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Windows Live Mail message store location

  1. #1


    StevenW Guest

    Windows Live Mail message store location

    My OS crashed and I am reinstalling. Prior to crash, I had installed Windows
    Live Mail and it downloaded messages from a pop3 account. I want to make
    sure I import those messages when I reinstall the mail program. Can someone
    tell me what the file type is and where I can find it. I have a copy of
    everything on the drive on which Live Mail was installed. Thanks.

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  2. #2


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Windows Live Mail message store location

    Windows XP or Vista?
    The file type is .eml. The location of the message store folder is given
    here: Tools, Options, Advanced, Maintenance, Store Folder.

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)


    "StevenW" <StevenW@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:6F3C2977-26E8-4A20-BED5-34AF41BD00B1@xxxxxx

    > My OS crashed and I am reinstalling. Prior to crash, I had installed Windows
    > Live Mail and it downloaded messages from a pop3 account. I want to make
    > sure I import those messages when I reinstall the mail program. Can someone
    > tell me what the file type is and where I can find it. I have a copy of
    > everything on the drive on which Live Mail was installed. Thanks.


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  3. #3


    StevenW Guest

    Re: Windows Live Mail message store location

    XP. Does it matter? Is there a standard location?
    I copied all of my files to another drive and then reformatted the hard
    drive to reinstall XP and thus will have to recover the .eml file manually.

    Any ideas on a forum for XP reinstallation issues would be appreciated as
    well as I cannot get XP to reinstall properly - after the initial files are
    loaded, the computer restarts but won't boot up or complete the XP
    installation.

    thx

    "Gary VanderMolen" wrote:

    > Windows XP or Vista?
    > The file type is .eml. The location of the message store folder is given
    > here: Tools, Options, Advanced, Maintenance, Store Folder.
    >
    > --
    > Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
    >
    >
    > "StevenW" <StevenW@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:6F3C2977-26E8-4A20-BED5-34AF41BD00B1@xxxxxx

    > > My OS crashed and I am reinstalling. Prior to crash, I had installed Windows
    > > Live Mail and it downloaded messages from a pop3 account. I want to make
    > > sure I import those messages when I reinstall the mail program. Can someone
    > > tell me what the file type is and where I can find it. I have a copy of
    > > everything on the drive on which Live Mail was installed. Thanks.
    >
    >
    >

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  4. #4


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Windows Live Mail message store location

    The path on the hard drive to the message store is different for XP
    than it is for Vista. Either way, that setting I gave you reveals the location.

    Sorry, I've been away from XP issues for some 26 months already.

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)


    "StevenW" <StevenW@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:78D935EF-0924-4F90-ABBB-55320D9F650F@xxxxxx

    > XP. Does it matter? Is there a standard location?
    > I copied all of my files to another drive and then reformatted the hard
    > drive to reinstall XP and thus will have to recover the .eml file manually.
    >
    > Any ideas on a forum for XP reinstallation issues would be appreciated as
    > well as I cannot get XP to reinstall properly - after the initial files are
    > loaded, the computer restarts but won't boot up or complete the XP
    > installation.
    >
    > thx
    >
    > "Gary VanderMolen" wrote:
    >

    >> Windows XP or Vista?
    >> The file type is .eml. The location of the message store folder is given
    >> here: Tools, Options, Advanced, Maintenance, Store Folder.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
    >>
    >>
    >> "StevenW" <StevenW@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:6F3C2977-26E8-4A20-BED5-34AF41BD00B1@xxxxxx

    >> > My OS crashed and I am reinstalling. Prior to crash, I had installed Windows
    >> > Live Mail and it downloaded messages from a pop3 account. I want to make
    >> > sure I import those messages when I reinstall the mail program. Can someone
    >> > tell me what the file type is and where I can find it. I have a copy of
    >> > everything on the drive on which Live Mail was installed. Thanks.
    >>
    >>
    >>


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