Live Mail did not import accounts from Windows Mail - any idea why ?

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by Phil, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Phil

    Phil Guest

    I'd like it to - it did it last time, not this time for some reason
    Anyone know how ?
     
    Phil, Jan 1, 2009
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  2. Phil

    t-4-2 Guest

    Hello Phil,
    I just did a MANUAL import from WM to WLM about 1 week ago. Here is what I
    did :
    Open WLM > File > Messages > Windows Mail, then NEXT
     
    t-4-2, Jan 1, 2009
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  3. Gary VanderMolen, Jan 1, 2009
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  4. Phil

    ...winston Guest

    Open WM(Windows Mail)
    Tools/Accounts/Export
    - export each account to an iaf file

    Open WLM(Windows Live Mail)
    Tools/Accounts/Import

    Navigate to the exported iaf file, select, click open in the bottom of the dialog box

    The imported account will be the last in the list.

    The same can be done with News accounts.

    Note: it **does not** work the other way around. WM can not import accounts exported from WLM.
     
    ...winston, Jan 2, 2009
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  5. Phil

    Phil Guest

    No - what I'm saying is that due to a problem, I had to reinstall Windows,
    and used a backup to put the accounts back into Windows Mail.
    Then the reason why I used Live Mail in the first place - the "Recovered
    Messages" cluttering up W.M. and not staying deleted.
    This time when I installed LM it didn't import the backedup accounts as it
    did the last time.
     
    Phil, Jan 2, 2009
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  6. Phil

    Phil Guest

    Thanks - I'll try that.


     
    Phil, Jan 2, 2009
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  7. Phil

    Phil Guest

    Absolutely spot on Gary.
    But I was under the impression that the reinstalling of Vista meant that the
    previous of WLM no longer existed
     
    Phil, Jan 2, 2009
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  8. Phil

    Phil Guest

    Open WM(Windows Mail)
    Tools/Accounts/Export
    - export each account to an iaf file

    Open WLM(Windows Live Mail)
    Tools/Accounts/Import

    Navigate to the exported iaf file, select, click open in the bottom of the
    dialog box

    The imported account will be the last in the list.

    The same can be done with News accounts.

    Note: it **does not** work the other way around. WM can not import accounts
    exported from WLM.

    --
    ...winston
    ms-mvp mail


    Thanks will try.
     
    Phil, Jan 2, 2009
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  9. Phil

    Phil Guest

    I actually can't find any "File" !
    Just "New" where it SHOULD be !
     
    Phil, Jan 2, 2009
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  10. Phil

    Phil Guest


    And THAT worked perfectly !
    Thanks Peter - worked a treat !
     
    Phil, Jan 2, 2009
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  11. Phil

    Peter.R Guest

    You're welcome Phil.

    --
    Cheers,
    Peter.R
    (Windows Vista Home Premium with Windows Live Mail 14.0.8050.1202)
    "There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." - Shakespeare
    ---------------
     
    Peter.R, Jan 2, 2009
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  12. Phil

    t-4-2 Guest

    " File " is right on top of " New ". Is your menu bar " hidden " ?
     
    t-4-2, Jan 2, 2009
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  13. Phil

    Phil Guest

    So it would seem.
    Doesn't matter anyways.
    Sorted.
    And Thank YOU for the help, mate.
    Help is always appreciated ! ;-)
     
    Phil, Jan 3, 2009
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