Just going through the frustrating task of switching to new Win7 machines from old XP machines.
I have several thousand important (business) e-mails on my old XP machine under Outlook Express 6. Six different accounts, each with their own inbox. Four are POP3, 2 are IMAP. The new machine has Office 2010 with Outlook, and I have set up all 6 accounts and they are sending and receiving fine.
I have read several articles on how to move (or export/import) all my old e-mails into Outlook, but they all seem to be written as if I have both Outlook Express and Outlook on both machines - not the case. Some say to install Outlook temporarily on the old machine and make the conversion there - is this really necessary? Where would I get just Outlook 2010? Download a trial version?
The articles all seem to make reference to a PST file. I have located the store files on the Outlook Express (old) machine, and they are all in a .dbx format. Additionally, there are literally dozens of these dbx files, many for old folders that I no longer have on the old machine, even some old e-mail accounts that have been closed for years..
Can someone walk me though how to move (export/import) my e-mails from my old XP machine, with Outlook Express 6.xxx only, onto my new machine, with Outlook 2010 only? Can I migrate individual folders, or do I have to move everything (all 6 accounts plus the sent items folder) at once?
Sure would appreciate any help here - I'm getting nowhere following the articles I have found online.
Thanks in advance,