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Windows 7: Import Mail from crashed drive

13 Aug 2010   #1
nexel

 
 
Import Mail from crashed drive

Hi,

The Hard drive recently died on my laptop and would not boot. I was able to copy some of the data off it by booting from a Linux CD before sending it back to the manufacturer. I now have a new drive and Windows 7 installed.
Is there a way to import my mail account details and address book from my backup?
When I say backup I mean I just copied everything under USERS to a CD. I was not able to boot the system and do a proper backup.
I have been able to import the messages ok, but they will not show without being linked to an account. I am unable to remember the account details and passwords so I cannot set them up manually.
Also, Where is my contacts data stored and can I copy it to the new drive?

Thanks

Nex


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13 Aug 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nexel View Post
Hi,

The Hard drive recently died on my laptop and would not boot. I was able to copy some of the data off it by booting from a Linux CD before sending it back to the manufacturer. I now have a new drive and Windows 7 installed.
Is there a way to import my mail account details and address book from my backup?
When I say backup I mean I just copied everything under USERS to a CD. I was not able to boot the system and do a proper backup.
I have been able to import the messages ok, but they will not show without being linked to an account. I am unable to remember the account details and passwords so I cannot set them up manually.
Also, Where is my contacts data stored and can I copy it to the new drive?

Thanks

Nex

Hi Nex


First thing we need to know is what mail app you are using?
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13 Aug 2010   #3
nexel

 
 

Sorry forgot that,
Its Windows live mail
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13 Aug 2010   #4
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

When importing from the CD to WLM, navigate on the CD to either:
AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows Live Contacts, or
AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows Live Mail/
which are located in each <username> folder.
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