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Windows 7: Recovering Windows Mail files

06 Nov 2009   #1
TonyM19

Windows 7 64 Professional
 
 
Recovering Windows Mail files

I have just upgraded from 32 bit Vista Home Premium to 64 bit W7 Professional. I did the custom upgrade and have a huge Windows.old folder that contains most of the files from my Vista setup. I forgot to save my Windows Mail files. I'm assuming that they are still in this folder somewhere. Is there a way to recover them to use in Outlook 2003 (its what my company still uses) or Thunderbird? I have tried a few methods to use Windows Mail in Windows 7 but haven't managed to get any of them working.

Cheers


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06 Nov 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TonyM19 View Post
I have just upgraded from 32 bit Vista Home Premium to 64 bit W7 Professional. I did the custom upgrade and have a huge Windows.old folder that contains most of the files from my Vista setup. I forgot to save my Windows Mail files. I'm assuming that they are still in this folder somewhere. Is there a way to recover them to use in Outlook 2003 (its what my company still uses) or Thunderbird? I have tried a few methods to use Windows Mail in Windows 7 but haven't managed to get any of them working.

Cheers
Hi and welcome

I did exaactly the same thing. I used an app called recova and it found and recovered 99+% of them. All i had to do is import (I dragged and dropped) them into outlook and presto.

Good Luck Mate

Ken
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07 Nov 2009   #3
TonyM19

Windows 7 64 Professional
 
 

Thanks for the response. I haven't deleted the files as such. I'm assuming that they are soemwhere inside the Windows.old folder that was created when I upgraded from Vista. I used the Recuva software and it found all the junk emails I deleted since the upgrade, so thanks for pointing me towards a really useful piece of software but I'm still stuck.

Cheers
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