Windows mail - transferring files from bad hard drive

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Pauldh4, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. Pauldh4

    Pauldh4 Guest

    Hard drive died, replaced, reloaded Vista Premium x64. I can read th
    files on the bad hard drive, have attached as an external drive and wan
    to transfer all Windows Mail files to the new hard drive and the
    restart Windows Mail. Is this possible? Can all files be transferred

    The files and folders are in (user name)/Ap
    Data/Local/Microsoft/Windows Mail

    Can I just replace the Windows Mail folder with the folder from the ol
    drive

    Are there additional files that will need to be copied

    Thanks

    Pau
     
    Pauldh4, Mar 1, 2009
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  2. Yes, you can try replacing that entire Windows Mail folder.
    It has all the data except for some things which are kept
    in the registry, such as message rules, some settings, and
    the Blocked/Safe Senders lists.
     
    Gary VanderMolen, Mar 2, 2009
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  3. I don't think that will work unless he has set up the accounts again, as
    some of the account information is also in the registry.

    steve

    Yes, you can try replacing that entire Windows Mail folder.
    It has all the data except for some things which are kept
    in the registry, such as message rules, some settings, and
    the Blocked/Safe Senders lists.
     
    Steve Cochran, Mar 2, 2009
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  4. If Gary's suggestion didn't work, you can drag the messages from Explorer
    and drop them on the WinMail message list to get them back into the WinMail
    folders. See www.oehelp.com/backup.aspx and the section on Windows Mail.

    steve
     
    Steve Cochran, Mar 2, 2009
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  5. Pauldh4

    Pauldh4 Guest

    Hi Gary

    I
     
    Pauldh4, Mar 2, 2009
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