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17 Mar 2009   #379
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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23 Mar 2010   #380
poppa bear

Win7 Ultimate 64bit Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unoromanista194 View Post
Hi
Thank you very much for the quick come back.
I have done what you said ans still no winmail.exe
I must really be doing something crazy.
Thank you
unoromanista194
I don't know why this is happening. I am running Windows 7 Ultimate, and to test the Run command in Step 2, I deleted all the files in Windows Mail folder and restored the original Windows Mail files from the original Windows 7 installation. And it worked fine.

There is a work around. Go to: Start Orb --> Computer --> C: Drive --> Program Files --> Open: Windows Mail --> Top Task Bar --> Tools --> Drop down menu choose: Folder Options --> View Tab

Put a dot in: Show hidden files, folders... Untick: Hide empty drives... Hide extensions... Hide protected operating... When it shows the warning and asks if you want to do this tick: Yes. Then click Apply --> OK.

This will enable WinMail.exe to be seen. Right click: WinMail.exe --> send to desktop as a shortcut. Then reset your folder view options to default.

Then continue the tutorial with Step 3. After you've finished, please note, when you click the WinMail.exe desktop shortcut, it may take 10 - 15 seconds to open. And it should then prompt you to save WinMail as default. Tick yes, and untick: Show this every time WinMail starts up. You're done.

If this doesn't work, it means that your original WinMail.exe file is somehow missing from your Windows Mail folder. In this case, you will need to restore it from a back-up copy of the files from the original Windows Mail 7 installation. Of course you won't see WinMail.exe in this back-up copy unless you make the files visible as shown above. If you haven't got a back up copy try running the System File Check command in the Run box command box. Type in, or copy/paste: sfc /scannow --> click OK. And this should restore it.

One other possibility is if you've got Windows Live Mail installed. WinLiveMail uses the Windows Mail folder, and can sometimes cause conflicts. If this is the case uninstall WinLiveMail using the option in Control Panel --> Programs and Features --> Uninstall

The reason for using the Run command option is to make WinMail.exe file permanently visible. With the above work around it means if you ever need to create a new desktop shortcut again, you will have to make the hidden folders visible again.

Cheers PB

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24 Mar 2010   #381
SonicBoom

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 
VERY happy reader sends THANKS!!

YES! Oh yes, yes, oh yes!! You people have made this gal one very happy lady! It's a grand day when I learn how to keep the beloved and unsurpassed OE-gone-WinMail.

I just migrated to a new Windows 7 machine from Vista and did not like what I saw of WLM on another Windows 7 machine I set up for someone else... and I particularly did not like the option of migrating to another email client (I've tried... just can't do it).

Thank you one and all for the skill and knowledge you have put into a marvelous tutorial. You make us intermediate users feel like pros for a few minutes!

Love it!
Anne


PS - I could not get the WinMail.exe file to show either. Showing hidden files, file extensions, and protected OS files in Folder Options worked for me.
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24 Mar 2010   #382
Tocapet

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 
 
Did it different

The way I did it was to boot Ubuntu Linux from a CD and then go to
the program files and delete everything in the Windows Mail directory. Then I copied the entire directory contents from my other computer running Vista to a thumb drive and used Linux to copy that back to the Win 7 machine. Seems like it's going to work.
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24 Mar 2010   #383
poppa bear

Win7 Ultimate 64bit Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tocapet View Post
The way I did it was to boot Ubuntu Linux from a CD and then go to


the program files and delete everything in the Windows Mail directory. Then I copied the entire directory contents from my other computer running Vista to a thumb drive and used Linux to copy that back to the Win 7 machine. Seems like it's going to work.
If it works that's great. That was the method used in the original tutorial here. However, it was shown to have inherent problems. These included:
  • Conflicts between some of the Vista files and Windows 7.
  • When sysem file check was run in the Run command box with the code sfc /scannow the system became inoperable because some of the Vista files were modified or replaced.
  • When Microsoft updates were run it created similar conflicts which borked the system.
  • Email .eml type files could not be opened on the desktop or in storage fodlers
In addition the modified method:
  • Auto prompts to set Windows Mail as default on first start up of WinMail.exe
  • Removes the WinMail.exe splash screen on start up.
By only replacing the msoe.dll file, you only have to deal with conflicts between this file and Windows 7, which has all been done in the reg edits contained in the tutorial.

However, like I say, if it works for you, that's great. It didn't for me and many, many other users.

Cheers PB
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26 Mar 2010   #384
unoromanista194

win 7
 
 

hi poppa bear
Thank you very much for the help.
That worked just fine.
I now have winmail.
Again thank you
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27 Mar 2010   #385
poppa bear

Win7 Ultimate 64bit Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unoromanista194 View Post
hi poppa bear
Thank you very much for the help.
That worked just fine.
I now have winmail.
Again thank you
You're most welcome. That's great it finally worked. I know how glad I was when I got WinMail back again. So it gives me satisfaction to help someone else get it back.

Cheers PB
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28 Mar 2010   #386
Eyas

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I had Vista before and are now running Windows 7 64bit.
I have tried again and again to make the things work. I have looked through all the posts. Getting really frustrated.
What happens is that when trying to open the Winmail.exe, it just opens multiple instances in task manager.
I copied the 64bit dll file into the folder and did everything as descriped. Yet nothing happens else than in taskmanager opens multipele Winmail.exe *32 proccesses.
I have been searching and searching in order to find the solution, and can see others have had the same problem. But the answer how to resolve that seem to be missing.

