The process is pretty much self-explanatory.
From the admin account, do File, Export, Messages.
From the new account do File, Import, Messages.
Use the "Microsoft Windows Mail 7" format. Pick only the
folders which have messages you want. Don't bother with
MS Communities or any other newsgroups because it is
faster to just let the news server download fresh copies.
Don't mess with the message store.
"Ken2036" <Ken2036@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:uJlo0Bc7HHA.3940@xxxxxx
>I see the hidden files now. Thank you. Can you assist in the process of
> moving my mail from admin to standard? I never found a written procedure
> for this. Is Import the right approach ? I only have choices like OE6 and WM7 formats,
> which don't seem to apply. And once I figure that out, which files do I
> import? Just local folders and microsoft communities? Leave backup and
> portraits and other files in the message store alone?
> "Gary VanderMolen" <gary@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:%231H24EO7HHA.4880@xxxxxx
>> In order to see "hidden" files and folders, you will need to change
>> the default Folder Options. Go to Control Panel, Folder Options, View,
>> and select "Show hidden files and folders." While there, you may also
>> want to uncheck "Hide extensions..." (a very bad MS default!).
>> Gary VanderMolen
>> "Ken2036" <Ken2036@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:32F0EBCA-FE9F-4521-B8D3-9312D3411A17@xxxxxx
>>> When first setting up my new computer with Vista and Windows Mail, I imported OE mail into the administrator account. The
>>> process worked fine. I've since set up a standard users account for everyday use per Microsoft recommendation and want my mail
>>> there. I cannot find instructions for moving/exporting/importing mail from one account to another within Vista. I can't even
>>> find the message store to see if I could import from there directly into the standard user account and then delete the mail in
>>> the admin acct. I see the file location under tools/options/advanced-maintenance, store folder, but when I look there, I
>>> can't "see" any folder called "appdata/local" etc. Can someone walk me through the process please or tell me where to find
>>> instructions? Thank you.