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Unable to Export Messages from Windows Mail

  1. #1


    TOMG Guest

    Unable to Export Messages from Windows Mail

    When using File/Export/Messages after selecting the empty destination folder
    on flash stick, I get the following message -- "Windows Mail unable to
    export all of your messages. Your disk may not have enough space or some
    messages may be corrupted. Run Disk Cleanup or delete some files then try
    again." I have done all that and am sure I have available space. Does
    anyone have any ideas on how to overcome this glitch?

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  3. #2


    Earle Horton Guest

    Re: Unable to Export Messages from Windows Mail

    It's possible that your flash stick isn't big enough, or that WM needs
    working space on the destination drive. Try exporting to a folder on your
    hard disk.

    Earle

    "TOMG" <TOMG@xxxxxx> escribió en el mensaje de noticias
    news:BA138757-88B5-49F8-8E4E-32AA2B5E13D0@xxxxxx

    > When using File/Export/Messages after selecting the empty destination
    > folder
    > on flash stick, I get the following message -- "Windows Mail unable to
    > export all of your messages. Your disk may not have enough space or some
    > messages may be corrupted. Run Disk Cleanup or delete some files then try
    > again." I have done all that and am sure I have available space. Does
    > anyone have any ideas on how to overcome this glitch?

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  4. #3


    TOMG Guest

    Re: Unable to Export Messages from Windows Mail

    earle, Thanks for the suggestion. able to export to desktop folder. size
    was 165MB. Flash stick had over 450MB available so mystery remains as to why
    we couldn't do this in one step. I suppose now I can just drag and drop the
    desktop folder onto the stick then import to new computer. Do you see any
    problems ahead?

    "Earle Horton" wrote:

    > It's possible that your flash stick isn't big enough, or that WM needs
    > working space on the destination drive. Try exporting to a folder on your
    > hard disk.
    >
    > Earle
    >
    > "TOMG" <TOMG@xxxxxx> escribió en el mensaje de noticias
    > news:BA138757-88B5-49F8-8E4E-32AA2B5E13D0@xxxxxx

    > > When using File/Export/Messages after selecting the empty destination
    > > folder
    > > on flash stick, I get the following message -- "Windows Mail unable to
    > > export all of your messages. Your disk may not have enough space or some
    > > messages may be corrupted. Run Disk Cleanup or delete some files then try
    > > again." I have done all that and am sure I have available space. Does
    > > anyone have any ideas on how to overcome this glitch?
    >
    >

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  5. #4


    TOMG Guest

    Re: Unable to Export Messages from Windows Mail

    Earle, As luck would have it I am stymied on the Import side. Tried to
    import directly from the stick but no joy. Then copied files from stick to
    desktop of new computer with Windows Live Mail, but could not import from
    there either. Any ideas?

    "TOMG" wrote:

    > earle, Thanks for the suggestion. able to export to desktop folder. size
    > was 165MB. Flash stick had over 450MB available so mystery remains as to why
    > we couldn't do this in one step. I suppose now I can just drag and drop the
    > desktop folder onto the stick then import to new computer. Do you see any
    > problems ahead?
    >
    > "Earle Horton" wrote:
    >

    > > It's possible that your flash stick isn't big enough, or that WM needs
    > > working space on the destination drive. Try exporting to a folder on your
    > > hard disk.
    > >
    > > Earle
    > >
    > > "TOMG" <TOMG@xxxxxx> escribió en el mensaje de noticias
    > > news:BA138757-88B5-49F8-8E4E-32AA2B5E13D0@xxxxxx

    > > > When using File/Export/Messages after selecting the empty destination
    > > > folder
    > > > on flash stick, I get the following message -- "Windows Mail unable to
    > > > export all of your messages. Your disk may not have enough space or some
    > > > messages may be corrupted. Run Disk Cleanup or delete some files then try
    > > > again." I have done all that and am sure I have available space. Does
    > > > anyone have any ideas on how to overcome this glitch?
    > >
    > >

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  6. #5


    mac Guest

    Re: Unable to Export Messages from Windows Mail


    "TOMG" <TOMG@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:BA138757-88B5-49F8-8E4E-32AA2B5E13D0@xxxxxx

    > When using File/Export/Messages after selecting the empty destination
    > folder
    > on flash stick, I get the following message -- "Windows Mail unable to
    > export all of your messages. Your disk may not have enough space or some
    > messages may be corrupted. Run Disk Cleanup or delete some files then try
    > again." I have done all that and am sure I have available space. Does
    > anyone have any ideas on how to overcome this glitch?
    Check out the relevant sections here:

    http://www.oehelp.com/backup.aspx


    --
    Regards Steve.
    MS-MVP. MAIL. [DTS] UK.
    http://www.getsafeonline.org/



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  7. #6


    TOMG Guest

    Re: Unable to Export Messages from Windows Mail

    Mac, Thanks for suggestion. I have sen this but have been unable to find
    "App Data" within the user profile. Can you tell me how to get there?

