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    Help Please - Outlook Express on old computer to Outlook 2010 on new computer

    Ok, so my boss has his old laptop that is running Win XP with Outlook Express. He purchased a new PC and it has Outlook 2010 on it. He wants to move his entire address book and all settings from Outlook Express to Outlook 2010. I have done a little searching around and am finding it to be a quite a headache for some people. I was just wondering if anyone here has experience with this and has any suggestions on how to do this quickly and easily.
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    It should be simple to export OE contacts and most settings to Outlook. There is a wizard built into OE to get this done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demoness View Post
    It should be simple to export OE contacts and most settings to Outlook. There is a wizard built into OE to get this done.
    I believe that it might also be possible to copy the relevant files from %AppData% to the new system, but the Wizard would indeed be a better choice.

    One thing though that might save some time. If the account is retrieving mail by IMAP instead of POP3, or the emails were retrieved by POP3 but the account was set to NOT delete them from the server when retrieved, then you could literally just create a new account in Outlook 2010, add in the account details, and then sync it automatically.

    If mail was retrieved via POP3 and was set to delete it from the server, then this wouldn't work.

    Sort of an off topic note but personally, i'd always use IMAP for getting mail. In 2 mailboxes with 15000+ emails total, POP3 would take several hours to download it all. IMAP on the other hand, just get's the list of emails, and then downloads each one when it's read. More to the point, unless you manually delete the email, it'll still be on the server whereas with POP3, the email client itself is generally setup by default to delete it from the server once downloaded. This means that if the email file on your PC get's corrupted, you lose all your mail. With IMAP, there's no real risk of this happening.
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    that sure sounds easier than a lot of the stuff I was seeing out there. I was reading you have to manually move a ".pst file" and that will copy some settings, then you can move the contacts over, but it may not keep them organized the same, and doing this incorrectly could corrupt your Outlook 2010 Install. Hopefully it will all go smooth though.
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    http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/con...k-new-computer

    Very nice help file (same one I used when moving people from Outlook Express -> Outlook 2010

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    Quote Originally Posted by llDemonll View Post
    http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/con...k-new-computer

    Very nice help file (same one I used when moving people from Outlook Express -> Outlook 2010
    I think that is one of the ones he looked at before, and this part:
    Contacts within groups will export to a text file with the other contacts, however the group membership will not included. You'll need to recreate the Contact groups in Outlook or categorize the contacts.
    he was rather unhappy with.

    This is the biggest problem he is having, and I am afraid to mess it up too, but he is asking for my help. He basically has several different groups, one for personal, several for different types of customers, one for vendors that we buy stuff to resell from, one for vendors that we buy stuff to use, one for vendors that provide services....so on and so forth. Several different categories, and he does not want to have to spend time re-creating all that.
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    You can't export all the contacts to a CSV file?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lathais View Post
    Ok, so my boss has his old laptop that is running Win XP with Outlook Express. He purchased a new PC and it has Outlook 2010 on it. He wants to move his entire address book and all settings from Outlook Express to Outlook 2010. I have done a little searching around and am finding it to be a quite a headache for some people. I was just wondering if anyone here has experience with this and has any suggestions on how to do this quickly and easily.
    I would suggest you to try third party utility, this will make the process easy to convert outlook express to outlook 2010. I search these comapnies on the Google.

    recoveryfix for outlook express
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    sys tool

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by llDemonll View Post
    You can't export all the contacts to a CSV file?
    I don't know. Not according to the link I do not believe you can. Even if you can, it apparently does not maintain the group structure and just lumps them all into contacts, not seperate groups of contacts.
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    Hi Lathais,

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    Outlook Express Recovery is ultimate solution due to availability of free demo version.

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