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Importing from Outlook Express to Outlook


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Hi everyone.

Wondering how to copy or import info from Outlook Express (address book & identities) to Outlook. New hard drive - all old files/information wiped out. This stuff is saved to CD-R.

Not sure if they are compatible with each other to import. The address book may not be a problem. But not sure how to import "identities" that hold all the saved emails.

I can open the address book on the CD-R and view it. The identity file(s) are not readable from the CD-R because the format only works with Outlook Express - I think. :tazz:

Windows ME.
Outlook 2000 (from Microsoft Office 2000).


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Try here for Outlook 2000

http://support.micro...kb;en-us;196492

Here for Outlook Express

http://support.micro...kb;en-us;257173

You should be able to import from the OE folder you create to Outlook

Edited by Keith, 31 May 2005 - 10:18 AM.

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Thanks Keith.

Will give those a try tonight.

If nothing else - I learned through this whole "computer crashing" experience to learn to manually set a restore date in Windows ME when everything is working fine. This way I can restore the system if something gets screwed up.

Whew. Don't know how you computer people do it! I just get so frustrated trying to fix crap.

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Generally, if you run disc clean up then defragment the drive and create a restore point ahead of installing anything, you have something to go back to, and if whatever you have installed runs well for a day then defragment the drive and create a new restore point.
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All is working well Keith!

Took care of everything.

Will most likely do a manual restore as soon as I finish installing the rest of the programs.

Thanks!!
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If you install a programme then it gets a better chance at landing on your drive in one place and one piece if the drive is defragmented.

This applies to programmes you install from a CD, which are likely to be sizeable, you won't need to bother for things like ad-aware, spybot etc.

I saw your other post, good that things went well.

Thank you for having the courtesy to post the results

Edited by Keith, 31 May 2005 - 09:21 PM.

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