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Need 100% reliable guide to migrate Outlook Express OE6 emails (on XP PC) to Thunderbird (on dual boot Win 7 + 10 Pro 64-bit PC) RRS feed

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  • Here's a challenge:

    I need a 100% reliable step-by-step guide to migrate many, many emails from Outlook Express 6 on an XP SP3 machine to Thunderbird on a dual-booting Win 7 Pro 64-bit + Win 10 Pro 64-bit machine.  (And we're talking Outlook EXPRESS, not Outlook.)

    The original Outlook Express 6 on the XP machine has many folders with emails going back to 2008.

    I've read it would be hard enough just to migrate to Thunderbird on a single-booting win 7 Pro 64-bit machine.  But how to set up on a dual-booting machine so that Thunderbird is installed in each of the Win 7 Pro 64-bit and the Win 10 Pro 64-bit, but each instance of Thunderbird points to the same email data folders on a second hard drive?  That way, the user can reboot into either OS and his Thunderbird is already totally updated.  Get me?

    Wow!!  If you can really really show me, I'll email you a Scotch.


    glnzglnz
    ► In the office, Dell Optiplex 7010 with 4GB RAM, Win 7 Pro 32-bit and Office 2010.
    ► At home, Dell Optiplex 7010 with 16GB RAM dual-booting Win 7 Pro 64-bit (now with Office 365 Home) and Win 10 Pro 64-bit.
    ► Also still have Dell Optiplex 755 with 4GB RAM with Win XP Pro SP3 (which still gets updates with the POS hack) and Office 2003.

    Tuesday, October 4, 2016 7:44 PM

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  • Bump.  No thoughts, anyone?

    glnzglnz
    ► In the office, Dell Optiplex 7010 with 4GB RAM, Win 7 Pro 32-bit and Office 2010.
    ► At home, Dell Optiplex 7010 with 16GB RAM dual-booting Win 7 Pro 64-bit (now with Office 365 Home) and Win 10 Pro 64-bit.
    ► Also still have Dell Optiplex 755 with 4GB RAM with Win XP Pro SP3 (which still gets updates with the POS hack) and Office 2003.

    Friday, October 14, 2016 2:04 AM