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Transfer from Outlook Express to Outlook 2013 on Win 8.1 m


wavering

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I am still using Outlook Express on a Win XP laptop but I have now bought a new Win 8.1 laptop and installed Outlook 2013 (which is working OK)

I am looking for the most fool proof way of moving literally tens of thousands of emails onto the new machine. This needs to be done with total 100% accuracy because these emails are fundamental to my business and go back to the last century! Some may be needed as evidence in court so accuracy is extremely important

Obviously I will keep the old machine just in case ...

In total there is at least 10Gb of data to transfer and about 2,000 email addresses
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1

caperjack

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win8.1.1 enterprise
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Hinze57
    CPU
    AMD FX 6100 6core 3.30gHz
    Motherboard
    gigibyte ga-78lmy-s2p
    Memory
    4gig ddr3
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    Radon hd5000 Series
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    onboard realtek hd
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    19" viewsonic/ 22"Samsung
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    1680x1050
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    128gig ssd Kingston
    80gig WD 10000 rpm spinner
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    micro
    Keyboard
    microsoft curve 200
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    windows defender
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    updated enterprise apr 2/14

Twobeers

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I was looking & looking for a resolution for this dilemma. I came across this free download, Home Page - Laplink® Software I was directed to this 3rd party site by no other than Microsoft. Although I had already manually set up all my Primus accounts in Windows Live Mail I still wanted all my saved emails that had registration serial numbers for various programs & such. It failed in that respect because of other issues with my old XP computer. So what I did was delete all of the email addresses I had setup in old Outlook express except 1. I then used the old select all on my saved emails (in groups of 10-15. Then I simply forwarded them back to my self on an alternate address & downloaded them on my new Twobeers Special computer (built it myself). Now mind you all of these emails have a .eml extension, but the reader extension for Windows Mail Live is a freebe. Just click to open one of them and Windows will direct you to the FREE download at the Microsoft Store site. BTW when I tried to export the mail folders to Outlook I kept getting the "an error has occurred initializing MAPI." 6hrs of screwing around with this & that was enough for me. The above worked very well & quickly compared to....................
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8, 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Twobeers Special
    CPU
    Intel i7, 3.6Ghz, Quad
    Motherboard
    Asus P97-K
    Memory
    Corsair, 8Gb, 1300 x4
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce 750 Ti
    Browser
    IE, Firefox, Gogle
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    Trend Maximum