windows live mail 2009

I have upgraded to windows 7 after backing my files. The new Mail has inported the contacts ok. but not my old messages. I know the messages are stored on the back up files how do I find and retrieve them.

many thanks



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Hi Chris,
which e-mail app were you using before the switch?

Hi kemical

The older version of windows live mail I believe. it is now live mail 2009


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Chris, have you tried clicking on 'import' found under files? If you click through you'll eventually find a window where you can browse to the required folder.

Hi Kemical

Yes i have tried this and it say can not find any mail messages. I am trying to find where the messages are stored so i can import. I tried moving the mail to a different floder no luck. when i try to restore the windows live mail folder it skips all the files.



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Have you pointed to Users - Username - Appdata - Local - Microsoft - Windows Live Mail. You should find the folders you need there.

hello Rak

Yes i have found that location and i have now managed to find mail to september 2009and restored. I will keep trying to look for the missing messages. Thanks for your help


Cheers ben

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