import from Opera Mail on other computer

  • My old computer is running Windows XP. As email program I used Thunderbird, but found it becoming very slow.
    Having a new computer I wanted to move to another email program. Started with Opera Mail, and I like it.
    New PC = Windows 8

    Now I want to move over my mails from one PC to the other, I incur a problem.
    I installed Opera Mail on the old PC, and used the import function to import all my mail into Opera Mail.
    Opera Mail opens, and I have all mails available one account.
    I copied the Opera Mail directory (Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Opera Mail\Opera Mail\mail\store\Account2) to my new PC.
    Account2 = associated with Outlook.com (mail I had to open to register the PC)
    When I open Opera Mail, the "import" is not becoming available in Account2 (nor in Inbox, Received Mails or any other Tab)
    How can I get my mail archive imported?
    Boongert

  • See this post. You don't need to import anything when moving Opera Mail from WinXP to Win8.

  • Dear "Burnout",

    Thanks for your reply with the link. I had searched for Import, and not for Move. Therefore I didn't get the linked article.
    I had installed Opera Mail first on the new PC before considering to copy/move the old data onto the indicated location.
    So I copied the mail-info into one of the accounts (which I will hardly use).
    The problem is that I didn't copy the Roaming folder.
    Unfortunately I haven't backed-up the Roaming folder from my old PC.
    And this PC has already been formatted.
    Any suggestion how to create the file that the particular emails are read by Opera.
    I checked in the Roaming folder of Windows 8, and the only file which I seem to be able to change are 3 *.ini-files.
    Would uninstalling Opera Mail on Windows 8 PC, and re-installing solve the problem

    Thanks, Boongert

  • So I copied the mail-info into one of the accounts (which I will hardly use).

    Not sure what you mean by this exactly.

    The problem is that I didn't copy the Roaming folder.

    By not copying the roaming folder, you'll just lose contacts, saved passwords and global mail settings for the UI. Your accounts, mail and read states are in "C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Opera Mail\Opera Mail\Mail". So, if you copied that over, you should be fine.

    I had installed Opera Mail first on the new PC before considering to copy/move

    If you had already installed Opera Mail, you'd delete/rename "C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Opera Mail\Opera Mail\mail" and put the "mail" folder from WinXP in its place. That should be enough to get all mail and read states back etc. You'd just have to retype your username and password for each account when it tries to connect.

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