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Windows 7: Windows Mail

28 Jul 2013   #1370
endeavor

Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 (x86/x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tktk88 View Post
I am using Windows 7 Pro and Windows Mail installed per the Tutorial on here...........no prblems for over a year with mail working or opening attachements.........in past few days I am now unable to open word files pdf files excel files power point files that are attachements in email...............I can open any of these files on my computer but not in windows mail...........wondering if the latest Windows updates this past week have any effect on this issue??
I've had no problems with Windows Updates affecting WM
If there is a particular update that you did let me know and I'll check it out, but first, Perhaps it's just the option in WM to open attachments got unchecked somehow.

Go to the top tab of Tools> Options> Security> ..and in here be sure that the box is un-checked for this:
*Do not allow attachments to be opened....

If it's checked, then un-check it, and click Apply



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29 Dec 2013   #1371
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

This tutorial is back by popular demand.
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29 Dec 2013   #1372
Bart2010

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Glad to hear it!

Still struggling along with Windows Mail on my Seven laptop. Inexplicably, after recent updates the program crashes and restarts when trying to open mail from one or two specific senders. This can be avoided by checking "Read all messages in plain text" (when opening, and only sending in plain text if I want to send a reply) so that's an annoyance to live with.
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29 Dec 2013   #1373
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
This tutorial is back by popular demand.
Thanks. Win 8/8.1 only...this is an FYI only. Weird thing, I used my archived copy of the file to set up WM in a new installation of Win 8.1 and it wouldn't work, WM wouldn't open....until I swapped the Windows Mail folder in Program Files for a copy of my Vista one.
Then it just worked magically as if the fixes then had something concrete to work on. Very strange.
I guess I'll never know why that happened.

Edit: I just remembered what the problem was....I noticed that in the Win Mail folder in 8.1 the WinMail.exe (for one) was missing and the fix, as is, doesn't replace it.

As you can see from the two following illustrations, the Vista folder (2) is much larger than the native 8.1 folder (1)


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30 Dec 2013   #1374
Slartybart

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

Ex_Brit: This tutorial only applies to Windows 7.

The Win8 process to reinstate WM is discussed here: Solved Windows Mail Anyone?
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.....I used my archived copy of the file to set up WM in a new installation of Win 8.1 and it wouldn't work, WM wouldn't open....until I swapped the Windows Mail folder in Program Files for a copy of my Vista one.
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30 Dec 2013   #1375
Slartybart

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

Bart2010: When did you reinstate WM? The tutorial changed a little over a year ago to incorporate many corrective posts in the origiinal tut, although the original posts are still here.

The easiest thing to do is simply run through the current tutorial (posts prior to 1230 do not apply to this iteration and were left in place only as a reference)
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bart2010 View Post
Glad to hear it!

Still struggling along with Windows Mail on my Seven laptop. Inexplicably, after recent updates the program crashes and restarts when trying to open mail from one or two specific senders.

This can be avoided by checking "Read all messages in plain text" (when opening, and only sending in plain text if I want to send a reply) so that's an annoyance to live with.
Thanks for posting your workaround.


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30 Dec 2013   #1376
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Well I am keeping a copy of my Windows Mail folders, both x86 and x64 in the cloud for future reference, just in case.

If anyone needs them let me know.
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30 Dec 2013   #1377
TCSnoopy

32bit
 
 

Does this work in Windows 7 enterprise as well? Thanks in advance.
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30 Dec 2013   #1378
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

I can't find anything that says it wont work, so it's probably worth a try.
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30 Dec 2013   #1379
Slartybart

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

TCSnoopy: It should - follow the main tutorial only.

Post questions if you have them. People have had difficulty if they follow posts between 1 and 1230 - much of the discussion after 1230 is banter. It's better to ask anew.

This tutorial reinstates basic functionality of WinMail running under Win7.
Calendaring in WinMail is covered under a seperate tutorial - see the related tutorial.
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