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Windows 7: Windows Live Mail Prob's

21 May 2011   #1
flogit

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
Windows Live Mail Prob's

Hi.Running windows 7 and using windows live mail,Was working fine until today seemed to have lost all my emails,Also had subfolders ie Orders,Vital info,My Family etc.I had a backup in my documents but cannot find a way to get them all back,At the moment I just have my email address and under that Inbox.Sent.Deleted.draft.But all are empty.
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I did get round it eventually but it was a bit of a bldy headache,I imported the emails from my backup but could not find them eventually cam across **sub folders and my emails were in there. is that the way that wlm is supposed to work??. What a nightmare.

I opened it and it was all blank lost all my emails,But got it back up and running as I had a backup but it was a nightmare to get it all working again. Now apart from that I would like to have some advice on how to set up the WLM I don't mean the email side,What I'm looking at is the main page. This is what I have:I have two emails one hotmail and one orange mail.Now under the orange mail heading on the far left I have sub folders 1--20.eg 1.Amazon 2.Ebay 3.Orders and so on. Would that be the correct way to set up the WLM main page,As when I lost the last lot of emails when I imported them they all went into sub folders but not the sub folders that I have set up.I had a problem finding them.When found I had to make new sub folders and copy and paste from the imported folders to the folders that I have under my email address on the far left. Am I doing this correct or incorrect.Can I please have some help here from people that are using the dreaded email. Many thanks.


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21 May 2011   #2
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi flogit, I have a folder on an external hdd, called Emails. In it I make sub folders named for type of mail I want to keep. All I do is when getting an email I want to keep, is, open it, click on file>save as (name of my choice) & save to desktop (for easy finding) the I right click it, drag to where I want, select (move here).
There are other methods for users who get large amounts of mail if your interested.
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21 May 2011   #3
flogit

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Yea Thanks Any further info I would be grateful.
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21 May 2011   #4
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi flogit,
Here's how to back up inbox.
Make a folder called-Inbox Start Date/End Date
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1 look in the inbox & delete unneeded items.
2 Click File>Export>Messages. Select M WLM
3 Browse to the new folder. next
4 Tick 'Selected folders' Click on 'Inbox'
Job Done
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When you open the saved file to see the saved emails,(inbox) highlighting one tells you its details in the Status Bar, then click to open & read it. You don't have to import them into WLM.
Once done, empty your Inbox ready to start again.
Save the file in a secure place.
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22 May 2011   #5
flogit

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Roderunner,many thanks for your help,Its been a good bit of advice,i have my WLM now all sorted out.
Thanks.
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22 May 2011   #6
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by flogit View Post
Roderunner,many thanks for your help,Its been a good bit of advice,i have my WLM now all sorted out.
Thanks.
Your very welcome. If you use the option to back up all folders from 1 account, it works just as well with them in separate folders it the backed up file.
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23 May 2011   #7
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Although the Export/Import feature of any mail program is a good way to go from one type of mail program to another, or to set up a new program on a new pc, it is difficult to include your mail messages as part of a regular backup strategy that includes all file types you want to save on your pc. To do that just include the "Message Store" in your backup. It's location is defined by WLM in options/advanced/maintenance/Store Folder. If you ever need to restore your backed-up messages, just import them from the backed up copy of the message store.
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08 Jun 2011   #8
flogit

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Many thanks all,All up & running now,Glad of your help.
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