Please help.!!!

Ok, seem I find the problem.?!?!!?
Before I had Vista 32 bit version. So copied the Windows Mail folder over to Windows 7 64bit.
So I am actually missing the Vista 64 bit version of Windows Mail.....Right...??
Where can I get those files....???

Still need help as Windows Live Mail sux, and I really got happy with the Windows Mail.
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28 Mar 2010   #387
poppa bear

Win7 Ultimate 64bit Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eyas View Post
I had Vista before and are now running Windows 7 64bit.
I have tried again and again to make the things work. I have looked through all the posts. Getting really frustrated.
What happens is that when trying to open the Winmail.exe, it just opens multiple instances in task manager.
I copied the 64bit dll file into the folder and did everything as descriped. Yet nothing happens else than in taskmanager opens multipele Winmail.exe *32 proccesses.
I have been searching and searching in order to find the solution, and can see others have had the same problem. But the answer how to resolve that seem to be missing.

Please help.!!!

Ok, seem I find the problem.?!?!!?
Before I had Vista 32 bit version. So copied the Windows Mail folder over to Windows 7 64bit.
So I am actually missing the Vista 64 bit version of Windows Mail.....Right...??
Where can I get those files....???

Still need help as Windows Live Mail sux, and I really got happy with the Windows Mail.
There are two sets of program files in 64bit Windows 7. One is for 64bit Program files, and the other is for 32bit Program files. Each program files contains a Windows Mail folder, so there are two Windows Mail folders.

In Footnote 3 of the tutorial at the beginning of this thread it shows a diagram of where the two sets of program files are found.

The 64bit program files is labelled: Program Files
The 32bit program files is labelled: Program Files(x86)

I'm not sure exactly what you've done, but if I'm reading you right, you've imported the full 32bit Windows Mail folder from Vista and pasted it into the 64bit Windows Mail folder in Windows 7 in the normal 64bit program files.

If this is correct, you are now missing the original 64bit Windows Mail folder that was installed in Windows 7 from the installation disk.

Therefore, it will be necessary to restore the original Windows Mail folder in the 64bit Program files. Then proceed with the tutorial exactly as shown at the beginning of this thread.

Private message me if you're having problems with this, by left clicking my name at the left top of this post under the bear picture.

Cheers PB
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28 Mar 2010   #388
Eyas

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poppa bear View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eyas View Post
I had Vista before and are now running Windows 7 64bit.
I have tried again and again to make the things work. I have looked through all the posts. Getting really frustrated.
What happens is that when trying to open the Winmail.exe, it just opens multiple instances in task manager.
I copied the 64bit dll file into the folder and did everything as descriped. Yet nothing happens else than in taskmanager opens multipele Winmail.exe *32 proccesses.
I have been searching and searching in order to find the solution, and can see others have had the same problem. But the answer how to resolve that seem to be missing.

Please help.!!!

Ok, seem I find the problem.?!?!!?
Before I had Vista 32 bit version. So copied the Windows Mail folder over to Windows 7 64bit.
So I am actually missing the Vista 64 bit version of Windows Mail.....Right...??
Where can I get those files....???

Still need help as Windows Live Mail sux, and I really got happy with the Windows Mail.
There are two sets of program files in 64bit Windows 7. One is for 64bit Program files, and the other is for 32bit Program files. Each program files contains a Windows Mail folder, so there are two Windows Mail folders.

In Footnote 3 of the tutorial at the beginning of this thread it shows a diagram of where the two sets of program files are found.

The 64bit program files is labelled: Program Files
The 32bit program files is labelled: Program Files(x86)

To be safe, it will be necessary to restore the original Windows Mail folders in each of the program files that came with the Windows 7 installation disk. Then proceed with the tutorial exactly as shown at the beginning of this thread.

Private message me if you're having problems with this, by left clicking my name at the left top of this post under the bear picture.

Cheers PB
It seem I would have to totally reinstall windows 7 x64 in order to restore those folders with Windows Mail, as I obviously have altered them without doing the backup, even I thought I did.
Tried to start from scratch and doing it all over again. Yet the same problem occur.
Have been looking through Microsofts website to find the files, but no luck at all.
I would choose not to reinstall the whole thing again. Way to much work for that.

Tried to PM you, but I simply don't have that option when I left click your name.
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28 Mar 2010   #389
poppa bear

Win7 Ultimate 64bit Retail
 
 

Quote:
It seem I would have to totally reinstall windows 7 x64 in order to restore those folders with Windows Mail, as I obviously have altered them without doing the backup, even I thought I did.
Tried to start from scratch and doing it all over again. Yet the same problem occur.
Have been looking through Microsofts website to find the files, but no luck at all.
I would choose not to reinstall the whole thing again. Way to much work for that.

Tried to PM you, but I simply don't have that option when I left click your name.
Put your mouse pointer on your name and left click and go to "View public profile" and check visitor message.

As a workaround you could try installing just the mail component of Windows Live Mail, because WinLiveMail relies on having the original Windows Mail Folders intact in their original form in order for it to work. When loading it should auto detect if there are any corrupt files and replace them.

Also after loading WinLiveMail run system file check by opening: Start Orb/All Programs/Accessories/Run

In the Run command box type in: sfc /scannow
Then click: OK

Now try running the tutorial from the top.

Cheers PB
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