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Windows 7: Where is the XP version of the Windows Live Mail contacts list?

09 Jan 2011   #1
navkan

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Where is the XP version of the Windows Live Mail contacts list?

I was running the XP version of Windows Live mail on my desktop. Recently I did a custom install of Windows 7 and the W7 version of WLM on that computer. The installation of WLM did automatically import a contacts list, however, on examination it is an obsolete version, not the current contacts list from the XP version of WLM.
Can anyone tell me how I can recover my latest WLM contacts list?

Thanks


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09 Jan 2011   #2
gregrocker
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16 Jan 2011   #3
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by navkan View Post
...The installation of WLM did automatically import a contacts list, however, on examination it is an obsolete version, not the current contacts list from the XP version of WLM...
If you "sign-in" when using WLM (the program) it gets its contacts from the website contacts.live.com for the signed-in Live ID. So in that case, the contact lists would have to be the same. Differences can happen if you don't sign-in since you would then be viewing the "not signed-in" contact list for the particular install you are currently using.
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17 Jan 2011   #4
navkan

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thanks roncerr. I have never signed up for Live-ID when I used the XP version of WLM. I feel that somewhere in the zillions of files on my computer there is a contact file that was current when I said goodbye to windows XP. Maybe in windows_old?
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18 Jan 2011   #5
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by navkan View Post
...I have never signed up for Live-ID when I used the XP version of WLM....
The Live ID is the email address you had to provide in order to download "Windows Live Essentials". Years ago, it was called "Microsoft Passport".
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