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23 Aug 2010   #760
New Jersey

windows7
 
 

Can someone please tell me how to undo the following attribute:

attrib -s -h "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Mail\WinMail.exe



I'm in over my head and I would like to undo it.
system restore did not do it.
Thanks in advance for any help


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23 Aug 2010   #761
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by New Jersey View Post
Can someone please tell me how to undo the following attribute:

attrib -s -h "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Mail\WinMail.exe



I'm in over my head and I would like to undo it.
system restore did not do it.
Thanks in advance for any help
Code:
attrib +s +h "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Mail\WinMail.exe
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24 Aug 2010   #762
poppa bear

Win7 Ultimate 64bit Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 18pcs View Post
Logitech Setpoint was using MSOE.dll strangely. Have managed to start Windows MAil. Now is it possible to export WLM format messages to WM ? There is no such export option though.
Yes, emails from WLM or WM are compatible as they both use .eml file types.

I have both WinLiveMail and WinMail concurrently active in Windows 7. There are different ways to transfer emails from one email client to the other. One way is to highlight a bulk group of emails, for example in the Inbox. To do this, highlight one email, then hit Ctrl + A on the keyboard. Now place your mouse pointer in the middle of the highlighted emails, hold down the left mouse key, and drag/drop to a storage folder on your desktop. Then open WinMail, and in the same way drag/drop them to the appropriate folder of Inbox, Drafts, etc, in Local Folders in WinMail.

Unfortunately you can't drag/drop from WinLiveMail straight into WinMail, but have to go via the GUI, (interface), of the desktop.

Hope this helps.
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24 Aug 2010   #763
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 18pcs View Post
Now is it possible to export WLM format messages to WM? There is no such export option though.
For OE, WM, and WLM you never need to export. Just use the maintenance option to view the Windows Explorer path to the message store. Then just copy the folder that contains the messages (It would be called Outlook Express, Windows Mail, or Windows Live Mail depending on which program has your messages.) Then copy the message store to the new PC. Now use the Import function of the new mail program to import the messages; choose the format of the old program and navigate to the folder with your old messages. This is where you may have a problem since you're moving mail from WLM to WM. WM won't have an Import format choice for WLM. I'd try choosing WM. If you're lucky, the new mail program (WM) will import all the WLM messages, including their folder structure under the heading "Imported Messages". You can either leave them there or move them by drag and drop within the mail program's window to other locations in the window. If you move everything out of the Imported Messages folder you can delete the folder.

The worse that could happen is that it won't work. The reason I think it may be worth trying is that WM and WLM (unlike OE) both have similar message stores in Windows Explorer: a folder with a bunch of *.eml email files inside grouped by subfolders with names indicating the name of the group (e.g. Inbox).

As an aside, perhaps I should also mention that Popa Bear (who put the tutorial together) and I both used WM on Windows 7 for a brief period but later decided to just give WLM a real try and currently we are both on WLM.
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24 Aug 2010   #764
Fejinwales

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thank you.....Thank you.....Thank you. The only thing I have to get sorted out with W7 now is the crappy Start Menu, CSMenu does not cut it and cannot be made to look like it does on the website but this wonderful workaround for Windows Mail has made me extremely happy.
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24 Aug 2010   #765
poppa bear

Win7 Ultimate 64bit Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roncerr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 18pcs View Post
Now is it possible to export WLM format messages to WM? There is no such export option though.
For OE, WM, and WLM you never need to export. Just use the maintenance option to view the Windows Explorer path to the message store..... Then just copy the folder that contains the messages The reason I think it may be worth trying is that WM and WLM (unlike OE) both have similar message stores in Windows Explorer: a folder with a bunch of *.eml email files inside grouped by sub folders with names indicating the name of the group (e.g. Inbox).
Interesting approach. I haven't tried it but would like to know the outcome.

There is a difference between the message stores in WinLiveMail and WinMail.

1. WinMail messages are all stored in one folder named Local Folders, which contains a single set of sub-folders such as Inbox, Sent Items, etc. This is the pathway to the message store - you will need to enable View Hidden folders to find AppData in this pathway.

Start Menu > User Name > AppData > Local > Microsoft > Windows Mail > Local Folders

2. WinLiveMail stores them in a separate folder for each email Account Name, with a complete set of sub-folders for each account; ie Inbox, Sent Items, etc. This is the pathway to the storage folders.

