Windows Live Mail Re-installation

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by Dave Lee, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. Dave Lee

    Dave Lee Guest

    I had to go back (via SYSTEM RESTORE) to an earlier level of my system to
    resolve some undiagnosed problem. This date was before I installed Windows
    Live Mail. How should I go about re-installing Windows Live Mail and getting
    to all old email folders/accounts (that I assume are still there). Can I
    simply install Windows Live Mail again and it will "just work". Or do I need
    to go to a system backup and restore my email files after installing Windows
    Live Mail - I can imagine the Live Mail install wiping out my existing email
    file structure. Or is there some other way to go here?

    Thanks.

    dave

    ps. This is related to the 10/29/08 (8:59 EDT) thread here.
     
    Dave Lee, Oct 30, 2008
    #1
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  2. Dave Lee

    Dave Lee Guest

    Thanks, Peter.

    dave

    "Peter.R" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I would expect the Message Store to still be intact despite the System
    >Restore.
    >
    > Also, re-installing WLMail will preserve the existing Message Store, with
    > all your accounts and messages in it.
    >
    > Nevertheless, have a look for the WLMail Message Store. If it exists, make
    > a backup copy of it (for peace of mind) before reinstalling WLMail.
    >
    > The default location for Vista is:
    > C:\Users\<USER_NAME>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail
    >
    > The default location for XP is: C:\Documents and
    > Settings\<USER_NAME>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows
    > Live Mail
    >
    > Note that Windows Live Mail's Message Store, in its default location, is a
    > hidden folder. So ensure "Show hidden files and folders" is checked under
    > Folder Options in Windows Explorer.
    >
    > --
    > Cheers,
    > Peter
    > (Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 with Windows Live Mail 14.0.5027.0908)
    > "There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in
    > your philosophy." - Shakespeare
    > ---------------
    >
    > "Dave Lee" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >
    >> I had to go back (via SYSTEM RESTORE) to an earlier level of my system to
    >> resolve some undiagnosed problem. This date was before I installed
    >> Windows
    >> Live Mail. How should I go about re-installing Windows Live Mail and
    >> getting
    >> to all old email folders/accounts (that I assume are still there). Can I
    >> simply install Windows Live Mail again and it will "just work". Or do I
    >> need
    >> to go to a system backup and restore my email files after installing
    >> Windows
    >> Live Mail - I can imagine the Live Mail install wiping out my existing
    >> email
    >> file structure. Or is there some other way to go here?
    >>
    >> Thanks.
    >>
    >> dave
    >>
    >> ps. This is related to the 10/29/08 (8:59 EDT) thread here.
     
    Dave Lee, Oct 31, 2008
    #2
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  3. Dave Lee

    Dave Lee Guest

    Re: Attached

    In summary I ended up having to do a system restore to resolve an
    undiagnosed system problem w/VISTA. The 'restore back to' date was prior to
    my migration from Windows Mail to Live Mail so I ended up with no Live Mail
    application (but the Mail Store was, in theory, intact). In truth - I am
    unwilling to assume anything. Live Mail had all of the stuff that was in
    Windows Mail plus things accumlated over the past 3'ish weeks after the
    migration.

    After making a local copy of my Live Mail Store I just re-installed Live
    Mail ........


    Holy COW - WHAT A MESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I knew that I was in trouble when the install finished and I started Live
    Mail for the first time and (without any intervention or control on my part)
    Live Mail started to import all my stuff from Windows Mail (I am using
    Windows Mail
    as my Mail Client while I get this sorted out - never had a reason until now
    to remove Windows Mail).

    After a short burst of cursing (even made up a few new ones) I decided just
    to let it finish. At this point here is where I stand.

    Windows Live Mail is a 'partial clone' of my old Windows Mail stuff
    (which means that I basically am missing about 3 weeks of mail data created
    between the Restore chkpt date and Restore restoration date). In summary

    - The Inbox folder under my primary (and only) incoming mail server is
    basically a clone of my Windows Mail Inbox. The other folders (Drafts, Sent
    Items, Junk email, Deleted Items) are empty.

