Tips to manage data file in Windows® Mail
What are the ways to manage data files in Windows Mail? Learn methods to recover Windows Mail data and settings from a corrupted user profile
Windows Mail is the e-mail client and personal management software that is provided along with the Windows Vista operating system as a replacement to the old Microsoft Outlook Express application software. The software would enable the user in configuring better e-mail account management system along with the calendars and tasks options. The application tool can be viewed as a new option for storing the e-mails and folders for the users. The data files and settings can be managed upon the Windows Mail application. The data files would be stored at the root location %UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication DataMicrosoftWindows Mail upon the Windows Vista systems. The Windows Mail user account would be created as a part of the configuration of the data files. They are also pre configured options that are installed upon the Windows Vista computers. Only the system administrators possess the ability to manage the data files that are created for the Windows Mail application.
Discussed below are some methods to recover Windows Mail data and settings from a corrupted user profile and the ways to import Windows Mail data file into Microsoft Outlook 2003:
- Need to recover the data
- Method to recover data
- Ways to import data file
Need to recover the data
The data files and settings would be stored upon the above mentioned root folder within the Windows Vista systems. The corruptions that may happen upon the Windows Mail application which is installed in a user profile would force the user to install the application upon another profile within the system. In such cases the user should transfer the data files and settings upon the old profile to the new one. As a result, the user can reduce the effort in configuring the data files again upon the new profile.
Method to recover data
The data files and settings can be recovered from the old user profile that was corrupted into the new profile using some software tools. The selection and running of such tools are risk factors and thus the user should follow the manual recover instructions mentioned below. Navigate to the old profile where the Windows Mail data files are residing by enabling the hidden files to be viewed upon the system. Then the files and folders at the root location of the software should be copied and pasted into the new profile location. Thus the user can enable the same settings upon the new profile as well.
The data files from the Windows Mail application can be imported into Microsoft Outlook 2003 application using import functionality available with the application softwares. For that the user should open the Microsoft Outlook 2003 application and click on file menu to select the import option. Choose the data files that should be imported and then select a file format. Import the particular data that is exported from the Windows Mail application.
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