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Windows 7: Windows Mail

25 Jan 2012   #1050
EKMantis

Windows 7 All Versions
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dad11 View Post
Had to attend to important family business, funeral, that took some time. Now I am trying, for the second time, to follow the instructions to reinstate Windows Mail. I get an error message when trying to execute WinMailEdit.reg. " Can't import C:\Users\Daniel\Downloads\WinMailEdit\WinMailEdit.reg: Not all data was successfully written to the registry. Some keys are open by the system or other processes."
Please help!
I would restart your computer and try doing the tutorial from stage one(without opening or trying to open windows mail!), or run one of the batch files I have posted(Run as Administrator). I would recommend disabling User Account Control if you have not done so already. If that still doesn't work, you probably have a permissions problem in your registry.


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26 Jan 2012   #1051
Han Solo

Win 7 Ultimate
 
 

I have double clicked the WinMail.exe shortcut on my desk top but it doesn't appear on screen. According to task manager it is running. How can I see it?
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13 Feb 2012   #1052
TheStudioMK

Windows 7 Home 64 Bit
 
 
Help Please

I have just upgraded to a new computer, and wanted to move my Windows Mail to the new puter... but cant seem to get it to work...

We found a couple of links on how to do it...

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...dows-mail.html

We followed the instructions but it just launches loads of instances of the program without actually showing anything... loads of the programs process if that makes sense

Anyone know what it might be or am I doomed to use Windows Live Mail
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13 Feb 2012   #1053
TheStudioMK

Windows 7 Home 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheStudioMK View Post
I have just upgraded to a new computer, and wanted to move my Windows Mail to the new puter... but cant seem to get it to work...

We found a couple of links on how to do it...

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...dows-mail.html

We followed the instructions but it just launches loads of instances of the program without actually showing anything... loads of the programs process if that makes sense

Anyone know what it might be or am I doomed to use Windows Live Mail
Oh I will mention also that the old computer is a 32 bit, where as the new one is a 64 bit... would that make a difference ?
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13 Feb 2012   #1054
Donz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheStudioMK View Post
We followed the instructions but it just launches loads of instances of the program without actually showing anything... loads of the programs process if that makes sense

Can you please explain further what you say.
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13 Feb 2012   #1055
TheStudioMK

Windows 7 Home 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Donz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheStudioMK View Post
We followed the instructions but it just launches loads of instances of the program without actually showing anything... loads of the programs process if that makes sense

Can you please explain further what you say.
Hmmm I am not very techie... my mate did it via remote acces... in the task manager where it shows the processes there were loads for the Windows Mail... but nothing was actually opening/showing...

He's not about right now... I will have to ask him what the actual names were when he gets back, but as I said they were basically the exe for the program, but loads of them...
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13 Feb 2012   #1056
Donz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

but loads of them...

??? Do you mean several Windows Mail . exe Processes?

I only have one.

I'm no expert but I would consider a System Restore to an earlier date, and start over.


Don
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13 Feb 2012   #1057
TheStudioMK

Windows 7 Home 64 Bit
 
 

Nah this is a brand new computer out of the box... there is no system restore point... does anyone else know the problem I am encountering... and hopefully a solution

So yeah when I click the desktop icon it just keeps launching WinMail.exe *32 files... loads of them in Task Manager... but none actually open/display anything
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14 Feb 2012   #1058
tangentjohn

Windows 7RC
 
 

You are doomed. Not really, it CAN be done, but my experience is that when all is said and done... it isn't worth it, and it'll always give you grief. I've found Thunderbird to be a satisfactory replacement for outlook express. Getting your addresses imported isn't easy but TBird has a plugin you can install to do it. I like TBirds calendar. The whole mail client is a LOT like Outlook Express, and you don't have the whole worry of hacking your registry and not knowing what's going on.
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16 Feb 2012   #1059
endeavor

Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 (x86/x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EKMantis View Post
Hey, I made a batch file of the fix on your page since I plan to use it on a lot of computers. I have attached the zip with the batch files (and other necessary components) if you wanted to add them to your page for people that want an easy fix. Pretty self-explanatory. Thanks for the great fix!

*EDIT: All you need to run is "winmail32.bat" for a 32bit installation, or "winmail64.bat" for a 64bit installation. The rest of the files are just there for the batch file to use.
Hey EKMantis, nice job with this Easy One Click .bat installation.

I had WinMail installed when this thread first came out in the begining and tested it, loved the excitment about it, and it worked well, but so many times changing computers and or installing it for others, this .bat just makes it so darn easier going forward - a no brainer. click click done, quickly set a few options to suit ones taste, server info, and was ready to go.

I like how you used the subinacl.exe to set permissions, you covered all bases, all in all nice job with your bat code! I think if the powers that be approve, your ENABLE WINDOWS MAIL.zip download should be added to the first page as an alternative easy one-click install for steps 1 thru 4 including footnotes. ...of course to transfer/import Contacts, Accounts, Emails, etc, from a previous installation that will have to all be done manually following tututorial steps 5 & 6, there's no way around that.

Code:
 
regedit /s winmailedit.reg
attrib -s -h "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Mail\WinMail.exe"
subinacl /noverbose /file "C:\Program Files\Windows Mail\msoe.dll" /setowner=Everyone
subinacl /noverbose /file "C:\Program Files\Windows Mail\msoe.dll" /grant=Everyone=f
ren "C:\Program Files\Windows Mail\msoe.dll" "msoe.dll.old"
xcopy "msoe32.dll" "C:\Program Files\Windows Mail" /c /h /e /v /y /d /k
ren "C:\Program Files\Windows Mail\msoe32.dll" "msoe.dll"
pause

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