    - 'Storage Folders' would seem to be where the above empty folders ended
    up.

    - 'Quick Views' tells me that I have 5992 unread emails (I don't have
    anywhere near this many unread emails between my Windows Mail and the Live
    Mail Store that existed prior to the System Restore.

    My Mail Store (looking directly at the files) has any number of duplicate
    folders (OUTBOX and OUTBOX (1), 'Storage Folders' and 'Storage Folders (1)',
    two paths to the same POP server, etc ) for example, etc.

    Looking inside my now screwey Live Mail Store is even more fascinating.
    "Storage Folders" is mosty empty but occasionally you'll find a few files
    from around the System Restore date.

    Mostly the file structure is intact.

    But basically this is totally screwed up without any obvious pattern.

    "Storage Folders (1)" would appear to be complete (either from the
    perspective of my old Windows Mail Store or my old Windows Live Mail store -
    but I can't be sure. Every single file in this folder (and its subfolders)
    has a 10/31/08 date.

    EVERY folder/file that I have looked at inside "Storage Folders (1)" has the
    same date (today).

    This is just too complicated to describe - but it is a TOTAL MESS.

    I really don't know what to do next. The most likely working scenario would
    seem to be to uninstall Windows Mail before reinstalling Windows Live Mail
    (can you even do that since Windows Mail is part of the OS). ?

    But I have run into way too many "predictable only in hindsight" events here
    to do that except as a last resort. I just don't know what to think of what
    might happen next.

    Any suggestions? Thanks.

    dave



    "Peter.R" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I would expect the Message Store to still be intact despite the System
    >Restore.
    >
    > Also, re-installing WLMail will preserve the existing Message Store, with
    > all your accounts and messages in it.
    >
    > Nevertheless, have a look for the WLMail Message Store. If it exists, make
    > a backup copy of it (for peace of mind) before reinstalling WLMail.
    >
    > The default location for Vista is:
    > C:\Users\<USER_NAME>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail
    >
    > The default location for XP is: C:\Documents and
    > Settings\<USER_NAME>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows
    > Live Mail
    >
    > Note that Windows Live Mail's Message Store, in its default location, is a
    > hidden folder. So ensure "Show hidden files and folders" is checked under
    > Folder Options in Windows Explorer.
    >
    > --
    > Cheers,
    > Peter
    > (Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 with Windows Live Mail 14.0.5027.0908)
    > "There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in
    > your philosophy." - Shakespeare
    > ---------------
    >
    > "Dave Lee" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >
    >> I had to go back (via SYSTEM RESTORE) to an earlier level of my system to
    >> resolve some undiagnosed problem. This date was before I installed
    >> Windows
    >> Live Mail. How should I go about re-installing Windows Live Mail and
    >> getting
    >> to all old email folders/accounts (that I assume are still there). Can I
    >> simply install Windows Live Mail again and it will "just work". Or do I
    >> need
    >> to go to a system backup and restore my email files after installing
    >> Windows
    >> Live Mail - I can imagine the Live Mail install wiping out my existing
    >> email
    >> file structure. Or is there some other way to go here?
    >>
    >> Thanks.
    >>
    >> dave
    >>
    >> ps. This is related to the 10/29/08 (8:59 EDT) thread here.
     
    Dave Lee, Oct 31, 2008
    #3
  4. Dave Lee

    Dave Lee Guest

    Re: Attached

    Peter, I was totally shocked but I simply did what you suggested and the
    results were exactly as expected. My Live Mail Store is now back to where it
    was when I did the System Restore - I was losing faith in logic and
    predictability here :)

    I can deal with the couple days of emails in Windows Mail manually. Thanks
    again for the help. I seem to be healthy.

    dave

    ps. I don't know if you have any influence at all over Live Mail development
    but I would strongly encourage an option to allow an install of Live Mail
    without importing Windows Mail files. I can imagine any number of scenarios
    where a user might want to install Live Mail without importing their Windows
    Mail (and also not wanting to dump their Windows Mail data).

