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    My OS is Win 7 Pro 32 bit.

    I recently installed Windows Live Mail, and after making sure that was working properly I deleted the Windows Mail Program files and the C:\Users\Roy\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Mail folder.Today I ran the sfc /scannow command and found that as a result the files and folder referred to had been restored. I also found one email in the C:\Users\Roy\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Mail folder, in the inbox, namely the Welcome to Windows Mail message, which opened in Windows Live Mail. I do not understand why the files and folder have been restored, as Windows Mail is not supported in Win 7. Is it safe for me to delete them again?

    You advice would be appreciated.

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    If your WLM seems to be working fine, then I do not see why you should not eliminate the WM stuff. I am unsure why it was restored. did you somehow do a system restore?
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    Hello Ted,

    Thanks for your comments.

    I will delete the WM stuff again. I have no idea why it was restored, it definitely wasn't there before I ran the sfc /scannow command and I have not done a system restore recently.

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    Windows 7 by default has the originalWLM client folders but not the email client. There doesn't appear to be any explanation for this either.
    They should be safe to remove but you may get them back with a clean install, or as you have done, with an SFC scan.
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