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Missing option to export contacts in windows live mail

Q: Missing option to export contacts in windows live mail

Using WLM with Comcast account. Followed instruction to export mail/contacts. Click on contacts in WLM, then export. Account and Mail are the only options shown... no contacts..csv..etc?

Thanks

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I have an Windows (Vista) notebook with outlook 2007, and now I have an new notebook with Windows 8.1. Where I want to export my mail & contact to Windows live mail, how can I import this in WLM on my other notebook?

I already have configure my mail on WLM where I can receive and send messages. I tried something with the program Mailstore 8 but my mail is now on another computer.

I also find this link: how to export mail,calendar contact in outlook to windows live mail clientWith the "Outlook Conversion Application" solution but is this possible on different computers and has WLM an import function?

A:Export mail and contacts from Outlook 2007 to Windows live mail 2012?

Don I might be way off track here mate but was the Outlook account the same email address as you have set up in WLM?

Just a thought you might try adding an account to WLM using the old address and password. I did this with my old account from my service provider then went to a Hotmail account.
Now admittedly it was still within WLM but worth a try.

What I will do is try and add my work account (Outlook) to my WLM and see if it works.

PS It added the account but I have to get the POP and STMP settings right first.

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I installed Windows Live Mail over an existing Windows Mail on my Vista laptop and that went fine and I was able to import the old contacts. But now I want to export those same contacts to Windows Live Mail on another (XP) laptop but I can't find a way to do it. There doesn't seem to be any way to transfer, save, or backup Windows Live Mail contacts. I was thinking I should be able to save the file then copy it over my network to the other computer but I can't find it. Anyone know how to do this?

A:Export Windows Live Mail contacts??

From the lack of responses I have to conclude that there really is no easy way to transfer Windows Live Mail address book contacts from one computer to another?? Hard to believe.....

I did find one way... convert the old addresses in from Win Mail to a vcard format. But those can only be imported one at a time. Not a good option.

There HAS to be a better way, I hope....

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I'm trying to transfer my Windows Live Mail e-mail contacts to Hotmail. I've converted them all to a csv file (5.65kb). When I import them to Hotmail only the names get transferred.....not the e-mail addresses. Any ideas? Thanks
 

A:Export E-mail contacts from Windows Live Mail to Hotmail

Windows Live Mail is Hotmail, with a new look. So I am confused as to what you are trying to do.
It sounds like you created a whole new name for Windows Live Mail... you didn't need to do that.

If you just open Windows Live Mail and logon as the HotMail name you will see all of the contacts.
 

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clearlyclueless said:

I'm trying to transfer my Windows Live Mail e-mail contacts to Hotmail. I've converted them all to a csv file (5.65kb). When I import them to Hotmail only the names get transferred.....not the e-mail addresses. Any ideas? Thanks
Click to expand...

This thread was previously closed due to lack of answers, however I found a solution.

When importing a csv file into Hotmail, the email address field is expected as "E-mail Address" however in the csv file created by Windows Live Mail the email address field is "Email Address".

Note the missing hyphen. This means that the email address is not transferred over to Hotmail.

The solution is to edit the csv file using Notepad - simply add the hyphen to the top line of the csv file, save the file and import it into Hotmail.

If you have the same problem with other fields, a useful test to see what field names Hotmail expects is to export a contact from Hotmail and then inspect the csv file which is created using Notepad.
 

A:Export E-mail contacts from Windows Live Mail to Hotmail

Thanks for that, but tips and fixes not in reponse to any specific member should be posted here: http://forums.techguy.org/25-tech-tips-tricks/
 

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Hi,

Please note that this is not Windows Live (Hotmail) but the offline Windows application with that name. I find Windows Live Mail as a great way to manage my email, I want to manage my contacts there too. However, all my contacts are currently loaded on my iPhone (I have the contacts manually created on the phone a long time ago).

Thanks for your suggestions.

A:How to export iPhone contacts to Windows Live Mail?

If you want to directly export the contacts use a small application intended to run on your PC called CopyTrans Contacts.

