Message Store LOST!

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by luffman, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. luffman

    luffman Guest

    Each time I restart WLMDbeta it tells me taht my database has moved and it
    can be recovered. Sometimes this results in all of my email from all of the
    mailboxes being moved into a recovered folder in the on this computer folder.
    I am also told in an error dialog that an external application is causing the
    probelm. I uninstalled Outlook 2003 and then lost all of my 100's of emails
    in the On This Computer folder structure. Where is the mail database stored?
    How Do I download a new build to install?
     
    luffman, Nov 22, 2006
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  2. luffman

    luffman Guest

    C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application
    Data\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail desktop\(folder named with login account)

    Lots of duplicated folders with slightly different names appended. Some with
    dates and a backup folder with a large messagestore file located in a
    subfolder.
     
    luffman, Nov 22, 2006
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    Bo Guest

     
    Bo, Nov 22, 2006
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    Bo Guest

    I get this error message each time I start Windows Live Mail Desktop.
     
    Bo, Nov 22, 2006
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    DGuess Guest

    Sounds like the message stores are corrupted.

    You'll probably to uninstall it, clean up the system then reinstall. I've
    tried to just remove the message stores and it didn't seem to help at all,
    the next set it built did the same thing. I finally totally uninstalled it
    all and cleaned up the system to get it working right.


    Get the location of the message stores.

    Tools | Options | Advanced tab | Maintenance button | Store Folder button.
    C:\Documents and Settings\<user account name>\Local Settings\Application
    Data\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail desktop

    Write it down.
    Uninstall WLMd.
    Open regedit and remove the following subkey:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail desktop

    Move or delete, depending upon need of any old mail that may or may not be
    there.

    Reboot

    Reinstall.
     
    DGuess, Nov 23, 2006
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