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Re: Transferring emails to memory stick
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 31 December 09 13:40 GMT (UK) »
Don't forget with Windows Mail (Vista) its slightly different and easier to transfer but you can't take them backwards to an outlook account  :-\
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Re: Transferring emails to memory stick
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 31 December 09 15:07 GMT (UK) »
Thanks everyone for continued help and advice.

Jamjar I am totally confused, I was going away from my computer for a few days and wanted to put my emails onto a memory stick in order to get some paperwork done using them.

I believe it is possible to save individual emails but I was thinking along the lines of selecting about 50 or so and saving them onto the memory stick.

I will keep trying.
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Re: Transferring emails to memory stick
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 31 December 09 16:46 GMT (UK) »
To be honest it is easier to save the whole database (outlook.pst) rather than mess about with individual emails,

You can export a folder from within Outlook by highlighting the folder and then selecting File >> Export from the menubar at the top left hand corner.  You can export all the emails within the folder to a CSV file but when you open it you will probably be disappointed with the layout.
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Re: Transferring emails to memory stick
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 31 December 09 23:23 GMT (UK) »
Now I understand Ewen.  :)

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Re: Transferring emails to memory stick
« Reply #13 on: Friday 01 January 10 14:04 GMT (UK) »
Be careful but:

In Outlook and Outlook express it is easy to save individual folders going through the menu 'File/Export' (if I remember rightly, I now have Vista and 'Windows Mail' which does use that method). However, using this method of saving, you do have to have an e-mail programme (preferably the same) on the computer where you are going to work on your batch of mails, in order to open and read them.

In Windows mail, to save an individual mail (including attached photos) you select the message and then in the menu 'File/Save as' and it comes up with an address and the extension .eml

When I select these messages in Windows Explorer I see a preview of the mail and double clicking opens it full screen but exactly like reading a received mail, including most of what appears when I open the mail programme. However I cannot decide whether it is opening my copy of Windows Mail or a reduced version, saved with the file. Obviously, to edit the message, I would have to copy/past to 'word' for example.

And that leads to the penultimate solution, before you go off, open each mail you want to work on and copy the contents to word documents.

And another solution, if the computer you will be working on has access to the internet, create an on-line e-mail account with say Yahoo or Google, Live or Hotmail and forward the mails there.
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Re: Transferring emails to memory stick
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 02 January 10 11:00 GMT (UK) »
Thank you downside and falcybe for your suggestions also.

I managed it in the end by file - export- message - microsoft window mail.

I created a new file, selected the whole lot and moved them into this new file.

Thank you once again for all help.
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Re: Transferring emails to memory stick
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 02 January 10 11:01 GMT (UK) »
Sorry, duplicated ::)