Exporting storage folders from Windows Live Mail

By jbox ·
I have a customer who has a very large and elaborate tree of directories and sub-directories under the storage folders in Windows Live Mail. When trying to export them to Outlook 2010, or to another PC with Windows Live Mail, it appears to scamble the directories (it brings them across, but the directory tree is condsiderably different). Is there a limitation to the number of folders that can be exported, perhaps? I have tried an auto import from Outlook, an auto export from WLM, and manually exported/imported, all to no avail. I have tried copying the folders from the storage folder to the inbox to see if they be exported more successfully from there, but WLM will not allow the copying of Storage Folders in this way. Does anyone have any ideas how I can transfer these folders? Thanking you in anticipation. Regards, Justin

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by max k. In reply to Exporting storage folders ...

I have had the exact same problem, and it's been a problem with MS mail clients for ages as the same occurred for me when I exported a large folder tree from Outlook Express to the first version of Live Mail. The only way I got around it was to drag the jumbled folders one by one into there new position. Even so it mangled the contents of many emails. I recently tried exporting the tree again from Live Mail to the new 2011 version of Live Mail on a new partition and the exact same problem occurred: the folder tree was completely jumbled and many folders completely missing. Sorry, I came here hoping for an answer as well.

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