How to use the Outlook Import Wizard to change your e-mail client to MS Outlook.

April 16th, 2011 Atie Uhan

How do I create the copy of the directories of my Hard Drive in MS Outlook? I have a lot of archived EML messages from Outlook Express, how to convert them to Outlook? How to move my EML and MSG files to MS Outlook preserving the folders structure? I have mail in eml format and I wish to read it in pst format. How to import EML files to Outlook while retaining folder structure.

I have a bunch of MSG files stored on my hard drive, how to put them back into MS Outlook?
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Outlook Import Wizard is a tool which is developed to import individual eml and msg files into MS Outlook preserving the structure of directories stored on a hard drive or another media. The eml importing software working as eml to pst converter, easily transfers eml files into Microsoft Outlook. The Outlook Import Wizard will help you in case if you wish to change your email client from Outlook Express to MS Outlook.

Create the EML files backup from Outlook Express

Choose or create the directory on your hard drive to store backup of Outlook Express email files (EML), create the copy of Outlook Express folders structure, save Outlook Express messages backup.

To create a backup folder you can do the following:

  1. Run the Windows Explorer
  2. Choose the drive which you want to use (drive letter C: for our sample)
  3. Right-click any empty area on the opened drive
  4. Click New, and then click Folder
  5. Type OEBackup (for sample) for the folder name, and then press ENTER

Create the copy of Outlook Express folders structure:

  1. Start Outlook Express
  2. Expand the structure of subfolders
  3. Create the same folders and subfolders on your harddrive (under OEBackup folder) as in Outlook Express tree

Create the copy of e-mails on your hard drive:

  1. Open the Outlook Express window
  2. Select the first folder which containing e-mail messages (Inbox for sample)
  3. Select all messages (you can do it by pressing Ctrl+A combination)
  4. Using the mouse (left button) drag selection to the Windows Explorer, and point the mouse cursor to the copy of the OE folder (Inbox directory for sample) then release the mouse button. It will copy selected Outlook Express messages as EML files to the selected directory.
  5. Repeat those steps for each Outlook Express folder which you wish to backup.

Import the backup directory and saved EML messages to Outlook

You can make the backup of Outlook Express messages from time to time, then you can select the backup directory for Outlook Import Wizard to import backup structure of messages and folders into MS Outlook.

  1. Run the Outlook Import Wizard
  2. Choose the Source folder (OEBackup for sample)
  3. Press Next button
  4. Choose email files to be imported or change nothing and press Next
  5. Configure options and filters for Outlook importing procedure
  6. Select the Destination Outlook folder or PST file
  7. Press Start button and wait for the end of importing

Outlook Import Wizard serves as eml to pst converter to convert eml to outlook, convert eml to pst and to import eml to oulook and eml to pst. You can find the illustrated instruction at the special How to use instruction page. The Outlook Import Wizard is intended to make EML and MSG to Outlook import quick and easy. This sample describes the importing of archived messages from Outlook Express, but the operation is the same for most e-mail client software. The Outlook Import Wizard can be used to import EML files recovered by third party software.

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