Locate Windows® Mail E-mail Files in Windows® Vista®
Need help in locating Windows Mail e-mail files in your Windows Vista based computer system?
Windows Mail is an e-mail client that has been incorporated into Windows Vista operating system. Windows Mail helps in simplifying the task of sending and organizing e-mails. Windows Mail can be even configured to multiple e-mail accounts which is very helpful for users who like to use more than one e-mail account at a time. Windows Mail has many added features compared to the previous e-mail clients provided by Microsoft. These include Bayesian junk-mail filtering, phishing filter and Extensible Storage Engine which make sure that you can search the content of the mail in real time. This also greatly increases the reliability and stability of the stored data within the application. The mail messages on Windows Mail are stored in individual files rather than a single database file. This makes copying and using the files simple. Windows Mail email files are located in C:Users*USER*AppDataLocalMicrosoftWindows Mail.
Let us talk more about the effective usage of Windows Mail installed on Windows Vista based computer system:
- Never delete root folder
- Remove all malware
- Do not modify while in use
Never delete root folder
You should never delete the default root folder in Windows Vista used by the Windows Mail application as doing so can cause confusion within the application which may result in instant termination. Such instant termination will delete all unsaved mails from your e-mail account. Deleting of root folders can also inflict errors to the application which are hard to remove.
Remove all malware
Active threats or infections within your system can modify the system file folders and other important files utilized by Windows Mail application. The corruption or modifications of these files can cause corruption of the entire application, and you may need to reinstall the application. Therefore, you are advised to perform deep scan of system files before accessing them for copying. An updated antivirus program should be used so that even minute threats capable of modifying Windows Mail files can be removed.
You are suggested not to modify or alter the path and name of the default folders used by Windows Mail application to store and access temporary and saved mails. Unwanted modification of these files can result in the corruption of stored data and the application which means that you will lose all the mails that have been saved over time in your Windows Vista based system.