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Windows 7: Windows Live Mail - Export and Import Email Messages

21 Nov 2011   #10
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi Brink, Re 'Restore (Copy) Single Email Messages Back into Windows Live Mail' above.
This operation is not really required, as the saved single email can be opened to read it or reply / forward in the usual way.


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21 Nov 2011   #11
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello George,

Yeah, that option is mostly for those that just wanted to copy/restore the message back into Windows Live Mail instead.
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21 Nov 2011   #12
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi Shawn,

Just for learning purposes, I attempted to restore a single message that was saved by me using the method you described above.
It failed, possible because I'm using WLM Version 2009 (Build 14.0.8117.0416). In my opinion, its more easier to use, I don't get Movie Maker included when installing Live Photo Gallery. LPG has better editting features also.
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01 Dec 2011   #13
wwespee

Windows vista
 
 

Hi Brink I've only just been able to meet and try the export and import again today. the same thing happened. Many headings are there of the emails. There are mulitple subfolders in the storage folders and are not ordered like they were originally. The same message appears when I try to open a imported email ' Message cannot be found. The contents of this message cannot be found'. Do you have any other suggestions? hopefully
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01 Dec 2011   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Wwespee,

I'm not sure what might be wrong. Are you using the steps exactly as outlined in METHOD ONE to export and import all email messages with the new folder?

What antivirus program are you using? If it has an email scan option, then you might disable or uninstall the AV program temporarily to see if that may be interfering with the import.
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11 Apr 2012   #15
33884dean

FL - Florida Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

The export message function does not work. Only one folder is exported
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11 Apr 2012   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Dean, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check to make sure that you created a new folder to import into, and that you have the All folders option selected at step 8 Option One of METHOD ONE.

Hope this helps for now.
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09 Jul 2012   #17
bolohead

win 7 pro 64
 
 
Flagged Items & non-Hotmail accounts

"Flagged"
Am I expecting too much when importing from another PC?

"non-Hotmail"
Only these accounts (majority) took me for a spin; hotmail items were imported into proper place AND the "Flagged" were intact. BTW, it took me a few hours to realize the existence of "Storage Folders" at the bottom.

This thread ranks way up there in my book when asking for help from forums. Saved the rest of my day. :-)

Thank you
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09 Jul 2012   #18
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Bolohead, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you export all of your message folders for an email account, then flagged messages should also be included in it. I find that setting your email account settings to "save a copy of messages on server" to help making it easy to have them back whenever you have to setup you email account on the same or another computer.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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23 Jul 2012   #19
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Nice tutorial as usual Shawn.
I can copy my backup folder to a HDD but I get a warning saying I cannot copy to a USB flash drive. Can you think of a reason why this may be the case?
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