How to import mails from another computer?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Peter Koerber, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. I'm installing a brandnew Vista Home machine and like to import all e-mails
    from the old Vista Home computer (both on Windows Mail). The old computer
    has gone south, but there is an image (on an external hard-drive) of drive
    C: and on mounting that image, I'm having access to all files. Don't know
    where to search and how to proceed that "import" of all e-mails and all
    addresses (no newsgroups).
    Peter
     
    Peter Koerber, Apr 10, 2008
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  2. Peter Koerber

    mac Guest

    Please see:
    http://www.oehelp.com/backup.aspx
     
    mac, Apr 10, 2008
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  3. Steve,
    Thanks for the hint!
    Found out, that just copying the whole Windows Mail folder (including all
    subfolders) out of the (backup-)image to the new installation would do the
    trick. You've to close Windows Mail on the running computer before doing
    that move.
    Peter
     
    Peter Koerber, Apr 11, 2008
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  4. Yeah, but then you have potential issues in the registry.

    steve
     
    Steve Cochran, Apr 11, 2008
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  5. Steve
    And how about? Can you explain the potential problems if you please?

    Computer is still running excellent. Including Windows Mail.
    Peter
     
    Peter Koerber, Apr 11, 2008
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  6. All the settings such as message rules are in the registry as are the
    default accounts.

    steve
     
    Steve Cochran, Apr 11, 2008
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  7. All the settings such as message rules are in the registry as are the
    Thanks Steve! Just one account and no rules. So I was in luck....
    Peter
     
    Peter Koerber, Apr 12, 2008
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