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Windows 7: EasyTransfer failed to transfer/activate my old Live Mail acconts

05 Mar 2011   #1
Thomas R

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 Ver. 6.1.7601 (Build 7601)
EasyTransfer failed to transfer/activate my old Live Mail acconts

After transferring my Windows 7 account with EasyTransfer from my old to my new installation all my Windows Live Mail settings and mails are gone.
All the folders have been transferred but are empty. And when I open Windows Live Mail it creates a new, empty folder for each account with a “(1)” behind it.
So while all the accounts are there, they are empty as if they had just been created. Also all the mail rules I had set up are no longer there.

Any ideas why this happened and how to fix it?

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05 Mar 2011   #2
Thomas R

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 Ver. 6.1.7601 (Build 7601)

OK, I tried it a few times now and it seems for some strange reason EasyTransfer isn’t capable to transfer my e-mail accounts correctly.

So I tried it manually.
From my old installation I copied the folders and registry entries listed below. Then I deleted these folders and registry entries on the target account and replaced them with the copied ones.

From C:\User\*user account name*\AppData\Local\Microsoft\ the following folders:
- Windows Live Contacts
- Windows Live Mail

From the Registry the following keys including all sub-keys:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Live Contacts
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail

So far it looks like this has worked perfectly but let me know if I missed something.
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 EasyTransfer failed to transfer/activate my old Live Mail acconts

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