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Windows 7: How do I copy live mail contacts from a dead XP drive to Windows 7

25 Feb 2014   #1

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How do I copy live mail contacts from a dead XP drive to Windows 7

My XP Desktop died. I have a disk image of C:, and the old hard drive is accessible. I was using Windows Live Mail but had never signed in (so the contacts are not on Since the XP is dead, I can't export the contacts from it.

I have loaded Windows Live Mail on my new Dell running Windows 7. I was able to copy the storage folders from the old disc, but cannot copy the contacts.

I think I have found the contacts folder on the XP in C:\documents and settings\owner\local settings\application data\microsoft\windows live contacts\{7823973f-1880..............}\DBStore\contacts.edb

I also think I have found the correct path on the Dell at C:\users\<username>\AppData\local\microsoft\windows live\contacts\<email name>\15.5\DBStore\contacts.edb.

I had to unhide DBStore as it is a hidden operating system file.

When I copy the DBStore folder or the contacts.edb file from XP to 7, it still doesn't appear in Contacts when I access Windows Live Mail.

So It appears I have lost access to my contacts.

What do I do now?

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25 Feb 2014   #2

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Use this: woanware by woanware
export as csv and import in windows live mail
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25 Feb 2014   #3

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I looked at the Woanware link. I don't understand how it is applicable to my problem
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