Windows Live Mail 2011: Change the location where emails are stored

   Posted February 13, 2011 by Lê Hoàng in Windows

By default, WLM will store all your emails in one specific folder on your C drive. However, as you receive more and more email, you may run into space issues if you keep them in this default place. This post will show how to move all emails stored by WLM 2011 to another drive or location.

WLM typically stores email in the “C:\Users\User name\App data\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail” folder. If this folder is taking up too much space, you can change this default location.

1. Launch WLM 2011.

2. Click on the blue button -> Options -> Mail…

3. In Options window, go to Advanced -> Maintenance…

4. Click on Store Folder…

5. In Store Location window, click on Change, point to your new folder -> OK -> OK.

6. Shut down WLM 2011. After that, your emails will be moved to the new place.

7. Launch WLM 2011 again when the moving process is completed.


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  • Marshal

    It is nice suggestion to change the default location of Outlook. This way we can store the data at different location to make it more secure avoid email stores in C drive by default. You can secure your email from your system than you can change the location where emails are stored by the help with above steps.

    • Anto

      > I have tried twice change the saving location of my data around 60 GB but still not changed.I have closed the WLM edit the old file name and again open the WLM but calender error coming not able to open the WLM. Kindly any one share resolve this problem.

      With regards,