1.    10 Oct 2016 #1
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    Email storage for windows live account and outlook.


    Please can you help? I use windows 10 on both laptop and desktop Pc. I have a microsoft login account and use Outlook (paid subscription) software. I would like to know for peace of mind if my emails are stored in my microsoft account or on each device when I log in? My reasoning is I would like to download and export my emails to either and external HD device or cloud base situation. Can you tell me if my account is actually cloud based and therefore saved already or located in my user\app section in C:/ but I haven't found it in C:\user\appdata\local\microsoft\windows mail
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  2.    10 Oct 2016 #2
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    In Windows Live Mail - click on File - select Export email _ select Email Messages. I do this periodically to my external HD.
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  3.    10 Oct 2016 #3
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    Can we use its export feature to batch export emails? Confused.
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  4.    11 Oct 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint View Post
    In Windows Live Mail - click on File - select Export email _ select Email Messages. I do this periodically to my external HD.
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    Thanks Clint for your time and assistance. Maybe I wasn't clear. I don't use windows live mail with microsoft thinking of removing. I use chrome browser and outlook mail to receive my mail. I have a microsoft login account, which is my outlook mail account. I have looked again for any signs that can help me but still cannot locate where my actual mail is stored. Could it be in the cloud perhaps.
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  5.    11 Oct 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silencious View Post
    Thanks Clint for your time and assistance. Maybe I wasn't clear. I don't use windows live mail with microsoft thinking of removing. I use chrome browser and outlook mail to receive my mail. I have a microsoft login account, which is my outlook mail account. I have looked again for any signs that can help me but still cannot locate where my actual mail is stored. Could it be in the cloud perhaps.
    The reason that I posted that is your title said-Email storage for windows live account and outlook.
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  6.    11 Oct 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dlambert View Post
    Can we use its export feature to batch export emails? Confused.
    When I do that I select The folders that I want to save and it copies all the e-mails in those folders.
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  7.    11 Oct 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint View Post
    The reason that I posted that is your title said-Email storage for windows live account and outlook.
    can anyone help?
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  8.    12 Oct 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silencious View Post
    I use windows 10 on both laptop and desktop Pc. I have a microsoft login account and use Outlook (paid subscription) software. I would like to know for peace of mind if my emails are stored in my microsoft account or on each device when I log in? My reasoning is I would like to download and export my emails to either and external HD device or cloud base situation. Can you tell me if my account is actually cloud based and therefore saved already or located in my user\app section in C:/ but I haven't found it in C:\user\appdata\local\microsoft\windows mail
    I suspect you've muddied the waters a bit with your Outlook (paid subscription) software statement.

    Yes, if you're referring to a Live.com account (Outlook.co.uk, Hotmail.co.uk, etc.) paid subscription to avoid advertisements -- and viewing it by going to that web page in Google Chrome, your messages aren't being transferred to your local drive at all. They remain stored on that web service.

    However, if you're using the Outlook application (Outlook 2016, Office 365 Outlook, etc.) to access that Live.com account, then your messages are usually downloaded to your .OST or .PST files on your local drive -- and therefore should be backed up regularly. (Sorry, I don't use Outlook any more, so I can't advise which directory to inspect for those files. Your Outlook settings should be the start for that treasure hunt.)

    C:\user\appdata\local\microsoft\windows mail is a directory used by W10 Mail (UWP) application, but you're apparently not using that application.
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  9.    12 Oct 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by gpstoloff View Post
    I suspect you've muddied the waters a bit with your Outlook (paid subscription) software statement.

    Yes, if you're referring to a Live.com account (Outlook.co.uk, Hotmail.co.uk, etc.) paid subscription to avoid advertisements -- and viewing it by going to that web page in Google Chrome, your messages aren't being transferred to your local drive at all. They remain stored on that web service.

    However, if you're using the Outlook application (Outlook 2016, Office 365 Outlook, etc.) to access that Live.com account, then your messages are usually downloaded to your .OST or .PST files on your local drive -- and therefore should be backed up regularly. (Sorry, I don't use Outlook any more, so I can't advise which directory to inspect for those files. Your Outlook settings should be the start for that treasure hunt.)

    C:\user\appdata\local\microsoft\windows mail is a directory used by W10 Mail (UWP) application, but you're apparently not using that application.
    Thank you for this.This has eased my mind. I don't agree with microsoft charging for a yearly subscription to office and I much prefer what I have which is how you have eloquently put in your reply.
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