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Windows 7: Can I salvage Live Mail messages from old hard drive?

11 Jan 2012   #1
N9JCR

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Can I salvage Live Mail messages from old hard drive?

My motherboard crashed so I used that opportunity to get a whole new PC. Unfortunately I don't have an export of all the various messages, contacts, etc. from Live Mail.

If I add the original C: drive as a second drive in the new PC, is there a way I can point Live Mail to the old drive, at least long enough to do an export? I suspect the new PC is too new to simply boot off the old drive, but have not tried that yet.

Any other ideas?

Thanks!

Bob


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11 Jan 2012   #2
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

You might find it here...

\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail\Storage Folders
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11 Jan 2012   #3
Anak

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Hi N9JCR, welcome to 7F!

Windows Live Mail is Cloud based, meaning everything you have created with it is stored on Microsoft's servers.

It should be as simple as logging in to your account, and exporting everything from there.

What do you think Lemur?
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11 Jan 2012   #4
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Hi Anak,

Please view link below to see options, including local paths.

Windows Live Mail The Field Guide

Regards,

Lemur
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11 Jan 2012   #5
Anak

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Thank you Lemur I have your link saved.

Reading on the first page where your link took me I saw what looked to me as two ambiguous statements:

What I had thought a user could do, Mode A:
Quote:
Use of the Live ID(Online mode) ensures contacts are stored both locally and on the Live servers(in the ‘Cloud) and always backed up and accessible on any pc by signing on with the respective Live ID at Contacts.live.com
And how you felt it could be done, Mode B:
Quote:
If you read this far(and to appease the parenthetical police and purists) do not confuse working Offline(disconnected from the internet) or Online(connected to the internet) with WLM’s two different Contacts’ modes(Default/Offline[No Live ID sign-in] or Live ID/Online[Live ID sign-in]). If you’re not using a Live ID to sign-in to Windows Live, your contacts are stored and only available Offline!
But It still should not matter what mode WLM is in, A or B.
It looks to be a redundancy that is built-in to WLM.

What we do not know is whether or not N9JCR uses a Live sign-in, and at least on my end, how the original HDD complicates matters.

That would come under, "New Windows 7 PC reading Slave Drive", but I could not find any tutorials on the subject.
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12 Jan 2012   #6
N9JCR

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
You might find it here...

\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail\Storage Folders
Lemur, this was exactly right. All I did was copy the entire folder comments over from the old drive to the new drive and it's working perfectly. Thanks very much for the quick and simple response!

Bob
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