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17 Mar 2009   #359
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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16 Mar 2010   #360
Han Solo

Win 7 Ultimate
 
 

After step 2, I ran the take ownership reg but in the windows mail folder I only see WinMail.exe.mui in the en-US folder. I don't get Windows Mail on the program list.

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16 Mar 2010   #361
poppa bear

Win7 Ultimate 64bit Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Han Solo View Post
After step 2, I ran the take ownership reg but in the windows mail folder I only see WinMail.exe.mui in the en-US folder. I don't get Windows Mail on the program list.
Running Take Ownership has nothing to do with being able to view the WinMail.exe file in the Windows Mail folder in Program files. And there is no need to open or do anything in the en-US folder.

I apologise for the mistake, but the run command in step 2 was incorrect. It has now been amended to show the correct command in Post No 317 here. And will eventually be corrected in the main tutorial at the beginning.

Once you carry out Step 2 as per the above post, WinMail.exe file will become visible in the Windows Mail folder in the normal Program files. Then just follow the rest of the post steps.

Cheers PB
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17 Mar 2010   #362
Han Solo

Win 7 Ultimate
 
 

I have copy and pasted the correct command in run but I still can't see WinMail.exe in the Windows Mail folder. I took ownership using the Take Ownership reg and then used Footnote 1 to take ownership. After all this I still can't see WinMail.exe.


It's ok now. Windows Mail is back for business. Apparently I wasn't seeing WinMail.exe because the attrib -s -h "C:\Program Files\Windows Mail\WinMail.exe"
didn't work until I used an elevated cmd prompt instead. And I only did that at the end. I hope that doesn't give me any problems in the future.
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17 Mar 2010   #363
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Tutorial has been updated for this.
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17 Mar 2010   #364
poppa bear

Win7 Ultimate 64bit Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Han Solo View Post
I have copy and pasted the correct command in run but I still can't see WinMail.exe in the Windows Mail folder. I took ownersip using the Take Ownershiip reg and then used Footnote 1 to take ownership. After all this I still can't see WinMail.exe.
The problem wasn't in the Take Ownership, as all this does is allow you to delete or copy over a file that is protected.

The problem was in Step 2 which showed an incorrect command. And as Brink pointed out in the post above, this has now been corrected.

WinMail.exe is made visible by typing, (or copying and pasting), the command shown below, exactly as is, into the Run command box.

attrib -s -h "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Mail\WinMail.exe"

It shows you in Step 2 how to open the Run command box.


So what you need to do is:
  • Go the main tutorial at the very beginning of this post
  • Continue the import process starting with Step 2 onwards.
Cheers PB
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17 Mar 2010   #365
RJ12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks!! It worked!!

Just a question though, where it says Windows Live Mail Could cause problems, shouldn't it be WinLiveMail instead of WinMailLive.


Just something I noticed, Thanks for the tutorial!
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17 Mar 2010   #366
primal

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit Version 6.1 Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poppa bear View Post
Hi Primal, re:
Quote:
Thanks PB Yes I used the 64 bit msoe.dll OK I understand the files can be hidden again. I did not click on WinMAil.exe before doing all steps
I'm assuming that after doing everything suggested, it is still not working?

OK it seems fairly certain that the problem is corrupted files. I assume you have still got copies of the original Windows 7 folders for Windows Mail 32 & 64 bit, as comes with a clean instal of Windoows 7? If this is the case, delete all Windows Mail folders totally, not just the files inside the folders, from both sets of program files. Click the attached pic to enlarge to show location.


Now open: Start Orb --> All Programs --> Accessories --> Run

In the Run box type: sfc /scannow --> Click: OK. Let the scan complete.

This should replace any corrupted or missing original system files.

Once the scan is finished, check your program files to see if there are any Windows Mail folders. If they are present and complete, (compare them to your saved original Windows Mail folders that came installed in Windows 7), do the steps in Post 317.

If they are not present, open:

Start Orb --> Computer --> C Drive --> Program Files --> Copy the original 64bit Wndows Mail folder into normal Program Files. This folder must be named as it originally appeared, that is: Windows Mail.

Now open: Start Orb --> Computer --> C Drive --> Program Files --> Copy the original 32bit Wndows Mail folder into Program Files(x86), and make sure name is also Windows Mail.

Now open: Start Orb --> Computer --> Right click: C Drive --> In drop down menu choose: Properties --> Tools Tab --> Click: Check Now --> Start --> Schedule Disk Check --> Re-boot PC.