    "mac" wrote:

    >
    > "TOMG" <TOMG@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:BA138757-88B5-49F8-8E4E-32AA2B5E13D0@xxxxxx

    > > When using File/Export/Messages after selecting the empty destination
    > > folder
    > > on flash stick, I get the following message -- "Windows Mail unable to
    > > export all of your messages. Your disk may not have enough space or some
    > > messages may be corrupted. Run Disk Cleanup or delete some files then try
    > > again." I have done all that and am sure I have available space. Does
    > > anyone have any ideas on how to overcome this glitch?
    >
    > Check out the relevant sections here:
    >
    > http://www.oehelp.com/backup.aspx
    >
    >
    > --
    > Regards Steve.
    > MS-MVP. MAIL. [DTS] UK.
    > http://www.getsafeonline.org/
    >
    >
    >

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  8. #7


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Unable to Export Messages from Windows Mail

    Windows Mail can't import/export directly to/from external media.
    First export to an empty folder under your user profile on the hard drive,
    then copy from there to the external media.

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)


    "TOMG" <TOMG@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:BA138757-88B5-49F8-8E4E-32AA2B5E13D0@xxxxxx

    > When using File/Export/Messages after selecting the empty destination folder
    > on flash stick, I get the following message -- "Windows Mail unable to
    > export all of your messages. Your disk may not have enough space or some
    > messages may be corrupted. Run Disk Cleanup or delete some files then try
    > again." I have done all that and am sure I have available space. Does
    > anyone have any ideas on how to overcome this glitch?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #8


    TOMG Guest

    Re: Unable to Export Messages from Windows Mail

    Gary, Thanks for info. I was successful in doing that as an Export process
    , but when I tried that process in reverse to import to new computer it
    wouldn't import fromthe new c: drive. I was successful with "brute force"
    method suggested by Steve, but it is cumbersome. I like your way better but
    haven't been able to make it work all the way. Thanks so much for explaing
    the limitation of windows mail. Now i know why it seemed I was butting my
    head against the wall.

    "Gary VanderMolen" wrote:

    > Windows Mail can't import/export directly to/from external media.
    > First export to an empty folder under your user profile on the hard drive,
    > then copy from there to the external media.
    >
    > --
    > Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
    >
    >
    > "TOMG" <TOMG@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:BA138757-88B5-49F8-8E4E-32AA2B5E13D0@xxxxxx

    > > When using File/Export/Messages after selecting the empty destination folder
    > > on flash stick, I get the following message -- "Windows Mail unable to
    > > export all of your messages. Your disk may not have enough space or some
    > > messages may be corrupted. Run Disk Cleanup or delete some files then try
    > > again." I have done all that and am sure I have available space. Does
    > > anyone have any ideas on how to overcome this glitch?
    >

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  10. #9


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Unable to Export Messages from Windows Mail

    For that operation I typically use a third party backup program:
    http://www.staticbackup.com/windows-mail-backup/
    It has a 20 day free trial, which should be sufficient for your needs.

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)


    "TOMG" <TOMG@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:A450DE7C-2F34-4A59-9D92-42BB3658F126@xxxxxx

    > Gary, Thanks for info. I was successful in doing that as an Export process
    > , but when I tried that process in reverse to import to new computer it
    > wouldn't import fromthe new c: drive. I was successful with "brute force"
    > method suggested by Steve, but it is cumbersome. I like your way better but
    > haven't been able to make it work all the way. Thanks so much for explaing
    > the limitation of windows mail. Now i know why it seemed I was butting my
    > head against the wall.
    >
    > "Gary VanderMolen" wrote:
    >

    >> Windows Mail can't import/export directly to/from external media.
    >> First export to an empty folder under your user profile on the hard drive,
    >> then copy from there to the external media.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
    >>
    >>
    >> "TOMG" <TOMG@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:BA138757-88B5-49F8-8E4E-32AA2B5E13D0@xxxxxx

    >> > When using File/Export/Messages after selecting the empty destination folder
    >> > on flash stick, I get the following message -- "Windows Mail unable to
    >> > export all of your messages. Your disk may not have enough space or some
    >> > messages may be corrupted. Run Disk Cleanup or delete some files then try
    >> > again." I have done all that and am sure I have available space. Does
    >> > anyone have any ideas on how to overcome this glitch?
    >>

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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