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Windows 7: Problem importing messages into Windows Live Mail

10 Oct 2011   #1
andreasekamai

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Problem importing messages into Windows Live Mail

When I import messages from Windows Live Mail into Windows Live Mail, I proceed as follows:

- In Windows Live Mail I select Import messages, then Windows Live Mail and then finally I browse and select the location. Eventually I get a screen saying: Importing message ... of ... messages.

- When I check later in the Storage folder. I cannot find all the messages. During import it says that it is importing for example 21 files but when I check the Storage folder only 3 files are displayed.


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10 Oct 2011   #2
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

If you meant Import "Windows Mail" Messages into Windows Live Mail
refer the link{s}


Windows Live Mail - Import Windows Mail Messages

Windows Live Mail - Export and Import Email Messages



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12 Oct 2011   #3
andreasekamai

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

No, the problem is importing messages from Windows Live Mail to Windows Live Mail.
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12 Oct 2011   #4
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andreasekamai View Post
No, the problem is importing messages from Windows Live Mail to Windows Live Mail.
If it's not working properly I'd do a repair via Programs and Features: highlight "Windows Live Essentials", choose uninstall/change at the top, and in the next window choose "repair". The installed components will be repaired, including Mail.
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13 Oct 2011   #5
andreasekamai

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I did a repair but it does not solve the problem. When importing files it goes from folder to folder and says: importing ... messages of ... messages. It says e.g. that for a particular folder it is importing 45 files but when I check later I can see 10 files only.
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13 Oct 2011   #6
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andreasekamai View Post
...It says e.g. that for a particular folder it is importing 45 files but when I check later I can see 10 files only.
Each time you do an import WLM puts the import into a new subfolder in the Storage area. Perhaps you could try doing the same import several times to see if it's always the same 35 of 45 files that are missing.

Also,iirc, the window where you select the mail to be imported lists several email groupings. Have you tried to select one group at a time to see if it works better?

Is it possibe that the source files in the source WLM that you originally exported were organized into too many subfolders of subfolders? If so, is it too late to go back and rearrange the email groupings to one level deep, then re-export them?
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02 Dec 2014   #7
pr2jd2b

windows 8.1 64bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andreasekamai View Post
When I import messages from Windows Live Mail into Windows Live Mail, I proceed as follows:

- In Windows Live Mail I select Import messages, then Windows Live Mail and then finally I browse and select the location. Eventually I get a screen saying: Importing message ... of ... messages.

- When I check later in the Storage folder. I cannot find all the messages. During import it says that it is importing for example 21 files but when I check the Storage folder only 3 files are displayed.
DONT DISPARE, look for a folder called "Imports" and you'll find all of it there !!!
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02 Dec 2014   #8
pr2jd2b

windows 8.1 64bits
 
 

DONT DISPARE, look for a folder called "Imports" and you'll find all of it there !!!
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04 Dec 2014   #9
scottls59901

Windows 7 Pro (32)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andreasekamai View Post
When I import messages from Windows Live Mail into Windows Live Mail, I proceed as follows:

- In Windows Live Mail I select Import messages, then Windows Live Mail and then finally I browse and select the location. Eventually I get a screen saying: Importing message ... of ... messages.

- When I check later in the Storage folder. I cannot find all the messages. During import it says that it is importing for example 21 files but when I check the Storage folder only 3 files are displayed.
I finally gave up on WLM's crashing.../having to be repaired, and went to Outlook.com (aka Hotmail) as my Primary email-
It has a more manage folder structure somewhat like WLM (better than Gmail/Yahoo).

BTW- In WLM You can Minimize.../Highlight/drag & drop/ from one folder to another.
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04 Dec 2014   #10
pr2jd2b

windows 8.1 64bits
 
 

I have completed importing my WLM file from a cd and like yourself I couldn't find them in the current mail folder until I found a folder called "IMPORTS", you will not find what you're looking for in the storage folders
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