1. Run the tool on your computer and connect your iPhone. You can download the program from here: export iPhone contacts

2. Once your iPhone contacts appear, drag and drop a selection to a folder on your PC

3. Select the type of contact files you wish your iPhone contacts to get exported in. Windows Live Mail recognizes Windows Contacts, so select that format


4. Your iPhone contacts will be saved to your PC. Now go to your Windows Live Mail application and import the contacts from the folder on your PC where you saved them in

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Friends
I've given up fighting Windows Live Mail [the client-side version] many bugs and have moved on. But I need to get the Contacts, and then the folders/Messages. Every time I attempt a .CSV Export of the Contacts WLM crashes [hangs, spins up CPU, does not resolve itself]. Anyone know the cause or cure for this?

Failing a cure of this yet-another-bug, where is the Contacts store? Anyone know its file Extension? how to safely copy until I can figure out how to extract and use?

Apparently WLM does not like any copies of OE on a system... it monkeys with Outlook Express system files when it cranks up - I guess they share stuff under the hood?.. dunno. Attempts to get answers to these various issues on "Microsoft Answer" are time-wasted, in my experience.
 

A:Windows Live Mail Contacts Export Crashes - how to get them?

Contacts are stored here

C:\Users\Your user Name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail\Contacts\Default

Try exporting while in safe mode.

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Hi, I have windows 7. I imported contacts to google, contacts are there. The mail recipient opens in a window that is my windows live mail. When I want to send to mail recipient, I click the TO: button a window opens up without my contacts list. I have tried to import contacts from google to windows live, no way. The CSV file that I try to connect with is an empty folder. I hope I am making some sense of all of this. Please help. Thanks
 

A:windows live mail contacts missing.

You imported contacts into Gmail from where?
And then you exported them from Gmail to another CSV file? And when you open the CSV file, it's empty?
 

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I am running Windows Vista 64 with Windows Live Mail (I've upgraded from the Windows Mail that comes with Vista) and discovered that I keep losing contacts that begin with the letters S - Z. When I've added them back they only stay a day or two at the most then disappear again. I have tried adding them back in the Live Mail application and also tried adding them through my web based hotmail account. Same result regardless. There are a large number of contacts without names, however when I add the name, they also do not stay more than a day. I have the most current version of Live Mail. Any idea how to solve this problem?

Thanks for your help.

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Hi,need some help.when i started up windows live mail there was an update available.after updating, my contacts were deleted and the contacts tab no longer functions.the same update is showing for another computer running windows 7 home premium 64bit but i will not update until i can figure out what has happened.The update shows up only when live mail is started and its for windows live essentials.has anyone else encountered this.I would like my contacts back.thanks.

A:windows live mail contacts missing after update

hi found solution elsewhere.Just needed to sign into messanger account and have windows live remember the account.everything is back to normal.thanks anyway

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I am using Windows Live mail (11) on a Windows 10 platform. Recently I noticed that my Contacts folder is missing. I can view the contacts when composing mail but I do not have a folder of them.

A:Windows Live mail - contacts folder missing

Originally Posted by jzgadz


I am using Windows Live mail (11) on a Windows 10 platform. Recently I noticed that my Contacts folder is missing. I can view the contacts when composing mail but I do not have a folder of them.



Newest version of Windows live mail is 2012, you might want to download the newer version and it will overwrite your older version, and restore your missing folder. Just to be safe I would do a complete image backup 1st, using a program like Macrium Reflect free. Here is the link from MS for the newer version.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...ows-essentials
During the install you can choose which apps you want to install.

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Hi, first time poster here.
I have read numerous forums and also tried a few things myself but I cannot fix this problem.

Problem: I updated my system from a HDD to a SDD , fresh install of windows 7 home 64 bit.
When I go to windows live mail my contacts folder is gone. This was just via the internet, I didnt know whether I needed to install windows live essentials/mail or not. (still dont know)

I tried locating files for windows live , but it seems I didnt have any, only windows mail. ( was looking at :user>local>microsoft>

I tried the latest install of essentials but it did not help.

