Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Windows Mail Database Lost? Vista to Window 7

10 May 2010   #1

Win 7
Windows Mail Database Lost? Vista to Window 7

I just upgraded from Vista to Windows 7 and can't find my windos mail messages anywhere. I just read somewhere that I should have exported them first. Any chance of finding them if I didn't export them??

My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

If you did an upgrade (as opposed to a custom installation) your data should be saved in the Windows.old folder. Have you checked it?

Also, here is a past thread addressing your same issue - Email lost after Vista to Windows 7 Upgrade. Lets see if it helps!

Microsoft Windows Outreach
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 May 2010   #3

Win 7
Can't import Email messages

OK - I did a lot of reading yesterday, and was finally able to find the messages 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 on how to get them into windows mail live?
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Windows Mail Database Lost? Vista to Window 7

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Changed from Vista to Windows 7 and lost all my Windows Live mail.
I recently had my slow laptop cleaned in order to improve performance. The guy deleted my Windows Live Mail folders and lots of other things(mostly unused anyway). He replaced Vista with Windows 7 Home Premium. Now I have lost all my mail. I am now using Windows Live Mail 2012 but can only see the...
Browsers & Mail
Sticky Notes 7 lost content in database file
Hello there. I'm not so happy to day. I'ts Sunday, i know - but I've lost the content in the database file of my notes in Sticky Notes 7. :(! Is there a possible way to recover this? I have 8 database files, which all containing almost the same content. I think the problem is because i...
Window Live Mail Windows Mail and Similar Clients
It has always been my belief that those who use Windows Mail or Windows Live mail and have it set to show the preview pane, will allow a potential virus to spread .Once you download and have it in the preview pane, it is the same as opening the email. Until I find out that this is not true, I have...
System Security
Windows Live Mail will not open, so how to save my email database?
I am using Windows 7 in a Dell Inspiron and my live mail on my desktop will no longer open. I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but my battery went dead while the computer was on two days ago, but I've been able to get into the mail since... First, the problem: If I click ok or...
Browsers & Mail
help creating a Mail Merge address database
I am trying to create a database of addresses that can be used to populate labels created by Word 2007. This would be so much easier than the method I use at the moment which entails copy and paste over and over again. Help please ... I see that in Word 2007 > Mailings > Select Recipients >...
Microsoft Office

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:01.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App