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addressbook in WinLiveMail


Naomi1

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Before I installed Win7 on a clean PC I backed-up the WinLiveMail-map on another PC from C:\users\etc. on an external drive. In WinLiveMail I tried to import the adressbook from that backup, but the program only allows me to import .csv-, .wab- and .vcf-files, and addresses from present windows user. Rather limited possibilities, I think.

So I want to drag-and-drop the files to the present C:\etc\WinLiveMail folder. But what is the name of that addressbook, with what extension?

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rdave13

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Usually they are .eml files. If you get an extension of .fol then the folder is empty. Win 7 uses WLM 2011 and Vista uses WLM. Your saved mails should import, though, through WLM 2011. Just select the folders in your saved folder that show .eml file extension.

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rdave13

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Just re-read your post. Did you use the 'export' function in WLM to a specific folder, usually the only method, or did you drag the .eml folder from explorer to a drive?

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Naomi1

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Gentlemen, the problem is the Addressbook, not the mails!

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rdave13

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Miss read your post, sorry, have a look at these;

http://www.freeemailtutorials.com/windowsLiveMail/addressBooksAndContacts/importContacts.htm

and

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/importing-your-e-mail-contacts-and-calendar-into-windows-live-mail

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rdave13

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This may also be useful. Copying your contacts using notepad and saving to a new folder as contacts.csv. http://www.ben61a.com/windowslivemailexporter/

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Naomi1

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The method of exporting, within WLM, the addressbook to a .csv-file on a stick, and importing from that stick into WLM on the other PC worked fine. Thanks.

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