Before the installed the SDD i copied all my program files onto a external hard drive from the HDD. In those there is a contacts folder with about 10 dll files. (not sure what they all are)
I have tried installing the older windows live 2011 essentials (which the HDD was running)and then copying the contacts folder across into the location of the windows live folder from the install of 2011 WLM but it still does not show up.

I am unsure how to get the contacts folder back and working, and whether my old contacts are gone or not.

Any help most appreciated.

A:Windows live mail contacts folder missing

Hi Monte32, welcome to Seven Forums.
If you sign-in to WLM with the account your using, all your contacts will appear.

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I keep getting this error when sending/receiving email with Vista Mail?
Header download for the '[Gmail]' folder did not complete. Could not select '[Gmail]' on the IMAP server. You might try refreshing your folder list to synchronize with the IMAP server. Account: 'Gmail', Server: 'imap.gmail.com', Protocol: IMAP, Server Response: 'Unknown Mailbox: [Gmail] (Failure)', Port: 993, Secure(SSL): Yes, Error Number: 0x800CCCD2
 

A:Vista Mail contacts doesn't have the option to export "cell/mobile" phone field?

For your information it is NOT "Vista Mail" but "WINDOWS MAIL".
If you go searching you will need to use the correct term to find what you are looking for.
 

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Can anyone help please? All addresses are in btyahoo webmail and I am now using Windows Mail for emails. How can I transfer the emails addresses from web mail to Windows MAil (the old Outlook Express)?

I have selected the addresses and clicked on Export/Import at top right of screen but nothing happened. I understand it should be in the CSV format not WAB as I used to export/import using XP. And ideas?

In the Windows Mail there is the import facility giving the options CSV etc but I can't get the export/import to do anything in the web mail.

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Export Contacts List from Web Mail to Windows Mail

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Just bought a new HP G62 notebook and spent the last several weeks rebuilding my address book in Windows Live Mail.
Today I downloaded the latest updates for the system and now my address book is empty. 1-Where did those 350 or so contacts go?
2-I attempted a system resore, the first screen said it was completed, but the next said it didn't because of the free norton that came with the computer that I can't seem to turn off.
 

A:live mail contacts missing

Might try sync all in live mail to see if
they got stored online.
 

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Hello everyone: I had a HDD crash last week and I have been in the process of recovering and restoring. I did not lose anything as my backup seemed to work nicely but I have been piecing things back together. After reinstalling Windows Live Mail, I grabbed the contacts file off my backup and it restored. Hooray. Except the entries only show the contact's email address... all of the "names" are gone. I would have assumed that they would all be together in the same file. Does anyone know if there is another contacts file with the names and if I have to restore that as well? What's the best approach? Windows 7, Windows Live Mail 2012. Thanks.

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Am trying to export contacts from laptop (Windows XP) using Microsoft Office to laptop (Windows Vista) using Windows Mail. Actually, I would like to just copy the contacts so they'd be on both computers. Need step by step easy directions to do this -- and thanks.
 

A:Solved: Export/Import Contacts: Microsoft Office to Windows Mail

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Hi, new to this forum.
Windows live mail in windows 7 home preminum 64 bit has left the option of creating a new contact group from its drop down list. Here is what I have done to correct problem. Going to c:\users\uername\contacts and than right clicking on blank white space and selecting customize folder\customize and clicking drop down arrow. On the drop down list there is no "contacts" option. This procedure came from a several forums that I have visited. So the next step I did was to make sure that windows live mail was my default,and it was. I than tried and made windows contact my default. The results did not help. Been working on this off and on for four days. Sure could use some help.
thank you

A:windows live mail missing "new contact group" option

hi robbi, welcome to sevenforums,

have you tried 'contact category'?

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I have upgraded my Computer from Vista and Windows live mail 2011 to Windows 7 and Windows live mail 2012.

Live Mail 2011 used as Contacts just the Vista Contacts.
Live Mail 2012 is having it's own Contacts which are not compatible with Windows 7 Contacts.

