Windows Live Mail - Change the location of the "Store folder"

December 2016

You mail folder is usually located in: C:\Users\User_name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail

To change its location
  • Click on File > Options > Mail
  • Down in the "Advanced tab, you shall have the "Maintenance and Troubleshooting"section
  • Click "Maintenance" and it shall open a new window
  • Click on the "Store folder" button.

  • In the new menu displaying the actual location of the mail folder, click on the "Change" button and replace the path by the one of your choice.
  • Save your changes using the OK button.

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