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Windows 7: Transfering Message Rules in Windows Live Mail


08 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Build 7000
 
 
Transfering Message Rules in Windows Live Mail

I have four Windows 7 machines with Windows Live Mail on each machine. I have been able to transfer my messages and contacts from one machine to another just fine. What I want to do now is transfer the message rules from one machine to all the others.

Does anyone know how to export and import message rules?

Thanks

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08 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

In the Registry
export the key
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail\Rules]

to a file. Take the file to the other computer, and merge it into that registry.
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08 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Build 7000
 
 

Thanks for the tip. It almost works.
I exported the "Mail" key from machine #1 and imported it into machine #2 just fine. Opening WLM on machine #2 I can see all the rules but with a couple of exceptions they are all "X"ed out. The error says they need the name of the folder to move to. It seems the link to the folders the messages were supposed to move to was lost in the transfer. I have manually created the same folders in machine #2. The only rules that were OK were not associated with any folder.(delete and mark red)

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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13 Nov 2009   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Try Windows Easy Transfer. It should work. If you do not want to tranfer everything that WET offers. You will come to a point that you can check or uncheck what you want, then hope for the best
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