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I've been using Windows Live Email 2011 some time. But,

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I've been using Windows Live Email 2011 for quite some time. But, unfortunately, I "upgraded" to your recommended version under KB2434419. Prior to the upgrade, I was able to assign a path to the STORAGE FOLDERS, but the upgraded version shows no option to it. All the new menu icons on top show nothing referencing LOCAL storage. What am I missing?
Thank you for you reply. ***@******.***
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Email
Expert:  Josh replied 1 year ago.


Once the program has started click on the on the program's menu, which is found in the upper left hand corner of the program as shown below.

Once the menu is open click on the Options section and then click on the Mail menu option. This will open the General tab of the Mail options screen. Please click on the Advanced tab and you will be shown a screen similar to the one below.

Now click on the Maintenance option as indicated by the red arrow in the image above. This will bring you to the Maintenance settings screen.

Now click on the Store Folder option. This will open a small dialog box that shows the path to the current mail store folder.

On the above screen we can change the location that Windows Live Mail stores its email. To do this, click on the Change button and you will now be presented with a Browse dialog box where you can select the new location for the mail store.

Browse to an existing location that you wish to move your mail to or create a new folder. Once you are done, click on the OK button. You will now be shown the Store Location dialog box with the new path that you selected.

To have Windows Live Mail use this new folder, click on the OK button. Once you click on the OK button, you will be shown a prompt that states you need to restart Windows Live Mail for these changes to go into effect. Click on the OK button in this prompt and then close Windows Live Mail.

Once you close Windows Live Mail, the program will automatically copy all your existing mail and mail folders to the new location.