I backed up a PC with HD errors and restored to a new PC. Everything, including my contacts in windows live mail was restored, but the most important information in my case, namely all my email messages are nowhere to be found, not to mention the server settings for email server which had to be manually reset.
This seem to be about the most important data set for most people, other than family photos, so can someone please tell me where my email files are and why backup/restore ignores them. I don't understand why this has wasted hours of my time. I must be missing something ridiculously obvious.