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23 Jul 2010   #1

Windows live mail help

Hi Guy's

I had a Sony Vaio that due to a power surge cooked the Mother board. I managed to save the hard drive and now have it in a caddy. My problem is that all my emails are still on it and for the life of me I cannot work out how to retrive them. The main thing I need is the attachments that some of them have.

I have another machine running Win 7. Can I copy the mail & attachments from the Hard drive to my Windows live mail on my other machine? I guess this is all very simple but I wish I knew how!!!

Many thanks in advance


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23 Jul 2010   #2

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Welcome to the forum,

This should help you with that,

Import your e-mail, contacts, and calendar into Windows Live Mail
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23 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ulti. x64

Martin, Welcome to SevenForums
So you are looking at your hard drive for your OE store folders. Try this location,
Outlook Express: C:\Documents and Settings\­[username]\­Local Settings\­Application Data\­Identities\­{[identity ID]}\­Microsoft\­Outlook Express or
C:\­Windows\­Application Data\­Outlook Express\­{[identity ID]} or for vista try
Windows Mail: C:\Users\­[username]/­AppData/­Local/­Microsoft/­Windows Mail
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23 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wannsee View Post
... Can I copy the mail & attachments from the Hard drive to my Windows live mail on my other machine?
Use the import feature of WLM (File/Import) assuming you have managed to display the file menu. Navigate to the "Outlook Express" folder on the other hard drive (shown by myzr7) or copy the "Outlook Express" folder to a usb stick, CD, or directly to your new c: drive in a convenient place like "c:/Outlook Express". Then use the WLM import feature and navigate to that folder.
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