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Windows 7: Windows Mail

20 Nov 2012   #1260
phillipcc

windows 7
 
 

hi i tried that and when i click the windows mail icon it starts and looks like it is going to do something then it just stops any ideas what might be wrong at all let me know thanks


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20 Nov 2012   #1261
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Sounds like you didn't take ownership of files which I believe is one of the 1st steps in that tute. It's been a long time since I did it and the tute has been changed drastically since I did mine.
Hopefully someone else has some ideas. Might be an idea to also post in EightForums.
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20 Nov 2012   #1262
endeavor

Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 (x86/x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by phillipcc View Post
how does one get windows mail to work on windows 8 can someone kindly provide me with some help or details thanks any help would be greatly appreciated thanks
Yes it is definitely possible, I and many others have done it and have it installed and working, but since this thread you are posting in is a Win7 WinMail thread, and the process to reinstate it on Win8 is Different ! ...and so to keep it on topic here you should go over to the EightForums WinMail thread Here





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27 Dec 2012   #1263
Sammy888

Windows 7
 
 

I must say I had to revert back to Windows Live Mail now that I had to do a fresh install of Windows 7. I really miss Windows Mail, but I found it simply too much work get it back. I wish someone could've created a batch file that would do this automatically.
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27 Dec 2012   #1264
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sammy888 View Post
I must say I had to revert back to Windows Live Mail now that I had to do a fresh install of Windows 7. I really miss Windows Mail, but I found it simply too much work get it back. I wish someone could've created a batch file that would do this automatically.
I think the batch file is included in the process described here: Windows Mail . From the previous post it sounds like there is an extra complication for Windows 8. Personally, I am currently using WLM 2009 which works pretty well in Windows 7, although nothing beats OutlookExpress for XP or Windows Mail for Vista.
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31 Dec 2012   #1265
nancy54

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

Sorry, nevermind
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31 Dec 2012   #1266
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

There really should be a new thread for WLM problems as it has nothing to do with the original purpose of this thread.
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01 Jan 2013   #1267
Sammy888

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roncerr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sammy888 View Post
I must say I had to revert back to Windows Live Mail now that I had to do a fresh install of Windows 7. I really miss Windows Mail, but I found it simply too much work get it back. I wish someone could've created a batch file that would do this automatically.
I think the batch file is included in the process described here: Windows Mail . From the previous post it sounds like there is an extra complication for Windows 8. Personally, I am currently using WLM 2009 which works pretty well in Windows 7, although nothing beats OutlookExpress for XP or Windows Mail for Vista.
Totally agree. OE was the cat's meow in my opinion. I used it from the beginning back at least from the early 90's. I took the challenge one day to try to get the next best thing, Windows Mail after about 7 months or so of installing Windows 7. Iirc, I did use the batch file which will automate most of the process but not all so I won't be bothered.

Windows 8 is a non issue at this point. I won't be upgrading my PC from the i7 930 for another year or two. There are new chipsets coming out mid to early this year. Still, why Microsoft did what they did astonishes me, but not as much as Google. That's one company I will never understand where their stupidity comes from.

Happy 2013 everybody!
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03 Jan 2013   #1268
vassar89

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 
undoing changes from Windows Mail tutorial

About a year ago, I followed the tutorial here to get Windows Mail on Win7 and have been using it since. Now I am ready to learn Outlook 2010 (mostly because it seems to have a better way to work with contacts--I got an iPhone and merged contacts and have 3-5 entries for each person--see my other post).

I went back to the tutorial page and it has been significantly changed, so I can not figure out what I might need to undo now. I found a folder that I must have made when doing the tutorial called "MS Mail temp hide" and in it are 4 subfolders: Backup, Local Folders, Microsoft Communities, Stationery and then some files with .jrs .pat .log .chk and some other extensions.

Should I move this folder back somewhere else? I want to export my Window Mail emails and folders into Outlook 2010 and have it all set up the same way. I have an archive of old emails that I need to access from time to time, I have them sorted into folders (both incoming and sent).

I tried the "export" to Microsoft Exchange in Windows Mail, following a web page the people here had linked to and it didn't work. I got an error that said "The export could not be performed. An error occurred while initializing MAPI" and I wonder if this temp hide folder move was the cause of this error.

thanks
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03 Jan 2013   #1269
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

vassar89: I'm not sure that you have to undo anything.

You might consdier opening a new thread relating to outlook 2010, this is the WM tutorial and as such doesn't include outlook. You''l probably get more help specific to Outlook and migrating

Here's what I woul try - launch Outlook and import Windows Mail messages (and contacts)
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