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17 Sep 2016   #1730
endeavor

Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 (x86/x64)
 
 

Hi kewl1,

I totally agree with Peter, yes definitely do them manually for a number of other reasons not mentioned too.

You don't have to delete them manually all at once. For instance I suggest you can do 25 - 50 a day, that way it spreads it out and keeps you sharp and open for learning not getting burnt out.
As you go down the list, taking note of the Subject title of the post but most importantly take close note of the Received column and it's TimeStamp - it's the identical duplicate ones that you'll focus on deleting the extras - HOWEVER! ..some methods of importing messages also change timestamps, and if that's the case for you, then you can't go by that, and it makes it all the harder.
You also don't want WinMail to start doing its recovery of corrupted emails cause then it complicates all the more.
This is why going forward, never import or manually copy actual folders twice onto itself.
There is a proper method to the madness of how to transfer message stores in each individual situation wanted, but each method applies to specific circumstances. I am not sure of what your past need and transfer situation was, but all of which is kindof OT to this thread really..
Like you I have a dozen years of mail that I bring with me when switching Windows 7 computers, even switching to Windows 8 and Windows 10 bringing everything WinMail related with me in the exact same pattern it was from where it came from.

fwiw, windows 8 and Windows 10 really aren't so bad when you get used to them. I have and use them, and each have their advantages; having said that you'll mostly find me posting from Windows 7 though just like I am now


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17 Sep 2016   #1731
billg226

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Same here on doing manual.
I like Windows 10 now after about year of use. Only issue I have is every month that MS updates, especially the Malicious Software Removal...... Windows Mail gets broke thus have to redo it so have learned to back-up Message Store before installing new updates, only took one month to figure I better do this.
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17 Sep 2016   #1732
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

I deal with duplicates by avoiding them entirely. I use a sync program for backup, never anything called "backup" as that's a sure way to create duplicates. (I know some people want versioning, I don't.) I have all of the files, including all the email I deemed worth saving, for the past 15 years, without having to ever deal with duplicates. When it comes to syncing email, just include the relevant parts of the "mail store" which you can find from most Microsoft email programs under Options>Advanced>Maintenance. Then import into your current program using its "Import" feature. As long as you're using Outlook Express, Windows Mail, then Windows Live Mail, in that order, you never need to use the export feature on an email program, just "Import" from the backed up mail store files.
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18 Sep 2016   #1733
kewl1

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit
 
 
Is there a free way to remove duplicates?

Thank you all for the great advice. I will finally concede and do it manually. I'm sure that by going through all the duplicates and triplicates I am also going to find many single ones that I can delete. And as suggested, I don't need to try to do them all at once. Mine, by the way, do seem to all have the same time stamp which helps.
Best regards,
Tom
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12 Nov 2016   #1734
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 
just to be sure...

just to be sure-from ReWinMail_tutorial:

in step 4
-after i paste cd %USERPROFILE%\Downloads\TutReWinMail\ to cmd window,
i should hit enter on my keyborad ?

-You MUST be in the folder containing the tutorial objects.
The batch file in the next step executes programs and copies files from that folder
.
- execute
it from the C:\Users\YourNameHere\Downloads folder?

step 5
-Launch the batch file to reinstate Windows Mail-prees on it twice with mouse is enough?

answers to my 3 questions will be appreciated!
thanks
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13 Nov 2016   #1735
endeavor

Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 (x86/x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by prukeyhi View Post
just to be sure-from ReWinMail_tutorial:

in step 4
-after i paste cd %USERPROFILE%\Downloads\TutReWinMail\ to cmd window,
i should hit enter on my keyborad ?

-You MUST be in the folder containing the tutorial objects.
The batch file in the next step executes programs and copies files from that folder. - execute
it from the C:\Users\YourNameHere\Downloads folder?

Yes you hit enter..
..but remember in order for it to work you need to have already extracted that Win74umsZip.zip right into your Downloads folder - and its contents is a TutReWinMail folder, and so you must have that folder "TutReWinMail" placed in your Downloads folder.
...and then when you paste: cd %USERPROFILE%\Downloads\TutReWinMail\
into the cmd window and press enter, it will find it, the path will be at:
C:\Users\..your_computers_ name..\Downloads\TutReWinMail>
iow, if you don't have the TutReWinMail already there, the cmd prompt will tell you it can't find the path - is that what you are getting? ..and if so that is the answer why.

I know, I know, it sounds a lot more complicated than it is...

Quote:

step 5
-Launch the batch file to reinstate Windows Mail - press on it twice with mouse is enough?
?
Not sure what you mean?
right after doing what I said above your cmd window should look like this:


Mine says Win7 there but of course yours will be in whatever name you computer is called.
Now on that same line you type (or paste is better) ...since you have x86 (32 bit) you would type/paste in:
winmail32
..and press enter ....and then you will follow the whole different looking prompts that comes up from there:
if I look way back to 2012 to my posts in this thread, I see I showed what the next screenshots look like, in my post # 1171 in this thread.
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13 Nov 2016   #1736
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

thanks for your detailed answer- you made it perfectly clear .


step 5
-Launch the batch file to reinstate Windows Mail - how do i execute the .bat file??
1- right click the bat file->run
OR
2- press the bat file twice with mouse
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13 Nov 2016   #1737
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

post # 1171
oopps - how to disable the win. mail splash screen ?
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13 Nov 2016   #1738
endeavor

Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 (x86/x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by prukeyhi View Post
thanks for your detailed answer- you made it perfectly clear .


step 5
-Launch the batch file to reinstate Windows Mail - how do i execute the .bat file??
1- right click the bat file->run
OR
2- press the bat file twice with mouse
No! ..no where on this latest tutorial does it say that you click any bat file at all - it's all automatically done within the cmd window, for a reason.

I answered your question already, please take your time and read it again to understand.

If you read the tutorial, and my post again, you will see I said when you get to where what I show in that screenshot to the paths achieved, right there, you next type/paste in:
winmail32
click enter
...and then the whole cmd prompt changes to what I show in the next screenshot.

Thank you

ps, of course as always with WinMail, using it on OS's that are not supported has it's limitations, and is also for advanced users.


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13 Nov 2016   #1739
endeavor

Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 (x86/x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by prukeyhi View Post
post # 1171
oopps - how to disable the win. mail splash screen ?
LoL ! I can't believe you even asked me that before you have it working!
fwiw, the splash screen comes stock in Vista for startup - I actually like it there in Win7 ...and in 8/10 too

Do you have it all working now before you ask that question ???????

If after you get it all setup and working, next month if you still don't like it, PM me and I will tell you what registry change to make to not have it show up, but honestly just take one step at a time okay.

Have a great day..
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