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Windows 7: lost Windows Live Mail

26 Feb 2018   #1
mjbarr3

Win 7 Home Prem 64bit
 
 
lost Windows Live Mail

Hello, I need help, I booted up my pc tonight to check my emails in Win Live Mail and the program is gone from my start up menu.
Doe's anyone know how to get my program back , and if possible with the accounts and emails?

I use Revo Uninstaller, and when I looked in it , Live Mail was still listed as a program I am able to uninstall. So I'm saying that I think it's still on my pc some where.
Please help. Mike


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27 Feb 2018   #2
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Go to Windows Explorer then follow this path
Windows (C) / Program Files (86) / then Windows Live / then Mail / then double click winl.exe
that should open your email program.
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28 Feb 2018   #3
mjbarr3

Win 7 Home Prem 64bit
 
 

Thanks mitchell65, That opened my win live mail . I notice that their is a windows live and a windows mail folder, any idea what the difference is ?
I clicked in the Windows Mail file and a message came up about the program wanting me to put in all the identities again etc...Any idea what that is about ?
Also Do you know how to add the program back to the startup list

Thanks for your help. Mike
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28 Feb 2018   #4
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Windows Mail is a different program see here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mail_(Windows)
Windows was asking you to set up Windows Mail as your email server. Forget that as you have Windows Live Mail installed.
Follow the link I gaave you earlier and right click the winl.exe. Then choose from the drop down list.
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28 Feb 2018   #5
mjbarr3

Win 7 Home Prem 64bit
 
 

mitchell65- Thanks, I followed all your instructions ,including rt click on winl.exe , clicked on pin to startup and nothing happened. I managed to put a folder looking icon in the taskbar.
I would appreciate any other ideas you might have to share.

Thanks, Mike
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28 Feb 2018   #6
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Windows Mail was the email program for Windows Vista. I liked it & I wish MS had continued with it, but they dropped it when Windows 7 was released.
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01 Mar 2018   #7
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjbarr3 View Post
mitchell65- I managed to put a folder looking icon in the taskbar.
Have you got an icon to WLM on your desktop? If not then go back to the winl.exe, right click on it and click on "Send to" then choose shortcut to Desktop. The go to Desktop, right click on the icon just created and choose "Pin to start menu!"
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01 Mar 2018   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Look in \Windows\Installer folder.

You will find a lot of .msi files.
Find the one that is about 13668kb and run it.
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02 Mar 2018   #9
mjbarr3

Win 7 Home Prem 64bit
 
 

ok, I got it . I have Win Live Mail back in my start menu.

Thanks to all , you guys are amazing. Mike
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02 Mar 2018   #10
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You're welcome
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