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24 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 ultimate; 32 bit
 
 
"Some items may be hidden..."

Hello,

I've only recently upgraded from Vista to Windows 7 (Ultimate), so I'm just getting used to it. It's not as easy as I expected it to be.

Anyway, my problem at the moment is Windows Live Mail—i.e., importing email messages from my old Vista "Email Store Folder." I've succeeded in doing that—I think! I say "I think," because the folders are there, but none of the actual messages. Instead, each folder contains the message.

"There are no items in this view. Some items may be hidden because a view is applied."

I've searched for MS help on "view", but can't find any because the term is too wide. Other than the obvious meaning in the first sentence, does anybody know what's going on there, and how to fix it?

(And if it turns out that there ARE no messages, that I've done the import process wrong, can someone fill me in on how to do it right?)

regards,
Phrixos

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24 Feb 2012   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Go to WLM>Views>show all messages. See snip


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24 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 ultimate; 32 bit
 
 

Hello Zigzag3143,

I have done as you recommended. Thanks, but it seems to be as I feared. The folders are there, but there are no messages in them. Very odd.

Any recommendations on where to do to get good clear instructions on how to do it right?
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24 Feb 2012   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phrixos View Post
Hello Zigzag3143,

I have done as you recommended. Thanks, but it seems to be as I feared. The folders are there, but there are no messages in them. Very odd.

Any recommendations on where to do to get good clear instructions on how to do it right?
What email client on Vista?
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25 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 7 ultimate; 32 bit
 
 

Windows Mail
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26 Feb 2012   #6

Windows 7 ultimate; 32 bit
 
 

Ever more desperately in need of help, let me restate the issue.

Donkey's years ago, when changing from XP to Vista, retrieving all my old emails was as easy as copy and paste. All I had to do to was a straightforward import of the Email Store Folder. It took two minutes. Imagine my surprise to find that in the "progression" to Windows 7, this seems no longer possible. An Import did not work, it having, oddly, imported empty folders.(0 files).

WEEKS of hair pulling later, my surprise has now turned to horror at the prospect of never seeing my old emails again—many of which are extremely important documents.

My problem lay in my having switched internet providers at the same time as I switched to Windows 7—so I can no longer retrieve them from source. All I have is my old Vista (Windows Mail) Email Store Folder (on a separate drive).

Of the advice I have found, the first step usually says something like,

"Export your Windows Mail messages from inside Vista into a empty new folder (ex: Messages) on your Vista Desktop."

In short, a user are supposed to know, ahead of time, that having a copy of your emails in Windows own Email Store Folder is not the same as having an "exported" copy. Thanks for the afterthought, Microsoft!

Can ANYBODY pull me out of this dreadful swamp?
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26 Feb 2012   #7

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phrixos View Post
Ever more desperately in need of help, let me restate the issue.

Donkey's years ago, when changing from XP to Vista, retrieving all my old emails was as easy as copy and paste. All I had to do to was a straightforward import of the Email Store Folder. It took two minutes. Imagine my surprise to find that in the "progression" to Windows 7, this seems no longer possible. An Import did not work, it having, oddly, imported empty folders.(0 files).

WEEKS of hair pulling later, my surprise has now turned to horror at the prospect of never seeing my old emails again—many of which are extremely important documents.

My problem lay in my having switched internet providers at the same time as I switched to Windows 7—so I can no longer retrieve them from source. All I have is my old Vista (Windows Mail) Email Store Folder (on a separate drive).

Of the advice I have found, the first step usually says something like,

"Export your Windows Mail messages from inside Vista into a empty new folder (ex: Messages) on your Vista Desktop."

In short, a user are supposed to know, ahead of time, that having a copy of your emails in Windows own Email Store Folder is not the same as having an "exported" copy. Thanks for the afterthought, Microsoft!

Can ANYBODY pull me out of this dreadful swamp?


Windows Live Mail - Import Windows Mail Messages
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26 Feb 2012   #8

Windows 7 ultimate; 32 bit
 
 

Hello Zigzag3143,

You quoted my entire message but appear to have left no comment after it.
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26 Feb 2012   #9

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phrixos View Post
Hello Zigzag3143,

You quoted my entire message but appear to have left no comment after it.

Did you not see the blue link below the box?????? it tells you exactly how to do it

Look closer
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26 Feb 2012   #10

Windows 7 ultimate; 32 bit
 
 

Oops. Sorry. A newcomer to this forum, I didn't instinctively recognize light blue text as a link.

Thanks
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