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Windows 7: Windows Mail

17 Mar 2009   #1029
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 
Windows Mail

How to Reinstate Windows Mail in Windows 7



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20 Dec 2011   #1030
Bart2010

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

A windows 7 update within the last few days once again rendered my Windows mail unusable. Going though the steps at the beginning of this forum again has solved the problem. Once again you-have-saved-my-life-I-am-eternally-grateful!

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30 Dec 2011   #1031
markdp

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Making WinMail.exe visible

I couldn't get the attrib command to work. Fortunately, the Command Prompt still exists in Windows 7. After making my way to the Program Files/Windows Mail folder, I put in the following command:

attrib -s -h WinMail.exe

Windows Mail is now unhidden in Explorer.

One thing I forgot to mention. When you get to the command line shortcut, RIGHT CLICK it. Choose 'Run as Administrator.' If you don't do this, you won't have authority to use the attrib command above.
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31 Dec 2011   #1032
Dad11

Windows Vista 64bit Ultimate
 
 

I am fairly new at this and would appreciate a reply. I've seen the detailed information about how to reinstate Windows Mail in Windows 7. But I want to keep all of my current emails and the folders, if possible. The description did not say whether you do these things before or after upgrading (or I missed it). I have a concern that if I install Windows 7, which just got here this morning and I'm eager to install, I may not be able to go back to get something that is needed. I found, using Ztree, all of my current emails and have copied them to another drive, with folders. I don't know about attachments, yet. Thank you. Dan
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01 Jan 2012   #1033
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dad11 View Post
...I have a concern that if I install Windows 7, which just got here this morning and I'm eager to install, I may not be able to go back to get something that is needed. I found, using Ztree, all of my current emails and have copied them to another drive, with folders. I don't know about attachments, yet...
I don't know what Ztree does. If you were originally using Windows Mail on Vista, or Outlook Express on XP, You can use the built-in export features they have for messages and contacts.

Instead of exporting it could be as simple as backing up your Contacts folder for Vista or your .wab file for OE. For messages, you could save the Explorer "app data" Folder "Outlook Express" or "Windows Mail". Then when importing, navigate to the appropriate saved folder.
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02 Jan 2012   #1034
markdp

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dad11 View Post
I am fairly new at this and would appreciate a reply. I've seen the detailed information about how to reinstate Windows Mail in Windows 7. But I want to keep all of my current emails and the folders, if possible. The description did not say whether you do these things before or after upgrading (or I missed it). I have a concern that if I install Windows 7, which just got here this morning and I'm eager to install, I may not be able to go back to get something that is needed. I found, using Ztree, all of my current emails and have copied them to another drive, with folders. I don't know about attachments, yet. Thank you. Dan

My Windows 7 is a new computer. There was no danger in my losing messages from my Vista computer as I am not upgrading it. One thing I noticed about WM on Windows 7 - Windows Mail did not remember which emails were unread(highlighted.) Otherwise, it works exactly the same.

As for upgrading, you should make at least 2 copies of your email, pictures, documents, etc in a location other than your hard drive. You may lose everything when you do the upgrade. The upgrade is usually irreversible.
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02 Jan 2012   #1035
Dad11

Windows Vista 64bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by markdp View Post
My Windows 7 is a new computer. There was no danger in my losing messages from my Vista computer as I am not upgrading it. One thing I noticed about WM on Windows 7 - Windows Mail did not remember which emails were unread(highlighted.) Otherwise, it works exactly the same.

As for upgrading, you should make at least 2 copies of your email, pictures, documents, etc in a location other than your hard drive. You may lose everything when you do the upgrade. The upgrade is usually irreversible.
Thank you both. I'd not remembered about exporting. I'll do that. I've completed creating the Windows Easy Transfer file (300 Gigs). I have 2 other internal hard drives besides the one that will become Window 7. And Ztree is a wonderful file management program. See it at Ztree.com.
I don't plan to let it format drive C:, but what I have is the full version, not just the upgrade.
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02 Jan 2012   #1036
Dad11

Windows Vista 64bit Ultimate
 
 

I don't have much time, tonight, but How to Reinstate Windows Mail in Windows 7 does not appear to work correctly. I'm getting error messages. I'm going to bail and try again, tomorrow.
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04 Jan 2012   #1037
ronnycopeh

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
error message

I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and have follow everything to the letter but keep getting a message stating windows mail could not be started because msoe.dll could not be initialized. need some help. thanks in advance.
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11 Jan 2012   #1038
rayzorsharp

Windows7 64 bit
 
 

Just followed your instructions and I now have outlook express back on windows 7 64 bit.
Works great
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11 Jan 2012   #1039
Ex_Brit

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rayzorsharp View Post
Just followed your instructions and I now have outlook express back on windows 7 64 bit.
Works great

You mean Windows Mail I trust. ;-)
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