    "Peter.R" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Since the registry entries for WLMail were no longer in place, WLMail
    > basically considered the re-install an initial install, thus imported all
    > items from Windows Mail again. One way to prevent Windows Mail from ever
    > being imported into WLMail again, would be to delete all accounts and
    > messages that exist in Windows Mail.
    >
    > I suggest that (with WLMail closed) you re-name your current WLMail
    > Message Store by adding (old) to it. Then copy your backup Message Store
    > into that location. WLMail will simply use that Message Store, which
    > should be mess free.
    >
    > If you have downloaded or sent any messages since you reinstalled WLMail,
    > then back them up first to import into your mess free Message Store. You
    > can back them up by dragging them out of the WLMail interface and into a
    > folder on your Desktop, and import them by dragging them into the WLMail
    > interface, with the appropriate folder open.
    >
    > As for the Quick views, they will break in the current versions of WLMail
    > (12.0.1606 & 14.0.5027.0908 Beta) if any folder is deleted (in an Account
    > or under Storage folders), if a Feed is deleted, or if one un-subscribes
    > to a Newsgroup.
    >
    > Repairing your Quick views would fix the problem you are currently
    > experiencing with them.
    >
    > To repair the broken Quick views, delete the registry Value
    > "SearchFolderVersion" under the registry key:
    > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail. This will cause
    > WLMail to rebuild its Quick view data store when it is next started.
    >
    > If you are unsure about editing the registry, you could simply use PaulM's
    > script, which will do it all for you. I have examined and tested it and
    > found it to be safe.
    >
    > The download for his script can be found at
    > http://www.paulsxp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=101
    >
    > --
    > Cheers,
    > Peter
    > (Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 with Windows Live Mail 14.0.5027.0908)
    > "There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in
    > your philosophy." - Shakespeare
    > ---------------
    >
    > "Dave Lee" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >
    >> Re: Attached
    >>
    >> In summary I ended up having to do a system restore to resolve an
    >> undiagnosed system problem w/VISTA. The 'restore back to' date was prior
    >> to
    >> my migration from Windows Mail to Live Mail so I ended up with no Live
    >> Mail
    >> application (but the Mail Store was, in theory, intact). In truth - I am
    >> unwilling to assume anything. Live Mail had all of the stuff that was in
    >> Windows Mail plus things accumlated over the past 3'ish weeks after the
    >> migration.
    >>
    >> After making a local copy of my Live Mail Store I just re-installed Live
    >> Mail ........
    >>
    >>
    >> Holy COW - WHAT A MESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    >>
    >> I knew that I was in trouble when the install finished and I started Live
    >> Mail for the first time and (without any intervention or control on my
    >> part)
    >> Live Mail started to import all my stuff from Windows Mail (I am using
    >> Windows Mail
    >> as my Mail Client while I get this sorted out - never had a reason until
    >> now
    >> to remove Windows Mail).
    >>
    >> After a short burst of cursing (even made up a few new ones) I decided
    >> just
    >> to let it finish. At this point here is where I stand.
    >>
    >> Windows Live Mail is a 'partial clone' of my old Windows Mail stuff
    >> (which means that I basically am missing about 3 weeks of mail data
    >> created
    >> between the Restore chkpt date and Restore restoration date). In summary
    >>
    >> - The Inbox folder under my primary (and only) incoming mail server is
    >> basically a clone of my Windows Mail Inbox. The other folders (Drafts,
    >> Sent
    >> Items, Junk email, Deleted Items) are empty.
    >>
    >> - 'Storage Folders' would seem to be where the above empty folders ended
    >> up.
    >>
    >> - 'Quick Views' tells me that I have 5992 unread emails (I don't have
    >> anywhere near this many unread emails between my Windows Mail and the
    >> Live
    >> Mail Store that existed prior to the System Restore.
    >>
    >> My Mail Store (looking directly at the files) has any number of duplicate
    >> folders (OUTBOX and OUTBOX (1), 'Storage Folders' and 'Storage Folders
    >> (1)',
    >> two paths to the same POP server, etc ) for example, etc.
    >>
    >> Looking inside my now screwey Live Mail Store is even more fascinating.
    >> "Storage Folders" is mosty empty but occasionally you'll find a few files
    >> from around the System Restore date.
    >>
    >> Mostly the file structure is intact.
    >>
    >> But basically this is totally screwed up without any obvious pattern.
    >>
    >> "Storage Folders (1)" would appear to be complete (either from the
    >> perspective of my old Windows Mail Store or my old Windows Live Mail
    >> store -
    >> but I can't be sure. Every single file in this folder (and its
    >> subfolders)
    >> has a 10/31/08 date.
    >>
    >> EVERY folder/file that I have looked at inside "Storage Folders (1)" has
    >> the
    >> same date (today).
    >>
    >> This is just too complicated to describe - but it is a TOTAL MESS.
    >>
    >> I really don't know what to do next. The most likely working scenario
    >> would
    >> seem to be to uninstall Windows Mail before reinstalling Windows Live
    >> Mail
    >> (can you even do that since Windows Mail is part of the OS). ?
    >>
    >> But I have run into way too many "predictable only in hindsight" events
    >> here
    >> to do that except as a last resort. I just don't know what to think of
    >> what
    >> might happen next.
    >>
    >> Any suggestions? Thanks.
    >>
    >> dave
    >>
    >>
    >> "Peter.R" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...

