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Hi all

I Have done a data reovery with recuva and have retrived my windows live mail with the extension eml how do i reinstall from the back up

Thanks Davy
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by:nobus
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to what mail program do you want it reinstalled?
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by:davy999
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Windows live mail
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by:nobus
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that's strange - i always thought the data resides on the net - in the servers
how can you recover it then???

probably your pc has problems
try to acces your mail from another PC
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by:Davis McCarn
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You really wanted the entire folder structure of the WLM storage and you ought to go back and get your contacts folder; but, here are two articles on restoring WLM:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-live/mail-import-backup-restore
http://www.sevenforums.com/backup-restore/266981-windows-live-mail-backup-restore-question.html
If you need more help, we need to know what version you were running and what is there now? (i.e. 2009, 2011, ...)
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by:pgm554
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>nobus i always thought the data resides on the net
Yup.

If he's using Outlook,it's just an OST that should sync over ,no manual restore required.
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by:nobus
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davy - do you have other problems with your pc?
post them plse
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by:davy999
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What happened i done a back up of all data i thought then formatted the pc after that i relised that the
e-mail were'nt back up so i used Recuva to get back the mails when trying to open them they are all garbled.
tried changing the different sets like unicode 8 ect but no help
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by:nobus
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ha - and you did this like follows :
-you booted up the pc from the disk you reformatted - installed recuve, and tried to recover???

that is VERY bad
correct way is :
hook the disk drive to be recovered as 2nd to a working pc, then run the recovery program
btw - i prefer largely GETDATABACK -  it's worth every $ it costs; but in your case - if the data has been overwritten, there's every chance you lost the data

anyhow - you can run GDB for free  - see WHAT it can recover -  then buy it for saveing the recovered items
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Davis McCarn earned 2000 total points
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The default location for Windows Live Mail's messages is in C:\Users\<yourloginname>\Appdata\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail and you need the folders under it to be able to import your old email.

The only free tool I found which will recover the folder structure is http://www.pandorarecovery.com/ and I suggest you try again with it.  Spend some time expanding the folders it finds and pray a little!
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