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1 Week Ago   #1750

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by prukeyhi View Post
Both .exe from prog. folder and shortcut disappeared.
i could not find them in recycle bin either.
Interesting, okay then that I recall for Windows 7, that's the first I've heard of WinMail.exe programs file getting deleted by something from the OS. Did you say it deleted itself when you tried to set it as the Default Email Client manually?

no i did not open as it is not written in the tutorial, should i open it before ?
Yes you should of opened WM first, and it's written on #7 to do so.
I see what happened now.

fwiw, when WM is first opened in Win7 (8/10) it automatically sets a thousand important registry entries.
If you try and set WM 'Manually' via the Control Panel as a default client even before you first time open WM which automatically sets itself proper in so many ways, then I am not surprised that happened then. You tried to make a program default that was not setup yet, and so it was still foreign.

Any way i reinstalled again without the last step "Set program access and computer defaults" and it works fine
..but it's not the last step, you should of done #7 first which is to Restart your system and launch Windows Mail, and here is where you will see the automatic prompt given, as shown in my screenshot to make WinMail the default client. If you do it right the first time you won't have to do that alternate step to do it manually at all.
So you jumped ahead, and did something that was an 'only if' it was not default already.
fwiw, at any time afterwards you also can check that by going to WinMail's top header and click Tools> Options> General ..and at the bottom click the button that says 'Make Default Client' ...if it's already grayed out then it's already set (or it can be other issues.. like having other email clients installed)

- no i didn't see it.
You didn't see it only because you did not open WinMail first, and if you did you would of saw it and this would all be a non-issue. You tried to Manually set WinMail as the Default Email Client untimely when WinMail was ready yet.
You said you did a fresh install with WinMail as the first time, and so as my screenshot shows the order of what happens and when, and if you did it in order you would of seen it.

And so you did it a little backwards, no problem, but above importantly you said now you reinstalled it again and it works fine - and so that's good - congratulations.

Honestly, all these posts makes it sound complicated but it's not, and it really only takes 60 seconds to re-instate WinMail once you are use to it and have the sequence down, it's just a few clicks here and there then your are done, and ready to set up.

..have a good day

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1 Week Ago   #1751

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit

Did you say it deleted itself when you tried to set it as the Default Email Client manually?
Yes you should of opened WM first, and it's written on #7 to do so.
-oops....right! my mistake
WinMail's top header and click Tools> Options> General ..and at the bottom click the button that says 'Make Default Client' ...if it's already grayed out
-just checked and it's already grayed out.

ant thanks again for detailed explanation
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1 Week Ago   #1752

Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 (x86/x64)

You are very welcome, and I am happy you have succeeded !

..I hope you have some great holidays
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