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where are my news files?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by gun, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. gun

    gun Flightless Bird

    I am using live mail, what file extensions are being used? (*.dbx) in
    outlook express.
    I also can't find the path in Win7 where all the news files are being
    stored.
     
  2. R. C. White

    R. C. White Flightless Bird

    ?Hi, Gun.

    Windows Live Mail stores each email message in a separate file with an .eml
    extension. Each newsgroup post is in its own .nws file. So, instead of a
    few .dbx files (which OE calls "folders") containing perhaps thousands of
    messages each, WLMail has perhaps thousands of .eml and .nws files holding a
    single message each.

    To find the location of your Message Store in WLMail, follow just about the
    same click-path as in OE6: Tools | Options | Advanced | Maintenance | Store
    Folder. The name of the main file is Mail.MSMessageStore, but there are a
    lot of related files and folders, too.

    Many new users of WLMail are stymied by the apparently missing Menu Bar,
    with its familiar buttons for File | View ... etc. That's because the
    WLMail developers decided to hide that bar, by default, to provide more
    vertical screen real estate. To turn it on momentarily, just press <Alt>;
    to toggle it On/Off, press <Alt>+M, M.

    You posted using WLMail build 14.0.8089.0726, which the WLMail Team calls
    Wave 3, or WLMail 2009. Many of us are used the recently-released WLMail
    2011, Wave 4, build 15.4.3502.0922. It features the new Ribbon UI, like the
    Office 2010 suite. (But it has some changes (bugs?) that some of us don't
    like, such as failure to clearly indicate quoted messages, like my quote of
    your message, below.) You can check it out for yourself at
    http://explore.live.com/home

    RC
    --
    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX
    rc@grandecom.net
    Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-9/30/10)
    Windows Live Mail Version 2011 (Build 15.4.3502.0922) in Win7 Ultimate x64
    SP1 beta


    "gun" wrote in message news:3b1dc$4cb4c0c4$48316e34$28529@FUSE.NET...

    I am using live mail, what file extensions are being used? (*.dbx) in
    outlook express.
    I also can't find the path in Win7 where all the news files are being
    stored.
     
  3. jbm

    jbm Flightless Bird

    "gun" <guschwa@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:3b1dc$4cb4c0c4$48316e34$28529@FUSE.NET...
    > I am using live mail, what file extensions are being used? (*.dbx) in
    > outlook express.
    > I also can't find the path in Win7 where all the news files are being
    > stored.


    They're hidden.

    But, in Explorer (File Manager), go to C:/Users\"Your Name". This should
    open that folder, with things like Favorites, My Documents, Contacts in it.
    In the address bar at the top of the window, add to the address
    <C;\User\YourName> already there <\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live
    Mail>. Make sure you keep the spacing as I've typed it.

    This should then open the main Live Mail folder, with all the other folders
    visible. What you want will be in there somewhere, but with encrypted file
    names.

    jim
     
  4. gun

    gun Flightless Bird

    Thanks for the prompt reply and the info., I'll look into it.
    Gun



    "R. C. White" <rc@grandecom.net> wrote in message
    news:66adnWRmHI3dfSnRnZ2dnUVZ_hudnZ2d@posted.grandecom...
    > ?Hi, Gun.
    >
    > Windows Live Mail stores each email message in a separate file with an
    > .eml extension. Each newsgroup post is in its own .nws file. So, instead
    > of a few .dbx files (which OE calls "folders") containing perhaps
    > thousands of messages each, WLMail has perhaps thousands of .eml and .nws
    > files holding a single message each.
    >
    > To find the location of your Message Store in WLMail, follow just about
    > the same click-path as in OE6: Tools | Options | Advanced | Maintenance |
    > Store Folder. The name of the main file is Mail.MSMessageStore, but there
    > are a lot of related files and folders, too.
    >
    > Many new users of WLMail are stymied by the apparently missing Menu Bar,
    > with its familiar buttons for File | View ... etc. That's because the
    > WLMail developers decided to hide that bar, by default, to provide more
    > vertical screen real estate. To turn it on momentarily, just press <Alt>;
    > to toggle it On/Off, press <Alt>+M, M.
    >
    > You posted using WLMail build 14.0.8089.0726, which the WLMail Team calls
    > Wave 3, or WLMail 2009. Many of us are used the recently-released WLMail
    > 2011, Wave 4, build 15.4.3502.0922. It features the new Ribbon UI, like
    > the Office 2010 suite. (But it has some changes (bugs?) that some of us
    > don't like, such as failure to clearly indicate quoted messages, like my
    > quote of your message, below.) You can check it out for yourself at
    > http://explore.live.com/home
    >
    > RC
    > --
    > R. C. White, CPA
    > San Marcos, TX
    > rc@grandecom.net
    > Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-9/30/10)
    > Windows Live Mail Version 2011 (Build 15.4.3502.0922) in Win7 Ultimate x64
    > SP1 beta
    >
    >
    > "gun" wrote in message news:3b1dc$4cb4c0c4$48316e34$28529@FUSE.NET...
    >
    > I am using live mail, what file extensions are being used? (*.dbx) in
    > outlook express.
    > I also can't find the path in Win7 where all the news files are being
    > stored.
     

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