Import data from Microsoft® Outlook Express to Microsoft® Outlook 2003
What are the techniques to import data from Microsoft Outlook Express to Microsoft Outlook 2003?
Microsoft Outlook Express and Microsoft Outlook 2003 are e-mail programs developed by Microsoft. Since they are from the same vendor, they exhibit some similar characteristics. But more dissimilarities than similar features are found between them. This is because of the different usability options of the two. Microsoft Outlook Express and Microsoft Outlook 2003 are designed for handling e-mail accounts of users. Both of them are equipped with Address Book, filters, and support POP3, IMAP, and HTTP e-mail protocols. Microsoft Outlook Express is an Internet e-mail client while Microsoft Outlook 2003 is designed for corporate users. Therefore Microsoft Outlook Express comes as a part of Internet Explorer while Microsoft Outlook 2003 comes with Microsoft Office. This is the most important factor that separates the two. It is possible for the users to import user data from Microsoft Outlook Express to Microsoft Outlook 2003 if they want to switch to it.
Discussed below are some points that can help the users to import Microsoft Outlook Express data to Microsoft Outlook 2003:
- Need of importing
- Importing within the same computer
- Among different computers
Need of importing
It is often required by the users to switch from Microsoft Outlook Express to Microsoft Outlook 2003. The need of switching between e-mail programs arises mostly for office users. In this case leaving the important contacts and favorite e-mails in Microsoft Outlook Express is a painful process. This is where the Import and Export wizard of Microsoft comes into use. Importing data from Microsoft Outlook Express to Microsoft Outlook 2003 help the users to stick with their contacts, e-mails and even customized settings.
Importing within the same computer
Importing of data can take place under several environments and situations. It is easier to import when the two programs reside on the same computer. Open Microsoft Outlook 2003 and select the ‘File’ menu and then click on ‘Import and Export’. Now select ‘Import Internet Mail and Addresses’ and click ‘Next’. Select the application ‘Outlook Express’ from the list. Click ‘Next’, ‘Finish’ and then ‘OK’. This will import all of the e-mails, contacts, and any other data from Microsoft Outlook Express to Microsoft Outlook 2003 when in the same computer.
To import data, open Microsoft Outlook Express in the computer from where you want to import it. Open ‘Tools’ menu and then click on ‘Options’. Click on the ‘Maintenance’ tab and select ‘Store Folder’. Copy the entire path in the 'Store Location' dialog box. Paste the path you just copied in ‘Run’ window which can be accessed from the ‘Start’ menu. After the path is pasted, hit ‘Enter’. A new window will be displayed which is where the files associated with Microsoft Outlook Express are kept. Copy and paste the folder to a removable device or to a network drive so that you can access it from your computer. Now from the computer where Microsoft Outlook 2003 is installed, copy and paste the file folder from the removable device or network drive to any file folder. Open Microsoft Outlook Express and open ‘Options’ from the ‘Tools’ menu. Select the ‘Maintenance’ tab and then ‘Store Folder’. Click on ‘Change’ and navigate to the file path where the file is kept. Double click on the file to open it and click ‘OK’. Now both Microsoft Outlook Express and Microsoft Outlook 2003 are in the same computer.
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