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Windows® 7 Visual™ Quick Tips by Paul McFedries

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8.6. Change the Location of Your Message Store

You can change the hard drive location that Windows Live Mail uses to store the contents of your message folders. This is useful if you are running out of space on the current hard drive and need to move the messages to a disk with more free space.

Windows Live Mail stores the contents of your Inbox, Outbox, Sent Items, Deleted Items, Drafts, and Junk E-mail folders, as well as any new folders you create, in a special hard drive location called the message store. The size of the message store depends on a number of factors, including how often you use e-mail, how many messages you save, how often you clean out your Deleted Items folder, and so on.

However, it is not unusual for the message store ...

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