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Windows 7: WLM export/import problem

08 Oct 2012   #1

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WLM export/import problem

Hi,

I had to perform a system recovery on my laptop so I exported all my email to my external hard drive. I certainly selected the option to export ALL files. Having set up the laptop again I went to import my emails back and there are only a handful there. What happened to the other hundreds? I presume they are lost forever unless someone can suggest a lifeline. I suppose I should have checked the exported files before I wiped the laptop.

I've seen a few threads discussing similar problems. Why does the export function not work properly?

regards
Peter

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09 Oct 2012   #2

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

HI Peter, welcome to Seven Forums.
Their is no real reason to import mails. See last part of this Never Lose Emails.docx


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09 Oct 2012   #3

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Hi Roderunner, thanks for the quick response. I had already seen that solution posted by your goodself in one of the other threads and I am going to try it although it might not be as easy to someone who isn't as savvy as you obviously are. I guess I have to accept that all my emails have been lost but looking at other threads I am not the only one to fall foul of this problem. The problem appears to be with the export operation. Why has Microsoft allowed this weakness to persist as they must know about it?

cheers
Peter
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09 Oct 2012   #4

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Hi, I just tried the email export/import process again from my desktop to my laptop using my external hard drive. Selecting "All" files just did the same as before and transferred just a handful of emails out of a possible several hundred. I then "selected" an individual folder with about 20 emails in it and it transferred 1 email from the folder only. Is it me doing something wrong or is it the programme?
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09 Oct 2012   #5

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi Peter,
2 questions. Did you follow my DocX file exactly. Are your messages still on your Server, like mine are on Gmail.
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09 Oct 2012   #6

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Hi Roderunner. Yes did exactly as stated. When I exported only one selected folder with about 20 emails in it and only one exported, it wasn't the first or the last but somewhere in the middle, so why did it choose that one to export?

Answer to your other question about messages still being on my server, I haven't a clue! How do I find out? I use Plusnet for most of my emails.

regards
Peter
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10 Oct 2012   #7

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

Make the folders that you want eg Tom,Dick,Harry in WLM. Go to your exported folders open up folder Tom select the contents of folder except the wlmail.fol file. Now just drag the mails into corresponding folder name in WLM, it work but can take awhile if you have hundreds of folders.
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10 Oct 2012   #8

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi Peter,
Check your account properties on the advanced tab it WLM. This is my setting in the red box, ignore the rest of it.

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10 Oct 2012   #9

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Thanks Brightblessings, unfortunately the fault appears to be with the "export" operation and there are only a couple of folders (deleted items and outbox) that were exported and even then only 1 email in each.
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10 Oct 2012   #10

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Thanks Roderunner, I have it set like yours to leave copy on server, however, I have been in touch with Plusnet and they say that emails are not retained on their server. I have got back to them to ask why not and await ther responce.

regards
Peter
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