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Windows 7: Already updated to win7...is my mail lost?


14 Nov 2009   #1

Vista, migrating to Windows 7
 
 
Already updated to win7...is my mail lost?

Help please

1. I have already installed Windows 7 on top of the Vista system that previously on it.
2. The mail database was NOT on the boot "C" drive...it was on another partition (D drive.
3. After the successful conversion to Windows 7 home premium, I installed and started Win Live mail
4 Win live mail works ok.
5. From the Win live mail client running on the Windows 7 system, I tried to import the folders from the previous win mail client that I was using while running vista:
File->Import->Messages->Windows Mail->Next->WinMail database file name(D:\Vista_Mail)->Next->All Folders->Next.

Import messages window appears and progress bar shows the folder names being processed and when it completes with NO error message, the followning appears in the win live mail import window:
"Import Complete"
"Your messages were imported in "Windows Mail format"".
I then clicked on "Finish"

There are 3 items on the win live mail pain labeled "imported folder", Imported folder (1)" and "Imported folder (2)".
Clicking on any of those 3 entries tells me "There are no items in this View"

I have tried to click on all of the items in the pane and see NO folders.

Hope the above makes some sense.

Thanks

Mike Kamerman



When the "import messages" window completes,


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14 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikekamerman View Post
Help please

1. I have already installed Windows 7 on top of the Vista system that previously on it.
2. The mail database was NOT on the boot "C" drive...it was on another partition (D drive.
3. After the successful conversion to Windows 7 home premium, I installed and started Win Live mail
4 Win live mail works ok.
5. From the Win live mail client running on the Windows 7 system, I tried to import the folders from the previous win mail client that I was using while running vista:
File->Import->Messages->Windows Mail->Next->WinMail database file name(D:\Vista_Mail)->Next->All Folders->Next.

Import messages window appears and progress bar shows the folder names being processed and when it completes with NO error message, the followning appears in the win live mail import window:
"Import Complete"
"Your messages were imported in "Windows Mail format"".
I then clicked on "Finish"

There are 3 items on the win live mail pain labeled "imported folder", Imported folder (1)" and "Imported folder (2)".
Clicking on any of those 3 entries tells me "There are no items in this View"

I have tried to click on all of the items in the pane and see NO folders.

Hope the above makes some sense.

Thanks

Mike Kamerman



When the "import messages" window completes,
I assumed you were using Windows Mail in Vista and are now using Windows Live Mail. Did you backup the mail before upgrading or you performed the upgrade and are trying to import what you believe might be the mail database
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14 Nov 2009   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Are they in windows.old, which is on your c: drive? Take a look
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14 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I did a custom install and imported my emails from windows.old. I found them in C:\windows.old\Users\userprofilenamehere\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Mail\Local Folders\Inbox.

Now just copy the contents over to the exact same location on your Windows 7 installation (without the windows.old part).

Oh, you might want to activate hidden folders as well.
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