Missing Contacts in Windows Live Mail

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by The Razor's Edge, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. I am running Windows 8 on a Dell Laptop

    Twice in the last few days I have lost all my contacts and after manually
    entering them again, this morning they are gone once more.

    I cannot seem to find the version of WLM I am running because I cannot find
    an "about" option.

    Any ideas?

    Giovanni
     
    The Razor's Edge, Feb 27, 2014
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  2. The Razor's Edge

    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Giovanni.

    You are not using ANY version of WLM - at least, not to post your latest
    message. The Properties window for your post shows that you used:
    X-Newsreader: News Rover 18.2.3 (http://www.NewsRover.com)

    Win8 - like all recent Windows versions - does not include any newsreader at
    all. To get WLM, you must download it. Probably the best source is here:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-live/essentials-other#essentials=mailother

    WLM 2012, which I am running (see my Sig for details) does show the version
    number if I click File | About.

    RC
    --
    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX

    Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-2010)
    Windows Live Mail 2012 (Build 16.4.3522.0110) in Win8.1 Pro


    "The Razor's Edge" wrote in message news:kcGPu.8911$...

    I am running Windows 8 on a Dell Laptop

    Twice in the last few days I have lost all my contacts and after manually
    entering them again, this morning they are gone once more.

    I cannot seem to find the version of WLM I am running because I cannot find
    an "about" option.

    Any ideas?

    Giovanni
     
    R. C. White, Feb 27, 2014
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  3. The Razor's Edge

    Dragon Guest

    On 27/02/2014 12:28, The Razor's Edge wrote:
    > I am running Windows 8 on a Dell Laptop
    >
    > Twice in the last few days I have lost all my contacts and after manually
    > entering them again, this morning they are gone once more.
    >
    > I cannot seem to find the version of WLM I am running because I cannot find
    > an "about" option.
    >
    > Any ideas?
    >
    > Giovanni
    >

    If you really are using WLM then click on the tab to the left of the
    Home tab then you will find the About option.

    Good luck
    Henry
     
    Dragon, Feb 28, 2014
    #3
  4. Dragon wrote:
    > On 27/02/2014 12:28, The Razor's Edge wrote:
    >> I am running Windows 8 on a Dell Laptop
    >>
    >> Twice in the last few days I have lost all my contacts and after manually
    >> entering them again, this morning they are gone once more.
    >>
    >> I cannot seem to find the version of WLM I am running because I cannot
    >> find
    >> an "about" option.
    >>
    >> Any ideas?
    >>
    >> Giovanni
    >>

    > If you really are using WLM then click on the tab to the left of the
    > Home tab then you will find the About option.
    >
    > Good luck
    > Henry


    Which mode are you operating WLM ?

    - signed on to MSFT services
    - not signed on to MSFT services

    Each mode has its own unique contacts database

    --
    ....winston
    msft mvp consumer apps
     
    ...winston‫, Feb 28, 2014
    #4
  5. Version 2012 (Build 16.4.3505.0912)
    Copyright © 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    Brain Fart on my end.

    I posted the message via NewsRover because I use it to access newsgroups and
    not WLM.

    I do not sign into MSFT services and have a POP3 account. The .edb database
    in DBstore\15.5 has todays data and time stamp but once again the three
    contacts I put in yesterday are not there again today.
    The tempedb.edb file has the same time stamp as the contacts.edb.

    Quite frankly I have never been a big fan of the Outlook Express, Outlook or
    any other offering from MS and Live Mail is no exception however I use it.
     
    The Razor's Edge, Feb 28, 2014
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