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Windows 7: Enabling Windows Mail in Windows 7

09 Nov 2008   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 
Enabling Windows Mail in Windows 7

Some people Running the Windows 7 Pre Beta 6801 have been asking about Windows Mail in Windows seven and where they can find it.

The strange thing is it is there but it's hidden and doesn't do anything when you click on it, although you will see it in task manager, so if you do want Windows Mail this is what you have to do.

First go to folder options and deselect hide protected operating system files and do not show hidden files, you will now be able to see the Windows Mail executable file which was previously hidden.

Next go to your programs folder and Windows Mail folder and take Ownership of all the files in there, you will need to do this one file at a time and Don't Forget to Give Yourself FULL CONTROL of each file.

Just in case there is another fix for this in the Future you may want to make a copy of this folder and keep it somewhere

Once you have taken ownership and given yourself full control copy all your files from Vista's Windows Mail folder and paste and replace ALL of the files in Windows 7 Mail folder.

That's it and DON'T try to click on the Original Hidden WinMail.exe file, if you do you will not be able to replace it, as it will run and you wont see anything but you will still need to kill the process in task manager.

Good Luck and don't forget do give me some Rep, Thanks!!



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09 Nov 2008   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Also I forgot mention that that to use the program, Right click on the WinMail.exe file and send a shortcut to the desktop then rename it to Windows Mail.

Then go to you start button and right click on the startup folder and select properties then location and click on find target and move your short cut to that folder and then click on pin to start menu.
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11 Nov 2008   #3

XP Pro, Windows 7 Ultimate 64 & 32 Build 7022
 
 

I installed windows live instead but I will try this.
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12 Nov 2008   #4

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by djhallucn8 View Post
I installed windows live instead but I will try this.
Same here, better than express
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12 Nov 2008   #5

Vista 64 bit
 
 

Thank you. I'm gonna rob my Vista files at another location and try this.
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12 Nov 2008   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks Mr Grim that will definitely help me.
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12 Nov 2008   #7

Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Thanks Mr Grim. This was a good find.
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16 Nov 2008   #8

XP Pro, Windows 7 Ultimate 64 & 32 Build 7022
 
 

For some reason I can't get it to work but will continue using Windows Live Mail for now.
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16 Nov 2008   #9

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

I dislike Windows Live Mail and I don't quite understand your instructions.

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Once you have taken ownership copy all your files from Vista's Windows Mail folder and paste and replace ALL of the files in Windows 7 Mail folder.
I've done everything as above...I have not tried to open Windows Mail, I've made my user name owner of the entire folder and contents yet when I try to copy the contents of my Windows Mail folder from Vista to Windows 7 I still get "you need admin permission" etc. etc. I am an admin level user.
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16 Nov 2008   #10

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

OK - did it but had to go a little deeper into the permissions thing. Trial and error really but now it works. I really only need Windows Mail for the newsgroups aspect.
Now to see about getting it to appear in Start/All Programs.

Thanks.
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