Go back two or three restore points if you can?win 10 restore point i selected
i will for now on, i needed to do a sytem restore cause my system got corrupted and when i returned to a earlier date i had no emails at all any more which is strange, but will back alot more now.
<PM> - i did i tried all 3 restore points I had with nothing
For WinMail, always Manually create a full Message Store backup including its Windows Mail HKCU
May I ask your professional advice (we have communicated on the issue before), what exactly to backup, if one does not want / does not find necessary to backup all emails?
2. full message store backup - what needs to be backed up, what can be skipped?
1. Windows Mail HKCU - this is clear
Where in the tutorial does it say to do that?So I made backups of my "Windows Mail" stuff (Program Folder
Right, but just make sure your WinMail Desktop shortcut is actually going to the correct WinMail exe in the Programs folder, and not the x86 folder.. ..don't laugh, many times I've seen people accidentally do that!making sure I copied the "Windows Mail" folder to the "Programs Files" folder and NOT the the "Programs Files (x86)" folder.
However, after completing all the steps and double-clicking (once) on the "Windows Mail" shortcut, nothing happened.
I checked "Task Manager" to see if "Windows Mail" had launched in the background and there was so many instances of "Windows Mail" running that the laptop stopped responding and crashed.
fwiw, when you 'fresh boot' your OS, no instances of WinMail will NEVER be running on its own! ...and you cannot work on or repair your setup if it is! ..be aware of thatSo I rebooted the laptop and opened "Task Manager" first, before launching "Windows Mail" only to see the "Background Processes"
Make sure after you check that particular option, and you close the first screen of it - Don't Forget to click APPLY on your way out on the next screen - or it won't take effect! <g>When i go to options and select maintenance and check delete messages that are in the deleted folder upon shutdown
Thanks for your lengthy reply as that is very rare these days.Even though you have been using WinMail on Win7 for a long time, if this is the first time you have visited or read the tutorial here, not many people get it all on the first read, the spoilers are jam packed with information - take your time, read carefully, because WinMail Does Work fine without those issues when setup correctly, and so it's some little things you are doing rogue' rather than the directions. Good luck ..take your time; and by the way I think it's great you are practicing on a secondary laptop first before committing it to your main drive.
No not to the tee, because if you did, it Would Work!its checked and applied but the folders stoll stay there and every time i go back its un checked. followed instrustions to tee
Thanks again for your detailed reply, it is much appreciated.
What version and build of Windows 10 is that laptop you are testing on? ..is it after Win10 v1709, or before it..?and used the info and files from this post to install "Windows Mail" on my 64-Bit "Windows 10" laptop I have lying around,
Great, so a System Restore to a previous date got you back working to start over.I got it working, thanks to you!
What I had to do was to revert the laptop back a few days, before v1909 was installed.
So rolled it back and then updated it to the latest Windows version again.
That's normal that any Win10 Update or Upgrade will mess it up, but it's not to even pay attention or worry about that, because if you have an already made Backup, then on a Restore you do it before you even open WinMail up (or it can be done after, if necessary) ...but at anytime as long as you have a full Message Store Folder Backup created beforehand, and no matter what happens, you can still Restore it at any point in time and recover your WinMail client right back to that backups saved date.When I first launched "Windows Mail", after re-instating it, I noticed my folders and emails were being rapidly re-populated with those from my desktop PC, which I thought odd at first.
A Windows 10 upgrade or Update will destroy any WinMail setup that's there.Only problem I have found is that 100s of my folders names are now truncated but the emails within contain valid email messages!
Yes I've told everyone before to do that with their own setup, where those who still use Win8 or early Win10, can put what they need in a folder and label in order of what to do as you please, having it ready to go. Those that have the newer Win10 version theirs will have a few more things in it to do. Each person can individualize in tailored order, what to do with their own particualr setup. I have done that very same thing on my setups too.just to add, after downloading each of the files for "Step 1" and "Step 2", I put them into separate, numbered folders and sub-folders
If you have that, you are golden! Make a zip of that Win7 MSF (Message Store Folder)Windows Mail Personal Backup (From Working Windows7 PC)
Although I am and I'd imagine more than a few others are extremely grateful for your tutorial, I find your tone very aggressive when replying.What in the world is this long message repeating misunderstood Tutorial instructions?
...YOU actually said in your PM, and I quote "when you find the answer to your problem you can post it on the forum".
..ohhhh, darn it, so sorry. You as well as everyone must Never let that happen Please. You must create a current Full Message Store backup per the tutorial instructions. You Will Need To Use it, we all will, so none of us please let's never get caught without having one. I make one at least once a Month or sooner if I get a lot of activity.I haven't done a backup in a while since I wasn't expecting to make any changes.
There is a backup MSMessageStore from a couple days back in a backup folder. What's the best path back to normalcy?
So, I deleted and replaced the messed up MSF with a freshly saved one from my Win7 desktop and when I launched WM, it was like magic!
Everything was as it should be with all folders and emails how they should be.
Like I already mentioned, I really do appreciate your efforts, helping users like myself to keep using what we know and like.