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Solved: Windows Live Mail accidentally deleted. How do I get it back?!!

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  1. wgreene

    wgreene Thread Starter

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    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.:( :eek:Will someone please tell me how to recover Windows Live Mail. I hope it's an easy process. Thank you.
     
  2. Elvandil

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    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.
     
  3. wgreene

    wgreene Thread Starter

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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.
     
  4. TerryNet

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    I think that Elvandil probably meant to say "All Programs" menu instead of "Start" menu.
     
  5. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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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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  6. wgreene

    wgreene Thread Starter

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    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.
     
  7. wgreene

    wgreene Thread Starter

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    Thank you very much! (y):)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.
     
  8. flavallee

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    :D :) (y)

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