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Outlook 2000 and Windows 7


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Migrating froma XP computer to a Windows 7 laptop. Saved my Outlook 2000 data's .pst file and copied it to the laptop. Loaded Outlook 2000 to the laptop. Outlook screen does load and tried to import the .pst file but however I do this I am told that the WAB.dll fle is missing. I only use Outlook for contacts and calendar and not as my email client. I appreciate that Outlook 2000 may not be compatible with Windows 7 but would copying over the WAB file to somewhere(?) on the laptop enable all to work? If necessary, I am quite happy to buy an up to date version of Outlook but do not want to do so until I know that it will successfully import my .pst file.

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Have now loaded Office 2000. Outlook has recognised my .pst file and easily imported the contacts. I have synchronised my google calendar with the Outlook Calendar and these sunc each way very successfully.

Now I have decided that to integrate all successfully I shall move from Windows Live Mail to Outlook as my email client. The internet seems to offer various thoughts on how to move from one to the other but I trust the good advice I get from this forum, so has anyone a preferred method of doing this move? I wish to move the address book, plus all 4 email accounts and their folders plus the storage folders of older emails that all currently reside on Windows Live Mail.

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Do you mean Outlook 2010?

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Yup, I did mean 2010. Must be getting old!!

I am now finding it difficult to transfer my email addresses over. I haev exported from WLM as csv file but not sure where to import it to. At present Outlook mail has my contacts file but I now need to augmanet this with another email address folder from WLM. Any idea why it wont import?

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I find it easier to manually create the e-mail accounts. I'll have to look up how to transfer e-mails from WLM to Outlook. Sorry but I will not be able to get back about this until much later.

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Thanks woolwell. I have managed to transfer my email addresses.

One item. If I start typing an email address in WLM the email address is picked up after a couple of letters have been typed. With Outlook this is not happening and I am forced to go into the address book to highlight an email address! Is ther something I am missing here??

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Just found out how to get the autocomplete to work in Outlook. Copy ALL address book into the 'TO' box and then discard the message. Now it works! Why??

Now when I have the time I have to copy over the email accounts and all the folders. So any thought on the best way to do these tasks?

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Here's another problem: Transferred one email account over together ewith its folders. All are there but all the transferred emails cause an error message of 'The custom form cannot be opened. Outlook will use an outlook form instead.' Clicking on the message does open it but the envelope symbol does not show open even after saying mark as read. All newly received emails do not give the problem. Any ideas? Wonderful whenthis is a Windows 7 live Mail transferring to a Windows 2010 Outlook - can't MS even get that right??

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Ok. Now managed to get rid of the annoying 'Custom Form' error message. For anyone else in the same quandary I used a utility called 'DocMessageClass' and it worked! Why should one have to sort out MS's problems I do not know. As you may guess the solution came from a forum (not this) rather than from MS!!

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