You are right, and I found what I did wrong: I used "Program Files (x86)" instead of "Program Files". In the meantime I found the extended Tutorial with the automatic bat actions. I tried to follow that. Unfortunately I have a bigger problem now: each time I try to start WinMail, it is activated tens (or hundreds) of times in the background (according to my Taskmanager). Only way to stop this is to shut down the computer. So I am lost again... Help appreciated.
What are you doing! Stop it!
Don't keep opening multiple instances of the wrong file - it will keep opening multiple instances of its wrong self, and so here you can Not proceed until you reboot and clear those instances.
You need to know if you are running x86 or x64 in order to proceed; but once you click the wrong WinMail.exe file (which you should not be) then you will have to end task on it, or better yet reboot. Again you cannot proceed with anything until you do.
Also, there is no extended Tutorial. If you are talking about the one for only Windows 7 then that is Not! for Windows 10.
There is only Post #10 that you should be doing, otherwise I cannot help you.
If you get this too messed up we won't be able to help you get out of it, and it will be your own fault.
Don't keep posting about these things from you not following directions properly and going rouge.
Stop, Read, Think, and proceed slowly, and specifically, following the directions.
This process is only for advanced users please!
Following the directions on Post #10, if it's too hard for you to follow it, then that's okay, respectfully said, you should move on to a supported email client.
I understand, and I would like to re-follow the instructions in post #10.
Only it appears to be quite difficult to undo all the actions to start again. (With extended instructions I meant the tutorial I found; I guess now that was not meant for Windows 10...)
You may not have to undo anything, read what I said again above, reboot to get clear, then making sure you are replacing the Correct programs folder depending if you have an x86 or x64 operating system! ...and start over from post # 10.
I can't hold you hand with this - it's very easy to do, but if you are not computer savvy and don't understand how to follow those directions or what they mean, then you should stop now.
Reboot didn't help, but I will solve it anyway, thx so far...
You seem not to even understand the very basics, and this is why this procedure is for intermediate users.
When I told you to reboot was not intended to ever fix your whole problem to make it all work on your next reboot, the reboot is only needed to clear all the current instances of the Wrong WinMail.exe that you keep clicking and activate into memory that was/is not suppose to be there at all in the first place, that's all. Only then with no incorrect WinMail.exe running in memory can you proceed to run the correct one - as they both will Not run together.
Right now there is no way around this, from a fresh boot, you need to do the steps all over again, and in the right order, and in the right way, which for one will replace the incorrect files you put there, to succeed, so that when you do it all right, and then when it's time and you start the Correct WinMail.exe it will start instantly.
Take special note to what I have written in red there - you seem to miss those parts on step 2 and therein is part of your problem.
The whole process should only take you a few minutes really.
I am trying to be a patient as I can, and above all respectful, but you have to do your part.
Yes, I understood what you said about the reboot, but as mentioned, that did not work out well.
Again, after (rebooting and) doing the steps (reading the red warnings properly this time...) which do not seem to be complicated indeed, the same problem keeps occurring: after trying to start WinMail, it keeps on loading these in the background (so without showing a GUI) several hundreds of times. Thanks for your patience, but I guess I have to give up. It is not for myself, but for a friend who wants to keep using WinMail (and be able to use old mail-files).
Both new OS (Windows 10) and old are 64. After the mistake of using Program Files x86 I never touched it again... I cannot see what I did wrong yet.
(Have to go now. Golden tips still welcome of course. Bye!)
Last edited by ReneVanDelft; 16 Apr 2016 at 14:15. Reason: additional remark