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Where is the Windows 10 mail folders located in the computer drive

Any EE know where is the actual folder location where Windows 10 stores all incoming/sent/etc. emails?
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
It may depend on which mail application but likely here:  C:\Users\userrname\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Mail
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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
The email application is the one that comes with Windows 10.

We tried that folder and though it has data, the dates are over a year old (so we assume that is not the folder).  We are currently using the apps and receiving emails to-date, which of course the folder location of Windows  10 mail apps should also display today dates.

Any other folder to look into?
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Look in Local, Unistore for the Mail App.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/apps_windows_10-outlook_mail/windows-10-mail-and-people-apps-storage-locations/062818af-c1cb-46ff-8cbf-66f25b9a854d?auth=1

There are now so many Windows Mail apps and folders. They should have just kept Outlook Express.
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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Went thru the link, and again outdated files; non are from today, not even the emails we receive from Expert Exchange were here.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I checked in that folder and it is today's date. That is where Windows Mail App keeps its email.

Did you check another user name?  It could be under another user than you checked.
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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
We are in the username that we want to work with.

To make sure,
- we went into Windows 10 Mail apps
- created and sent an email to ourselves (with images and attachment)
- received said email
- clicked on it and opened it

At each stage of the email, we went thru your link and did the same steps and still sames contents in files and dates.

Maybe there is another folder? (please note we followed the link both options thoroughly)
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Did you move the folders? Or did someone?  That is where Windows Mail is stored by default and the date is current on my machines.

Did you relocate into Documents ?  That is where Outlook stores email.
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McKnifeCommented:
Yep, that's where it is: as in John's link %localappdata%\Comms\Unistore and below. Just created a new account on a machine where mail wasn't used before and folders below get populated afterwards. This is win10 1607.
Please note that the mailapp supports different account types. With an exchange account for example, nothing would be placed locally by default, only online access is possible. I used an imap account, what do you use?
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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Yes u r correct... just copy your %localappdata%\Comms\Unistore and opened the same folder as john, but now it has today's data; most probably it didn't refresh (we haven't used it for a while but installed).

Ok guys thanx!
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