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Windows 7: Windows Live Mail 11 - local email storage?

24 Jan 2011   #1
deadwing

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Windows Live Mail 11 - local email storage?

I downloaded the latest Windows Live Essential 11. I added my email account in WL Mail, I've got more than 2000 emails on my account and some of them contains attachments and files up to 10-15 mb.

My question is: Does WL Mail, by default, save my emails locally in some user file? And, if so, will they be deleted once I uninstall WL Mail - or can/must this be done manually?

Any help appreciated!


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24 Jan 2011   #2
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by deadwing View Post
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1)Does WL Mail, by default, save my emails locally in some user file?
2) And, if so, will they be deleted once I uninstall WL Mail - or can/must this be done manually?
1) When using the "mail" view (vs. contacts or calender) look for "Options". There should be an "advanced" tab. In that window you should be able to click on a link to the "message store". That will tell you the path to your user folder containing the messages.
2) It should be possible to uninstall/reinstall WLM without affecting the message store, so if you want to delete them you will have to delete the folder indicated as the message store.
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24 Jan 2011   #3
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Its all keep in C:/users/(name)/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows Live Mail. Don't know if they will be deleted if you uninstall WLM since uninstall processes don't always clean up everything.

Jim
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24 Jan 2011   #4
deadwing

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thank you both Phone Man and roncerr. Your answers provided enough information to have my case solved!

The local storage took up too much space.

Thank you!
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