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Removing redundant Windows Mail files ufter upgrade from Vista

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by ferrymanr, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. ferrymanr

    ferrymanr Flightless Bird

    I upgraded from Vista and Windows Mail is now a thing of the past but
    Microsoft has left me with the Windows Mail diectory with a huge database.
    I now use Oulook. What can I safely do to clear out the remnants.
    Thanks
    Richard
     
  2. Trev

    Trev Flightless Bird

    "ferrymanr" <richardferryman@btinternet.com> wrote in message
    news:vsCdnSrtLvNU0JPRnZ2dnUVZ8hqdnZ2d@bt.com...
    > I upgraded from Vista and Windows Mail is now a thing of the past but
    > Microsoft has left me with the Windows Mail diectory with a huge database.
    > I now use Oulook. What can I safely do to clear out the remnants.
    > Thanks
    > Richard
    >


    If you want the mail then you can import it in to Outlook then delete them.
     
  3. ferrymanr

    ferrymanr Flightless Bird

    I have the mail imported into outlook but when I go to the
    c:/users\Richard\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Mail I can't delete the
    message store or the backup directory as it is in use. I notice both are
    still being updated somehow.
    Richard

    "Trev" <trevbowden@dsl.pipex.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > "ferrymanr" <richardferryman@btinternet.com> wrote in message
    > news:vsCdnSrtLvNU0JPRnZ2dnUVZ8hqdnZ2d@bt.com...
    >> I upgraded from Vista and Windows Mail is now a thing of the past but
    >> Microsoft has left me with the Windows Mail diectory with a huge
    >> database. I now use Oulook. What can I safely do to clear out the
    >> remnants.
    >> Thanks
    >> Richard
    >>

    >
    > If you want the mail then you can import it in to Outlook then delete
    > them.
     
  4. ferrymanr

    ferrymanr Flightless Bird

    Found the answer. Ran up Windows 7 Manager and found that Windows Mail was
    running as a task. Killed it and was then able to rename both Windows Mail
    directories (Program and data). No adverse effects.
    Richard

    "ferrymanr" <richardferryman@btinternet.com> wrote in message
    news:ibidnRIsxLLdxJLRnZ2dnUVZ7vOdnZ2d@bt.com...
    >I have the mail imported into outlook but when I go to the
    >c:/users\Richard\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Mail I can't delete the
    >message store or the backup directory as it is in use. I notice both are
    >still being updated somehow.
    > Richard
    >
    > "Trev" <trevbowden@dsl.pipex.com> wrote in message
    > news:hulupo$tm5$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>
    >> "ferrymanr" <richardferryman@btinternet.com> wrote in message
    >> news:vsCdnSrtLvNU0JPRnZ2dnUVZ8hqdnZ2d@bt.com...
    >>> I upgraded from Vista and Windows Mail is now a thing of the past but
    >>> Microsoft has left me with the Windows Mail diectory with a huge
    >>> database. I now use Oulook. What can I safely do to clear out the
    >>> remnants.
    >>> Thanks
    >>> Richard
    >>>

    >>
    >> If you want the mail then you can import it in to Outlook then delete
    >> them.

    >
    >
     

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