11 July 2013

Windows Live Mail: Backup and Restore Emails in sub-folder files - a simple way

Sometimes we may create folders or sub-folders in our Windows Live Mail to store our important emails as records or references. Personally I have used more than 10 self-created folders to classify my important or interested received emails. Thus, it is very important for me to figure out a better way to backup these stored emails. 
In order to backup these emails in an extra hard disk, all we need is to simply find these folders and duplicate (Copy and Paste) them in another place.



1. Firstly, you need to selection the option to view invisible folders.
Open 'my computer' -> Tools (type Alt if you did see it) -> Click 'folder options...' -> View -> select "Show hidden files, folders, and drivers".

2. Go to: OS drive (normally is C:\) -> Users -> "Your User's Name" -> "AppData" (the hidden file) -> Local -> Microsoft -> Windows Live Mail
3. In Windows Live Mail, copy your desired email account's folder, and paste it in a safe location such as external hard disk.


1. Open your back-up email account's folder, copy all the folders, except account files (named account{XXX}.oeaccount)
2. Past them to your desired account folder that located in "OS drive (normally is C:\) -> Users -> "Your User's Name" -> "AppData" (the hidden file) -> Local -> Microsoft -> Windows Live Mail"
Note: This back-up and restore methods are only done manually. You can use some back-up system or software to help you back up these folders in schedule or automatically.
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Written by: Xaivier Chia

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1 comment:

alex said...

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