On Fri, 11 Apr 2008 23:51:23 +1000, Lindsay Graham wrote:
> My apologies to Bob F. (and to any others following this thread) for not
> responding earlier. I need to explain that this is not a restore issue, but
> a message import issue. I regularly import messages from several folders in
> a colleague's OE message store on another computer on the same network.
> When I used OE (before I got Vista and was no longer able to use OE), that
> was a very easy process. But now that I have WLM, I understand that an
> intra-network import is not possible, and I have to copy the relevant
> folders from the other computer to mine, and then import the required
> When I asked why this was so, Bob said that 'The short answer is to make it
> more difficult for the Malware people to navigate.' What does this mean and
> what is the long answer?
"Malware" is a class of software which is designed to steal data, and/or
damage systems; such as viruses and Trojan Horses. By restricting access
permissions, Vista limits the damage that can be done by malware.
> So my questions are:
> 1. Is there a way around this block so that I can do an intra-network
> message import simply as I used to be able to with OE to OE transfers?
> 2. If not, what *very good* reason does Microsoft have for making this
> process more difficult than it was? Microsoft, as we all know, puts a lot
> of effort into "making life easier" for us users (and tells us often that it
> does), but this simple process has been made more difficult.
I am going to assume that you have set up the appropriate share permissions
on the MSOE message store folder on the Windows XP computer. Not having a
lot of experience with WLM on Windows Vista, this is just a guess. You have
to set up networking on the Vista computer so that it will recognize folders
on the XP computer; and, possibly, map the shared folder on the XP computer
to a network drive letter on the Vista computer.
What little experience that I have tells me that you can map a shared
resource to a drive letter in Vista; I have successfully mapped a shared
folder on a Windows ME computer to a network drive on the Vista computer.
Beyond that, I have no way to fully test the approach. WLM on Windows MCE
2005 will let me navigate to shared folders on a Windows ME computer; but
the Vista computer is not mine, and does not have WLM installed, so I can't
test this fully.
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