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unable to move messages to Storage/Inbox folder

  1. #1


    Bumbrlik Guest

    unable to move messages to Storage/Inbox folder

    I am running Windows Vista 64-bit.

    I just transferred my email to a new computer and I can't move any messages
    to Storage folders/Inbox folder. When I attempt to do that, I get
    "Unknown error has occurred" followed by "The selected message could not be
    moved, An error has occurred"

    I can move messages to Storage folders/Received and other folders. Does
    "Inbox" folder have any special status ? Could I just delete it and recreate
    it ?

    Also, due to the fact that I transferred message twice already, my messages
    are physically buried here:
    C:\Users\Bumbrlik\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail\Storage
    Folders\Imported Folder\Storage Folders\Imported Folder\Local Folders\.....

    I guess I shouldn't worry about it since it is transparent but is there a
    way how I can move them up to
    C:\Users\Bumbrlik\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail\Storage Folders\
    ..... ?

    Thanks.


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  2. #2


    Peter.R Guest

    Re: unable to move messages to Storage/Inbox folder


    If you have an 'Inbox' folder under 'Storage folders', it would have been imported from OE or WM if you did not create it yourself.

    You can indeed delete it.

    --
    Cheers,
    Peter.R
    (Windows Vista Home Premium with Windows Live Mail 14.0.8050.1202)
    "There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." - Shakespeare
    ---------------

    "Bumbrlik" <bumbrlik007@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:OlNcK8VaJHA.4520@xxxxxx


    > I am running Windows Vista 64-bit.
    >
    > I just transferred my email to a new computer and I can't move any messages
    > to Storage folders/Inbox folder. When I attempt to do that, I get
    > "Unknown error has occurred" followed by "The selected message could not be
    > moved, An error has occurred"
    >
    > I can move messages to Storage folders/Received and other folders. Does
    > "Inbox" folder have any special status ? Could I just delete it and recreate
    > it ?
    >
    > Also, due to the fact that I transferred message twice already, my messages
    > are physically buried here:
    > C:\Users\Bumbrlik\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail\Storage
    > Folders\Imported Folder\Storage Folders\Imported Folder\Local Folders\.....
    >
    > I guess I shouldn't worry about it since it is transparent but is there a
    > way how I can move them up to
    > C:\Users\Bumbrlik\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail\Storage Folders\
    > .... ?
    >
    > Thanks.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Ildhund Guest

    Re: unable to move messages to Storage/Inbox folder

    It sounds like your Message store has got confused. Try compacting
    it by setting the frequency to 1 at [Tools >] Options > Advanced >
    Maintenance > Compact the database on shutdown every..., then File >
    Work offline and File > Exit. Answer Yes to the "recover unused
    space" dialogue.

    Don't try moving messages around in the file system; this is bound
    to foul up the message store. Do it all from within WLMail, and take
    your time. Select a bunch of messages, right-click and Move to
    folder. Then make wait a bit for the move to be completed before
    doing anything else. If you move a lot of messages, compact again
    when you're finished.

    It's probably not wise to call a folder in Storage folders "Inbox" -
    that's a reserved name for a special folder, and that could cause
    confusion as well. When you re-create the one you're planning to
    delete, call it something else - "Saved", or something.

    Once you've deleted a folder under Storage folders, your Quick views
    will stop functioning properly. See here to mend them:
    http://liveunplugged.spaces.live.com...90CA!205.entry
    --
    Noel

    "Peter.R" <Peter.R@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:eI8hP2XaJHA.1268@xxxxxx

    >
    > If you have an 'Inbox' folder under 'Storage folders', it would
    > have been imported from OE or WM if you did not create it
    > yourself.
    >
    > You can indeed delete it.

    > "Bumbrlik" <bumbrlik007@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:OlNcK8VaJHA.4520@xxxxxx
    >

    >> I am running Windows Vista 64-bit.
    >>
    >> I just transferred my email to a new computer and I can't move
    >> any messages to Storage folders/Inbox folder. When I attempt to
    >> do that, I get "Unknown error has occurred" followed by "The
    >> selected message could not be moved, An error has occurred"
    >>
    >> I can move messages to Storage folders/Received and other
    >> folders. Does "Inbox" folder have any special status ? Could I
    >> just delete it and recreate it ?
    >>
    >> Also, due to the fact that I transferred message twice already,
    >> my messages are physically buried here:
    >> C:\Users\Bumbrlik\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live
    >> Mail\Storage Folders\Imported Folder\Storage Folders\Imported
    >> Folder\Local Folders\.....
    >>
    >> I guess I shouldn't worry about it since it is transparent but is
    >> there a way how I can move them up to
    >> C:\Users\Bumbrlik\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live
    >> Mail\Storage Folders\ .... ?


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  4. #4


    ...winston Guest

    Re: unable to move messages to Storage/Inbox folder

    You should be moving messages within WLM not in Explorer.
    Fyi..I don't have an Inbox folder under Storage folders
    - did you attempt to move(or have already done so) an Inbox folder(typically only present in an email account folder when viewed
    in WLM or Explorer)using Windows Explorer ?

    --
    ...winston
    ms-mvp mail


    "Bumbrlik" <bumbrlik007@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:OlNcK8VaJHA.4520@xxxxxx

    > I am running Windows Vista 64-bit.
    >
    > I just transferred my email to a new computer and I can't move any messages to Storage folders/Inbox folder. When I attempt to
    > do that, I get
    > "Unknown error has occurred" followed by "The selected message could not be moved, An error has occurred"
    >
    > I can move messages to Storage folders/Received and other folders. Does "Inbox" folder have any special status ? Could I just
    > delete it and recreate it ?
    >
    > Also, due to the fact that I transferred message twice already, my messages are physically buried here:
    > C:\Users\Bumbrlik\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail\Storage Folders\Imported Folder\Storage Folders\Imported Folder\Local
    > Folders\.....
    >
    > I guess I shouldn't worry about it since it is transparent but is there a way how I can move them up to
    > C:\Users\Bumbrlik\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail\Storage Folders\ .... ?
    >
    > Thanks.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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