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Windows 7: Windows Mail problem

08 Feb 2009   #11

Windows RC 7100 x64, Vista Ultimate x64,

Images not being allowed to download is definitely NOT an option that has been changed in Windows Mail.
It must be, perhaps a registry corruption.

I was only able to get it working again by re-installing from an earlier image file.

My first thought was that I had altered something within win mail, but I checked the options in Vista and they were both the same, so it was a problem outside of the Windows Mail folders in Programs Files, Program Files (x86) and in the message store in app data.

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08 Feb 2009   #12

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)

Strange, but I'm glad it's working again.
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15 Feb 2009   #13


Stick with Vista till MS brings 7 up to date.
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15 Feb 2009   #14

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)

Vista early betas didn't have a working email program either FYI.
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16 Jun 2009   #15

XP/Vista 32 bit/Win 7 hp 64 bit
A strange happening with windows mail folders in Win 7

Hi guys

I'm a newbie, just joined and not quite sure where to start a post.
I have a triple boot system, XP/Vista/Win 7. I loaded Win 7 as a clean install over Vista back in early May. Then I found I couldn't restore my Vista backups stored on another partition.

So I formatted the win 7 partition and did a new load of Vista. Took a while to get back up to date but then I thought, why not do a Win 7 upgrade over Vista?

Worked like a charm! All my folders and files were where they should be. Except, of course, Windows Mail.

Wasn't too bothered as I had backed up my winmail folder on another drive and I also had Winmail on a USB dongle which has its own Winmail copy and can synchronise the files when you plug it in.

I noticed that the Windows Mail program was there as were the storage folders but, Win 7 had disabled the exe program and removed the desktop icon.

I fixed that by loading Vista again on a spare backup drive and copying over the exe program, thus getting winmail running.
Slight problem.

All my email message histories going back seven years were in the Windows mail folders but were not showing on the desktop. If I triggered an import they would arrive as folders but would be empty of messages.If I look in a storage location the folders are full of messages!

I now have three Windows mail programs. One in Vista, one in Win 7 and one on the dongle but, whichever I run and restore I get empty folders. I also have backups of those folders but they have the same problem.

I have installed Thunderbird in anticipation of Windows mail shortly becoming redundant but until I can get the folder contents into Windows Mail to transfer to Outlook, I have no change of importing them into Thunderbird.

The empty folders when they arrive, are fully functioning and I can store newly received messages with no problem.
Been like this for a month now. I have reached the end of my expertise as I don't know the relationship between the Windows Mail files, nor have I seen an explanation of this problem on the net, never mind a solution.

Hope this is of interest to someone.

Apart from this, I am very happy with the Win 7 RC, at least until next June.

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