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moving backed up emails back into Vista

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by sadler25, Oct 12, 2008.

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  1. sadler25

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    My Zone alarm and Vista didnt seem to like each other and so Zone alarm wouldn't uninstall even using Revo. I was advised to back up all my files and then do a factory restore, which I did onto an external hard disc.
    I tried to use the Wizard to move the files back onto my machine but was told by the wizard that as backup had not been set up on my machine it could not do a transfer. I presume because I had reverted to a factory settings reinstall.
    I can see my windows mail folder on my external hard drive. I have been able to copy and paste all my contacts and that is working well
    My question to the panel is what is then the easiest way to move the messages folder back onto my machine? Can I move the whole folder and all its contents or can I go into the folder and just pull back the In and out box.
    When I look into say the In box on my external backup all I see is a winmail.fol extension. What should I be looking for and doing Guys? this is driving me nuts!
     
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    The email messages will be in files with the .eml extension.

    If you locate those, then create folders in Windows Mail and
    highlight the .eml files and drag them to the folders you just
    created. It is not a good practice to store emails in the
    default folders.
     
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