Laptop died - drive intact - how to transfer WLM

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by sharkfist, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. sharkfist

    sharkfist Guest

    Hello,

    My laptop has died, but the hard drive is still okay. How do I transfer all
    my WLM to my new laptop?

    Thanks in advance.
     
    sharkfist, Apr 4, 2010
    #1
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  2. sharkfist

    Bob Campbell Guest

    I just did this for a client. Actually the client's computer was stolen, and
    the thief unplugged the external hard drive and left it.

    Your new laptop probably runs Windows 7. Windows 7 (of course) has a Restore
    function (part of Backup and Restore). This assumes (of course) you had set
    up the Backup function and did regular backups on your old laptop, to your
    external hard drive.

    You don't have an external hard drive and/or you didn't set it up to do
    regular backups? Well, well. Like they say: "This is a learning moment".

    1. Buy an external hard drive. They cost about $50 for a 250GB drive. Large
    sizes are available for not much more.

    2. Take your old hard drive and ask the tech support desk at BestBuy or
    wherever you shop, to transfer your data from it to your new external hard
    drive. They'll charge about $50.

    3. Plug in your external hard drive and copy the files:
    a. If your old computer used XP, then copy the files from the
    E:\Documents and Settings\youruserprofile\Local Settings\Application
    Data\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail folder
    b. If your old computer used Vista or 7, then copy the files from the
    E:\Users\youruserprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail folder

    where E:\ is your external hard drive -- use the appropriate drive letter
    for your new computer,
    where youruserprofile is your User account name, on your old computer.

    4. Setup the Backup function on your new computer, using your new external
    hard drive. By default, it will backup all your data files, even in hidden
    folders.

    P.S. Do a Google or Bing search. There's quite a bit of help on this topic.

    HTH
    Bob

    Hello,

    My laptop has died, but the hard drive is still okay. How do I transfer all
    my WLM to my new laptop?

    Thanks in advance.
     
    Bob Campbell, Apr 4, 2010
    #2
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  3. sharkfist

    Bob Campbell Guest

    I just did this for a client. Actually the client's computer was stolen, and
    the thief unplugged the external hard drive and left it.

    Your new laptop probably runs Windows 7. Windows 7 (of course) has a Restore
    function (part of Backup and Restore). This assumes (of course) you had set
    up the Backup function and did regular backups on your old laptop, to your
    external hard drive.

    You don't have an external hard drive and/or you didn't set it up to do
    regular backups? Oh well. Like they say: "This is a learning moment".

    1. Buy an external hard drive. They cost about $50 for a 250GB drive. Large
    sizes are available for not much more.

    2. Take your old hard drive and ask the tech support desk at wherever
    you shop, to transfer your data from it to your new external hard
    drive. They'll charge about $50.

    3. Plug in your external hard drive and use the Windows 7 Easy Transfer
    Wizard. There's an option to transfer from an external hard drive.

    4. Setup the Backup function on your new computer, using your new external
    hard drive. By default, it will backup all your data files, even in hidden
    folders.

    P.S. Do a Google or Bing search. There's quite a bit of help on this topic.

    HTH
    Bob

    Hello,

    My laptop has died, but the hard drive is still okay. How do I transfer all
    my WLM to my new laptop?

    Thanks in advance.
     
    Bob Campbell, Apr 4, 2010
    #3
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