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#1 brantly04

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 10:23 PM

I disabled UAC in windows 7 and it still won't let me delete the windows mail folder due to permission issues....???

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 10:49 PM

http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/2009/0...on-windows-x64/

I have always used Unlocker but have never needed it for Windows 7. You may want to try this recommendation. Let us know how it goes.

Actually, I just looked and Unlocker 1.8.8 reportedly supports Windows 7, too. So, try either.

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 01:21 PM

http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/2009/0...on-windows-x64/

I have always used Unlocker but have never needed it for Windows 7. You may want to try this recommendation. Let us know how it goes.

Actually, I just looked and Unlocker 1.8.8 reportedly supports Windows 7, too. So, try either.



Downloaded it and used it, said" No any processes locking this file have been found

Press "delete it!"

Says cannot delete file "C:\Program Files\Windows Mail"! when I pressed delete file


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Posted 24 January 2010 - 01:22 PM

http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/2009/0...on-windows-x64/

I have always used Unlocker but have never needed it for Windows 7. You may want to try this recommendation. Let us know how it goes.

Actually, I just looked and Unlocker 1.8.8 reportedly supports Windows 7, too. So, try either.



Downloaded it and used it, said" No any processes locking this file have been found

Press "delete it!"

Says cannot delete file "C:\Program Files\Windows Mail"! when I pressed delete file


Anymore ideas?

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 03:16 PM

Why would you want to remove Windows Mail folder?
Is it an upgrade from Vista?
Normally, when upgraded to 7, installation process should remove Windows Mail and replace it with Windows Live mail.

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 04:13 PM

Why would you want to remove Windows Mail folder?
Is it an upgrade from Vista?
Normally, when upgraded to 7, installation process should remove Windows Mail and replace it with Windows Live mail.



I installed windows live mail and didn't like it because anyone could get on the computer and open my email and see everything inside (just needed to enter password to get new email)


Is windows mail not the live mail I installed?

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 04:46 PM

I know, this is not the first time, when MS confuses us...
Windows Live Mail: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Live_Mail
What's the difference between Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail: http://ask-leo.com/whats_the_difference_be...sn_hotmail.html

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 04:54 PM

I know, this is not the first time, when MS confuses us...
Windows Live Mail: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Live_Mail
What's the difference between Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail: http://ask-leo.com/whats_the_difference_be...sn_hotmail.html



so if I uninstall windows live mail I really have nothing to worry about when it comes to people tryin to read my mail?? I just want it so if someone else downloads windows live mail they wont have access to my account (it would show the inbox and all my folders even without enterting the password)

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 04:57 PM

I'm not sure, if I understand...
"Someone" where? Another user on your computer?

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 05:00 PM

I'm not sure, if I understand...
"Someone" where? Another user on your computer?



I installed windows live mail and logged into my account. When I opened it it asked for my password, I hit cancel and it went straight to my inbox and other folders. If someone were to get onto this computer (it is used by a couple people) and install windows live mail they might have access to my folders, etc.

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 05:05 PM

I don't use Windows Mail, but I assume, you didn't set any password to start with, that's why, it allowed you to bypass password screen.

In any case, on a computer with different user, it's always the best idea to create different Windows profiles for each user.

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