The Windows Live Mail contacts are stored in a .edb file under a few folders
C:\Users\(yourlogin)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Contacts
These folders are protected operating system files, so you have to turn on
viewing of those to see them.
Windows 7 Ultimate http://download.live.com/wlmail
"tdkinkley" <tdkinkley@newsgroup> wrote in message
> Hello, shorlty after installing windows 7 I moved my windows live mail
> storage to my Drive D data drive. I have discovered that while there is a
> CONTACTS diretcory on the D drive that windows live mail DOES NOT store
> contacts in the contacts folder.
> If I do a backup image of my C drive, reboot, load windows live mail, open
> contacts and add a new contact, then restore my C drive I find the new
> contact is no longer there. This indicates to me that while windows live
> IS storing most of its data on the D drive it IS NOT storing the conacts
> there, if it were a drive C restore would not remove any new contacts.
> It looks like windows live mail is storing its contacts somewhere on the C
> Ths is idiotic since I changed its data storage to drive D some time ago.
> Anyone know why when you change windows live mails storage diretcory to
> another drive it still stores its contacts on the C drive ?
> Where on the C drive it stores them is a mystery. I have set the folder
> options to show all system files ect. I can find a couple contacts
> directories on the C drive but they are empty.