Can't access my vista email via virtualisation software

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  1. msmth928 macrumors regular

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    When I used to reformat my vista machine, I simply copied my email folder before doing so, then after the os install simply changed the store folder in windows mail and it would pick up all my emails/folders.

    However, I've tried to do that via vmware and virtualbox, but it (windows mail) keeps giving me an error, saying that the folder is in use by another program such as a virus checker.

    Am I going to have to go down the bootcamp route to get all my emails? Or can I get them via vmware/virtualbox somehow? Anyone managed it?
     
  2. msmth928 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Anyone manage to get their emails via virtualisation software?
     
  3. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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    Yes. I installed Windows 7 RC via bootcamp, and I use VMware Fusion 2 to virtualize my bootcamp partition.

    I use thunderbird as my email client, and it works perfectly.

    Maybe you can try Windows7?
     
  4. msmth928 thread starter macrumors regular

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    How different is it to virtualise your bootcamp partition as opposed to normal virtualisation? Does it run better?

    I also tried W7 but I get the same thing - think it's because there are too many emails (over 3GB).
     

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