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PLS HELP! Upgraded to windows 8 , system refresh and lost all my softw

  1. #11

    Posts : 21,863
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello zalezdm,

    Using the link that A Guy posted above, you might look in the hidden folder below to see if they may still be there. The emails will be in your email account folders in the folder below as .eml files.

    C:\Windows.old\Users\(user-name)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail

    You might see if you could import them back into your Windows Live Mail, or open the .eml file and forward it to yourself to add it back.

    Windows Live Mail - Export and Import Email Messages - Windows 7 Forums

    Hope this may help some,
    Last edited by Brink; 27 Oct 2012 at 22:46.

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  2. #12

    Thanks so much to all! Hopefully he'll get to save his emails.
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  3. #13

    Hi zalezd. Just checking to see if you made progress. Please report your findings?
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  4. #14

    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)

    I really can see this silly 'Refresh/Reset' facility trapping many more users like this.

    Especially those who can't (or WON'T) back up using System Image, and those who
    insist on dumping everything in their C: drive..

    One of Win 8's worst failings, this 'feature', IMO.
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  5. #15

    Posts : 11
    Windows 7 Ultimate

    I'm SO glad that I'm not the only one who had this problem. A month ago I upgraded to Windows 8, and I noticed that a lot of apps weren't starting, so I did what zalezd did - refresh... I wish I knew what I was doing, because when it was done refreshing, I noticed that ALL OF MY FILES WERE GONE!! That lead to two hours of searching for programs that can un-delete things for you. I found one, but then when it was done recovering, a lot of my files were damaged and I needed to replace them.

    So, Refresh = fail.
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