Registry Tweak to Change Message Store Folder in Windows Live Mail Email Client
In previous article, we told you how to change email storage location in Windows Live Mail desktop client using its Options window:
Today in this tutorial, we'll tell you the registry method to do the same task. Using Registry editor to change email storage location might come handy if you want to change the location in more than one computer. Just change the location in Windows Registry, take a backup of the key and run it in other systems.
You can also use the registry script every time you format and reinstall fresh Windows. Just run the registry script and the location will be automatically changed.
Following are the required steps:
1. Make sure Windows Live Mail is closed. Now type regedit in RUN or Start Menu search box and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor.
2. Now go to following key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail
PS: If you are using Windows Mail in Windows Vista, go to following key:
3. In right-side pane, look for a String Store Root.
4. Double-click on it and change its value to the full path of your desired new location to store email messages.
5. Now open Windows Live Mail and it should move the emails to new location. If it doesn't do it by any chance, close it and go to following folder:
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail\
Copy all content of this folder and paste them in new location which you set in Registry.
6. Rename the Windows Live Mail folder to some other name and restart Windows Live Mail. Now it should start using new email storage location. You can now safely delete the old Windows Live Mail folder mentioned in Step 5.
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