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Windows 7: Windows Mail

24 Oct 2009   #1
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Windows Mail

I know there have been a few threads about this and I have searched through them and tried just about everything I can think of so I though I would post if someone has had the same issues.

With the RTM, I had Windows Mail (not Windows Live Mail - in your default browser). I had the actual Windows Mail program up and running, so whenever I clicked the mail icon in Messenger, I could open Windows Mail and use it.

Now, after installing Windows 7 after purchasing , I cannot for the life of me get Windows Mail back. I even saved the old Mail.msi file that I had previously and installed it after installing Messenger, but no go.

If you go right now to the Microsoft page about Windows mail, there is a screen shot there of the actual Windows Mail app. You can download from there, but it ends up being Windows Live Mail in the browser.

There seem to be 3 folders, Program Files (x86)\Windows Mail, Program Files\Windows Mail and Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail. Not sure which one it's using.

First screen shot below is from the Microsoft web page, the second is what I get when I click email in Messenger. Can someone help? I can't stand having my Hotmail in a browser like this, the Windows Mail app is so much better.




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24 Oct 2009   #2
fillup

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Windows 7 doesn't include an email program anymore. You can do like I did and copy the Windows Mail folder from Vista over to Windows 7.
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24 Oct 2009   #3
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fillup View Post
Windows 7 doesn't include an email program anymore. You can do like I did and copy the Windows Mail folder from Vista over to Windows 7.
Yes, I know this, hence my post. Thats the point, I tried that and still no go. Also, like I mentioned, there are 3 different folders. Which one does it use? Again, I had it working just fine with the RTM before installing my purchased copy of Windows 7 and used the same installer I used before, but still no go.

Not sure why Windows Mail is installed in 3 different places and why this is such a mess. I had a buddy send me his Windows Mail folder, tried overwriting every folder and still no go.

Anyone?
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24 Oct 2009   #4
fillup

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Did your buddy send you the 32bit or 64bit version of Windows Mail from Vista? The 32bit version would go in Program Files (x86)\Windows Mail. 64bit goes in Program Files\Windows Mail.

Ok, first take ownership of the Windows Mail folder in Windows 7. Then you can replace it with the one from Vista. Then make a shortcut to the Program Files\Windows Mail\winmail.exe executable. Rename shortcut to Windows Mail. Should work ok. Did for me.
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24 Oct 2009   #5
fillup

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

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24 Oct 2009   #6
fillup

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Even better... : Windows Mail
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24 Oct 2009   #7
Cookieman

Windows 7/Linux
 
 

Hi TheIgster

Just gone through the transposition to windows mail myself on 64x using the tutorials that are placed here on the forums and all went smooth. You just need to transfer the necessary files accross to the programs file folder. Ensure you take ownership of the files first and ensure that the files come from a 64x vista box.
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24 Oct 2009   #8
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheIgster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fillup View Post
Windows 7 doesn't include an email program anymore. You can do like I did and copy the Windows Mail folder from Vista over to Windows 7.
Yes, I know this, hence my post. Thats the point, I tried that and still no go. Also, like I mentioned, there are 3 different folders. Which one does it use? Again, I had it working just fine with the RTM before installing my purchased copy of Windows 7 and used the same installer I used before, but still no go.

Not sure why Windows Mail is installed in 3 different places and why this is such a mess. I had a buddy send me his Windows Mail folder, tried overwriting every folder and still no go.

Anyone?
Do a search on ms web site, Windows live mail desktop. You will get what you want, I have it on my desktop works good just like windows mail, its not in the browser its on your pc.
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24 Oct 2009   #9
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Well, I played around some more and finally got it to work. Not sure how, but it's working now. I have a couple of WinMail.exe files on my system and a wlmail.exe in the Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\ folder. I double clicked this file and got Windows Mail to start. Once started, it seems to associate itself with Messenger so when I click the mail icon in Messenger, it opens this instead of a browser.

Not sure why this has to be such a pain. The wlmail.exe file is dated July 26/09 so it's not like it's old or from Vista from what I can see.
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24 Oct 2009   #10
mcleod55

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

OK...I had a Vista 32 Windows Mail. When I installed Windows 7 I went with the 64 bit version. I can't get the Windows Mail to work. I've tried (I think) to do what the tutorial said but when I try to open Windows Mail my machine hangs and I have to hit the reset button to start over. Is there any way I can get Windows Mail to work?
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