I found a way to import Windows 7 Contacts as Live Mail 2012 Contacts but no way to export it as .contact file again (export can be done as CSV or VCF file only).

Since I still want to synchronize my Windows 7 contacts with an old Vista Computer the Import is not a solution for me.

Is there a way to persuade Live Mail to use the Windows Contacts again
and where are these new Live Mail Contacts saved?

C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\Contacts seems not to be used.

Walter

A:Windows live mail 2012 contacts incompatible with Windows 7 contacts

Hi Walter, welcome to Seven Forums.

Your best plan is to access your mail account directly, the use .csv format to export / import them into WLM 2012.
If you don't use WLM signed-in they wont be remembered.

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I am using Windows Live mail in Windows 7. I want to reinstall Windows 7. Obviously I want to preserve all my contact e mail addresses. I have tried to export them to a memory stick which worked OK. Hoever, the addresses were save in Xcell form. I will not be installing Office this time because I only have version 2000, which does not run very well. How can I save in straightforward text form which is useable?

A:Windows live mail export

Hi andsome, I suggest getting a Windows Live ID by creating a Hotmail dot Com account, use it to sign in to Windows live Mail. Export your contacts in .csv format then import to new account. Now you will never lose them. If using other account/s, it/they can be added to WLM, use POP to access them if possible. You can delete the Hotmail account if you want.
P.S. I'm using WLM last release version of 2009, its far superior than the latest version. I have a copy if you want it.

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I am very pissed off riight now,

I backed my mother's stuff off to a thumb drive

BLUE BUTTON ( this this pc is win 7 )

export >> messages

then I went to her new pc with XP:

I clicked File > Import > Windows Live Mail Msgs

pointed it to the thumb drive

BOOM nothing I backed up showed up in WLM for XP

I had all of her emails stored up under her account and it didnt take why is that?

Where are emails suppose to be saved?

Thanks,
Christopher

A:Windows 7 live mail export to import to XP WLM

  
Quote: Originally Posted by CWM880


...Where are emails suppose to be saved?...


If you exported them to the thumb drive using the export option and then import them with the import option it should work. (I admit I haven't tried moving emails from the 2011 version on Windows 7 to the 2009 version on XP.)

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Hi New Member here posting his first question, can you help please?

I wish to transfer the messages in my WLMail on my pc to my WLMail on my laptop.

I have already set up my email accounts on my laptop so just need advice on how to get the messages across.

Thank you in advance.

A:Windows Live Mail Export/Import

Windows Mail has an "export" function and you can save the file to Desktop, transfer to USB drive or CD/DVD and then "import" that file to the other computer.

This will work for Contacts and Mail, but I've not been able to get the Message Rules to transfer over easily.

However, I DID find the registry entries where the Message Rules are stored and I transfered those over, but WM ran VERY buggy afterwards, and I would not recommend trying it.

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Is it possible to move email messages out of Windows Live Mail and import them to a Webmail account, such as Telus.net?

A:How to export Windows Live Mail to other Webmail account

'mornin, Eljay!

Scroll down a bit more than half way till you see Set up TELUS email for your computer using Windows? Live? Mail 2012, see if that works.

This looks about the same: How to set up Telus on Windows Live Mail

Here's the search page I found them on, there may be more answers there: https://www.google.com/search?q=WLM+...utf-8&oe=utf-8

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I'm working on a laptop with Windows 7 and Windows Live Mail 2012 is not exporting email properly.

There are 4,008 messages in the Inbox folder but the export function will only copy out ONE message. A web search finds that this function of WLM 2012 is very badly broken and apparently Microsoft is not going to fix it. No difference in its dysfunction if it's set to work offline.

Exporting from Outlook then into WLM worked fine, but WLM can only (not) export to WLM and Exchange, which requires being on a network with an Exchange server.

A:How do I get Windows Live Mail 2012 export to work?

