How to import the W.Live Mail contacts list

soldano

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I was using a PC with Win XP and Windows Live Mail as mail client, until its Mobo passed away, so I replaced it with a new one with Win 7 64, and again Windows Live Mail.- The older primary disk was installed in the new PC as secondary, so all the information was saved, and I could import all the mails, but my problem is that I cannot do it with the contacts list.-
At the advanced properties of the contact box there are some options for importing, but none of them from Live Mail, so what can I do ?
Thanks
 

soldano

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I was using a PC with Win XP and Windows Live Mail as mail client, until its Mobo passed away, so I replaced it with a new one with Win 7 64, and again Windows Live Mail.- The older primary disk was installed in the new PC as secondary, so all the information was saved, and I could import all the mails, but my problem is that I cannot do it with the contacts list.-
At the advanced properties of the contact box there are some options for importing, but none of them from Live Mail, so what can I do ?
Thanks

Other question:
When I imported all the mail trays, they were saved at special import folders, not to the actual trays, is there a way to merge them ?.-
Thanks again
 

corkyg

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It doesn't have to be that complicated. In Windows 7, Contacts is a folder stored under C:/Users/your name/contacts.

It is also accessible directly under your name using Windows Explorer.

You can copy that folder to any medium and place it anywhere you like. I keep a copy of mine on a thumb drive, and can access my Contacts on any PC.

As for your Mail Trays question, I never use them, so have no knowledge in that area.

In XP, I use the old Address Book with OE.
 
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soldano

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It doesn't have to be that complicated. In Windows 7, Contacts is a folder stored under C:/Users/your name/contacts.

It is also accessible directly under your name using Windows Explorer.

You can copy that folder to any medium and place it anywhere you like. I keep a copy of mine on a thumb drive, and can access my Contacts on any PC.

As for your Mail Trays question, I never use them, so have no knowledge in that area.

In XP, I use the old Address Book with OE.



It could not be done as you said, the technician told me that the only way is loading the old live mail and export the contacts, so I had to boot from the old disk, which I saved, and then export the contacts to a file and import it from the new live mail, and it worked for me.-
 

corkyg

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Well, I do it the simple way all the time. As long as you can access to folder it's a simple transfer. I now keep a copy of that folder on my pocket thumb drive - always have it handy. I have three active computers, one a laptop, and they all use the same contacts list copied as I suggested.