Out with Outlook Express and in with Outlook? So your deal is over with Outlook Express and it has started with Outlook? Okay, fine, what is your next step? Start the application for the first time, configure your mail accounts, feed the contacts back, start sending and receiving emails- Hey, Stop! You mean you are going to start retrieving your mails and contacts one by one? I hope you didn’t know that you could import those form Outlook Express to Outlook. Never mind, that’s what we are here for, to help you copy the contents of the Outlook Express folder to your Windows 7 system.
Windows 7 support instructions to import from Outlook Express to Outlook
- Open your Outlook Express program. Click “Tool” and then select “options”. Click on the “Maintenance” tab.
- Click the “Store Folder” button and highlight the full file path shown in the “Store Location” window.
- To copy the file location, hold down “Ctrl” and “C“. Click “Start” button at the bottom left corner and then click “Control Panel.”
- Double click on the “Folder options” and then select “View” tab. Windows 7 support team then instructs to click “Show hidden files and folders” and click “OK” button.
- Click “start” button at the bottom left corner of your computer screen and click on “My computer” option. Click on the address bar and until the address bar is empty, press “Backspace“. To paste the file path, Press “Ctrl” and “V“.
- To go to the Outlook Express folder, Press “Enter“. To select all of the files on that folder, Hold down “Ctrl” and “A“.
- Then copy these files and burn those to a removable media device and insert the device into the Windows 7 PC.
- Open your Microsoft Outlook, from the ribbon menu, click the “File” tab and then click “Open”.
- Click the “Import” button. Double-click “Import From Another File or Program.” Double-click “Outlook Express 4.x, 5.x, 6.x or Windows Mail.”
- Check “Import Mail,” then “Import Address Book” and then “Import Rules.” Click “Next.”
- Choose whether you want to import the address book into the “Contacts” folder or to the “Personal Address book” folder.
- From the options select whether to discard duplicates, keep duplicates, or overwrite existing files and click “Finish”.
That’s all with the Windows 7 support instructions.