emails saved in documents

Lenovo G460 laptop computer - 06779xu...
January 5, 2014 at 13:33:35
Specs: Win 7 Home Premium SP1 64 bit, 2.16/3G
Emails saved in documents - I'm trying to help a fiend. Her emails are being saved to her documents folder automatically, thus filling up her documents folder, making it hard to find the document she's looking for. She's using Windows Live Mail v. 2009. Is there something that I can do to stop her emails from going directly to her Documents folder ? Thanks,

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#1
January 5, 2014 at 14:32:28
If emails are being saved in My Documents, it's because she (or someone else) set it up to do it that way. Change the settings.

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#2
January 5, 2014 at 14:50:50
How do I change the settings?

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January 6, 2014 at 02:49:03

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#4
January 6, 2014 at 11:23:04
If you are unable to follow the path given in #3 above (second link, normal default):
C:\Users\<login name>AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail
then go into the Control Panel > Folder Options > View tab. Put the blob mark in
"Show hidden files, folders and drives".

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#5
January 12, 2014 at 21:05:21
Peet, I follow directions from websites. I found that my emails are being stored in

C:\Users\admin\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail, so I still don't know how they are also being stored undocuments.

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#6
January 12, 2014 at 21:32:17
Sorry Derek, I didn't see your input. I can follow the path. Once I get there, can I do anything? Thanks,

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#7
January 13, 2014 at 09:27:29
If the path you see using the links given in #3 is already as per #4 then the emails shouldn't be going to Documents, and right now I've no idea why. It was assumed that the setting would be the long path to Documents which would therefore need changing.

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#8
January 14, 2014 at 18:22:26
I found a windows live email icon in my friend's documents that would actually open her email account when I clicked on it. So I was wondering if that is why all her emails are going there to be stored. I deleted that icon, and her email account was gone. So I reinstalled her email account, and the same icon went back into her documents. I have a windows live email account in my documents on my computer, but it's just a notepad document with mail check errors on it. Does this shed any light on the situation? Thanks,

vandal67


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#9
January 15, 2014 at 10:02:23
I'm out of ideas on this - checked WLM in Win 7 and no sign of an email icon in Documents.

If you Google "repair windows live mail" there are a number of hits, although at a glance nobody seems to have had the symptoms you described. Just the same it might be worth looking to see which ones helped.

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