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galvinm Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2011 6:37 p.m. PST

My computer has been acting up a bit lately. Blue screens, etc. I am trying to back everything up but cannot find my email files to save.

I have windows vista, and my email is windows live mail. A hundred years ago when I worked on computers I would do a *.pst search and then move the file. This system has no .pst files. I searched the help menu, and of course, got everything but the email help I need. Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

GarrisonMiniatures Supporting Member of TMP16 Sep 2011 4:08 a.m. PST

Don't know if Windows Live Mail is the same as Hotmail, if so they aren't saved on your computer, they're cloud based so you can access your emails from any computer. If you have something like Outlook Express, then they will be saved there.

pphalen Inactive Member16 Sep 2011 4:46 a.m. PST

Are all of your folders unhidden?
I know that in XP the .pst files are in a hidden application files directory.

If you have the option to open, save, or crate a new personal folder, use that to see the path that it is using and that is where you may find the files.

Personal logo richarDISNEY of the RDGC Supporting Member of TMP16 Sep 2011 6:33 a.m. PST

Try blowing the dust out of the case.
It turns out that dust causes a lot of the computer problems.
I know its common sense, but a lot of folks overlook it.
beer

Micman Supporting Member of TMP16 Sep 2011 10:53 a.m. PST

Windows live should be all be stored on their server and nothing locally on your system. PST files are cached email from Outlook/Exchange that has been removed from the mail server.

Tyler32630 Dec 2011 5:40 a.m. PST

.PST Files are "Personal Folders'. I have only seen them in the actual Outlook application as Micman stated.You have to create a 'personal folder' seperate from your Outlook mailbox.They are not present in Hotmail. Yahoo, etc as .pst extensions per se. Just do a file/ search for *.pst and make certain you select 'advanced search options' then check the 'hidden files and folders' box.

Andrew Beasley Inactive Member02 Jan 2012 1:56 a.m. PST

Folks may find this thread handy link

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