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Migrate from Outlook Express on a Win XP PC to a new PC with Windows 10 Mail?

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Need to migrate from Outlook Express on a Win XP PC to a new PC with Windows 10 Mail.
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by:John Hurst
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Install Outlook on the XP Machine and allow Outlook to grab the OE Email into a PST file. You can copy the PST file into the Windows 10 machine and import it into Windows Mail.

Keep the XP machine until you are done as you may need the EML files or counterparts from OE. PST files are much easier to deal with if you can use them.
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by:BillCNS
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How do I import the PST?
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I've searched online and they say it can't be done?
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by:John Hurst
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Open Windows Mail and look for the File Open options.
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Try this Windows 10 Forum article that may help you.

http://www.windows10forums.com/threads/importing-outlook-express-email-files-to-windows-10-mail-program.3504/

Also Consider using Outlook as it is a vastly better tool and robust into the future. Free Microsoft mail tools keep changing.  Subscriptions are very inexpensive.
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by:BillCNS
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Will Outlook 2013 work on XP?
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by:John Hurst
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I am not sure. It might. Outlook 2013 will certainly work in Windows 10. As far as I went in XP was Outlook 2003. You may need to get an old copy of Office on eBay.
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Thanks fr your help!
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You are very welcome and I was pleased to assist.
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