Open the blue File menu
Select Export email > Email messagesSelect Microsoft Windows Live MailChose the export destination folder, [Make New Folder] is a bit tricky, the Folder: field doesn't always automatically get updated, I just click on the folder above it, then click on the folder I created. As long as both the highlighted folder and the name of the folder in the Folder: filed match, you're good to go.
Press [OK]Make sure the radio button All folders is the active selection.
Press [Next]The export should begin and every eMail message should be in the destination folder you chose.

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In Win XP, the contacts selection called up the contact name and e-mail in separate columns, so that you could sort the list by name or by e-mail address.
Is there any way of doing that in Win 7?
Occasionally I get an e-mail with just the e-mail address, but not a contact name, and I'd like to be able to find out who it is.
All suggestions appreciated.

A:How can I sort e-mail contacts in Windows Live Mail?

Under the Home tab in Contacts Click on View there is a Sort By with an arrow. Click there and you have a choice of how to sort, last or first name.
Also if you click on Mail- the same thing- Under the Home Tab-View- there is also a way to sort the emails

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Hello,

Recently i switched from Thunderbird to Windows Live Mail.
I managed to import/export my TB mails to Windows Live Mail, but i can't seem to get my contacts into the Windows Live Mail.
I'm Thunderbird i exported my adresbook into a .csv file.
When i import that file into my WLM contacts i only see 2 contacts.
When i open de csv file, i see alot more contacts.
Anyone got a solution or tip for me?

A:Mail Contacts from Thunderbird to Windows Live Mail

You could try a repair of WLM. Go to Programs and Features, highlight "Windows Live Essentials", click on change/uninstall at the top, and choose repair in the next window. All installed parts of WLE will be repaired, including Mail.

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I am sorry if this question has been posted elsewhere in the Forum, but I have not been able to find anything that relates. I am trying to export a list of email addresses from a Word document into Windows Live Mail. I have tried to cut and paste, but it just doesn't work. Has anyone any idea how I can achieve this? Thanks for your help.

A:Export email addresses from Word to Windows Live Mail

Welcome again to Seven Forums Wembley You'd want to see if you can convert the file into a .csv file that you can then import into WLM. See if these instructions allow you to create a .csv file

How to Change a Word File to a Comma Delimited File

Then use these instructions to import the .csv file

To import offline contacts into Windows Live Mail

Open Windows Live Mail by clicking the Start button . In the search box, type Mail, and then, in the list of results, click Windows Live Mail.

In the lower-left corner, select Contacts.
Click Import on the ribbon.
Select the file format that matches your exported contacts (.csv or .vcf).
Click Browse and then select the folder containing your exported contacts.
Click Next and select the check boxes next to the fields that you want to import.
Click Finish.

How do I import and export email, contacts, and calendars with Windows Live Mail? - Windows Help

A Guy

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Hi,
I have a POP email account set up in Outlook Express on my old computer running XP. I have a new computer running Windows 8 and have set up Windows Essentials Live Mail with that same POP account but it obviously hasn't been able to download all of my old messages that are still in Outlook Express. How can I transfer these messages from Outlook Express to the new computer with Live Mail?

Also, How can I transfer my contacts list from Outlook Express to Live Mail without having to manually create new individual entries for each contact?
 

A:Export Outlook Express (XP) to Windows Essentials Live Mail (W8)

Hi,
please follow this link, it should be ok, if not then your best option is to export to outlook and then import from outlook to live mail.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...previous/d46b7b39-2308-4304-af54-2a2cd53a180c

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Hi,
 
I am currently replacing my old computer with a new one and part of that process is to transfer all of my email messages from my old computer to the new one. I use Windows Live Mail for my mail program. I went to the Microsoft web site and looked at the Help instructions for  Exporting and Importing messages and found it to be very straightforward.
 
I created an empty folder on USB drive and then proceeded to run the Export procedure. This involved selecting a destination folder for the exported files, and selecting which folders to include in the export operation. Under my primary email address, I have 10 subfolders, in addition to the usual Inbox, Sent Items, Deleted Items, etc. On the screen where I was asked what format I wanted to use, I selected "Windows Live Mail Format" .On the screen where I am asked which folders that I wanted to Export I selected "All Folders". Then I clicked Next and received a message that the folders had been exported successfully.
 
