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Windows Mail question


New Member
Hey everyone,

I read the Windows Mail Tutorial but could not find an answer for my question so I hope that I posted this in the correct forum.

My old Vista PC fried so I built a new rig this past week. I pulled the hard drive from my old system so that I could later copy important files and docs over to the new setup.

Because my computer fried unexpectedly I did not have a chance to export my emails so that they could be added back to my new system. So now I am stuck with my email folders that have a ton of ".eml" files that I can't seem to import into windows mail.

I tried to go through the import process in windows mail but that gave me an error.

Does anyone else have any ideas? BTW, I moved from 32bit to 64bit vista if that matters.

My Computer


Vista Guru
Maine, USA
Hi Carbonfly,

Try to just drag and drop the .eml files into the inbox in windows mail. Worked for me after a reinstall of vista.


My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
    Crucial Ballistix 4x2GB PC2 6400
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Creative SB X-Fi
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2207 + HPvs15
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050 + 1024x768
    Hard Drives
    2-WD5000AAKS-500 GB
    WD 5000AAV-500 GB external
    MX Revolution
    Microsoft Comfort Curve
    Other Info
    Wacom Intuos 2 Graphics Tablet
    Experience Index=5.5

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