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Mail App - Backup Email Messages in Windows 8

  1. #10


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hi, thanks for the instructions how to backup your emails in Windows mail app, but i tied testing the backup and restoring the emails back to the windows mail app folder and they did not show up, have i missed something here? i deleted the emails in the windows mail app, then copied back the emails back to the mail folder. but emails still not showing, any suggestions.

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  2. #11


    Posts : 7
    Windows Vista Business 32-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Grabo View Post
    Hi, thanks for the instructions how to backup your emails in Windows mail app, but i tied testing the backup and restoring the emails back to the windows mail app folder and they did not show up, have i missed something here? i deleted the emails in the windows mail app, then copied back the emails back to the mail folder. but emails still not showing, any suggestions.
    I'm encountering the exact same problem.
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  3. #12


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    You cannot restore the backed up email messages. When a message in Mail app has been deleted and the Deleted folder is empty, there's no way to restore the message.

    The only point of having the mail messages backed up is just that: to have it at least on the local PC when it has been deleted from the Mail app and the mail server.
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