Windows 10: Windows 10 mail and calendar app... change store location?

  1.    07 May 2017 #1

    Windows 10 mail and calendar app... change store location?

    How to do what I wrote above?

    I have multiple accounts with many many storage data and my C: is very small.

    I need to use D: but in the options I cant move its data storage location!!!
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  2.    07 May 2017 #2

    Hi, there are several things you could do to move data off C:

    Here are some of the relevant tutorials. The first addresses apps and hopefully includes those.

    Note any limitations in that data that already exists may not be moved to the new location, and whether the change apples to currently existing apps, or only to new apps.

    Be advised, sometimes people make mistakes in this process, and this can be difficult to unravel.
    Personally, I leave the default user folders on C: as they get filled with folders created by programs I install, and use my own folders for Documents, Photos, Media etc on another drive.

    However, you have multiple users, and privacy concerns apply.
    Change Save Location for New Apps in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials
    Change Storage Save Locations in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
    Documents Folder - Move Location in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
    Move Location of Downloads Folder in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
    Move Location of Music Folder in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
    Move Location of Pictures Folder in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

    Consider whether you need hibernation- you can turn it off- and fast boot which uses that file.

    Try using a utility like Windirstat (free) to see what is using your disk space.
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  3.    07 May 2017 #3

    I'm sorry i wasnt clear in question:

    I only need to move the storage location of windows mail app.
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  4.    07 May 2017 #4

    It can't be done. Quoted from the link below:
    AFAIK you cannot change where mail is stored in the native mail app. The folders are so small as to not matter unless you have tons of mail with attachments and if that is the case you probably should not be using it in the first place.

    You can save more space my moving the page file and hibernation files (if you need one) to a different drive or partition.

    I use a 128 Gb SSD as the OS drive on all my machines and have more than 50 Gb free.
    Things I put on my data drive include


    File history if used
    Page file etc.
    Music/Videos/user data which all should be on a different drive than the OS anyway
    How can I change the storage location of Mail in Windows 10 - Microsoft Community
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  5.    07 May 2017 #5

    No words :-(

    At least it is possible to wipe its cache? Things remain on servers or will be downloaded? How it works?
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  6.    08 May 2017 #6

    Hi, normal email clients give you the option of specifying whether you keep mail on the servers or delete it after receipt.

    There are guides on the internet for configuring Mail.

    Here's part of Thunderbird's account configuration for example:
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    I don't know much about Mail. I use Thunderbird, which means I am independent of Microsoft (Yeeeah!!). I got thoroughly fed up when Outlook Express was replaced by Win Mail in Win 7, then that was ditched- and no email client at all from MS. So no way was I going to use Mail.

    However, Mail does give you the advantage of syncing between devices, and it's integrated with the Action Centre and other features like Calendar - that sort of integration isn't available with a 3rd party client.

    Using Thunderbird means I have control of where I keep my mail - and that's not on the same drive or partition as the OS. Why is that important for your data? 'Cos if you have to clean install, your data is untouched. I have hardly any personal data on my OS partition.

    And that makes the transition to a new PC or new disk that much easier.
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