I then took the USB drive to the new computer, started Windows Live Mail and then attempted to do the Import operation. I chose to import all folders and then initiated the Import. I got a message that the Import was successful. At the bottom of the account list was a folder that was titled Imported Folders. When I opened it, the only thing that was shown was the Inbox and Deleted Items subfolder, and also the Outbox folder. None of the other folders that I chose to back up were there. Als... Read more

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Hello

I am having trouble trying to find the best way to do this.

On one laptop I am using Outlook 2007 on Windows XP Professional and need to get the emails and contacts from here to my new laptop which is Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, which uses Windows Live Mail.

What would be the best way to do this?

Thanks very much

Sophi

A:How do I import/export emails from Outlook 2007 to Windows Live Mail?

Hi sophi, welcome to 7F!

Have you already tried, what did you run into?
EDIT:

Found this link that offers two solutions: https://social.technet.microsoft.com...ve-mail-client

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Windows Live Mail seems to force a Contacts Check Names when trying to create an email. So, if my new email address is not in the contacts list it will not send?

Is this correct? Solution?

I have come from Windows XP to Windows 7 recently.

Regards

Mike

A:Windows Live Mail Contacts

Which version are you using because in WLM 2012 there is a problem with group contacts sending, they do not go and there are other problems with 2012 also
your email address does not have to be in a contacts list for it not to send, but again if you are sending a group contact and your email address is there it actually does not matter if it is there or not it will not send the group
this is only happening in windows live mail 2012
If you have windows live mail 2011 then I suggest you try to do a repair and see if that fixes it

robin

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I have a list of contacts in a folder that I am trying to put into my Windows live mail but they go to Users\Me\contact which isn't where Windows live mail contact go. So how do I import them?

A:Windows live mail contacts

Hi,

If you already have contacts in the Users\[Your User]\Contacts then they are already utilized by Windows Live Mail so would not require importing.


OS

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When I select to send a contact, their name shows last name first on the to: line.
I want to show it as John Doe instead of Doe, John.
Any ideas. Thanks Shiron

A:Windows Live Mail contacts

Hi Shiron, welcome to Seven Forums.

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Hi guys. I hope I can make this clear to understand and not too confusing.

I've recently run Killdisk, reinstalled Windows 7 Pro x64 on my laptop, got it to where I wanted, including all MS updates and email, and have done an Acronis backup.

Before the format, I manually saved the email folder with all it's account and email content. Then reinstalled WLM on the fresh W7 install, went to 'Users/Me/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows Live Mail', deleted what was in there, and then pasted my saved email folder contents. Loaded WLM and hey presto, everything there, with all my emails. No problem with that.
The next thing is putting my mail contacts back (also manually saved before the format) but I can't get them to show up. They normally reside as DBStore files in Windows Live Contacts folder, also in the same area as the email. 'Users/Me/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows Live Contacts'. So I put that folder there but nothing appears in my contacts when I load up WLM.

I removed the whole folder, and decided to do a test and add a new contact in WLM. I found out the new contact has appeared in a different place, 'Users/Me/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows Live/Contacts/Default' and then inside there, a folder saying 15.5, and inside that, a DBStore file. As another test, by removing the DBStore from 15.5, my contact disappeared in WLM but reappeared when I restored the DBStore file to the 15.5 folder.

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A:Windows Live Mail Contacts

Hi Roman5, hope this helps. WLM Contacts.pdf

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I think I agreed to an update of live mail a couple of nights ago. The live mail client looks COMPLETELY different, probably good (who knows), but first thing was that when I typed in a name I use frequently to send messages to (which usually just brings up the address) nothing happened, so I pressed the "to" field, which usually brings up my list of contacts where I can search and found that there are no contacts; then I tried opening contacts (from bottom left pick options) and it simply will not open.

My contacts are still there - I can see them from my hotmail account on the web. How do I get them back into my new, improved version of the mail client!??

