When you install Windows Live Mail, it becomes your default Mail Client and
"imports" your Outlook Express data automatically.
Furthermore, it removes (not uninstalls) Outlook Express.
1. Enable "Show Hidden Files and Folders" =>
2. Open a Windows Explorer search window (WinKey+E) and run a search for
"*.dbx" (w/out the quotes). If you find any, in what folder(s) are they
3. If OE isn't available: Add/Remove Programs > Add/Remove Windows
Components > Make sure "Outlook Express" is checked.
You can drag or copy/paste or cut/paste EML files into an open OE folder.
=> Outlook Express-specific newsgroup:
=> Windows Live Mail-specific newsgroup:
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
> I have downloaded Windows Live Mail just for tasting, not decided to use
> as the default email client application yet. But after I have installed
> all my previous .EML files as OutlookExpress Model Files have been changed
> to "Windows Live mail mail message", and it is hard to restore to the
> original mode, I changed them to .EML files, but can not open them in OE,
> Would you please help me?