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Windows 7: Email lost after Vista to Windows 7 Upgrade

19 Dec 2009   #11

Windows 7
How to retrieve your emals and email folders.

After upgrade to Windows 7 you can still get your old emails and any email folders you created in Vista by selecting import, then Windows Mail, then select the folders you want to retrieve. Hope this helps.


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19 Dec 2009   #12

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

You don't get a Windows .old folder if you did an in-place upgrade installation.

You only get it if you do a custom install without formatting.

Because you said you did an upgrade install - look where I posted earlier - that's where it should be - unless something went wrong during the upgrade.

"C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Mail\WindowsMail.MSMessageStore"

Appdata is a Hidden folder - Go to Folder Options under the View Tab - select Show Hidden Files, Folders and Drives>Apply, OK.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sass17 View Post
I'm having problems finding the Windows.old folder. I've tried through "Search programs and files" with no luck.

Any assistance in advising where to find would be appreciated.
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11 May 2010   #13

Win 7
Can't import Email messages

I recently upgraded from Vista to 7 without saving my email messages. I did find them at :

C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Mail\WindowsMail.MSMessageStore

But - when I try to import them to Windows Mail Live, it says they have been transferred to the storage folders - but there is nothing there. I have tried numerous times to do this import with no luck.

Any other suggestions?
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30 Nov 2012   #14

windows 7 home premium 32

I have tried multiple times to import my windows.old folder into Windows Live Mail, but it keep showing empty. What do I need to do? Where are my emails from Windows Mail emails?
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