Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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Steps To Export E‑Mail Contacts And Calendars From Outlook And WIndows Mail

Exporting your e‑mail, contacts, and calendars:  Follow the steps below to manually export your e‑mail, contacts, and calendars from Outlook Express or Windows Mail before you upgrade to Windows 7.

Outlook Express
  1. The folder that contains the Outlook Express messages is marked as a hidden folder in Windows. To view this hidden folder, click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click Appearance and Themes, and then click Folder Options. Click the View tab, and under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders.
  2. Locate the folder named Outlook Express. In Windows XP, this folder is located here by default: C:\Documents and Settings\your user name\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\ {your Windows user identity number} \Microsoft\Outlook Express.
  3. Copy the Outlook Express folder and all its contents to an external location, like an external hard drive or USB flash drive.
The Windows user identity number is different for every user. It will be inside brackets and look similar to this sample number: {8389CA60-ED34-11DB-95EE-10AE55D89593}.
If Windows XP is installed on another hard disk location other than your C: drive, use that drive letter instead of C: when searching for your Outlook Express folder.
Outlook Express stores your messages in a folder that contains several different .dbx files. These files (folders.dbx, inbox.dbx, outbox.dbx) contain all your messages. Windows Live Mail cannot import any of these files individually; you must import the entire Outlook Express folder.
Windows Mail:
  1. Create an empty folder on your desktop.
  2. Open Windows Mail.
  3. Click File, click Export, and then click Messages.
  4. Click Microsoft‌ Windows‍ Mail‍, and then click Next.
  5. Click Browse and navigate to the folder on your desktop that you created.
  6. Click Select Folder, and then click Next.
  7. Click All folders, and then click Next.
  8. Wait for the export to complete and then click Finish.

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