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Windows 7: Windows live mail contacts folder missing

27 Jun 2014   #1

64 bit windows 7 home
Windows live mail contacts folder missing

Hi, first time poster here.
I have read numerous forums and also tried a few things myself but I cannot fix this problem.

Problem: I updated my system from a HDD to a SDD , fresh install of windows 7 home 64 bit.
When I go to windows live mail my contacts folder is gone. This was just via the internet, I didnt know whether I needed to install windows live essentials/mail or not. (still dont know)

I tried locating files for windows live , but it seems I didnt have any, only windows mail. ( was looking at :user>local>microsoft>

I tried the latest install of essentials but it did not help.

Before the installed the SDD i copied all my program files onto a external hard drive from the HDD. In those there is a contacts folder with about 10 dll files. (not sure what they all are)
I have tried installing the older windows live 2011 essentials (which the HDD was running)and then copying the contacts folder across into the location of the windows live folder from the install of 2011 WLM but it still does not show up.

I am unsure how to get the contacts folder back and working, and whether my old contacts are gone or not.

Any help most appreciated.

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28 Jun 2014   #2

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1

Hi Monte32, welcome to Seven Forums.
If you sign-in to WLM with the account your using, all your contacts will appear.
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