Windows Live Mail Import Procedures
If you do not have a backup of your account settings, click Add and add your e-mail account. After you add the account settings, press the Export button. Export your account settings, placing the file in a safe place, and close the Accounts window. Press ALT+F again and go to Import Messages. Select Windows Live Mail and then click Next. Browse to the folder where you placed the Windows Live Mail restored folder (in our case C:\Temp\Windows Live Mail\AccountName(username)) and select the SUBFOLDER you want to restore. Select the subfolder containing the e-mail items and press Next. The imported messages can be found within the Imported Folder on the left menu. You can now manually move all the messages back to your inbox.
A. The case where you do not have the whole "Windows Live Mail" folder.
After you installed the Windows Live Mail application, start it up. The application will ask you to create a new account. If you have previously exported the mail account settings, then you can choose to cancel the new e-mail account creation and import your old account. The account settings export file should have an ".iaf" extension. If you know you have exported the account settings and you know where your file is located then press ALT+F and go to "Export Mail" and select "@Account." A new window will open and you can press "Import" to import the account settings or "Add" to add a new account.
B. The case where you have the whole Windows Live Mail folder.
If you have the whole Windows Live Mail folder then you can press ALT+F, select Import Messages > Windows Live Mail and browse for the location of the recovered Windows Live Mail folder. Select All Folders and press Next. The import procedure will start and the items will be restored into the Imported Folder in the left menu.
If you have recovered the entire "Windows Live Mail" folder, then you can skip this section and directly import the whole folder. This will import your mail account settings.