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When you try to search Windows Live Mail using Windows Search on a Windows 7 64-bit operating system, the results will be incomplete.
This issue occurs because Windows Live Mail Version 3 does not install a 64-bit search filter and therefore cannot index the Windows Live Mail files for Windows 7 64-bit operating systems by default.
The e-mail header will be searched and will produce results, but searching on the content of the e-mail message body will not produce the expected results.
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322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To resolve this issue, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, in the Start Search box type Notepad, and then click Notepad in the Programs list.
2. Copy the following text, and then paste it into Notepad:
3. On the File menu, click Save As, and then type the following: LiveMailFix.reg
4. In the Save as type box, click All Files (*.*).
5. In the Save in box, click Desktop, and then click Save.
6. On the File menu, click Exit.
7. Double-click the LiveMailFix.reg file that you saved in step 5. This creates the registry keys and values in the registry. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
8. Delete the .reg file that you created in step 3. To do this, right-click LiveMailFix.reg, and then click Delete. Right-click LiveMailFix.reg, and then click Delete.
9. Reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.
This problem occurs only on Windows 7 64-bit operating systems.
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