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MS Windows Vista Pro - Can a previous install of Windows Mail be imported into a NEW install of Windows Mail? What are the steps involved?

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We had a pc go down and we copied everything off the hard drive(a clone was performed successfully).The OS is Windows Vista Professional.It had a Windows Mail account.We built a new pc and copied everything over BUT is there a way to "import" or somehow "pickup" the old account completely and incorporate it into a NEW WINDOWS MAIL install? We are still using Windows VISTA on the new pc as they still have their original license.What are the steps and is it possible to do without totally redoing it?
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by:Reece Dodds
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yes it can.
You need to have the old data locations still intact.  These are (C:\Users\useraccount\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Mail (or Windows Live\Windows Live Mail if it is Windows Live Mail).
Using Windows Mail, you go to the File menu, import/export, choose the appropriate option and then point it to the location of the old data.
My suggestion would be to DL Windows Live Mail and import the old Windows Mail data in to that.
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nobus earned 1000 total points
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i assume you mean Windows Mail, not Live Mail
here the steps : open  windows mail>tools>options>advanced tab
select maintenance>then the Archive folder now click change and point it to the folder that contains the mail
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by:robcrazee
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Thank you both for your responses.The first solution did not allow us to pick a "WINDOWS MAIL" selection in import/export.Only Outlook, OE,etc..The second solution was spot on and it came up ok but thank you BOTH.
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by:nobus
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tx for feedback (i use mail myself -on W7)
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