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Windows 7: Windows Mail

29 Sep 2017   #1780
Donz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

4Winner,

This is just an amateur opinion. I'm by no means an expert on this.

I have been away from this for a long time, but still enjoying Windows Mail on 7.

It looks to me that something is wrong with the TutReWinMail folder in your Downloads.
It shows it as a "Compressed Zip folder" . Should be "File folder".
Looks to me that it's zipped.

I suggest right clicking the original downloaded zipped folder Win74umsZip.zip, (in Downloads) and Extract All.
Making sure it extracts to the same folder that you are in (Downloads)
You should then see TutReWinMail File folder.

You may have to delete the existing TutReWinMail Compressed Zip folder or rename it.

And run the batch file again.

Again, This is just an amateur opinion. I'm by no means an expert on this.

Don


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29 Sep 2017   #1781
Banyarola

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I had it running once but gave it up because there are no security updates to it...
Go with Thunderbird, you'll bet better off and safer too.
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29 Sep 2017   #1782
endeavor

Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 (x86/x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 4winners View Post
I've followed the instructions on reinstating Windows Mail in Windows 7 numerous times but I'm unable to get past the command prompt "system cannot find the path specified". The file is where it's supposed to be so not sure what the problem is - am I forgetting something?
First of all 4winners, welcome to the SevenForums !

I see what the problem is and your mouse actually has it highlighted in your screenshot, which is that ''TutReWinMail'' still shows as a zip file. And so the answer is you never extracted it yet, for the command line process to be able to access the folders contents to do its work - Donz is absolutely right

As for what Banyarola said, well, they don't use WinMail anymore so consider the source; however their point is well taken and is an understood known factor for us long time WinMail users, who understand all the subtleties of using it as is..

Anyway, the procedure is foolproof I thought, and as the instructions say in step 2
"Extract the TutReWinMail.zip into your user Downloads folder"
If you did that (which it seems you didn't) then the rest would be a success to move forward.
Remember this procedure is more for advanced users with moderate computer experience, who understand what's said in the disclaimer/warning article on page 1, and have the technical ability to move forward.

Thank you



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30 Sep 2017   #1783
4winners

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
RE: Administrator command prompt can't find path

Yes that was it - Thanks endeavour and Donz. Appreciate your input.

I have all my winmail files backed up from a 32bit vista going into a 64bit W7 and I am now learning that may be problematic - so I haven't continued past the command prompt yet. Anyone know if that will in fact be an issue and if so is there a work around?
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01 Oct 2017   #1784
endeavor

Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 (x86/x64)
 
 

You need to be much more specific with your general questions about what's problematic and asking for what workarounds please; we can't know what you are thinking. Remember WinMail is not supported and so you need to be your own research tech for it. Please make sure first you have read and understand all the things listed in the Errata (buglist) link given at the beginning of the Page 1 tutorial, which gives the answer about what are the problematic differences of using WinMail on Win7 x86 / x64

Otherwise as far as the initial setup of WinMail whether x86 or x64, everything necessary is all taken care of automatically by the tutorial process for each command prompt entry, either winmail32 or win64mail. That's the very easy part of reinstating Vista WinMail on Windows 7 to get it up and running first.
Then the hardest part (of any email client) is setting up all the Options and Accounts, which I don't cover in this thread, but it's the same as when You first setup WinMail in Vista yourself. You can also import your Vista account settings forward if appropriate, and also import previous WinMail messages; all of that is covered on many places all over the web and even in our sister Vista Forums. Also on the bottom of the Page 1 tutorial even gives you a related tutorial link for that: How to Backup and Restore Messages in Windows Mail

Besides that, I would also consider (along with whatever else you saved) is to preserve your original message store and accounts folder on your Vista setup, and zip it, so that no matter what you may do wrong or right, that zip file preserves the original store up to the day you saved it; only use its extracted folder to play with - what I'm talking about is zipping the folder:
C:\Users\...yourcomputername...\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Mail
..and saving it aside. Also going forward after it's all setup on Win7, is to occasionally save (zip/rar) that same folder every so often keeping it dated. I can't tell you how many times this can come in handy and save the day. You can never have enough backups, and best yet is a partition backup.

good luck 4winners



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03 Oct 2017   #1785
Collin2011

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 / Windows 10 Home x64
 
 

Or you know...install WLE 2012. I dual boot Windows 7 and Windows 10 and all I did was install the last version of WLE and WLM works like a charm no hacking needed.
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