I have a laptop where I have been using Windows Live Mail as my email application for the last year. Yesterday I got a dell desktop as well and I am desperately trying to set up so my desktop and laptop sync the email between each other.

I'm using Super Flexible Synchronizer to sync the email storage folder to a NAS on my network, so when setting up the desktop naturally I set it up to download all from the NAS. But each time I open Windows Live Mail on the new machine, some emails suddenly come in duplicates, one is read, the other is not.

I have ran through the registry on the new machine and updated an ID i found, in 3 places, one being: C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Contacts{blah blah blah}\DBStore\contacts.edb

Still doesn't seem to be enough. Does anyone have any tips or ideas how to sync Windows Live Mail between two computers without duplicates and weird behavior etc.

1 Answer 1


check out this forum, has a similar question...


basically put, it recommends that you use Windows Live Sync to sync your message folder between your two Windows machines.

  • thank you for pointing me to that thread studiohack. unfortunatly i think i have reached further than what is discussed in that thread, and yet some things are not right. There must be some more registry keys involved...
    – Jesper
    May 1, 2010 at 23:56
  • sounds like a messy situation...sorry I couldn't be of more help. good luck! (and welcome to Super User! :-))
    – studiohack
    May 2, 2010 at 0:35

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