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Hi Charles! I'm sorry to hear this happened to you. This particular issue with Windows Live Mail is fairly widespread in cases where users have downgraded back to Windows 7 from Windows 10, but remains unacknowledged by Microsoft. As such, there is no supported "fix" -- but that doesn't mean we can't try!
So, we need to cross our fingers here and hope to find your old mailboxes and contacts in a previous version of your store folder...and, from there, we'll try to restore them:
The biggest potential pitfall here is at step #4...it is possible that there are no previous versions saved of the Store folder, and in that case we'd be up against a wall. However, please do try the above first, and kindly let me know the results!
Hi Charles! It's been a little while since we chatted, so I wanted to check back and see if you had had success reverting back to Windows 7?
Thanks...I hope to hear back from you!