Vista Mail-Recovered Messages

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by wondrash, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. wondrash

    wondrash Guest

    I'm using Vista 32 bit Home Premium. I was unable to delete messages in my
    delete folder and used your fix of Tools/Options/Advanced/Maintance/Store
    Folder etc. Now I have a folder for Recovered Messages that posts the date
    and a 6 figure # following the date every time I go to my mail. Example
    04-24-200700 12-51-17. Now I can't delete the Recovered Messages folder and
    when I click on the the folder it shows "there are no items to view". The
    folder get bigger and bigger with sub folders. I am able to delete the sub
    folders and the daily entrys, but not the Recovered Messages folder.
    wondrash, Apr 24, 2007
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  2. Try compacting and repairing the database and delete the empty files with
    WMUtil ( Then see if it still tries to recover the
    messages when you open it.

    Steve Cochran, Apr 26, 2007
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  3. wondrash

    Malifecent Guest

    I am having this exact same problem, and I just tried running your program,
    and it didn't work for me. Is there a way I can just reinstall windows mail,
    or is there another fix?
    Malifecent, Jun 20, 2007
  4. Gary VanderMolen, Jun 20, 2007
  5. wondrash

    Malifecent Guest

    Thank you. I will try it and let you know. :eek:)

    Malifecent, Jun 20, 2007
  6. Yes, please report back and let us know what you think of it.

    Gary VanderMolen
    Gary VanderMolen, Jun 20, 2007
  7. If you are not willing to just ignore them, the only way is to delete both
    copies of the database (which does not contain the messages, but only
    references to them) and let WinMail rebuild it.
    First close WinMail, then use Task Manager to make sure there are no
    instances of it under applications or processes.
    Then click Start | Search | Advanced Search
    Check the box to include non-indexed, hidden and system files.
    In the Name field type WindowsMail.MSMessageStore and click the Search
    It should show you two copies. Delete both of them and re-open WinMail.
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Jun 21, 2007
  8. wondrash

    Malifecent Guest

    Welll....I really like it! I also like that it automatically imported all my
    emails from the other mail program without any fuss. I use 4 different email
    addresses, and I like that this makes it so much easier to see what messages
    I am getting for what address, all at once. I have been playing with this all
    day, setting up new rules and just testing it, and it works really good.
    Thank you for suggesting it. I give it a thumbs up! :eek:)
    Malifecent, Jun 21, 2007
  9. Thank you for that positive report.

    Gary VanderMolen
    Gary VanderMolen, Jun 21, 2007
  10. wondrash

    Frans Guest

    How do I stop/delete Recovered Messages in Windows Mail?
    It is very annoying.
    Frans, Sep 16, 2007
  11. Gary VanderMolen, Sep 17, 2007
  12. wondrash

    Frans Guest

    I installed WLM as suggested by Gary VanderMolen (to avoid getting Recovered
    Messages in WM) but could not import the folders (about 40 folders) I
    already created with WM. The imported folders are empty and the name folders
    are changed.
    Could anybody advise me?
    Frans, Sep 17, 2007
  13. Did you explore all the sub-folders under "Storage folders"
    to make sure your imported message folders weren't there?

    Did you try the manual import from WLM's File/Import menu?

    Gary VanderMolen
    Gary VanderMolen, Sep 17, 2007
  14. wondrash

    Frans Guest

    Yes I did, but all are empty. No message folder names I created with WM.
    There are so many sub folders but all are empty
    Yes I use the Manual Import from the WLM Menu.
    Frans, Sep 18, 2007
  15. Sorry to hear that. Well, it was worth a try, anyway.
    Perhaps you can uninstall WLM, and try again, but I don't want
    to give you any high hopes that it would be more successful
    the second time.

    Gary VanderMolen
    Gary VanderMolen, Sep 18, 2007
  16. wondrash

    CastleStoney Guest

    Just ran into this same issue. The WMUtil was worthless. This is why I never stopped backing up all my email files that were important to me with AOL mail. Its all on there site and all I had to do was to upgrade to windows live mail {witch sucks} and transfer the AOL mail folders back to windows live.
    AOL service was terrible but the AOL mail has kept right on truckin. I have mail in it from 1999 that was never lost once. I have been through 4 computers. I cant believe windows mail didnt allow us to have complete controlover all the folders.
    CastleStoney, Oct 20, 2013
  17. wondrash

    CastleStoney Guest

    BTW: If you have this issue and go to Microsofts help site and see the techs advise to go into tools,option and delete the folder and copy paste destination link yadda,yadda DO NOT DO IT!!! DONT YOU DARE!!!
    You will only lose all the email thats in your folders and you will not fix the issue. It is usless for this issue. Updating to live mail or another mail is the only fix. I have screwed with it all day with no fix discovered..
    CastleStoney, Oct 20, 2013
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