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Windows 7: Windows Live Mail; move contacts and storage folders .

15 Aug 2010   #1

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Windows Live Mail; move contacts and storage folders .

Before uninstalling the operating system all data files were backed up into a separate directory on C:

After the o.s. was reloaded I downloaded Windows Live Mail and started to use it.
I want to recover the backed up storage folders and the contacts folder and instal them into the new Live Mail. I have followed some instructions from but no success.
Since I am using the most recent installation, is this creating a problem that will not allow the backed up folders etc. to write into the new folders.......or what !!

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16 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit

WLM has an "Import" feature feature for contacts and email messages. When importing, navigate to the location on the backup where the folders "Windows Live Mail" and "Windows Live Contacts" are kept. It should be within "<username>/AppData/Local/Microsoft"
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10 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 64 bit

I have the same question as "sunrisevalley". I have a backup drive which was doing backups of drive c:. My computer crashed and I had to reinstall windows 7 operating system. I downloaded and installed windows live email but no want to brig in my contacts and old e-mails from the back up drive. I can't export my contacts into a .csv file from windows live mail because there are none yet in the file and I can't import from a csv file since I did not have opportunity to create a file before my computer crashed.
Can anyone help?
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10 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit

Have you tried post #2 above?
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