How to port Vista mails from a Vista PC to another Vista PC

Posted: 04-14-2007, 06:14 AM
I copied and pasted the old PC's Vista Mails to the new PC. However, I have
strange problems - such as the mail folders are copied by the Vista Mail, and
it takes a long time before I can really see emails on the Vista Mail
interface.

Could anyone nicely let me know what is the proper way to port Vista emails
from one machine to the other?

Thanks,
Yong

How to port Vista mails from a Vista PC to another Vista PC


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Steve Cochran
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Re: How to port Vista mails from a Vista PC to another Vista PC
Posted: 04-19-2007, 01:50 AM
Copy the message store to the new machine into the Documents folder. Then
use File | Import | Messages and choose WinMail format and point to the
copied directory.

See also www.oehelp.com/backup.aspx#wm

steve

"Yong" <Yong@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0123A334-EB0B-45D4-8083-641DBA2D900F@microsoft.com...
>I copied and pasted the old PC's Vista Mails to the new PC. However, I have
> strange problems - such as the mail folders are copied by the Vista Mail,
> and
> it takes a long time before I can really see emails on the Vista Mail
> interface.
>
> Could anyone nicely let me know what is the proper way to port Vista
> emails
> from one machine to the other?
>
> Thanks,
> Yong
Yong
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Re: How to port Vista mails from a Vista PC to another Vista PC
Posted: 04-19-2007, 03:50 AM
Hi Steve,

Thx for the reply! However, I encounter the error message - "No messages can
be found in this folder or another application is running that has required
files open ..."

What may cause this problem?

Cheers,
Yong

"Steve Cochran" wrote:
> Copy the message store to the new machine into the Documents folder. Then
> use File | Import | Messages and choose WinMail format and point to the
> copied directory.
>
> See also www.oehelp.com/backup.aspx#wm
>
> steve
>
> "Yong" <Yong@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:0123A334-EB0B-45D4-8083-641DBA2D900F@microsoft.com...
> >I copied and pasted the old PC's Vista Mails to the new PC. However, I have
> > strange problems - such as the mail folders are copied by the Vista Mail,
> > and
> > it takes a long time before I can really see emails on the Vista Mail
> > interface.
> >
> > Could anyone nicely let me know what is the proper way to port Vista
> > emails
> > from one machine to the other?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Yong
>
Steve Cochran
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Re: How to port Vista mails from a Vista PC to another Vista PC
Posted: 04-19-2007, 04:49 PM
I just had the same issue. You may have to open each folder and drag the
eml files overtop a WinMail folder and drop them for it to work. I got that
to work.

steve

"Yong" <Yong@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:37A063BA-D60A-414D-8B44-CFDDB236556F@microsoft.com...
> Hi Steve,
>
> Thx for the reply! However, I encounter the error message - "No messages
> can
> be found in this folder or another application is running that has
> required
> files open ..."
>
> What may cause this problem?
>
> Cheers,
> Yong
>
> "Steve Cochran" wrote:
>
>> Copy the message store to the new machine into the Documents folder.
>> Then
>> use File | Import | Messages and choose WinMail format and point to the
>> copied directory.
>>
>> See also www.oehelp.com/backup.aspx#wm
>>
>> steve
>>
>> "Yong" <Yong@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:0123A334-EB0B-45D4-8083-641DBA2D900F@microsoft.com...
>> >I copied and pasted the old PC's Vista Mails to the new PC. However, I
>> >have
>> > strange problems - such as the mail folders are copied by the Vista
>> > Mail,
>> > and
>> > it takes a long time before I can really see emails on the Vista Mail
>> > interface.
>> >
>> > Could anyone nicely let me know what is the proper way to port Vista
>> > emails
>> > from one machine to the other?
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> > Yong
>>
Yong
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Re: How to port Vista mails from a Vista PC to another Vista PC
Posted: 04-23-2007, 02:56 AM
Please let me know whether I need to care about the winmail.fol file.

One more question is that if there are subfolders in any folder, the only
way I can get it work is to move the email files from each subfolder. This is
very tedious as I have to create the flder structure in my Vista Mail, and
then copy each subflders. Any better way to port emails is appreciated very
much!

