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Currently recovering from a hard drive crash.  My wife uses Windows Live Mail and has a large repository of emails.  I'm having trouble finding a reliable source to download the program since Microsoft no longer supports it.  As an alternative, is there an email app that will import Windows Live Mail data?  

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Got WLM downloaded.  Thanks!!

When I added my gmail account as an IMAP, it started downloading folders, but after a couple of minutes, a notice pops up that the connection to the server was lost.  Got the same result after several retries.  I and import a saved backup, but won't include that latest emails.  Any suggestions?
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Also having trouble finding the appdata folder for WLM.  When I search for %appdata%, I don't see Windows Live Mail.  I do see Windows Live Writer, which I didn't think I selected for download.  Confused . . .
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Tried making a new location for the message store and then moving the backed up files to that location, but still didn't work.  Any other ideas?
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When I open my user profile, I see no AppData folder.  See atch screen shot.
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Also do not see StoreRoot in registry.  See atch screen shot.
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Thanks for the support.  I'm getting closer.  The data files on the failed hard drive were still readable and were copied to a new hard drive.  I copied all the Windows Live files from the backup to the Windows Live folder in the appdata/Microsoft directory.  The MailMSMessgeStore folder was dated Dec 30, 2019, the day of the failure, but the newest messages I see in Windows Live Mail are Nov 2018.  Not sure why.  Any suggestions?  Also I am not receiving any new emails.  I've attached a screen shot of the server settings.
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On a related issue, why does Word uses Windows Live Mail (which isn't working) to share documents by email when Outlook or Windows 10 Mail are selected as default email apps?
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