How to copy Live Mail content from external old clone to new computer? Solved

  1. Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
       08 Jan 2017 #1

    How to copy Live Mail content from external old clone to new computer?

    Hi, my old laptop died and I have the HDD in an external caddy. I previously used Live Mail and want to transfer contacts and emails from it to Live Mail on my new laptop. The new laptop has a clean install of Live Mail, untouched with nothing set up on it yet.

    I hadn't set up any backups or export files for Live Mail before the laptop died. Any help much appreciated.
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  2. Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       08 Jan 2017 #2

    I looked again and found this posted previously by Bastet: "The easiest way I've found is on the old computer to save the WLMail folder under C:\Users\yourcomputername\AppData\Local\Microsoft\ & then when you've set up WLMail on the new computer, open it to create a new folder & under the above file location there should be the Windows Live Mail folder, delete the folder & paste the saved WLMail folder from your old PC & when you next open WLMail it'll have all your accounts & mail available, you will have to enter the password for each account but that's fine."

    Apologies for making this thread, but I didn't find Bastet's post easily, so maybe my new thread title and posting that again here might help someone out. What I did find on reading around though, was that Microsoft seem to be wanting to move away from offline email clients towards web-based email services. Not so keen on that myself.
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