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Windows 7: Saving my email?

08 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
Saving my email?

I'm using windows Live email and I lost all my saved emails which were serveral hundred. I had a folder in the same root as my Inbox with sub folders and now they are gone. I would like to make a folder on the root directory of my hard drive and save them to that so this does not happen again. I have 3 hard drives so every couple of days I can just copy them over to the other 2 hard drives so this really can not happen again. What a nightmare. How can I do this?

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08 Dec 2009   #2


Leave eMail on the server when you POP collect it in the future, then you have a non-localised copy of everything and are not subject to losses such as you're citing. You'll possibly be able to salvage your local records if you use eMail recovery software similar to the products previously used for Outlook Express mailbox corruption.
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08 Dec 2009   #3

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

Have a look at a program called MailStore Home(its free). This may help you.

Free email archiving and backup software - MailStore Home

I use it and I think its great

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08 Dec 2009   #4

Windows7 Ultimate 64 bit

Exporting from within live mail to a backup drive is another way.
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08 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro

I took a look at the program and I like to do everything manually. I don't use anything that Microsoft gives me. I just make my own folders and put them where I want to and go from there.

I tried to export my email but it only does folders and I want to do email files. Is there another way. I can copy my email files over to a folder but that is a pain and I waited too long to do that last time and lost a bunch of them so is there an easyer way.

I'm trying to copied my contacts to a folder which I did before but forgot.
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08 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
windows LIve Storage

I guess what I'm trying to say is How do I store my emails on another hard drive?
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08 Dec 2009   #7

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit

Easiest method:

Identify the folder where your mail is stored.

Get an application (there are many) that is designed to backup files and folders. Such programs aren't designed just to backup mail--they will backup Word documents, mp3s, pictures, or whatever you want. You have full control over what to backup.

Set up a profile in it to copy that folder whenever and wherever you want. That might be automatically every time you shut down, every 4 hours, or whenever you push a button. You control when it runs.

I back up my mail with such an application with a single click. Takes about 10 seconds to run. I do it ever couple of weeks.

If you are talking about controlling the location of your ORIGINALS (not copying or backing up), you may be able to control that within the mail application itself. But there really isn't any point to doing this--I'd just copy.
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