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Windows 7: Windows live mail. Info from XP to Win7

19 Apr 2012   #1
bazzle

windows 7 32bit
 
 
Windows live mail. Info from XP to Win7

I have a crashed XP.
I can get the files from the HD.
I have loaded Windows Live mail to my new PC.(Win 7 Enterprise)
I need to find the mails data files (contacts, Inbox etc) in the XP drive and then copy to the Windows Live Mail place on the new pc.(need to know where that is too)
Any help please?

Ta Bazzle


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19 Apr 2012   #2
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

If you have the Windows Address Book of Outlook Express then those addresses can easily be copied in Windows Live Mail. I don't think that anything else can be copied.

For copying WAB, highlight Contacts towards the bottom of the left Panel. Then on the ribbon click on Import and on the drop down list choose Windows Address Book. Browse to the Address Book and import.

That is all.
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20 Apr 2012   #3
bazzle

windows 7 32bit
 
 

Thanks for your help'
I guess I need to know where XP put its Live Mail addy book etc so I can copy into the folders on Win 7 Live Mail.(wherever they are too)
Note: I cannot run XP, I have to get files from HDD.

Bazzle
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20 Apr 2012   #4
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bazzle View Post
...I guess I need to know where XP put its Live Mail addy book etc so I can copy into the folders on Win 7 Live Mail.(wherever they are too)
You would not "copy" anything since the formats are vastly different. You would use WLM's "Import Messages" and "Import Contacts" features located in the main window view and the contacts window view, respectively. On the XP hard drive look for the folder containing a file ending in .WAB and navigate to it during the WLM contacts import. For importing messages navigate to the folder holding a bunch of files ending in .dbx. If you can't see them they may be hidden so you would use folder options in Windows 7 to show file extensions, hidden files, and protected operating system files. Here is a page telling you more than you need to know about OE: http://www.insideoe.com/files/store.htm
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20 Apr 2012   #5
bazzle

windows 7 32bit
 
 

Thankyou Roncerr.
I did that and it found the directories, says it transferred them across.

I opened and closed WLMail and cant see my 'found' folders?

Also now WLMail tales nearly 2 minutes to open, was 10 secs before. May have to do a restore point change and try again.

Also thanks for the link...

Bazzle
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21 Apr 2012   #6
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bazzle View Post
...cant see my 'found' folders?...
Messages should be in the storage area at the bottom of the main window under "Imported Items". Contacts should be in the contacts window you see when you are in the same WLM "signed-in" state as you were when you did the contacts import.
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