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Windows 7: Unable to delete Storage folders from Live Mail.

08 Jun 2009   #1
elbeasto

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Unable to delete Storage folders from Live Mail.

Importing messages into WLM creates a "Storage Folders" account which can't seem to be deleted.

I really want to get rid of this and it's sub folders, would uninstalling then reinstalling WLM sort this out?

Any Ideas?

Thanks


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08 Jun 2009   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello ElBeasto,

In Windows Live Mail...

Click on View on the menu bar (Alt+M), and Layout. Next uncheck the Show Storage folders option under folder Pane, and click on OK.

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Hope this helps,
Shawn


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08 Jun 2009   #3
elbeasto

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Great! Thanks for that Shawn, it was driving me a bit nuts lol.
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08 Jun 2009   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

You're welcome.
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30 Jul 2010   #5
Nicalaine

Windows 7
 
 
Wahoo!


Thank you! It was driving me crazy!
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10 Aug 2012   #6
Emma1937

w 7
 
 

Thank you for asking the question, it also annoyed me. It's history now.
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11 Aug 2012   #7
ESL

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Which version of WLM are we talking about here? I assume 2011. With the 2009 version, even though you uncheck Show Storage folders, they still pop up from time to time, and you have to uncheck the option AGAIN. I trust that little glitch has been fixed in the 2011 version.
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17 Jan 2015   #8
jnr

Windows 7 Home premium 32bit
 
 

Hi, I am using WLM 2012 and I have had the same problem trying various ways to delete "storage folders", without them coming back after a while,what I ended up doing was, RUN/REGEDIT/SOFTWARE/MICROSOFT/WINDOWS LIVE MAIL then clicking on "showLocalFolders" delete the first word so it then reads "LocalFolders".to be on the safe side make sure the DWORD value is 0. Storage Folders should then only appear when you want them to by clicking on them in view and not just because Microsoft says you must have them. Good Luck.
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