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Data from Outlook Express cannot be transferred to Outlook 2013 directly. In order to transfer contacts and e-mails successfully, files must be first imported to Windows Live Mail
and then exported to Outlook 2013.
Here are the full instructions:
1. Download Windows Live Mail
(Windows Essentials 2012
) on THIS LINK
2. Start the installer and select Windows Live Mail
3. Wait until Windows Live Mail has been installed and then run it. You don't need to set up an e-mail account there, but just proceed with the e-mail import
4. In Windows Live Mail, click on the Main
button (upper left corner blue button) and select Import messages
5. Select Microsoft Outlook Express 6
on the list and click Next
6. Click Browse...
and select a folder containing Outlook Express .dbx files. Locate those files on your old computer in this location:C:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\[user identity number]\Microsoft\Outlook Express
Transfer the entire Outlook Express folder to your new computer and copy it to Desktop for an easier access.
7. After that, click Next
and select which folders to import, or just select All folders
. After that, click Next
8. Import will complete so click Finish
to close the window. You will find imported e-mails under Storage folders > Imported folder > Local Folders
9. To export those e-mails to Outlook 2013, click on the Main
button (upper left corner blue button) and select Export email > Email messages
10. Windows Live Mail Export
window will open. There select Microsoft Exchange
and click Next
11. Click OK
to continue and follow further instructions to finish the e-mail import
Another way to import old e-mails to Outlook 2013 would be to first set up an account in Windows Live Mail
(your main e-mail account) and then drag-and-drop all e-mails from Storage folders > Imported folder > Local Folders
. Once you have done that, start Outlook and click Send/Receive All Folders
button to update e-mails and you will see all e-mails, including the one imported from Outlook Express. Then you can remove an account in Windows Live Mail
and uninstall it if you don't plan to use it any more.
To set up an account in Windows Live Mail
, follow these instructions:
1. Start Windows Live Mail
2. Click the Accounts
tab and then click the Email
3. There type your e-mail address
and display name
. After that, click Next
and your account will be automatically configured
4. Wait until Windows Live Mail
re-downloads all your e-mail. This could take several seconds or minutes, depending on the size of your mailboxPlease take a moment to rate my service using one of the smiley faces near my answer. Feel free to ask any additional question you may have.