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Import EDB file to Windows Live Mail

Henry Davidson ~ Modified: August 9th, 2016 ~ Tech Query ~ 4 Minutes Reading

Need to Import EDB file to Windows Live Mail

“I recently rebuilt my computer, from Windows Vista to Windows 7. I have everything back now except for the contacts in Windows Live Mail. I have imported emails from C:\Users\Username\AppData\Microsoft\Folder, but could not able to import contact file which is a .edb file. I have done some searches till now but found nothing useful. Don’t know how will I import the contacts, or is there any tool to import EDB file to Windows Live Mail (.eml) then please help me out”

Solution to Migrate EDB to Windows Live Mail

Windows Live Mail is the successor to Windows Mail on Windows Vista, which was the successor to Outlook Express on Windows XP. Windows Live Mail officially supports running on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 8 and compatible with Windows 10 also. Using the below discussed approaches you can easily migrate EDB files

Note -> There is a specified limit of 1500 contacts in the contact lists when signing into Windows Live Mail.

Import .edb File to Windows Live Mail

Importing .edb files can be processed easily using either of the following approaches
1. Using Manual Approach
2. Using Third Party Tool

Manual Approach to Import .edb file

I have the entire DBStore folder containing the contacts.edb file, I use native Windows functions in esetutil.exe to manipulate the contacts of the file. When I open it I see the contact as name.contact. I copy all contacts to the user account contact folder located: C:\user\{username}\contacts. Then in Live Mail I opened contact list and click Import. By choosing Import from local user account. By using this process I could manage to partially import my .edb file. But still unable to Import complete data from it
Therefore to import complete data, I used one of the best tool to import .edb file to Live Mail (eml files)

Third Party Tool to Import EDB file

Although we have the manual approach, but in some case it get failed & does not work. So to overcome the limitation there are third party tool that can export EDB to EML format.

Some Noteworthy features of Automated Solution

  • Export EDB mailbox emails to Windows Live Mail format i.e. EML files
  • Multiple Exchange EDB Files can be exported in EML formats
  • Also Extract data from corrupt EDB file & restore in Windows Live Mail Compatible email format.
  • Migrate both Public and Private folders of EDB file.
  • Successfully runs without Exchange Server Environment

Steps to Import EDB file to Live Mail

1. Launch the Tool and go to Open button to start the import process.


2. Now Browse the location of the EDB file which you want to import in Live Mail


3. When the scanning completed for the selected Exchange EDB file database, the data of EDB file get automatically loaded & appears in the UI of the tool


4. Now Browse the location where you want to save the file & import it into Live Mail Platform.


Steps to Import EML files to Windows Live Mail

1. Once you have exported your EDB file to EML you can easily import this EML file to Live Mail using Simple Steps.
Open the Windows Live Mail on your System. Go to File and click on Import Message.


2. Now click on Browse button and select the emails, you can select all folders or specific folder and then click Next. Once the folder exported completely, click Finish


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I import Priv.edb/Pub.edb folder of EDB file to  Live Mail using this tool?
Yes, You can easily export your Private and public folder of EDB file to Windows Live Mail using this utility.

Does this tool runs without Exchange Server Environment. Or its compulsory to have Exchange environment only then it convert EDB files?
No, you don’t need to have Exchange Server environment with this tool. It works efficiently without Exchange environment and import EDB files to Live Mail easily.

Does this tool supports Damaged or corrupted EDB files and import them securely?
Yes, the tool supports corrupted or damaged EDB files and export your edb file data into Live Mail securely


This blog is aimed to help users who are facing problems in importing EDB files to live Mail. Effective approaches discussed to import EDB file to Windows Live Mail using third party tool with its noteworthy features.