    >
    >>>I would expect the Message Store to still be intact despite the System
    >>>Restore.
    >>>
    >>> Also, re-installing WLMail will preserve the existing Message Store,
    >>> with
    >>> all your accounts and messages in it.
    >>>
    >>> Nevertheless, have a look for the WLMail Message Store. If it exists,
    >>> make
    >>> a backup copy of it (for peace of mind) before reinstalling WLMail.
    >>>
    >>> The default location for Vista is:
    >>> C:\Users\<USER_NAME>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail
    >>>
    >>> The default location for XP is: C:\Documents and
    >>> Settings\<USER_NAME>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows
    >>> Live Mail
    >>>
    >>> Note that Windows Live Mail's Message Store, in its default location, is
    >>> a
    >>> hidden folder. So ensure "Show hidden files and folders" is checked
    >>> under
    >>> Folder Options in Windows Explorer.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Cheers,
    >>> Peter
    >>> (Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 with Windows Live Mail 14.0.5027.0908)
    >>> "There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of
    >>> in
    >>> your philosophy." - Shakespeare
    >>> ---------------
    >>>
    >>> "Dave Lee" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:...
    >>>
    >>>> I had to go back (via SYSTEM RESTORE) to an earlier level of my system
    >>>> to
    >>>> resolve some undiagnosed problem. This date was before I installed
    >>>> Windows
    >>>> Live Mail. How should I go about re-installing Windows Live Mail and
    >>>> getting
    >>>> to all old email folders/accounts (that I assume are still there). Can
    >>>> I
    >>>> simply install Windows Live Mail again and it will "just work". Or do I
    >>>> need
    >>>> to go to a system backup and restore my email files after installing
    >>>> Windows
    >>>> Live Mail - I can imagine the Live Mail install wiping out my existing
    >>>> email
    >>>> file structure. Or is there some other way to go here?
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks.
    >>>>
    >>>> dave
    >>>>
    >>>> ps. This is related to the 10/29/08 (8:59 EDT) thread here.
     
    Dave Lee, Nov 1, 2008
    #4
  5. Dave Lee

    Dave Lee Guest

    And to answer my own question in the PS below, you can submit suggestions
    for Live Mail at

    https://feedback.live.com/default.a...key=wlmaildesktop&ppud=0&wa=wsignin1.0&scrx=1

    and I did.

