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Windows Live mail - Mail store location?

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  • Hi All,
    I'm looking at potentially deploying Windows 7 to my home network but there are few concerns I have. One is a bug in the folder view/settings, which for all intents and purposes, given M$'s history of not fixing things, may result in me never upgrading. But what leads me here tonight is questions regarding WIndows (live) Mail.

    Will/is the mail store in Windows Live Mail located on my local machine? Are all of the rules, calendar entries and contacts stored on my local machine, or are they store on some remote system.

    Sorry if this is a dumb question. But this is a show stopper. I would never consider upgrading if all of my mail is stored outside my system. I can't control it. I can't back it up etc.

    thanks
    Tanya
    Saturday, September 05, 2009 12:27 PM

Answers

  • Those folders also contain email messeges in their corresponding folder structure unread, deleted, sent, etc. right there in the local user account but there is no single store for all user accounts.

    C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft
    Duck.
    Saturday, September 05, 2009 1:43 PM

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  • I've used these folders which contain email settings port settings account names etc. to restore my email accounts. You must not include the calander folder. 

    H:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail

    H:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Contacts



    I use this registry key to restore my interface settings.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail
    Duck.
    • Proposed as answer by ONE ZERO Saturday, September 05, 2009 1:55 PM
    Saturday, September 05, 2009 1:28 PM
  • Hi,

    thanks for your reply.

    If I'm reading you correctly you are saying tha the configuration settings are stored locally (which contain email settings port settings account names etc)

    So, what about the  mail store itself? Is it stored, in its entirety, on the local machine...

    y'know.. I wiped my Win7 RC in favour of playing with some linux distro's as an alternative to windows... I'll reload win7 in the morning and try it out..

    thanks
    Saturday, September 05, 2009 1:34 PM
  • Those folders also contain email messeges in their corresponding folder structure unread, deleted, sent, etc. right there in the local user account but there is no single store for all user accounts.

    C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft
    Duck.
    Saturday, September 05, 2009 1:43 PM

  • In WLMail, click:    MenuBar > Tools > Options > Advanced > Maintenance > Store Folder




    Yup, that's a good way to find it.




    Then give me a  Vote As Helpful  and  Propose As Answer.


    Saturday, September 05, 2009 1:54 PM
  • Thank you gentlemen for your assistance.
    Actually, My original question wasn't about restoring my configuration from Vista to 7, just about whether M$ was forcing us poor end users to store mail off our own systems, but your answers showed some forward thinking. If you hadn't provided the responses you did, then sooner or l8r I would have been back to ask the questions you answered (hehe. Follow that?).

    thanks again.
    Saturday, September 05, 2009 11:56 PM
  • Thanks again.
    • Proposed as answer by ONE ZERO Sunday, September 06, 2009 12:14 AM
    Sunday, September 06, 2009 12:03 AM


  • In WLMail, click:    MenuBar > Tools > Options > Advanced > Maintenance > Store Folder





    Jeepers, Carey.  This one's all green.  How could you have missed deleting this one?


    I'm getting exhausted pointing them all out for you.


    Monday, November 23, 2009 7:11 AM
  • Thanks mate, really helpful answer....
    Sunday, January 31, 2010 4:20 PM