Windows 10: Windows Live Mail

Discus and support Windows Live Mail in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; About a week ago my E-Mails started arriving full of black boxes with white x's in the center instead of printed info. Previously some of them had a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by OMATomWalsh, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. Windows Live Mail

    About a week ago my E-Mails started arriving full of black boxes with white x's in the center instead of printed info. Previously some of them had a yellow banner across the top that when you clicked the rt side of banner the full E-Mail came through. Now depending on which black box you click you may or may not go to the website of the sender(NY Times, ESPN, etc).

    What happened and how do I get my old Windows Live settings back where they belong???????

    OMATomWalsh, Jan 12, 2019

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    I realize the inconvenience you are experiencing with Windows Live Mail. I will certainly help you with the issue.

    I would like to know a few information:

    • Which version of Windows Essentials have you installed on your PC?

    • Which Email domain did you configure with Windows Live Mail?

    I would also suggest you to follow the steps mentioned below:

    Method 1:

    Repair Windows Live Mail

    Refer to the steps mentioned below:

    • Press Windows Key + R

    • Type appwiz.cpl

    • Right click Windows Live Essentials

    • Click Uninstall/Change

    • Click Repair all Windows Live Programs
    If the issue still persists, proceed to Method 2.

    Method 2:

    Remove and Reinstall Windows Live Mail referring to the link mentioned below:

    Hope this information helps.

    Please get back to us with an update on the issue, we will be happy to help
    Ankit Rajput, Jan 12, 2019
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    Hello Brian,

    Thank you for your interest in Windows 10.

    As per the issue description you are facing issue in downloading any attachment from Live mail and sending emails.
    It is possible that there are corrupted files on your Windows Live Mail that could be causing the issue.

    I would suggest you to try the steps provided in the article mentioned below and see if it helps you to fix the issue.

    What do I do if I can't download my attachments in Windows Live Mail?

    If issue persists, I would suggest you to repair Windows live mail as its corruption might be the cause of your issue.

    We recommend that you try repairing Windows Live Mail to check if it fixes the issue. Before you repair Windows Live Mail, you can backup your files to make sure that you do not lose any of them. You can click on this

    for steps on how to backup your files.

    Once your files have been backed up, you can then follow the steps below to repair Windows Live Mail.

    • Press Windows key + X, select Control Panel from the list.
    • Click on Programs, then Uninstall a program.
    • Look for Windows Essentials.
    • Right click on Windows Essentials and click on Uninstall/Change.

      A window will pop up asking to either remove or repair Windows Essentials.
    • Choose Repair all Windows Essentials program.

    If repairing does not work, then we advise that you uninstall and reinstall Windows Live Mail. You can follow the same steps above but choose Remove instead of repair. You can then visit this

    where you can download a fresh copy of Windows Live Mail.

    Hope this would help. If issue still persists post back with current status of your computer and result of the proposed suggestion, we will be happy to assist you.

    Ramesh.Kumar, Jan 12, 2019
  4. Windows Live Mail

    Windows LIve Mail


    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    It is possible that Mail.MsMessageStore file was corrupted. Please follow the steps below on how to repair the file:

      • Which is the email client that you use to access your emails? Windows live mail or through mail app? Or do you access email via your Web Browser?

      • If you use email client, what type of email account? (i.e. POP, IMAP, Exchange or other...)

    I suggest you to follow the below steps and check if it helps if you access it through Windows live mail.

    1. Restart the computer (this is to ensure that Live Mail is fully shut down, and that none of it's components are in use when the computer starts)

    2. Press Windows+ X and select command prompt(Admin).

    3. Copy the following (press Ctrl+C):

    esentutl.exe -d "%userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail\Mail.MSMessageStore"

    Note: the "" are necessary

    4. Right click in the command prompt Window, and select Paste, so you now see the following:

    C:\Windows\system32>esentutl.exe -d "%userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail\Mail.MSMessageStore"

    5. Press enter. esentutl will now defragment the Live Mail database file

    6. Once done, you can close the command prompt, and restart the PC again

    If the issue persists, please notify us.

    Anil Madishetty, Jan 12, 2019

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