How does one archive Windows Mail in Vista?

By art ·
Is there any way of archiving Windows Mail email? I'd like to put it on CDs or some sort of other storage media, and have it available in a generally accessible way. Any thoughts out there.



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Your best bet would be to ring the Software supplier

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to How does one archive Wind ...

Or if this came preinstalled on a new computer the hardware suppliers as they are responsible for answering questions relating to their products.

Failing that you can post a question here on the Windows Vista Community and maybe someone there will be able to give you an answer as to how to backup your E-Mail from Vista

Generally speaking though you need to copy it to a folder on the HDD and then you can burn to CD/DVD from there so when it comes time to restore you copy from CD/DVD to a Temp Folder on the HDD and then import or whatever the E-Mail. If XP is anything to go by media that you can not change the way that the data is written from is unable to be used to directly import E-Mail.


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Not good enough

by scott.crosdil In reply to Your best bet would be to ...

Sorry HAL 9000 but that reply was just poor.

Windows Mail no longer calls it "Auto Archive".

If you go to "Tools/Options/Advanced" then click at the bottom "Maintenance" there is a button called "Store Folder". There you can choose a suitable folder for Windows Mail to store mail.

The default location is: C:\Users\(Your User Name)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Mail\Local Folders\Inbox

I know these posts are almost a year old but, people still might be wondering how to do that.

Good Luck!

p.s AppData is a hidden folder so you will need to have the show hidden folders option turned on.

p.p.s Windows also encryps the names of saved emails. It wont display the subject or sender, it will just have a coded name i.e 1FA11BF5-000023D3

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