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    Ken2036 Guest

    Move Windows Mail from Admin to Standard Acct

    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.


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    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Move Windows Mail from Admin to Standard Acct

    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.


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    Re: Move Windows Mail from Admin to Standard Acct

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken2036 View Post
    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.
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    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
    Hi Ken,

    Once you check "Show hidden files and folders" and uncheck "Hide Extensions", the email messages will be stored at:

    C:\users\(your user name)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Mail\Local Folders

    You will have to export them from the "Administrator" account to a new folder in the "Standard" account, then import them from inside the "Standard" account from that location. I would use a personal user folder to save the export into.

    Shawn

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    Ken2036 Guest

    Re: Move Windows Mail from Admin to Standard Acct

    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.
    >
    >

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    Re: Move Windows Mail from Admin to Standard Acct

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken2036 View Post
    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?
    Hi Ken,

    From within the Administrator account you can just simply Copy the "Local Folders" and Paste them into the corresponding "Local Folders" in the Standard account. To make it simple, open two Windows Explorer windows with the Administrator account's "Local Folders" location in one and the Standard account's "Local Folders" location in the other. The email messages are the ones with the .eml extension.


    Shawn

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    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Move Windows Mail from Admin to Standard Acct

    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.

    Gary VanderMolen

    "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.
    >>
    >>
    >

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