    dave


    "Dave Lee" <> wrote in message
    news:#...
    > Re: Attached
    >
    > Peter, I was totally shocked but I simply did what you suggested and the
    > results were exactly as expected. My Live Mail Store is now back to where
    > it
    > was when I did the System Restore - I was losing faith in logic and
    > predictability here :)
    >
    > I can deal with the couple days of emails in Windows Mail manually. Thanks
    > again for the help. I seem to be healthy.
    >
    > dave
    >
    > ps. I don't know if you have any influence at all over Live Mail
    > development
    > but I would strongly encourage an option to allow an install of Live Mail
    > without importing Windows Mail files. I can imagine any number of
    > scenarios where a user might want to install Live Mail without importing
    > their Windows Mail (and also not wanting to dump their Windows Mail data).
    >
    > "Peter.R" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Since the registry entries for WLMail were no longer in place, WLMail
    >> basically considered the re-install an initial install, thus imported all
    >> items from Windows Mail again. One way to prevent Windows Mail from ever
    >> being imported into WLMail again, would be to delete all accounts and
    >> messages that exist in Windows Mail.
    >>
    >> I suggest that (with WLMail closed) you re-name your current WLMail
    >> Message Store by adding (old) to it. Then copy your backup Message Store
    >> into that location. WLMail will simply use that Message Store, which
    >> should be mess free.
    >>
    >> If you have downloaded or sent any messages since you reinstalled WLMail,
    >> then back them up first to import into your mess free Message Store. You
    >> can back them up by dragging them out of the WLMail interface and into a
    >> folder on your Desktop, and import them by dragging them into the WLMail
    >> interface, with the appropriate folder open.
    >>
    >> As for the Quick views, they will break in the current versions of WLMail
    >> (12.0.1606 & 14.0.5027.0908 Beta) if any folder is deleted (in an Account
    >> or under Storage folders), if a Feed is deleted, or if one un-subscribes
    >> to a Newsgroup.
    >>
    >> Repairing your Quick views would fix the problem you are currently
    >> experiencing with them.
    >>
    >> To repair the broken Quick views, delete the registry Value
    >> "SearchFolderVersion" under the registry key:
    >> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail. This will cause
    >> WLMail to rebuild its Quick view data store when it is next started.
    >>
    >> If you are unsure about editing the registry, you could simply use
    >> PaulM's script, which will do it all for you. I have examined and tested
    >> it and found it to be safe.
    >>
    >> The download for his script can be found at
    >> http://www.paulsxp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=101
    >>
    >> --
    >> Cheers,
    >> Peter
    >> (Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 with Windows Live Mail 14.0.5027.0908)
    >> "There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of
    >> in your philosophy." - Shakespeare
    >> ---------------
    >>
    >> "Dave Lee" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>
    >>> Re: Attached
    >>>
    >>> In summary I ended up having to do a system restore to resolve an
    >>> undiagnosed system problem w/VISTA. The 'restore back to' date was prior
    >>> to
    >>> my migration from Windows Mail to Live Mail so I ended up with no Live
    >>> Mail
    >>> application (but the Mail Store was, in theory, intact). In truth - I am
    >>> unwilling to assume anything. Live Mail had all of the stuff that was in
    >>> Windows Mail plus things accumlated over the past 3'ish weeks after the
    >>> migration.
    >>>
    >>> After making a local copy of my Live Mail Store I just re-installed Live
    >>> Mail ........
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Holy COW - WHAT A MESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    >>>
    >>> I knew that I was in trouble when the install finished and I started
    >>> Live
    >>> Mail for the first time and (without any intervention or control on my
    >>> part)
    >>> Live Mail started to import all my stuff from Windows Mail (I am using
    >>> Windows Mail
    >>> as my Mail Client while I get this sorted out - never had a reason until
    >>> now
    >>> to remove Windows Mail).
    >>>
    >>> After a short burst of cursing (even made up a few new ones) I decided
    >>> just
    >>> to let it finish. At this point here is where I stand.
    >>>
    >>> Windows Live Mail is a 'partial clone' of my old Windows Mail stuff
    >>> (which means that I basically am missing about 3 weeks of mail data
    >>> created
    >>> between the Restore chkpt date and Restore restoration date). In summary
    >>>
    >>> - The Inbox folder under my primary (and only) incoming mail server is
    >>> basically a clone of my Windows Mail Inbox. The other folders (Drafts,
    >>> Sent
    >>> Items, Junk email, Deleted Items) are empty.
    >>>
    >>> - 'Storage Folders' would seem to be where the above empty folders
    >>> ended
    >>> up.
    >>>
    >>> - 'Quick Views' tells me that I have 5992 unread emails (I don't have
    >>> anywhere near this many unread emails between my Windows Mail and the
    >>> Live
    >>> Mail Store that existed prior to the System Restore.
    >>>
    >>> My Mail Store (looking directly at the files) has any number of
    >>> duplicate
    >>> folders (OUTBOX and OUTBOX (1), 'Storage Folders' and 'Storage Folders
    >>> (1)',
    >>> two paths to the same POP server, etc ) for example, etc.
    >>>
    >>> Looking inside my now screwey Live Mail Store is even more fascinating.
    >>> "Storage Folders" is mosty empty but occasionally you'll find a few
    >>> files
    >>> from around the System Restore date.
    >>>
    >>> Mostly the file structure is intact.
    >>>
    >>> But basically this is totally screwed up without any obvious pattern.
    >>>
    >>> "Storage Folders (1)" would appear to be complete (either from the
    >>> perspective of my old Windows Mail Store or my old Windows Live Mail
    >>> store -
    >>> but I can't be sure. Every single file in this folder (and its
    >>> subfolders)
    >>> has a 10/31/08 date.
    >>>
    >>> EVERY folder/file that I have looked at inside "Storage Folders (1)" has
    >>> the
    >>> same date (today).
    >>>
    >>> This is just too complicated to describe - but it is a TOTAL MESS.
    >>>
    >>> I really don't know what to do next. The most likely working scenario
    >>> would
    >>> seem to be to uninstall Windows Mail before reinstalling Windows Live
    >>> Mail
    >>> (can you even do that since Windows Mail is part of the OS). ?
    >>>
    >>> But I have run into way too many "predictable only in hindsight" events
    >>> here
    >>> to do that except as a last resort. I just don't know what to think of
    >>> what
    >>> might happen next.
    >>>
    >>> Any suggestions? Thanks.
    >>>
    >>> dave
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Peter.R" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:...

