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Exporting Outlook Express Email 2 Win Live Email

Posted on 2014-01-30
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Old PC:
Windows XP
Outlook Express v 6

New PC:
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows Live Mail


I am helping a customer to decommission a really old troublesome PC.
With the exception of MS Outlook Express Email, everything worked fine, I move all data across, and also install all of the customers’ existing applications on the new PC.

However, my only problem was migration the customs old MS Outlook Express v 6 email across to Windows Live.
The customer has a significant number of sub folders setup in the Outlook express, and it is very important to them to bring that structure across.
They also have a significant number of contacts in Outlook Express, these are very important to them as well.


I tried something like, File, Export, and then it gave me 2 options, email messages and email contacts.  The Email Contacts was success.

However, when I tried to export the email messages, I was getting an error message: The export cannot be performed, an error occurred while initializing MAPI


Thank you very much for any help.
Robbie.
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I've seen that error when there wasn't an account defined -- did you by chance delete the mail account before trying the export?

Another alternative that should work is to install Windows Live Mail on the old XP system.    This will automatically import all the data from the Outlook Express folders ... and you can then export it from Live Mail.    The XP version is an older version, but the exported folders from Live Mail will import fine into the new version on the new PC.

Note that the imported folders from either method (OE or Live Mail) can be a bit of a pain.   The structure will be in place; but they'll be in an "Imported Mail" folder.   You can drag the folders one-at-a-time to the new location in the folder tree where you want them, so it's only a few minutes to get everything where you want it (depending on the number of folders) ... but it's nevertheless a hassle.
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