Yong

"Steve Cochran" wrote:
> I just had the same issue. You may have to open each folder and drag the
> eml files overtop a WinMail folder and drop them for it to work. I got that
> to work.
>
> steve
>
> "Yong" <Yong@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:37A063BA-D60A-414D-8B44-CFDDB236556F@microsoft.com...
> > Hi Steve,
> >
> > Thx for the reply! However, I encounter the error message - "No messages
> > can
> > be found in this folder or another application is running that has
> > required
> > files open ..."
> >
> > What may cause this problem?
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Yong
> >
> > "Steve Cochran" wrote:
> >
> >> Copy the message store to the new machine into the Documents folder.
> >> Then
> >> use File | Import | Messages and choose WinMail format and point to the
> >> copied directory.
> >>
> >> See also www.oehelp.com/backup.aspx#wm
> >>
> >> steve
> >>
> >> "Yong" <Yong@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:0123A334-EB0B-45D4-8083-641DBA2D900F@microsoft.com...
> >> >I copied and pasted the old PC's Vista Mails to the new PC. However, I
> >> >have
> >> > strange problems - such as the mail folders are copied by the Vista
> >> > Mail,
> >> > and
> >> > it takes a long time before I can really see emails on the Vista Mail
> >> > interface.
> >> >
> >> > Could anyone nicely let me know what is the proper way to port Vista
> >> > emails
> >> > from one machine to the other?
> >> >
> >> > Thanks,
> >> > Yong
> >>
>
>
Steve Cochran
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Re: How to port Vista mails from a Vista PC to another Vista PC
Posted: 04-23-2007, 11:21 AM
I don't think the foi file is of importance. It has no messages in it.

File | Import | Messages should work, but it appears not to with the limited
testing I've done. Dragging and dropping does work, but as you said its
tedious with multiple subfolders.

You might get by with just replacing the entire contents of the message
store with the old message store (see www.oehelp.com/backup.aspx#wm) from
the other computer.

And my OEX program (www.oehelp.com/OEX/) will let you import from a single
directory at a time, but that can be tedious as well.

Try replacing the entire contents of the message store directory but make
sure first that the files are not read only (as they would be if they came
off a CD).

steve

"Yong" <Yong@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:328F0600-302F-458E-BAFC-AECF83F85E0D@microsoft.com...
> Please let me know whether I need to care about the winmail.fol file.
>
> One more question is that if there are subfolders in any folder, the only
> way I can get it work is to move the email files from each subfolder. This
> is
> very tedious as I have to create the flder structure in my Vista Mail, and
> then copy each subflders. Any better way to port emails is appreciated
> very
> much!
>
> Yong
>
> "Steve Cochran" wrote:
>
>> I just had the same issue. You may have to open each folder and drag the
>> eml files overtop a WinMail folder and drop them for it to work. I got
>> that
>> to work.
>>
>> steve
>>
>> "Yong" <Yong@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:37A063BA-D60A-414D-8B44-CFDDB236556F@microsoft.com...
>> > Hi Steve,
>> >
>> > Thx for the reply! However, I encounter the error message - "No
>> > messages
>> > can
>> > be found in this folder or another application is running that has
>> > required
>> > files open ..."
>> >
>> > What may cause this problem?
>> >
>> > Cheers,
>> > Yong
>> >
>> > "Steve Cochran" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Copy the message store to the new machine into the Documents folder.
>> >> Then
>> >> use File | Import | Messages and choose WinMail format and point to
>> >> the
>> >> copied directory.
>> >>
>> >> See also www.oehelp.com/backup.aspx#wm
>> >>
>> >> steve
>> >>
>> >> "Yong" <Yong@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:0123A334-EB0B-45D4-8083-641DBA2D900F@microsoft.com...
>> >> >I copied and pasted the old PC's Vista Mails to the new PC. However,
>> >> >I
>> >> >have
>> >> > strange problems - such as the mail folders are copied by the Vista
>> >> > Mail,
>> >> > and
>> >> > it takes a long time before I can really see emails on the Vista
>> >> > Mail
>> >> > interface.
>> >> >
>> >> > Could anyone nicely let me know what is the proper way to port Vista
>> >> > emails
>> >> > from one machine to the other?
>> >> >
>> >> > Thanks,
>> >> > Yong
>> >>
>>
>>
 
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