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How to Backup Windows Live Mail Folder & Contacts in Windows 10?

Windows Live Mail Backup

Windows Live Mail is known for keeping your email data in a hidden folder located on your computer. You will generally find the Windows Live Mail data files store in the following location- C:\Users\[User Name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail\. If you wish to back up the Windows Live Mail folder & contacts in Windows 10, you can follow the information provided below.

Guide to Backup Windows Live Mail Folder & Contacts in Windows 10

To Save and Export Your Email Messages (To Backup Windows Live Mail Folders)

  1. Launch the Windows Live Mail program on your computer and click on the File option located on the top-left corner of the window. This will open a drop-down menu on your screen.
  2. From the drop-down menu that appears on your screen, you will need to select the Export email This will further expand the menu from which you will need to select the Email messages option.
  3. On the next screen, you will be prompted to specify the format that you wish to your email messages in. For this, you will need to select Microsoft Windows Live Mail option from the given list and click on the Next You will be directed to the next screen.
  4. Now, you will be prompted to determine a location where you wish to back up your email messages. For this, you can use the Browse button to go through files and folders on your computer for finding a location.

NOTE: Make sure that you back up your email messages to a safe location such as your “Documents” folder. Also, make sure that you providean empty directory for the backup.

  1. Next, you will be prompted to choose the folder that you wish to back up. For this, you will need to select the particular folder from the list or select the All Folders option if your wish to back up all the folders. Once you have backed up the folder, you will need to press the Next
  2. As you will click on the Next button, the export process will begin. Depending on the number of messages you are backing up, the process may take a while to complete. Once the process gets completed successfully, you can click on the Finish

To Save Your Windows Live Mail Contacts

  1. Launch Windows Live Mail email program on your computer.
  2. Once you have opened the email program, you will need to select the Contacts option from the menu located at the lower-left corner of the screen.
  3. Next, you will need to select the Export option from the Toolbar located at the top and select Comma Separated Values (.CSV) You will be directed to the Wizard window on your screen.
  4. On the first page of the wizard, you will be prompted to provide a location where you wish to save the back up of your Windows Live Mail contacts. Once you are done selecting the desired location, you will need to press the Next

NOTE: When choosing a location to save the backup of your Windows Live Mail contacts, it is suggested to select a safe directory, such as the Documents folder.

  1. On the next page, you will be prompted as to which details you wish to store. So, select the fields you wish to keep and press the Finish

To Restore Backups to Windows Live Mail

If you ever wish to restore the backups to your Windows Live Mail email program, you can do so easily by following the instructions provided below.

  1. Open the Windows Live Mail program on your computer and click on the File option located on the top-left corner of the window. This will open a drop-down menu on your screen.
  2. From the drop-down menu, you will need to select the Import messages Doing so will take you to the next screen.
  3. On the next screen, you will need to specify the format you are looking to import e-mail from. You will be provided a couple of options to choose from.
  4. Here, you will need to select the Windows Live Mail option from the given ones and click on the Next
  5. Next, you will be prompted to open the location where your email messages are stored. You will need to use the Browse button to get to the location.
  6. After you have opened the location from where you wish to import messages, the next screen will prompt you to choose the folder that you are looking to restore.
  7. So, select the desired folders or All Folders (if you wish to import all the folders). Once you are done selecting the folders, simply press the Next
  8. Clicking on the Next button will begin the importing process. Depending on the size of the backup, the process may take a while to complete. Once the process gets completed, just press the Finish button, and you are done. You will find your email messages in your Windows Live Mail under Storage folders>Imported Folder

So, these are the steps that you will need to follow to back up your Windows Live Mail Folders and Contacts in Windows 10.

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