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Windows 7: Windows Mail

17 Mar 2009   #99
Slartybart

x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 
Windows Mail

How to Reinstate Windows Mail in Windows 7



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08 Dec 2009   #100
Wii Master 64

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
Fixing mailto and the Default Programs issues....

OK folks...this does work because I've tried it. Once you have Windows Mail working (sort of) using the above tutorial you need to make it the default mail program (even if it's the ONLY one!) and to appear in Default Programs...this reg fix does it.
I borrowed this from THIS post. Thanks to Tangentjohn.
Take everything BETWEEN the quotes, make it a text file, then change the extension to .reg or just "Save As" select All Files at the bottom and save as winmail1.reg or winmail2.reg - whatever you choose. NOTE: You will have to re-enter the passwords for your outgoing and incoming mail servers in the account settings.
By in between the quotes, do you mean anything that is between any quotes at all? Also, does this work with 32 bit?

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09 Dec 2009   #101
RA5C

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wii Master 64 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
Fixing mailto and the Default Programs issues....

OK folks...this does work because I've tried it. Once you have Windows Mail working (sort of) using the above tutorial you need to make it the default mail program (even if it's the ONLY one!) and to appear in Default Programs...this reg fix does it.
I borrowed this from THIS post. Thanks to Tangentjohn.
Take everything BETWEEN the quotes, make it a text file, then change the extension to .reg or just "Save As" select All Files at the bottom and save as winmail1.reg or winmail2.reg - whatever you choose. NOTE: You will have to re-enter the passwords for your outgoing and incoming mail servers in the account settings.
By in between the quotes, do you mean anything that is between any quotes at all? Also, does this work with 32 bit?
From original post:

NOTE: You will have to re-enter the passwords for your outgoing and incoming mail servers in the account settings.
"


See he quote marks under the red text? Everything between it and the very last quote marks in the reg file.

Yes, it worked on my 32bit system.
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09 Dec 2009   #102
Ex_Brit

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wii Master 64 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
Fixing mailto and the Default Programs issues....

OK folks...this does work because I've tried it. Once you have Windows Mail working (sort of) using the above tutorial you need to make it the default mail program (even if it's the ONLY one!) and to appear in Default Programs...this reg fix does it.
I borrowed this from THIS post. Thanks to Tangentjohn.
Take everything BETWEEN the quotes, make it a text file, then change the extension to .reg or just "Save As" select All Files at the bottom and save as winmail1.reg or winmail2.reg - whatever you choose. NOTE: You will have to re-enter the passwords for your outgoing and incoming mail servers in the account settings.
By in between the quotes, do you mean anything that is between any quotes at all? Also, does this work with 32 bit?
Starting with Windows and ending with 00

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RA5C View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wii Master 64 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
Fixing mailto and the Default Programs issues....

OK folks...this does work because I've tried it. Once you have Windows Mail working (sort of) using the above tutorial you need to make it the default mail program (even if it's the ONLY one!) and to appear in Default Programs...this reg fix does it.
I borrowed this from THIS post. Thanks to Tangentjohn.
Take everything BETWEEN the quotes, make it a text file, then change the extension to .reg or just "Save As" select All Files at the bottom and save as winmail1.reg or winmail2.reg - whatever you choose. NOTE: You will have to re-enter the passwords for your outgoing and incoming mail servers in the account settings.
By in between the quotes, do you mean anything that is between any quotes at all? Also, does this work with 32 bit?
From original post:

NOTE: You will have to re-enter the passwords for your outgoing and incoming mail servers in the account settings.
"


See he quote marks under the red text? Everything between it and the very last quote marks in the reg file.

Yes, it worked on my 32bit system.
Good!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Dec 2009   #103
Wii Master 64

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

It didn't work...
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13 Dec 2009   #104
gregory7

windows 7
 
 
4. Go to the same folder in Vista and copy it

Hello,

I recently upgraded my wifes laptop to windows 7 premium 64 and discovered that windows mail was gone. I found your fix and need a little information on step "4. Go to the same folder in Vista and copy it" I'm not sure of where to find the vista files you are refering to. Are they still on the system I just upgraded, and if so where do I look. If not where do I download a copy of them. Note I still have vista 32 bit on my other laptop if that is a help. Your time and attention to this request is appreciated.
Greg
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14 Dec 2009   #105
Wii Master 64

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

The files you are looking for are in the Windows.old folder. Then go to program files and take ownership of the Windows Mail folder. Copy and paste like said in the tutorial. Also, if you want to bring all the messages from Vista back, then follow this folder path: C:/Windows.old -> Users -> profilename -> AppData -> Local -> Microsoft -> Windows Mail -> Local Folders and choose whatever folder you want to import from. Then hit ctrl A to highlight all, and copy and paste to the same location, just without the windows.old. That should do it!
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15 Dec 2009   #106
the athlete

Windows 7
 
 
Windows Mail - lost on windows 7 upgrade

have updated from vista to 7 home premium and windows mail is gone. i did not take any steps to save my email files / program before doing the upgrade.

tried to follow the tutorial but failed at the first step!!

Just download and open the zip file below, and right click on the extracted .reg file and click on merge.

when i right click on the on .reg file "Installtakeownership" i do not get the option to "merge".

a file is saved under my user account in a local drive but nothing seems to happen?

please help re: what am i doing wrong to get windows mail back up and running

also, will all my emails that i had previously saved in windows mail be lost - or if they can be recovered how is this done???
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15 Dec 2009   #107
gregory7

windows 7
 
 

Thank You So Much, As I just received your update I will have to forward it to a few friends who want to keep windows mail. Last night I downloaded windows mail live and the first time I opened it, it found the windows mail folder and automatically imported the default email account and message's. I was shocked to find out that windows live mail would run both my wife's email address at the same time & keep them separate. This is something I have wanted ever since MS did away with OE and multi-identities. Still, your Take Ownership script will be something I will hang on to & use in the future. VSS "Very Slick Stuff" Thanks Again
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15 Dec 2009   #108
mileslb

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Mr. GRiM...

I am not in a position to test this out, but I am like many other here, wishing I had Windows Mail on my Windows 7 machine. If I have my original Windows Vista disk, is there not a way to "expand" the files from that disk, into the Win 7 files and "voila"....Windows Mail?

After backing-up all the proper files/folders first, of course.

Perhaps another guide for those that have their Vista Disk available?

Thanks,

Miles
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16 Dec 2009   #109
jonesnewton

Acer Aspire 5738Z Win 7 X64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregory7 View Post
Thank You So Much, As I just received your update I will have to forward it to a few friends who want to keep windows mail. Last night I downloaded windows mail live and the first time I opened it, it found the windows mail folder and automatically imported the default email account and message's. I was shocked to find out that windows live mail would run both my wife's email address at the same time & keep them separate. This is something I have wanted ever since MS did away with OE and multi-identities. Still, your Take Ownership script will be something I will hang on to & use in the future. VSS "Very Slick Stuff" Thanks Again
Hey let us into your secret update above.
I have much the same problems as you have, so could it be posted on here?

Thanks.
Neil
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