Start Menu > User Name > AppData > Local > Microsoft > Windows Live Mail > Account Names.

When you copy the Windows Live Mail folder and store it on your desktop, I'm not sure then how WinMail Import wizard would sort that lot with multiple sets of sub-folders? You might end up with two or more sets of sub-folders in WinMail? How these would then display in the WinMail GUI is questionable?

When importing from WinMail in Vista --> WinMail in Windows 7; all emails, Local Folders, (including sub-folders), and accounts can be done in one simple copy/paste operation as per this post here. However, unless the destination Local Folders under AppData for WinMail was first emptied of all existing files, you ended up with duplicate sub-folders. There were also other complications as detailed in the post.

Even so, as Roncerr said, even it doesn't work, you won't risk anything. In worst case scenario, if your Local Folders in Windows Mail under AppData was a total mess, you could delete all sub-folders except account files, and shut everything. When you re-open Local Folders you will find all new, empty sub-folders of Inbox, Sent Items, etc, have been restored. However, while any personally created custom sub-folders will be lost, these can easily be re-created. Warning: Create custom sub-folders via WinMail in the GUI. They will not appear in the WinMail in GUI if created directly in Local Folders under AppData, as they are not linked.

You could do it manually by choosing one Account Name as a master folder from within the Windows Live storage folder copied to your desktop. Then move the contents of each other account name into the corresponding sub-folders in the master folder.

For example, from the Windows Live folder copied to my desktop, I'd choose my account named Poppa as a master folder. Then move the contents of the sub-folders of each account folder, eg Bernie account, (Inbox, Sent Items, etc,) into the corresponding sub-folders of Poppa account.

Hhhmmm? Probably easier to drag/drop the lot from each of Inbox, Sent Items, etc; using the GUI of WinLiveMail if you've got multiple accounts?
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25 Aug 2010   #766
New Jersey

windows7
 
 
Windows mail in wrong program file in win7

I need some help correcting a mistake I made.
I attempted to follow the windows mail reinstate instructions.
I put the Vista mail file in the win7 X86 folder instead of where I was told to.
Now windows mail runs all the time and will not close.
I cannot load any programs until I close it.
I tried the new restore process to earlier but that did not help
Can anyone bail me out?
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25 Aug 2010   #767
poppa bear

Win7 Ultimate 64bit Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by New Jersey View Post
I need some help correcting a mistake I made.
I attempted to follow the windows mail reinstate instructions.
I put the Vista mail file in the win7 X86 folder instead of where I was told to.
Now windows mail runs all the time and will not close.
I cannot load any programs until I close it.
I tried the new restore process to earlier but that did not help
Can anyone bail me out?
You need to reinstall the original Windows Mail folder. See Visitor message found by clicking your forum user name in the top left panel of your post, then clicking View Public Profile.
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02 Sep 2010   #768
alientrader1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Windows Mail does not work in Windows 7 64-bit

I have been trying to get Windows Mail to work in my Windows 7 64-bit OS since May. I try every so often using your instructions (6 times so far) to get it to work, but it never does. Could you possibly list the instructions for 64-bit in the order needed, because every time you send me to footnote 3 or some other place, I never get the results you say I should get. I am desperate, as I am using Office 2007 Outlook now, and it is horrible! I just want a simple e-mail program like Outlook Express or Windows Mail, because I just do very simple stuff. Please, I beg you.

Thanks sincerely,

Barry
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03 Sep 2010   #769
18pcs

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alientrader1 View Post
I have been trying to get Windows Mail to work in my Windows 7 64-bit OS since May. I try every so often using your instructions (6 times so far) to get it to work, but it never does. Could you possibly list the instructions for 64-bit in the order needed, because every time you send me to footnote 3 or some other place, I never get the results you say I should get. I am desperate, as I am using Office 2007 Outlook now, and it is horrible! I just want a simple e-mail program like Outlook Express or Windows Mail, because I just do very simple stuff. Please, I beg you.

Thanks sincerely,

Barry
I was in the same boat as you as since the day I had opened my eyes to computers I was using OE and then suddenly had to adapt to WLM . I tried everything possible since more than a month now and accidentally stumbled upon Thunderbird 3.2.1 Believe me it is a dream come true and works beautifully. Much better than OE in my opinion specially the archive function is too good to be true. The previous version of TB was not so good. Please try it before you go bald trying to get WM working.
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