Experiment to combine all accounts into one folder in left panel of WinLiveMail
In Windows Mail
all Accounts, Emails, and folders for Inbox, Outbox, Sent Items etc, are stored in a folder named Local Folders found via the following pathway.
Start orb --> User Name --> AppData --> Local --> Microsoft --> Windows Mail --> Local Folders
This is a picture of Local Folders
, containing two accounts.
In Windows Live Mail, there is no Local Folders folder. Instead there is an individual folder for each account with a complete set of Inbox, Outbox, Sent Items, etc, in each folder. Each account is found via the following pathway, where in this example Bern and Poppa are the account names.
Start orb --> User Name --> AppData --> Local --> Microsoft --> Windows Live Mail --> Poppa or Bern
This is a picture of Windows Live Mail
folder containing the two accounts, Poppa
As an experiment to see if it is possible to combine all accounts into one master account, starting with zero accounts
, I created a new folder in Windows Live Mail, and named it Local Folders
. I then copied and pasted two account files from Windows Mail Local Folders into the Local Folders folder, in Windows Live Mail.
When Windows Live Mail was opened, these still showed up as two separate accounts in the left panel.
Upon re-opening the Local Folders folder, it was empty. Two new account folders had been created in Windows Live Mail, named Bern and Poppa, with a complete set of Inbox, Outbox folders, etc, in each account folder. And the individual account files
had been moved out of the newly created Local Folders into the corresponding individual account folders it had created. Also mail sent to either account went to the correct folder.
So obviously it's programmed to auto revert to multiple account folders.
Anyone else got any other ideas how it can be hacked to only show one set of Local Folders with all accounts in that folder?