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How to reinstate WinMail onto Windows 8/10/11

endeavor

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As for the clean backup etc process of 1, 2 & 3. I'm not sure.
??? Your not sure???
..I'll take that as a no then.


I had some issues with a corrupted message store, and I deleted the msg store file
You say you deleted a "File" ?
(you see words and details matter here) When it comes anything to do with message store corruption, there is no single message store "file" to delete to solve that corruption problem, it's the "entire" folder of..
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Mail
..that must be deleted in its entirety. You delete the entire folder. Doing anything else less is just prolonging and more complexing the corruption problem. The entire folder is all inclusive and the files and emails within are all interconnected together. Message store corruption cannot be solved unless the entire folder is Deleted and let rebuild fresh anew with all new acct #'s, OR, after deleting the whole folder and before re-starting WinMail the MSF gets replaced by a previously known 100% working MSF; or again, in order to start a new MSF, then the only way is to start from scratch and that is to delete the entire MSF without replacing it, starting WinMail with no MSF in place, and that is a fresh and proper from scratch, rebuild anew.
I've repeated myself though, but all the information of what to do in each situation is contained in the:
Spoiler: Backup/Restore Procedure 1, 2, 3 on page 1

PS, edit:
Well, the first question I had was "is this common?" and the answer is clearly NO.
FWIW, your Amazon script error may be something different than message store corruption though. I've personally never encountered that error yet. It's interesting that there are lots of hits on this error out there concerning Windows Live Mail, for instance, as shown at this link: Here
..but again, I've never encountered it on anything I've done with this WinMail tutorial for vista's "Windows Mail" and exclusively only use this tutorials method, and files, to reinstate WinMail. I've just searched this EightForums and the SevenForums tutorial, and there's not even one post ever mentioning it there either.
 
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I get lots of emails from Amazon, and almost every one is accompanied by an error box, that I need to click on before I can read the rest of the email.
It's a freakin' Script Error, and I've not even tried to "Fix" it. I just click it OFF and go on. I can't remember getting it from any other source than Amazon.
So I just consider it Their problem and not mine.
As they say in N.Y. ,,,,, "Forgetaboutit!"
 

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yako2k3

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Hi Guys,

Can i move my WinMail from 1809 to 21H2 (different devices)?
 

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Can i move my WinMail from 1809 to 21H2 (different devices)?
Hello yako2k3,
You've posted many times before, so I assume you use WinMail and have read and understand the complete tutorial before, and so you already know that the answer is - yes of course the MSF can be moved to different computers and OS's.
I talk all about how to do it throughout the tutorial but mostly within the Backup/Restore Procedures 1, 2, 3
However since you asked the question it concerns me, and I don't want you to mess up your WinMail setup as it is now.
(btw, I like v1809) ..using WinMail gets trickier from v1607 on, and even more from v1809 on, as you will see.

Please read these next suggestions:
On page 1 tutorial, please read the entire spoiler called:
Important Time Line Notes:
Read it all, but especially taking notice from Note: 2/2018 and onward.
..and then of course after understanding all that, then please read the:
Backup/Restore 1, 2, 3 Procedure, completely.

Actually read the entire tutorial again.
All the information is there for you. I do not offer individual help via PM but I always try to help on the forum where I can, and actually have answered and talked about your questions answer many many times before in the forum.

If you are unsure or don't feel confident then just don't do it.
Whatever you do, please be sure to have backups!
Not only to have a Backup/Restore 1, 2, 3 Procedure made Before you begin..
..but also a full partition backup image saved too, just in case.
 
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yako2k3

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Thank you for the reply, Actually it stopped working, the shortcut disappeared from my desktop! I went through all of the steps again and the same thing happened. Although I love windows mail I am going to look for an alternative, but thank you so much for your help anyway. :)
I just re-instated WinMail to brand new (fully updated drivers) laptop with 1920*1080 resol. And the same issue happened to me (it was happened to my old laptop but it was 1280 resol and i dont remember how i fixed it). Now i will look for the solution again. (Backups are coming from old laptop now, after restore them, i will look for the fix blurry issue)
 

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yako2k3

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I just re-instated WinMail to brand new (fully updated drivers) laptop with 1920*1080 resol. And the same issue happened to me (it was happened to my old laptop but it was 1280 resol and i dont remember how i fixed it). Now i will look for the solution again. (Backups are coming from old laptop now, after restore them, i will look for the fix blurry issue)
Found it. The third solution is worked for me.

 
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Haunted

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Hi Endeavor,
had to freshly install Win10 on main PC due to 12 years old SSD died.
Installing WinMail went all ok thanks to the tutorial. However one problem still exists. WinMail refuses to open .doc files, claiming there is no App for this - although I have
MS Word installed and it is also listed among default apps for .doc files. Problem only with WinMail and .doc files, all other files like .pdf or .rar or .zip WinMail sees and is able to handle just fine.

Thanks for your advice / help.
 

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endeavor

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Hello Haunted, I'm glad you got WinMail going again on your main PC.

I once had an SSD go bad myself, but of course I had a backup image of that OS partition saved, and so I just placed a new SSD in and imaged the OS right back on it without missing a byte.
WinMail refuses to open .doc files, claiming there is no App for this
I'm trying to understand what you mean here, because WinMail only opens .eml file extensions, not .doc

In case you mean "if you can attach a .doc file" ..I just tried it on Win7 (and also on Win10 too) and I can attach a .doc just fine, as well as right click on a .doc file and Send To Mail Recipient, and that attaches fine too - So I'm not sure what you mean?

Anyway on post #2 a little after step 15, shows you two screenshots (within the spoiler) of how to set WinMail as the Default Mail Client, etc, if that's somehow affecting what you mean?
 

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Haunted

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No, that's not what I meant. Sorry I must have expressed myself wrongly.
I mean opening files attached to the email messages. All open fine except for the .doc - WinMail cannot find associated program to open these, although I have made appropriate association in Windows settings. What could have gone wrong here?
 
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