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I have been running dual boot for about a month (XP Pro x86 as Primary, Vista Ultimate X64 to play with, both on separate HDD).
I tried doing the profile transfer thing in Vista, but it needs to be on a seperate computer. I have found some of the stuff to move over (favorites, outlook express address book) but want to move all my mail messages, filters, settings etc from Outlook Express to Windows Mail.
Express will not export the messages to a file, just Outlook. I know they are saved somewhere in a hidden file in each users profile (found it a while back with google), but I don't know where to move them to in Vista. Same for my account settings, I don't know where they are stored or where to put them once I find them.
Can I use a backup file from XP to load them into Vista, or is all just a matter of manually moving them all?


One small problem right now though with XP though, it won't boot. I had SP3 (the first RC) installed and my Remote Desktop quit working (google showed it was related to the RC) so I figure, OK, I will just un-install it. Boot into safe mode, turn off firewall and AV and remove SP3. Get the usual messages about some programs may not work right, ect. Click OK and in does it's thing. Reboots fine, but resolution has changed. Set it back to normal and see that I am back to SP1 (I have SP2 on another disk). I go to install SP2, it goes through it's routine and says restart. So I do it and then it gets to the Windows XP screen and then a real fast bluescreen (too fast to see what it says) and reboots. Thought maybe part of the setup, but it does it 3 more times.
I can boot into safe mode still so it is not all lost. This happened at about midnight last night, so I said screw it. I will fix it later.
Should I uninstall SP2 and try again, or just do a windows repair with the XP disk?

Thanks for reading and the help.
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I can personally only help with Outlook Express. We'll have to wait for others to help with the rest.

The exact location of the files you need can be found by doing the following:
  1. Right-click on any folder (Inbox, Outbox, etc..).
  2. Choose Properties
  3. Look for the text "This folder is stored in the following file:"
  4. Left-click on the path name located below the above text.
  5. Press End to bring the cursor to the end of the path name.
  6. Using your left arrow, arrow over until the cursor is at the end of "Outlook Express\\".
  7. Press shift+home to copy everything but the .dbx filename.
  8. Click OK or Cancel. It doesn't matter which one.
  9. Open up any folder, OR press WinKey+R to open up the Run dialog box.
  10. If you're in a folder, then right-click on the address bar at the top.
  11. Choose Paste.
  12. Press Enter.
  13. If you're in the Run dialog box, then Right-Click in the Open text box.
  14. Choose Paste.
  15. Press Enter.
Now you should have the folder open containing all of your Outlook Express folders identifiable by name. I know you know what to do from here!

If you need any clarification or further help, I'll be happy to assist you to the best of my ability.
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OK, thanks. Where do they go in Windows Mail on Vista?
Same routine to find it?
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OK, thanks. Where do they go in Windows Mail on Vista?
Same routine to find it?
Possibly. This makes me wish I had Vista. But after you've gained the experience with this procedure, it's possible you'll figure it out. I had to teach myself this procedure just minutes before posting it. I mean that I had no idea how to answer your question after I read it, but I knew I could figure it out since I'm such a nerd.
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LOL, OK, thanks.
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You're welcome bro!
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