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Windows 7: No clue on how to get Windows Mail into WLM


02 Aug 2013   #1

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No clue on how to get Windows Mail into WLM

I've tried so many different methods that have not worked, but the bottom line is that I only have a handful of messages on WLM, all for today, whereas on my Vista Windows Mail I have hundreds of emails that go back to 2011. I really need those emails,

And I can find no method for exporting/importing my contacts.

When I set up the Windows 7 desktop, one of the things that seemed really simple was setting up WLM. I had already set up my Verizon mail seperately, and it seemed like all the fields in WLM were populated with the correct info, so I was done in just a few mouse clicks.

Then I noticed that my Windows Live mail only contained the Verizon mail that had been received that day, and that I had no contacts.

One of the confusing things to me is whether I actually have a Microsoft account, or not. Or NEED one. I dunno. I certainly don't remember specifically creating one, yet I do have WLM on the Windows 7 PC, and it is working. It's just not working properly.

I have gone onto the Vista PC, Windows mail and selected export and created an .iaf file which I copied to an empty folder on an external drive which I then connected to the Windows 7 and tried to import into WLM. It said there were no messages in the folder. In Vista I then navigated a folder I had to unhide - somewhere in C:\users\(user name)\appdata\local\microsoft\Windows Mail if I remember correctly - copied that to the external drive, went to WLM in attempted to import that folder. That sort of worked in that I at least got 2 days worth of msgs from Vista's Windows Mail into WLM, but there's a couple of hundred msgs that never made it.

I then deleted the mail account in WLM and attempted to export/import the mail settings from WM to WLM, and apparently got the WLM email re-setup, but I have only a few msgs, all from today.

I then tried to set up a Microsoft account, in case I wasn't already set up. Thay ultimately ended on a 'Microsoft account is unavailable. Microsoft account is unavailable from this site, so you can't sign in or sign up. The site may be experiencing problems.

I am befuddled.


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02 Aug 2013   #2

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02 Aug 2013   #4

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For the contacts... just put them in C:\Users\<windows logon name>\Contacts on new machine and grep them from C:\Users\<windows logon name>\Contacts on old machine
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02 Aug 2013   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
One of the problems is that the screenshots I always encounter do not resemble what I'm seeing in WLM on the Windows 7 PC. And this is the first time I've ever seen anything that mentions Storage Folders. My screens look different than the tutorial ones, but on the left of my WLM screen I have (underneath Outbox) Storage Folders. Under that I have Drafts, Sent Items and Deleted Items. All are empty. Under that is Imported Folder, Imported Folder (1), then IF (2), (3) and (4). All of the Imported Folders have an arrow to their left. When I open the last one (IF4), I see the folder I created (1msgs). I saw this folder get populated on Windows Mail with 623 items from my inbox, a couple hundred sent, etc. There is another arrow to the left of 1msgs. When I click that I see Local Folders and Microsoft Communities. Local Folders has the arrow which contains Deleted Items, Drafts, Inbox, Junk Email, Outbox and Sent Items. Clicking Inbox just brings up a page of envelopes under the From heading, with nothing in the subject , and a date of today at 3:55 PM.

Oh wait... if I continue to scroll in the seemingly empty box I eventually come to my emails. I ignored the hundreds of lines of 'blanks' and selected all the actual emails, and copied them to the inbox. They are now all there. Thanks.

Now for the Contacts. I don't even know where they're listed in WLM, let alone how to import them from WM
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02 Aug 2013   #6

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Messages are back correct?
Contacts are in folder C:\<oldusername>\Contacts. Just copy them to your account C:\<newusername>\Contacts
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02 Aug 2013   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
For the contacts... just put them in C:\Users\<windows logon name>\Contacts on new machine and grep them from C:\Users\<windows logon name>\Contacts on old machine
I see you actually answered my followup question before I asked it..., but I don't follow you... What does 'grep them them from c:\users\...' mean? I copied the Contacts file from the old PC to the new one, but when I click on Contacts on the botton left of the WLM screen I get a msg 'You have no contacts. To see your contacts from Windows Live sign on with your Windows Live ID, and there is a clickable sign in link. I don't know what my Windows Live ID is, or if I even have one. I did ask previously if I needed one, and I was beginning to think I didn't, but now....?
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02 Aug 2013   #8

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new pc C:\Users\<your windows logon name>\Contacts now has a lot of files? Click on some of them. Are they contact info?
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02 Aug 2013   #9

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Can't you simple EXPORT the contacts on old machine. Afterwards import on new machine.
C:\<username>\Contacts was not the correct location... wrong google link... sorry.
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02 Aug 2013   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
new pc C:\Users\<your windows logon name>\Contacts now has a lot of files? Click on some of them. Are they contact info?
Yes, contacts seem to all be in that file. I just don't see them in WLM.
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