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  • Question

  • dear sir, im trying to move mail data to my external memory due to the sort storage as im using Microsoft surface with limited storage. please advice 
    Sunday, September 29, 2019 4:55 PM

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  • Hi islam sami Hussain.

    You could consider doing a backup of the oldest mail messages and move that backup to a separate memory storage.
    Which email client are you using?


    Luigi Bruno

    Sunday, September 29, 2019 5:40 PM
  • Hi,


    According to your email client, my suggestions as below:


    Microsoft Outlook can export all of your messages to a single file for easy transport.


    1. Open your account in Microsoft Outlook. Click "File," "Open & Export," then "Import/Export."

    2. Select "Export to File" in the Import and Export Wizard and then click "Next."

    3. Click "Outlook Data File " and then click "Next." Choose "Inbox" as the folder to export, or expand "Inbox" and select the appropriate folder. Click "Next."

    4. Connect the external drive to your computer. Click "Cancel" if a dialog box appears on-screen.

    5. Click "Browse," select the external drive from the list of storage devices and then create a name for your backup file. Click "OK."

    6. Click "Next," then "Finish." To secure the messages, enter a password when prompted and then click "OK. Otherwise, click "Cancel."


    There is no backup or export email option in Windows 10 Mail app, so it is extremely necessary for you to go further to try this method to copy email from the file location to the external hard drive Windows 10.


    1. Go as the path: C:\Users\Username\Appdata\Local\packages\microsoft.Windowscommunicationsapps\Localstate\Indexed\Livecomm\any folder name\any folder name\mail


    2. In Mail folder, there will be various sub-folders on Windows 10, find out the folders where there are emails you want to back up.


    3. Then right click to Copt these emails files and then paste them in the location you want them to be there.


    If you use Gmail, you could refer to the link below:

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    Hope above information can help you.

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    Monday, September 30, 2019 1:59 AM
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    Thursday, October 3, 2019 8:29 AM