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New Email Sound

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    New Email Sound


    Cannot get sound to tell me when new email arrives, tried every thing what can I do .....I leave my ipad on and it bleeps when email arrives !.....but rather rather it was Windows 8......help please

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Oldboy, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The tutorial below may be able to help set your new email sound.

    Mail Notification Sound - Change in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Tried and tried and tried again cannot get it work even using your instructions, I cannot find the email.wave in the list. Any other advice would be appreciated it is doing my old brain in
    Last edited by oldboy2000; 16 Jun 2013 at 06:11.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    No worries. The default email sound is the Windows Notify Email.wav.
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    All I can see is Windows email notify nothing about email.wav

    Keep on trying but still no sound.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    That "Windows email notify.wav" file is most likely the same, but name just slightly different from language of OS. Here's a copy of mine below in a ZIP file for you to play to verify.

    These files are stored in the "C:\Windows\Media" folder.
    New Email Sound Attached Files
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    Yes that is exactly the same sound as I am getting.

    But still not working for me when email arrives, somewhere I must be doing something wrong, just cannot work out what it is but I just keep trying, my age is against me ( 80 in Sept !!) and I am not very computer literate !!, understand a little but any thing complicated does my brain in ! ....thanks for all you help.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    You can add any .wav you wish.Maybe mp3?
    See pictures:

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    Make sure you set up Play system sounds :

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    Post back with results please.
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    Thank you Medab1, but I think it is well beyond my capability on the computer.
    So it rather looks as though there is no easy way to correct the sounds so I will have to manage without sounds

    I will get on to Lenovo and see what they say, when of course put here what they say.

    Thanks folks
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  10. #10


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    64-bit Windows 10


    If you like, the tutorial below from step 1 of the tutorial above can help show you more details on how to change your sounds in Windows 8.

    Sounds - Change - Windows 7 Help Forums
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