WLMD error on startup

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Norman Epstein, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. Hope this is the right place for this message...have Windows Live Mail
    Desktop running on Vista Home Premium upgrade to XP SP2.

    When I start WLMD I get the message "recovering the desktop mail
    database"...further when I go to that window it says "The message store has
    been corrupted by an application external to WLMD. WLMD has been able to
    successfully recover from this corruption. (0X00000000). When I close this
    window, then WLMD starts ok.

    How can I clear this up? Windows Live Mail starts without this message, but
    Windows Live mail desktop gets it everytime. I'd rather use WLMD since I
    can get messages from accounts other than Hotmail and it also incorporates a

    Would appreciate any help that can be provided.
    Norman Epstein, Mar 16, 2007
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  2. Norman Epstein

    DGuess Guest

    Wrong group use microsoft.public.windows.live.desktop for WLMd questions.

    The database is having problems. What you need to do is move the message
    store folder to another location on the hard drive, then start WLMd and let
    it build a new database.

    Since the e-mails are stored in individual .eml files, you can drag and drop
    them into a WLMd folder (I would suggest you create on in the On This
    Computer folder).

    Tools | Options | Advanced tab | Maintenance button | Store Folders button
    will shwo the location of the WLMd message store.
    DGuess, Mar 16, 2007
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