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Unable To Import Outlook Express Mail


I have a new computer running windows 7. I used outlook express on my old xp computer. I found the file on my old computer with emails, folders, etc. And have it on my new computer under documents. I tried to import the folder and i get an error. I have lots of sub folders and so i decided to import them one at a time. I was able to import one folder, but i can't find that folder now in live mail. I get an error when i import the inbox, too.

So, where do i find my imported mail and any idea on the inbox import error. It doesn't say what the error is, just says an error has occurred.


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