Export Data from Microsoft® Outlook Express to Microsoft® Outlook
Export of messages and emails
Outlook Express and Outlook are different programs from Microsoft with different features. Both Outlook Express and Outlook are capable of sending, receiving and sharing information from Internet. Data including e-mails, contacts and messages can be exported from Outlook Express to Outlook. This can be done depending on whether e-mail programs are installed on the same computer or on different computers. If the programs are installed on different computers, you should first locate and copy the required files from the computer on which Outlook Express is installed to the computer on which Outlook is installed. Export of data can be done at the time of set up or after set-up. Exporting data from Outlook Express to Outlook can also be done by using the exporting tool. But this is not recommended since there are chances of failure in the export of attachments. So, it is better to test it yourself and use exporting tool rather than blindly believing in it.
Discussed below are some points that will help users to have a clear idea for exporting data from Outlook Express to Outlook:
- Export e-mails from Outlook Express to Outlook
- Export contacts from Outlook Express to Outlook
- Tips to keep in mind
Export e-mails from Outlook Express to Outlook
Select export item from file menu. From export menu, select messages. Now you will find a notification Windows showing export messages. Click ‘Ok’ and select the folders to be exported by clicking on the ‘Selected folders’ button. If you want to export multiple folders select them by clicking those folders while holding down the 'Control' button. The messages will then be automatically exported from Outlook Express to Outlook.
Export contacts from Outlook Express to Outlook
Select export menu item from file menu. Select address book from export menu so as to display a notification Windows that shows ‘Address Tool Export Tool’. Select Microsoft Exchange Personal Address Book in order to automatically export contacts from Outlook Express to Outlook. If the export is performed with a text file it will be exported to a text file enabling other programs to import the data.
While exporting e-mails and contacts from Outlook Express to Microsoft Outlook, make sure that the processor has enough capacity and RAM has sufficient memory required for the operation to be completed. It is recommended to create a back up of the data before you export it from Outlook Express to Outlook. This offers better security and does not consume much time. If export is done after set-up, make use of ‘Import and export wizard’ and if it is done during set-up make use of ‘Windows address book’ for better assistance.
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