    >>
    >>>>I would expect the Message Store to still be intact despite the System
    >>>>Restore.
    >>>>
    >>>> Also, re-installing WLMail will preserve the existing Message Store,
    >>>> with
    >>>> all your accounts and messages in it.
    >>>>
    >>>> Nevertheless, have a look for the WLMail Message Store. If it exists,
    >>>> make
    >>>> a backup copy of it (for peace of mind) before reinstalling WLMail.
    >>>>
    >>>> The default location for Vista is:
    >>>> C:\Users\<USER_NAME>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail
    >>>>
    >>>> The default location for XP is: C:\Documents and
    >>>> Settings\<USER_NAME>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows
    >>>> Live Mail
    >>>>
    >>>> Note that Windows Live Mail's Message Store, in its default location,
    >>>> is a
    >>>> hidden folder. So ensure "Show hidden files and folders" is checked
    >>>> under
    >>>> Folder Options in Windows Explorer.
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> Cheers,
    >>>> Peter
    >>>> (Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 with Windows Live Mail 14.0.5027.0908)
    >>>> "There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of
    >>>> in
    >>>> your philosophy." - Shakespeare
    >>>> ---------------
    >>>>
    >>>> "Dave Lee" <> wrote in message
    >>>> news:...
    >>>>
    >>>>> I had to go back (via SYSTEM RESTORE) to an earlier level of my system
    >>>>> to
    >>>>> resolve some undiagnosed problem. This date was before I installed
    >>>>> Windows
    >>>>> Live Mail. How should I go about re-installing Windows Live Mail and
    >>>>> getting
    >>>>> to all old email folders/accounts (that I assume are still there). Can
    >>>>> I
    >>>>> simply install Windows Live Mail again and it will "just work". Or do
    >>>>> I
    >>>>> need
    >>>>> to go to a system backup and restore my email files after installing
    >>>>> Windows
    >>>>> Live Mail - I can imagine the Live Mail install wiping out my existing
    >>>>> email
    >>>>> file structure. Or is there some other way to go here?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Thanks.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> dave
    >>>>>
    >>>>> ps. This is related to the 10/29/08 (8:59 EDT) thread here.

    >
     
    Dave Lee, Nov 1, 2008
    #5
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