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changes in live mail folders do not change in win explorer

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    changes in live mail folders do not change in win explorer


    1. my win 7 laptop went "poof"
    2. got new computer (but they only have windows 8) am using the desktop part of the computer & installed a start menu so it "looked" reasonably like windows 7.
    3. installed windows live mail on new computer since windows 8 has a weird email program.
    4. had win 7 computer backed up, so had all my windows live emails safely there.
    5. copied all the old win 7 emails into the NEW win 8 live email program
    6. everything worked great,, could get new emails & all the old ones were there.
    7. worked around the NEW live mail, by changing names of folders,
    deleting some emails etc. so the folder list was NOT the same as when I moved
    them, ( I have tons of folders under my inbox 13 years of saved emails)
    8. looked in windows explorer at the folder where the emails were
    supposed to be saved.
    9. but,,,,,,,,,,,, nothing was changed,,, it still was all the old names etc.
    10. for example, I changed a folder name (IN live mail)from dog to cat, & deleted cow.
    11. but looking at windows explorer it was still dog & cow was still there.
    12. opening live mail,,, it was the changed folders cat.
    13. so I do not get it..
    14. why didn't the folders in windows explorer CHANGE to reflect all my changes in windows live
    mail??
    15. I need to keep backing up this folder , in case something else goes "poof" To use it for restore.

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    are the folders correct in windows live mail when you open the program?
    you can backup WLM like the pdf I am attaching so if something goes wrong you have a backup to restore. this pdf works for 2012 also
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    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    are the folders correct in windows live mail when you open the program?
    you can backup WLM like the pdf I am attaching so if something goes wrong you have a backup to restore. this pdf works for 2012 also
    yup folders are correct in the live mail program,, hey just aren't the same in wondows explorer.
    thank you for the link ths may help until I figure this out, since it is going to drive me nuts.

    thought maybe switching to another email program, like thunderbird, but not sure if I can import them.

    I have over 500,000 emails stashed ( yea , I know.........) so that may be part of the problem.
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