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#1 Kemper2

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:36 PM

My laptop recently failed. It was running Vista and I was using Windows Live Mail as my mail program. I would like to transfer my saved mail from the old laptop to my new laptop, however I'm unable to find where Windows 8 stores the EML files that Windows Live Mail uses. Can anyone help me find them?

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:41 PM

My laptop recently failed. It was running Vista and I was using Windows Live Mail as my mail program. I would like to transfer my saved mail from the old laptop to my new laptop, however I'm unable to find where Windows 8 stores the EML files that Windows Live Mail uses. Can anyone help me find them?


Try this--

http://superuser.com/questions/449389/where-does-the-windows-8-mail-app-store-data

OR:


https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&ved=0CE4QFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fanswers.microsoft.com%2Fen-us%2Fwindows%2Fforum%2Fwindows_7-networking%2Fwhere-are-the-windows-live-mail-files-saved%2F63217c8f-d773-4826-ab92-7f9189ef2870&ei=Wv4KUY7hIIm-8ATPpYAg&usg=AFQjCNHreugbdFn_-82XhRxuq43WmqsiBQ&sig2=-9s0UHAewQIm-aI_svRFoA&bvm=bv.41642243,d.eWU
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:51 PM

By default it is stored in the following folder on Windows Vista, 7, and 8:

C:\Users\<login name>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail

On XP it is located in:

C:\Documents and Settings\<login name>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail.

From the run box (Windows Key+ R) you can just type: %UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail

You may have to enable the viewing of hidden files first under the Folder Options control panel.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:35 PM

My laptop recently failed. It was running Vista and I was using Windows Live Mail as my mail program. I would like to transfer my saved mail from the old laptop to my new laptop, however I'm unable to find where Windows 8 stores the EML files that Windows Live Mail uses. Can anyone help me find them?

I'm likely not nearly as qualified as everyone else here but I've also used Windows Live for quite a while. Your messages aren't even stored on your computer. They are in the cloud. Well obviously the most recent ones are still there but they should automatically be uploaded to the cloud at certain specific periods.



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:16 AM

If you are using a microsoft account like Hotmail, all your mail will still be on the website.  They don't ditch your mail until you delete them unlike some other services.






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