I have 3500 emails from old Outlook in one folder. All the emails are in file format: MSG . They were somehow downloaded / exported from the old laptop when the user was using Outlook and knew that he has to backup those emails.

Now, I need to import these emails into newly installed Outlook 2007 on Windows 7. Once I import them, I will look for all emails that were sent from 1 particular sender who has 1 particular email address and also for all emails that were sent to this particular user (let's say the user we are talking about has an email address: john.smith@gmail.com).

So what I need is to filter only emails which were sent to and received from one email address. It would took me a long time to open each and every of those 3500 emails, that's why I'm looking for some quicker solution.

Maybe it would be easier to do it in other application than Outlook but I thought that importing old emails to Outlook is easy. It seems it's not.

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    What version of outlook was used to export those files? Why can't you just Drag and Drop the files into Outlook. – Ramhound Aug 20 '13 at 14:18
  • @Ramhound, this really should be answer mate, not a comment (IMO). :) – Dave Aug 20 '13 at 14:28
  • @DaveRook - If I post an answer to just use Drag and Drop it will be downvoted. – Ramhound Aug 20 '13 at 14:54
  • Drag and drop worked! Thank you @Ramhound, it took me more than 5 hours to find the solution ... You saved me... ;-) – Einsteins Grandson Aug 20 '13 at 15:09
  • @EinsteinsGrandson - I found it by doing a google search on the search phrase ".MSG import Office 2007" I found multiple articles and support threads on the subject. – Ramhound Aug 20 '13 at 15:14

Just Drag and Drop the files from Explorer into Outlook


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