How to Move Outlook Express Emails and Address book to Windows Outlook?

Microsoft Outlook Express is a basic email client that came bundled with versions of Windows from 98 to Server 2003. Microsoft officially discontinued the product with the launch of Vista, though you can still run it with some workarounds. Outlook Express has been prone to a number of problems which can corrupt its files database, especially when the database increases in size due to an increasing number of stored emails and during database compaction. Therefore, several users prefer to switch from Outlook Express to Outlook Windows. As we already know that Outlook is most used email client by the individual and business users. Ms Outlook is a more popular among users as it is a comprehensive manager that offers complete mailbox components like contact, calendars, journals, etc. it is an updated email clients that is more popular among users.

Outlook Express stores its data in DBX file format, whereas MS Outlook uses PST file format for the same task. User cannot open these DBX file in MS Outlook, therefore it becomes necessary for the users to convert DBX file to Outlook PST format to easily access these data in Outlook without any hurdles.

Why choose MS Outlook?

• Integration within E-mails, contacts, calendars thus making the user to access everything at a single place and giving a consistent experience over the mailbox.

• MS Outlook allows you to work upon different accounts with data in same folders and working through same set of rules.

• One of the most prominent features of MS Outlook is Outlook Exchange account. Outlook Exchange account provides user with the ability to work upon their mails like replying to mails and saving it in Draft, deleting mails, contacts, tasks, etc., even when it is not connected to any server.


Techniques to Transfer Outlook Express emails and contacts to MS Outlook

Here we will learn various solutions that are available to move Outlook Express database to MS Outlook. Outlook Express email client saves its valuable data in DBX file format whereas, it uses .web file format to save its contacts data. so, here we are going to explain the step by step procedure to move your Outlook Express emails and Address Book to MS Outlook in hassle free manner:

Step by step process to migrate Outlook Express email messages into Outlook

We have summarized the export procedure in the following three stages:-

1. Export Outlook Express files

2. Import Outlook Express DBX file to Windows Live Mail

3. Export imported files from Windows Live Mail to Outlook

Stage 1: Export Outlook Express files

→ Go to "Tool" and then click on the "select options".

→ A new dialog box will appear, go to the "maintenance tab" and click on "store folder".

→ Now copy the path of the "storage location" and then paste this path in file Explorer and click "OK"

→ Now, you are required to exit the Outlook Express.

→ Now the actual location of DBX file will open, copy DBX file/folders to Windows 7 in my computer folder.

→ If DBX files are copied to USB Drive, no need to move it to Windows 7 system.

Stage 2: Import Outlook Exchange emails into Windows Live Mail

→ Open "Windows Live Mail" on Windows 7 system

→ Move to the "File" menu and press the "Import Message" option.

→ Choose the "Import from Outlook Express" option.

→ Now search for folders copied from the old system

→ Select folder that you want to import in Windows Live Mail client and click on "Import"

→ At last click "Next" and close "Import" Window.

Stage 3: Import Outlook Express Address Book in Windows Live Mail

→ Open "Windows Live Mail" and go to the "file" menu.

→ Now click on "Import Windows Address Book" to convert Outlook Express contact to WLM.

→ Now move the location where .web file is stored.
(C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Microsoft\Address Book)

→ A dialog box will appear on the screen, click "Import" to complete the process.

Export imported data from Windows Live Mail client to Microsoft Outlook

To migrate the imported data from Windows Live Mail to Microsoft Outlook, you need to follows these steps listed below:

→ To export emails, open your "Windows Live Mail" on your system

→ Now go to the "file" menu, click "Export & select messages" option.

→ Now a new dialog box will appear, select Microsoft Exchange

→ Please select all the folders which you want to export.

→ Finally, close the export window pane.

Professional solution to convert Outlook Express DBX file to MS Outlook

When a user uses manual procedure for exporting their large number of Outlook Express mailboxes to Outlook, it takes long time to complete the export process due to its complex steps. If you want to avoid all these type of issues, you can opt an professional solution such as Softmagnat DBX to PST Converter software as it has the enough capacity to handle the conversion of your large Outlook Express database to Outlook PST file with quick speed. It takes few clicks to perform conversion task complete.

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