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Windows Live Mail and Stored Folders after Crash

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#1 leachim


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Posted 05 October 2013 - 04:10 PM

Laptop with Wins 7 crashed with bad sectors

Managed to copy off the storage location 
AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail

Now do I copy this folder to the new machine BEFORE I install Windows Live or AFTER on the new computer

Will WL pick up all the folders under the new account

Do I set up the email account first before copying ????

Thanks !

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#2 sflatechguy


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Posted 05 October 2013 - 09:17 PM

Move that folder into the same location on the new computer -- be aware AppData is a hidden folder, and you may need to take ownership of the folder in order to copy over the files.

This tutorial should help as well: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-live/mail-import-backup-restore

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