select the folders that you want to export, and then click OK.
       8) In the Export Complete dialog box, click Finish.

    The folders and contents now appear in the selected profile in Outlook.

    Author Comment

    LIttle K, thanks for the response -- does this apply to Windows 7 operating system?  (it says VIsta & Windows XP).  Just wanted to verify before I give it a try.  Thanks.

    Author Closing Comment

    This worked fine. Thank you.

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