Transferring Windows Live Mail between Users

Dell Dimension 15, 3000 series. I recently  upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10.  I got some support from Microsoft because some of my programs did not work on Windows 10.  As a result of this support  I now find myself with  two User Profiles on my system. One is local. The other is my Microsoft ID (Administrator)  account on which all programs work . I want to transfer the contents of  My Windows Live Mail (which I have been using for over a year  etc) from the local user account to the Administrator Account, All  my email accounts / folders etc are on the Local Account it while Windows Live Mail on the Administrator account is empty.  How can I achieve this transfer.
Michael MurphyAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Make sure that Live Mail is working on the Windows 10 machine. If not, see if you can download and install Windows Live Essentials from Microsoft

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows-live/essentials

Then you should be able to get the data files from C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Mail on your Windows 8 machine or in that folder if you upgraded and open then in Live Mail. You might want to make a backup of the folder first.
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Davis McCarnOwnerCommented:
John is right; but, you should ALWAYS import the email as it is tied to the SID of the user which won't be the same and can cause huge problems due to the wrong ownership.
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Michael MurphyAuthor Commented:
"Then you should be able to get the data files from C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Mail on your Windows 8 machine or in that folder if you upgraded and open then in Live Mail. You might want to make a backup of the folder first"

Windows Essentials (including Windows Live Mail) is fully installed and updated on my Windows 10 User system.  On the older User (Windows 8.1) system Live Mail plus the Accounts and Folders all appear. IN the Windows 10 system there are no accounts (although the option to install them is obviously there) and no folders full of material.   I have made a backup copy of the AppData folder found on the older system. What am I to do next? Replacec the AppData folder on the new system with the AppData folder from the old system??
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
What am I to do next? Replace the AppData folder on the new system with the AppData folder from the old system??  <-- Yes, but I would move contents, not just replace the folder.
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Michael MurphyAuthor Commented:
I seem to have resolved the issue as follows:

There was NO 'AppData' folder on the old system (navigate to C\Users|name of account\...) , even when I ticked the 'show all hidden folders'. There was a folder 'Application Data' but this was 'inaccessible' when I tried to open it.
There was an 'AppData' folder in the new system which contained three subfolders ('Local', LocalLow' and 'Roaming'.

I did however set up my three email accounts on the new system and this seems to have solved my problem. No sooner had I set them up (entering name, email address, incoming and outgoing servers etc) all the folders transferred automatically from the old system. And when I went back to the old system the accounts had all disappeared. So as of now all my email accounts, folders etc are where I want them.
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Davis McCarnOwnerCommented:
What you just told us is that you are using IMAP instead of POP3.  With IMAP, all of your email is on the server so you see the same thing on any PC or device.  With POP3, it is all downloaded to files on your hard disk drive.
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Michael MurphyAuthor Commented:
Three of my accounts are Pop3, my fourth  has IMAP server. For whatever reason  when I set up these three accounts (as well as the IMAP one) on the new system, these accounts disappeared from the older system and all their  folders (inbox, outbox, deleted etc) were transferred to the new system.
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Davis McCarnOwnerCommented:
Then something very mysterious happened during the Windows 10 upgrade and the creating of the new user accounts.  POP3 email is stored locally and something must have moved the pertinent Appdata folder in the process.  Very weird!

I'm glad it worked out for you.
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Michael MurphyAuthor Commented:
It worked.
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