I gather that you saved a copy of your old Windows Live Mail Message Store rather than exporting your messages before reformatting your HDD.
In such a case, you can either import your messages from your old Message Store, or simply drag the messages from it onto your WLMail interface.
To import from an old WLMail Message Store: File->Import->Messages...->"Windows Live Mail"->"Next >" [button]->"Browse..." [button] to your old Windows Live Mail Message Store folder->...
(Windows Vista Home Premium with Windows Live Mail 12.0.1606)
"There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." - Shakespeare
"Jack" <Jack@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:A58BFB34-27B9-4F40-AF3A-124ED9D5A7FE@xxxxxx
> When I originally installed Windows Live Desktop I was able to import all my
> emails from Outlook Express including those that were in Storage Folders. I
> had to reformat my hard drive, reinstall Windows XP and all my programs.
> When I installed Windows Live Desktop it obtained all my emails that were in
> my Hotmail account. However, none of the Storage Folder emails were
> recovered. I saved all the Storage Folder emails before reformatting the
> hard drive. In the previous version of Windlows Live Desktop I found all my
> emails in the Windows Live Mail folder. I can click on the file and Windows
> Live will open the file. How can I copy/move these files to a folder so that
> they will be displayed in Windlows Live Storage Folder?