On re-start it will do a quick system scan. Once re-booted, now apply the steps in Post 317.

Good luck. PB
Poppa Bear

I got it. Thanks for your patience.One thing I messed was attrib -s -h "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Mail\WinMail.exe" For some reason I missed the attrib -s-h but as everything else worked I just made the exe visible by tools/folder options/view etc and then made it invisible again. Is that OK? I ask because I want to make the 7 the computer i get my mail on and want to copy all the previous mail from vista. Do you think my system is stable as I did not do exactly as you said.

Also, though it is not really relevant here, can you tell me where the sfc /scannow restores all the folders from. Is it from the back up Recover section of the hard drive. I was trying to extract the winmail folders from the recover section and from the DVD but could not find them. someone told me they are compressed?

Thanks again PB you are a star. So good to see window mail on my new PC
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17 Mar 2010   #367
poppa bear

Win7 Ultimate 64bit Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RJ12 View Post
Thanks!! It worked!!

Just a question though, where it says Windows Live Mail Could cause problems, shouldn't it be WinLiveMail instead of WinMailLive.


Just something I noticed, Thanks for the tutorial!
Hey that's really great RJ12. Gives me satisfaction to know it worked for you. Yeah you're probably right about WinLiveMail. I'll check it out.

Update: Yes, you're right. It should have read WinLiveMail and has now been amended. Thanks for pointing out that correction.

Cheers PB
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17 Mar 2010   #368
poppa bear

Win7 Ultimate 64bit Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Han Solo View Post
I have copy and pasted the correct command in run but I still can't see WinMail.exe in the Windows Mail folder. I took ownership using the Take Ownership reg and then used Footnote 1 to take ownership. After all this I still can't see WinMail.exe.


It's ok now. Windows Mail is back for business. Apparently I wasn't seeing WinMail.exe because the attrib -s -h "C:\Program Files\Windows Mail\WinMail.exe"
didn't work until I used an elevated cmd prompt instead. And I only did that at the end. I hope that doesn't give me any problems in the future.
Hey Han Solo that's great you got it working.

It wasn't really your mistake, the command syntax was wrong in Step 2 of the tutorial. Using the elevated command should not give you any problems in the future. Removing the attributes simply makes the file visible, but doesn't affect it's functionality.

Cheers PB
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17 Mar 2010   #369
poppa bear

Win7 Ultimate 64bit Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by primal View Post
Poppa Bear

I got it. Thanks for your patience.One thing I messed was attrib -s -h "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Mail\WinMail.exe" For some reason I missed the attrib -s-h but as everything else worked I just made the exe visible by tools/folder options/view etc and then made it invisible again. Is that OK? I ask because I want to make the 7 the computer i get my mail on and want to copy all the previous mail from vista. Do you think my system is stable as I did not do exactly as you said.

Also, though it is not really relevant here, can you tell me where the sfc /scannow restores all the folders from. Is it from the back up Recover section of the hard drive. I was trying to extract the winmail folders from the recover section and from the DVD but could not find them. someone told me they are compressed?

Thanks again PB you are a star. So good to see window mail on my new PC
Hey that's really great Primal. I admire your patience and persistence. Now enjoy the fruits of your labor! What's more it was not really your fault. There was a mistake in the original syntax of the attrib command in Step 2. This has now been corrected in both the Tutorial at the beginning of this post and in my post 317.

Re where the files are stored in Windows 7 that are restrored by running sfc /scannow, I can't answer that. If you ran that command in XP, it was necessary to put the original WinXP CD in the CD drive for the scan to work, and it obviously got the files from the CD. This changed with Vista where the files are stored on the hard drive, and ditto in Windows 7. I'll have a scout around and if I find out I'll send you a PM on it.

Update: Sorry Primal, I didn't answer your question re your PC being stable due to using the option tools/folder options/view etc, to make WinMail.exe invisible again. That's fine. All it means is if you ever need to create a new desk top shortcut to WinMail.exe, you'll have to make it visible again.

By running Step 2 of the tutorial, in it's corrected form, it will make WinMail.exe permanently visible without affecting any other folders or files. And it's perfectly safe to run it. The easiest way is just copy and paste the code into the Run command box, and click "OK". That way you don't ever again have to go into the option tools/folder options/view etc.

Cheers PB
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