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Tuesday, 30 October 2012

How to import from Outlook Express to Outlook?

In my previous posts, I have discussed few flaws of Outlook Express that makes MS Outlook comparatively a better choice. There might be many cases in which you would like to migrate from Outlook Express to Outlook. If you are a home user Outlook Express is okay for you. But there can be some scenarios in which you have to switch to Outlook.
Such as, if you have changed your Operating system from Windows XP to Windows 7. Then, you need to change your Email client from Outlook Express to Outlook as Windows 7 doesn’t ship Outlook Express. So, in that case you need to get all your Outlook Express mails to Outlook.

Let’s consider a similar case, if you have Outlook Express installed on your old machine and MS Outlook on the new one. If you want to access your Outlook Express mails from old machine to MS Outlook machine on new machine then, how can you do this?...
I am describing this case in my article.

How to Import Outlook Express to MS Outlook?       
If you want to switch from Outlook Express to MS Outlook and need to access your Outlook Express files to MS Outlook. How can you access those mails in Outlook as there is no direct import option by which Outlook can access your Outlook Express.

Follow the given steps:
  1. Firstly, install Outlook on your previous/old machine.
  2. Open your Outlook Express application on the old machine
  3. Use the Export command to get your Outlook Express messages into Outlook. In this way your outlook express mails are being accessed in MS Outlook.
  4. Now, Backup the PST file that has been created in Outlook.
  5. This Backup file can be now restored on the new machine.
The above steps easily let you import your Outlook Express data  to MS Outlook however, if you find these steps cucumber some, you can use some  proficient DBX to PST conversion tool. There are a number of DBX to PST converter tools available in market. These tools help you perform a hassle free DBX to PST conversion in few clicks and thus, provide an easy way to access your Outlook Express mails in Outlook.

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