Thanks
 

A:contacts not lost, but contacts files no longer available in live mail client

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How do I Export then Import my inbox/mail, sent mail, & contacts (everything) from one computer to another.
 

A:Export/Import: Mail/Contacts From Outlook

It all depends on what e-mail program you are using. If you are using outlook then you want to copy your *.pst files and *.pab files. *.pab files is your personal address book. Hopefully you created a *.pst files, this is your personal folders. if not then you can either create one or export it. you can also export your calender too.
 

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I moved the OE6 address book to the new Windows 7 system and double-clicked it. The system said I was about to import the addresses so Proceeded. I cannot find any of the addresses in Windows (7) Lve Mail.

Where did they go?

How to I access them?
 

A:Cannot see contacts from OE after import to Windows (7) Live Mail

When I moved the OE address to the new Win 7 machine, I exported to a file then moved the file to the new computer and imported it into Wiindows live mail. That worked for me..
Vicks
 

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I think I posted this to the wrong part of the forum so I am reposting
Hi,
I have been using Windows Live Mail on this computer for 5 months or more with no issues. Today, out of nowhere, all contacts, safe sender and blocked senders were gone. I never had to actually sign into my Live Mail account, but today, it prompted me to get a hotmail account so I could log into Live Mail.
I have no need for a hot mail or yahoo account as I already have email through Hughes,net, but after I signed up for a hot mail account, it automatically signs into my LIVE MAIL account also. I had to re-input 150 contacts. What has changed?
I never needed to sign in before and I always had my contacts????

Thanks
Joe

A:Windows live mail - lost contacts

  
Quote: Originally Posted by bluesman1952


I have been using Windows Live Mail on this computer for 5 months or more with no issues. Today, out of nowhere, all contacts, safe sender and blocked senders were gone. I never had to actually sign into my Live Mail account, but today, it prompted me to get a hotmail account so I could log into Live Mail.
I have no need for a hot mail or yahoo account as I already have email through Hughes,net, but after I signed up for a hot mail account, it automatically signs into my LIVE MAIL account also. I had to re-input 150 contacts. What has changed?
I never needed to sign in before and I always had my contacts????


WLM can be very confusing when it comes to contacts. There are two ways to use WLM (1)"signed-in" and (2)"not signed-in". Each has its own contact list. You may have been signing in automatically all the time using the same LiveID that you used when you originally downloaded WLM. (You couldn't download WLM in the first place without a LiveID.) If you again sign in with the LiveID with which you were previously signing in automatically you will again see that "signed-in" contact list.

If OTOH you really were optioned to "never sign in" (Options/Connections Tab) then you were always using the "Not signed-in" contact list. You will see that list again if you do not sign in. I'm not sure which is the case.

WLM can actually be used with m... Read more

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I've been using Windows Live Mail and I find that it's using the contacts from my Hotmail account. How can I transfer the contacts that I have with OE to WLM...they are different than my Hotmail contacts. Thanks.
 

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All my other Live Mail features work, but suddenly today my contacts folder will not open or allow new contacts to be added. Any assistance will be appreciated.

A:Windows Live Mail contacts failure

Repair Windows Live Essentials via Programs and Features. Highlight it and click "Uninstall/Change" to get started.

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I am running Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I use all of the windows live applications except for "family safety" (which is currently not installed).
All of the applications run fine except for Live Mail which freezes when I am signed in and click on contacts.
No problems sending, receiving or writing emails. No problems adding contacts to an email (even if I am signed in to Live).
It simply freezes when I am signed in and click on the contacts option of the application. Or if I am in contacts and then sign in to Windows Live.

I have done a repair of all windows Live products. I also followed another troubleshooting tutorial and changed the "contacts" folder name in order to allow Live Mail to re-synchronize contacts when I signed in again. Neither of these worked.

I would prefer not to have to re-install the application altogether if it can be avoided.

Any help is much appreciated!

A:Windows Live Mail Freezes With Contacts.

Hi NateZ, Welcome to Seven Forums.
You say you can sign in to WLM. Sign in to your account directly, thats where your contacts should be stored.

