Windows 10: Win Live Mail lost some contacts

Discus and support Win Live Mail lost some contacts in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; Desktop PC,Win 10,FF primary,IE secondary. I used Outlook mail on my XP laptop and liked it. When I got this PC I could not use Outlook and went to... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by crabmann, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. crabmann Win User

    Win Live Mail lost some contacts


    Desktop PC,Win 10,FF primary,IE secondary. I used Outlook mail on my XP laptop and liked it. When I got this PC I could not use Outlook and went to Live Mail. I do not find it to be user friendly like the old Outlook. Today I went to send an email and found about half of my contacts were missing and cant seem to recover them. I would like to download the free Outlook Mail and move my old emails over and create a single contact list that can be edited. Currently I have several different contact lists some of which can be edited and some not. When finished I would like to delete the old lists and Live Mail. Can this be done and how?

    :)
     
    crabmann, Apr 2, 2017
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  2. dunld Win User

    Lost contacts while trying to sync on laptop..

    I think that some people think they have lost their contacts when they, in fact, haven't. The iPhone syncs with Windows Contacts, not Windows Live Mail Contacts. Then they open the contacts in Windows Live Mail and don't see them. Windows Contacts andWindows
    Live Mail Contacts are two different databases kept in different places (I know, sounds strange). You can sync the iPhone with Contacts and then import into Live Mail Contacts. Contacts are in C:\Users\username\contacts. Live Mail Contacts are in C:\Users\username\appdata\local\Microsoft\Windows
    Live Contacts\(very long lettered name)\DBstore.

    DD
     
    dunld, Apr 2, 2017
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  3. mr how can I contact Marilyn O?

    1. Marilyn O appears to be a community contributor.

    2. Issues...the MS Assure Plan reps have generally messed up my PC,

    they lost a lost of my files. but for this purpose I need to know how to delete face book

    contacts from windows live mail (win 10). Also, when I open the

    Windows Live Mail screen there is an error "error when attempting

    to connect to the windows live mail calendar service. I have no

    idea what this is.

    3. maybe Windows 10 is a problem
     
    StanleyHuddleston, Apr 2, 2017
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  4. Bastet Win User

    Win Live Mail lost some contacts

    If the account is a Microsoft account then WLMail isn't compatible with the new sync protocol so you'll lose your Outlook contacts & calendar, the only option is to use the inbuilt Windows Mail for hotmail/outlook/live accounts which will sync contacts & calendars for Microsoft accounts.
    Your email folders are under: C:\Users\yourcomputername\AppData\Local\Microsoft\ look for the windows live mail folder within there are your accounts, just open the account folder & copy your emails into the new email client. Never moved contacts list so can't help there.
     
    Bastet, Apr 2, 2017
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  5. swarfega Win User
    Windows Live hasn't been updated since 2012 so you could be putting yourself at risk by using it.

    What was the exact reason why you couldn't use Outlook?
     
    swarfega, Apr 2, 2017
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  6. crabmann Win User
    1st-Thanks, I'll try that

    2nd- I don't know. My email provider said they could not get it to install.
     
    crabmann, Apr 2, 2017
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  7. Bastet Win User
    Are you referring to Outlook Express or the paid for Outlook?
    Outlook Express was part of XP which is a basic version of the paid Outlook mail, OE cannot be installed on any current Windows OS but you should be able to install Outlook email client providing you have a current key.
     
    Bastet, Apr 2, 2017
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  8. crabmann Win User

    Win Live Mail lost some contacts

    I am going to try the free Outlook but I don't know what a "client key" is.
     
    crabmann, Apr 2, 2017
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  9. crabmann Win User
    Status- Apparently I have a Outlook account that I can access by going to Outlook.com.This updated itself yesterday because I logged in? It knows my password but I don't. I tried to change it but the screens that they identified do not have the required options. I have searched my programs and Outlook it is not installed on my PC. Until I can do that I cannot make it the default email program. What is the "client key"
     
    crabmann, Apr 2, 2017
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  10. Bastet Win User
    Sorry I don't know what a client key is. To use the Outlook email client you have to purchase/or have purchased Microsoft Office & installed & unlocked the software.
     
    Bastet, Apr 5, 2018
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