How can I copy my e-mail to a USB stick?

I have put my e-mails in folders, since the are importend I like to save them to an USB stick. How can it be done?

Hi ingepeters,

 

Welcome to Microsoft Community. I recognized that you need to transfer the emails to a USB stick. f you are using Windows Live Mail as your email client. You can export the messages and save it to your USB stick.

 

For instructions on how to export the messages, please follow the steps on this link.

 

Note: Choose the location of your USB drive when saving the export messages.

 

If you need further assistance, please let us know.

 

Thanks!

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its for my daughter and she  has outlook

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do u know how to export to usb from outlook express

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Outlook and Outlook Express are two different things.

There is also outlook.com.

Which is it?

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I have what I think to be a similar issue.

I have over 1000 emails I'd like to get from one computer to the other in Windows Live Mail.

The origin is a W10 and the destination is a W7Pro.

I've attempted to export them but my stick always only shows directories, but no content.  It's close to a gigabyte, so an instant 'confirmation' is a clue that all isn't well.

Some time in the distant past and thus unremembered I believe I remember a modus of merely dragging highlighted emails from a stick to a WLM folder.  I have done that on two previous occasions, but it was in an XP machine, and in any event, I don't recall how I did it.  But, having successfully done it in the past, I assume I can do it again.

But first I have to move those thousand or so emails to my stick.

Exporting doesn't work (or I'm doing something wrong; the only choice I have in the export setup is which (sub)folder, or the entire email folder).

What steps do I take to successfully copy those emails, and then to put them somewhere else?

Thanks.

L8R

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Hi Skip,

Check if you followed the same steps below when you attempted to export your Windows Live Mail data:

  1. Within Windows Live Mail, press Alt + P, click Option, and then Mail.
  2. On the Options menu, click on the Maintenance tab, and then the Store folder.
  3. On the Store Location window, right-click anywhere in the text field (usually starts with C:\) and select Select All. Right-click anywhere on the now highlighted text and then select Copy.
  4. Click OK in the Store Location window, and then click OK in the Options window.
  5. Close Windows Live Mail.

Once you have backed up all Windows Live Mail data, you need to now show hidden files and folders so that you can copy all files to a USB to CD/DVD. Follow the steps below:

  1. Open Start.
  2. Type Folder Options and then press Enter.
  3. On the Folder Options window, click on the View tab.
  4. Under Advanced settings, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives, and then make sure that Hide empty drives, Hide extensions for known file types, and Hide folder merge conflicts are unchecked.
  5. Click Apply, and then OK.
  6. Now right-click anywhere on the Address field (all of the text on the address field should be highlighted), select Paste, and then press Enter.
  7. Copy all files in the directory or better yet the whole folder containing the Windows Live Mail data to your choice of external memory device.

Regards.

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