Quote: Originally Posted by grits
I had earlier PM'd endeavor about losing my WM after my post #1232 & he suggested I post instead of PM but it was a quick fix after I deleted the desktop ini that I still had from my earlier try of either the EKMantis batch or the original page 1 tutorial. At least for now I have it, if I lose it again & IF I can remember my steps, I will post here..
Originally Posted by grits
Thanks but I should have posted back shortly after my last one 'cuz leave it to me, I lost WM. Don't have the foggiest idea what I did to cause that but am really disgusted with myself that I didn't go into options to 'leave mail on server after download' 'cuz now I've lost 88 emails that I'd left on server 'til I got WM.
Do you want me to post this on forum or keep it in PM's?
Yes I had asked you to post on the forum so that others could learn from any resolves, of which they would not see if if it was only PM.
Your PM just said "I lost WM" ...now you understand that in itself is not enough detail really to determine anything, we always need more thorough details surrounding what happened.
About that setting to leave mail on the server, well MS default is set to not leave them on server which I personally prefer it that way, but yes in some cases there may be reasons you'd want to change it, do what's best for you. Perhaps going forward until you get your email situation setup the way you want just change that setting for what's best for you.
Now about why you lost WinMail? in the PM I had suggested you didn't lose anything and perhaps like happened before to you your desktop shortcut was removed, either by a stock 7 setup has that silly program that cleans up your desktop shortcuts, etc, for me I always turn those (to me) annoying features off; actually I turn most of the UAC and other supposed security settings settings off, even 'Automatic' Windows Update, but ymmv.
In that PM I suggested to you that you don't just lose WM, and in case it was just the shortcut deleted you could just go to:
C:\Program Files\Windows Mail
..and right click on 'WinMail' in that list of files and Send to: Shortcut to Desktop.
So is that what you did to get WinMail back?
I never mentioned anything about deleting a desktop.ini file, I'm not sure where you got that from?
However those will only appear if you have your settings set to show Hidden System Files, and in your case I don't see why you need to have that set that way. Just go to this post Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide
and put that setting back to where it was, no problem.
I'm also having an issue with IE9 being sooo slow & want to TRY to resolve it before I accumulate any more emails into WM.
Questions about IE9 are better asked in one of the other forums at http://www.sevenforums.com/
...Most likely at the Browsers & Mail forum there, but depending on the subject there is a forum for everything there, and when you post in the right forum you increase your chances of getting more/best help for that specific problem. This thread we're posting in now is the Tutorial section called "How to Reinstate Windows Mail in Windows 7" and so we want to keep it to just that. Post your non-reinstate WinMail questions in the proper forum for the best help.
fwiw though, I like IE9, but do agree IE8 may have been just a 'little' bit snappier even though IE9 was touted as being faster was something I never noticed, but I do like some of it's other features. If you're saying IE9 is crawling slow and you have a fast isp connection, then yes it should be pretty fast, if it's not go to the above forum and post about it.
In the meantime though, I'm not going to use it because in my excitement of finally getting it activated I lost my head & set up the wrong email account (I have 2 with similar addresses) so now have to search help somewhere to see if I can have 2 different addy's in one WM account or install some other email client for 2nd one.
Since it's a Mail forum at that link above for Browsers & Mail I gave you, you could ask about how to delete your extra email account you want to do there. But grits since you're here at the moment... grits it's very easy to do, it will be something like:
...open up WinMail, go to the top tab of Tools> Accounts> ...and in here simply highlight the account you don't want anymore, and click the delete button, but Be Sure you delete the right one!!! Don't delete the one you have all your 88 emails in that you mentioned above, so Be Careful!
which one you delete!
all the best