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22-Jun-2013, 08:48 PM #1
Solved: Windows Live Mail accidentally deleted. How do I get it back?!!
While deleting icons from my desktop, I accidentally included (and deleted) Windows Live Mail. Unfortunately, I then cleared my Recycle Bin before realizing what I had done. Will someone please tell me how to recover Windows Live Mail. I hope it's an easy process. Thank you.
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22-Jun-2013, 09:19 PM #2
If all you did was delete the shortcut from the desktop, then simply drag a copy from your Start menu to the desktop.

If you removed the program, reinstall it.
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Well, on my Start menu I don't see Windows Live Mail listed, so I presume it's been uninstalled. I do have a Windows Live folder, but when I click on it I see only Windows Live Family Safety and Windows Live Writer. No Windows Live Mail.

It appears that if I want to downoad and reinstall Windows Live Mail I must download Windows Live Essentials 2011. However, when I attempted to download WLE 2011, I received a notice that I have a newer version of WLE 2011 already installed, and if I want to download and install an older version, I first have to uninstall the newer version. As mentioned earlier, I have a WLE 2011 folder, but it doesn't contain Windows Live Mail. If Mail is still on my computer, I don't know how to find it.
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23-Jun-2013, 10:40 AM #4
I think that Elvandil probably meant to say "All Programs" menu instead of "Start" menu.
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23-Jun-2013, 11:22 AM #5
Windows Live Mail 2012 is the most current version and which I personally use in my Windows 7 computers.

Go here to download and save the wlsetup-web.exe file.

After it's downloaded and saved, double-click it to start the install process.

If all you want is the Mail program and not any of the other Windows Live programs, uncheck them before continuing.

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23-Jun-2013, 01:06 PM #6
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I think that Elvandil probably meant to say "All Programs" menu instead of "Start" menu.
Thank you for your input.

I noticed under All Programs that there were seven programs listed beneath the Windows heading but no Live Mail, which perhaps is an indication that it's no longer on my computer.
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23-Jun-2013, 01:10 PM #7
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Windows Live Mail 2012 is the most current version and which I personally use in my Windows 7 computers.

Go here to download and save the wlsetup-web.exe file.

After it's downloaded and saved, double-click it to start the install process.

If all you want is the Mail program and not any of the other Windows Live programs, uncheck them before continuing.

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Thank you very much! I followed your instructions and my Windows Live Mail has been restored to its former glory. Actually, I went ahead and downloaded the entire Windows Live Essentials 12, or whatever it's called.
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Thank you very much! I followed your instructions and my Windows Live Mail has been restored to its former glory.


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