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Hey gang!

I have an issue with Windows Live Mail, it won't let me import contacts, all options are grayed out.

OS: Windows XP, SP3 with all updates, freshly installed.

I successfully imported the email accounts, messages AND contacts after I installed Windows Live Mail. When I launched the program the next day, everything was fine except there were no contacts listed. I saw them there after the import (over 500 entries) but now they are all gone. The contact list is a .csv file exported from Windows Live Mail prior to reinstalling the OS. So I attempted to do the import all over again except I can't; all the import options are grayed out. I can create a new contact from scratch as well as create categories/groups but it won't let me import a contact list. With over 500 entries to restore I really don't want to do them by hand!

Any ideas?

A:Can't Import Contacts in Windows Live Mail

Hi -I just found this post that covers from XP to Windows 7 -http://emailclient-expert.blogspot.com.au/2010/11/windows-live-mail-how-to-import.html << These steps can be followed on windows XP and Win 7Hope it helps -

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I've been using WLM ver. 9 for many years, but some functions, like the "undo" arrow, ceased working. So I just installed WLM 12. Strange thing happened to the Contacts; not all, but 98% of my contacts appear 3 times. I.e., there are 2 duplicates for every contact. When I open the Contacts folder, only one address exists there for each contact.

While I COULD simply delete the 2 duplicates throughout the list, I run a small business on this computer and have ~600 addresses in Contacts. . . which is now ~1800. . . and I would have to delete 1200 of them. Sitting here for an hour or more doing that is not appealing

Another unexplainable thing: If I go to create a new e-mail and click "To:" to look up the name, the list that appears HAS NO DUPLICATES. I only see the duplicates if I click Contacts at the bottom left of the main WLM page. So why do they show there, but not when you go to select someone to put into the "To:" box?

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I have 2 contacts listed in Windows Live Mail that can?t be deleted....all other contacts can be deleted OK.
The 2 contacts are marked as Favourites and originally come from my Skype account....no idea how they came to be in my email contacts list.

Anyone know how I can remove them from my email contacts list without removing them from Skype also.

Running Windows 8.

Thanks

Jan

A:Can't delete contacts in Windows Live Mail

somewhere in the settings of skype you allowed WLM to have access, go back into the skye settings and see if you can fix it there.
If not, you might have to remove the contacts in skype, then they should remove from WLM, then just put them back but you still have to go into skype's settings and see where you have a check mark to allow Skype to put your contacts in Wlm and remove the checkmark

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I would like to use my WLM as my main address book and to be able to retrieve its information when I use Word or other programs

A:Where does Windows Live Mail store contacts

Hello & welcome to the forum.

Thank you for the question, it's a good one.

First I need to clarify, how do you intend to use the WLM address book in word? The Office 2007 address option is from Outlook! not WLM. The software comes as a package!

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I have been using Windows Live Mail for a while now on my Windows 7 machine. It is the newest version available. I have setup my account to be a pop account to access my ISP's e-mail. There were lots of contacts listed in there.

For some reason today I noticed a button that says "Sign In". I clicked on it and it asked me to sign into messenger. I figured what's the harm. I have never used messenger better and maybe I should start. So I signed in.

All of a sudden all my contacts went blank in WLM. No big deal. I closed the program and re-opened it and still no contacts. It seems like it got the conacts from Messenger which I have never used before (so there were none) and replaced all the current contacts.

Is there any way to get my old contacts back. It would save me a lot of time instead of having to type them in. I don't even know why it deleted them. I would have been happy if it synced them up with Windows Messenger so I could have a backup online but it just deleted them.

A:Lost all contacts in Windows Live Mail

Hi! isilver18, welcome to 7F

Go to the Start Orb\All Programs\Windows Live.

Right Click on Windows Live then click on Properties

Click on Previous Versions, pick a date/time before you tried messenger, click on restore, then Apply, and OK.

You can also backup your contacts. I'm trying to find a good explanation for you .
When I do I'll post it.

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