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How to use Winmail on Windows 8.

  1. #31


    Posts : 25
    windows 8 64 bit


    hey krohm i followed your exact instructions but it will not work at all so do not know whats going wrong at all any ideas i can delete both directory s but as soon as i try to copy over the files the winmail.exe disapears so do not know whats going on at all i can take ownership that works fine but it falls apart after that ok

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  2. #32


    Posts : 56
    Windows 8 x64


    so the winmail.exe is in program files... then it disappears ? that sounds pretty strange man,.. you sure its in there.. ive had it before where winmail just isnt in there. ok, here is i think a solution i did once

    take ownership, delete the folders etc,.. then extract the winmail.zip to a folder in like, your user directory or something.. then copy that windows mail to program files.. then it should work....
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  3. #33


    Posts : 25
    windows 8 64 bit


    ok this is what happens i extract the 64 bit one to a directory called c:\winmail ok and it appears that everything goes ok until i look in the folder everything else is listed except for winmail.exe it just is not listed at all so i look at the folder property and it says their are 10 files in the folder and 1 folder and then i look at the rar file and it says 8 files and one folder whats going on why would their be a difference any ideas
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  4. #34


    Posts : 56
    Windows 8 x64


    so you dont have winmail.exe in your zip folder?! go get it then,..
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  5. #35


    Posts : 25
    windows 8 64 bit


    nah the winmail.exe is in the zip file but the second i extract it it dissapears no matter what i do ok that is what happens
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  6. #36


    Posts : 56
    Windows 8 x64


    well dunno whats going on there,.. sounds like a windows problem rather than windows mail.. ask in other parts of the forum maybe
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  7. #37


    Posts : 85
    Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 (x86/x64)


    Quote Originally Posted by phillbrett68 View Post
    nah the winmail.exe is in the zip file but the second i extract it it dissapears no matter what i do ok that is what happens
    All of what you have posted previously was covered in the beginning posts if you are able to understand them technically, but as far as your current post, unless by chance you have malware that's deleting your exe's ..then your answer is as simple that you just haven't made the setting to show system hidden files, and/or changed the HSA attributes on the WinMail.exe, therefore you won't see it. However rather than explaining all those details, if you ran the tutorials automation I mentioned and linked on my previous Post then these issues would have been automatically taken care of and you would have had WM running by now.
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  8. #38


    Posts : 25
    windows 8 64 bit


    dont even know what the hsa attributes on winmail are or where to find them lol
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  9. #39


    Posts : 85
    Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 (x86/x64)


    Quote Originally Posted by phillbrett68 View Post
    dont even know what the hsa attributes on winmail are or where to find them lol
    Then possibly this WM on 8 procedure is not for you? !
    We have always said this procedure is for those with moderate computer understanding and abilities. Remember, and I can't stress this enough, that WM on 8 is Not Supported !!!

    At any rate, running the Tutorial I linked above would remove the HSA file property attributes just off of the WinMail.exe file itself automatically for you so that you could see it, and therefore you would not have to change and make All your system hidden files visible on your OS (some people don't like to see all system hidden files anyway and that's why it's done in that manner) If you prefer not to run the tutorial with that and its other benefits, then alternately to show All hidden files on your computer, then simply when you are in Windows Explorer on 8 (open any folder) then go up to the top tab and...
    ....click the tab of View> Options> Change Folder and Search Options> View> ...and scroll down the list shown and 'checkmark' where it says "show hidden files, folders, and drives" then Be Sure to click Apply!
    ...and now you should be able to see your WinMail.exe (along with all other hidden files) ..reverse procedure if/when you ever want to put it back.
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  10. #40


    Posts : 25
    windows 8 64 bit


    have given up on windows mail it does not want to work with my copy of windows 8 so it is not ditched so i am using windows live mail for current mail and Microsoft outlook for previous mail my experience with trying to get windows mail working on windows 8 i say do not try it i have failed 3 of my friends all failed and these 3 friends have been in computers since the very early days of computers in the 1970s if they cant get it going it must be something wrong with my copy of windows 8 so bye bye windows mail
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