Cannot find winmail.exe on computer


G

Guest

I used Windows Mail on my new computer for 3 days and then decided I
preferred Thunderbird for my e-mail. I set up Thunderbird to be the default
e-mail program.

Later I had a problem with Thunderbird and decided to change back to Windows
Mail. However, when I attempted to locate the winmail.exe file I could not.
I have my search preferences set to search system and hidden files as well as
other files. I can click on a mailbox, however, and winmail starts. I would
prefer to go in the "front" door with a winmail icon on the desktop and not
enter by way of a mail box.

I could not find a download on the microsoft.com site for windows mail.

Can anyone help me locate the file on my computer or a download?

Many thanks.
 
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J

Julian

magic said:
I used Windows Mail on my new computer for 3 days and then decided I
preferred Thunderbird for my e-mail. I set up Thunderbird to be the
default
e-mail program.

Later I had a problem with Thunderbird and decided to change back to
Windows
Mail. However, when I attempted to locate the winmail.exe file I could
not.
I have my search preferences set to search system and hidden files as well
as
other files. I can click on a mailbox, however, and winmail starts. I
would
prefer to go in the "front" door with a winmail icon on the desktop and
not
enter by way of a mail box.

I could not find a download on the microsoft.com site for windows mail.

Can anyone help me locate the file on my computer or a download?

On my PC it's in Program Files > Windows Mail

Program files is by default excluded from the Search index.

I'm not sure that adding too much stuff to Searchindex is wise
because it is quite a performance over head.

Consider using Locate32 in conjunction with a default setup
of Searchindex. It is very complimentary and useful for those occasions...
ie. searching Program Files, that are outside the deafault index.

http://locate32.webhop.org/
 
G

Guest

I appreciate your reply, Julian. Unfortunately, I cannot find winmail.exe in
the Windows Mail folder under Program files nor anywhere else I would have
expected it to be (I had previously been able to find it there). Another
Microsoft mystery, I imagine.

I haven't quite grasped the searchindex nuances, but I know to try to
restrict to "likely" candidates.

Again, thanks for the response. If you think of anything else, please let
me know.

Magic
 
J

Julian

magic said:
I appreciate your reply, Julian. Unfortunately, I cannot find winmail.exe
in
the Windows Mail folder under Program files nor anywhere else I would have
expected it to be (I had previously been able to find it there). Another
Microsoft mystery, I imagine.

I haven't quite grasped the searchindex nuances, but I know to try to
restrict to "likely" candidates.

Again, thanks for the response. If you think of anything else, please let
me know.

If it's on your computer Locate32 will find it most efficiently.

http://locate32.webhop.org/
 
B

BillD

Windows Mail is part of Vista and by default is located at "C:\Program
Files\Windows Mail\WinMail.exe". You could create a new shortcut on the
desktop with this as the properties. The quotation marks are required.
Select your mail icon from the list under 'change icon'. Hope this helps.

WEDJR
 
G

Guest

This works. Still cannot understand why I cannot see it in a file listing
under Program Files. Another one of Bill Gates' mysteries!!!

Thanks.

Magic
 
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G

Guest

Julian, I downloaded locate32 and it did not find the file either. It's got
to be there, of course, for me to be able to use it. Further, I could not
get locate32 to find a file I knew was there. Probably need to use a
different setting than I did.

Thanks, again.

magic
 
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G

Guest

I rechecked my default settings and found that "show system files" was not
checked. Once I checked that, I found the file. (FYI, I did uncheck same
after I found it).

Also locate32 did find it when I determined that I needed to save the search
and then view it.

Thanks to all.

magic
 

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