I just got a new laptop with Windows 7. I use Windows Mail on my old (Vista) laptop. I have four years of emails (and attachments) organized into many folders. My hope is to get all of that onto the new computer without losing anything--emails, attachments, folder organization. I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
I do not know how to do this best. Windows 7 does not have Windows Mail that works, although I have found some information on trying to make it work. It involves a lot of steps that I don't entirely understand and there is a web site that instructs you to download things that I am worried could be dangerous.
The options I have found are to try to get Windows Mail on my Windows 7 computer or to upgrade the Vista system to Windows Live Mail.
My specific questions are:
- Is there a best way to get all emails, attachments, and folder organization from Windows Mail on Vista to my new Windows 7 laptop? I like using Windows Mail because I know how it works but a open to something else.
- What do I need to know to try to get this to work through getting Windows Mail onto Windows 7?
- Would downloading Windows Live Mail onto the Vista laptop allow me to seamlessly transfer all emails, attachments, and folder organization from Window Mail? Then how would I transfer all this to the Windows 7 laptop?
- Is there some other option I haven't found?
I purchased PC Mover from LapLink to move things to the new computer and have the included ethernet cable. I tried to move files, setting, and programs (including Windows Mail) and it didn't work. I "undid" the transfer waiting to figure this out.