Windows Mail Location

Where are my e-mail files stored in Windows Mail?  I could find them in Outlook Express and change their location (from the longassed default directory) using Tools/Options/Maintenance/Store Folder but cannot find the parallel in Windows Mail.  Also, can I just add my .dbx files from Outlook Express on my old computer manually to the folder where my Windows Mail is stored on my new computer? 
 

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Last updated May 11, 2019 Views 72,591 Applies to:
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Hello imjusttryingtogetananswer,

Thank you for posting to the Microsoft Answers Community Forum.

The default folder location where Windows Mail store the messages at is:

C:\users\(your user name)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Mail\Local Folders


You may have to make hidden files and folder viewable to be able to see the folders and files.

Thank you,
Jonathan

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The correct path for Windows Mail is 'Tools|Options|Advanced|Maintenance|Store Folder'.

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