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Windows 7: Backup Windows Live Email Contacts and Messages

27 Sep 2011   #11
Coastalguy

XP Home 32bit, XP Home(2) 32bit, Ubuntu Meerkat 32bit
 
 
Thanks,

RonCerr,

Great info, what I was looking for. Obviously, when I went to the store folder, it notes a change button. I assume then, that like Outlook Express, I can change where the messages are stored, i.e. included with my data that is normally backed up.

In OE though, if I remember correctly, you had to copy the messages to the new location first, before selecting change and then browse to the new message location. I assume MLV is the same?


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27 Sep 2011   #12
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coastalguy View Post
...In OE though, if I remember correctly, you had to copy the messages to the new location first, before selecting change and then browse to the new message location. I assume MLV is the same?
Don't know since I never changed default locations for either program. However both Windows Mail from Vista and Windows Live Mail for Windows 7 are signifcantly different form OE: OE used *.dbx files to store groups of many emails while the newer programs store each email separately as a *.eml file.
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27 Sep 2011   #13
Coastalguy

XP Home 32bit, XP Home(2) 32bit, Ubuntu Meerkat 32bit
 
 
Move store folder location.

Changed the store location on WLM, using the Change option and selecting the new location. Closed everything down and restarted after which the files were copied to the new location. Yes, on OE you had to copy them first, but obviously not on WLM.

Did find out that email messages are all saved individually on .eml files, when I backed up the partition that I changed over to. Many, many files. Not sure I like this, due to the many files involved.

Just curious if you know if these individual files can be viewed directly. I used to copy my OE Send and Delete files to a backup folder and view them using a free software package. This kept the size of these active folders small. Would like to do the same with WLM message files, but not sure on viewing them if copied elsewhere.
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