accessing old outlook express emails

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by oceangirl10, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. oceangirl10 macrumors member

    Aug 14, 2016
    I want to access some 10-15 year outlook express emails from an old windows pc and put them on my macbook pro 10.8.5. How might this be done?

    I also have some 10-15 year old outlook express emails saved on disks. How can I access them from my macbook pro?

    Is there a gadget than can convert those old 3x3 and 5x5 floppy disks to usb interface to hook into a macbook (or pc)?
  2. SteveJUAE, Mar 14, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2017

    SteveJUAE macrumors 68030


    Aug 14, 2015
    Land of Smiles
    Do you remember what format you saved them in ?

    You should still be able to get hold of an old USB ext drives somewhere :) or even a whole PC for buttons

    But the problem maybe accessing and converting the file format I'm not sure how far pst files go back or what recent software app would open and convert even to a comma delimitated file for example that then could be imported

    If the data is not sensitive it maybe easier to find some little shop to do it for you that specialise in this sort of legacy thing not unlike old camcorder conversions
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    The standards not changed in 20 odd years so providing you can get to them it's easy enough after that
  4. wackymacky macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2007
    38°39′20″N 27°13′10″W
    The. 3 1/2 inch ones should be easily as you can buy the drives for a few bucks on eBay and download drivers.

    The 5.25 inch is a bit harder. I've seen hacks involving putting a 5.25 dive into a modified 3 1/3. " case. I don't think there is an off the shelf solution.

    I'm sure you cold google a project that might involve a screwdriver and a solder iron.
  5. oceangirl10 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 14, 2016

    Thanks all. So I wonder if you could explain what easy is?
  6. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    There's a probability that you won't be able to read anything off of 10-15 year old magnetic media.
  7. oceangirl10 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 14, 2016
    I am aware of that, but I want to see if they are readable, so I need to know how.
  8. thesaint024 macrumors 65816


    Nov 14, 2016
    suspension waiting room
  9. oceangirl10 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 14, 2016

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