Win Live Mail lost some contacts


  1. Posts : 11
    Win 10
       #1

    Win Live Mail lost some contacts


    Desktop PC,Win 10,FF primary,IE secondary. I used Outlook mail on my XP laptop and liked it. When I got this PC I could not use Outlook and went to Live Mail. I do not find it to be user friendly like the old Outlook. Today I went to send an email and found about half of my contacts were missing and cant seem to recover them. I would like to download the free Outlook Mail and move my old emails over and create a single contact list that can be edited. Currently I have several different contact lists some of which can be edited and some not. When finished I would like to delete the old lists and Live Mail. Can this be done and how?
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  2. Posts : 2,228
    Windows 11 Pro 64bit
       #2

    If the account is a Microsoft account then WLMail isn't compatible with the new sync protocol so you'll lose your Outlook contacts & calendar, the only option is to use the inbuilt Windows Mail for hotmail/outlook/live accounts which will sync contacts & calendars for Microsoft accounts.
    Your email folders are under: C:\Users\yourcomputername\AppData\Local\Microsoft\ look for the windows live mail folder within there are your accounts, just open the account folder & copy your emails into the new email client. Never moved contacts list so can't help there.
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  3. Posts : 7,257
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #3

    Windows Live hasn't been updated since 2012 so you could be putting yourself at risk by using it.

    What was the exact reason why you couldn't use Outlook?
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  4. Posts : 11
    Win 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    1st-Thanks, I'll try that

    2nd- I don't know. My email provider said they could not get it to install.
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  5. Posts : 2,228
    Windows 11 Pro 64bit
       #5

    Are you referring to Outlook Express or the paid for Outlook?
    Outlook Express was part of XP which is a basic version of the paid Outlook mail, OE cannot be installed on any current Windows OS but you should be able to install Outlook email client providing you have a current key.
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  6. Posts : 11
    Win 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    I am going to try the free Outlook but I don't know what a "client key" is.
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  7. Posts : 11
    Win 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Status- Apparently I have a Outlook account that I can access by going to Outlook.com.This updated itself yesterday because I logged in? It knows my password but I don't. I tried to change it but the screens that they identified do not have the required options. I have searched my programs and Outlook it is not installed on my PC. Until I can do that I cannot make it the default email program. What is the "client key"
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  8. Posts : 2,228
    Windows 11 Pro 64bit
       #8

    Sorry I don't know what a client key is. To use the Outlook email client you have to purchase/or have purchased Microsoft Office & installed & unlocked the software.
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  9. Posts : 11
    Win 10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Thank you
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