How to Save Email to USB Flash Drive

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I have a question I haven’t been able to find an answer to. I’m using Win 7 home prem, with windows live mail. I put lots of pictures and other emails in folders.

I would like to save these folders to a disc or flash drive.

Is there a way I can do this so I can access and save them?

Thank you, Miriam

Dear Miriam,

Yes, there is a way that you can save your emails on a disc or flash drive.

Let’s get started.

It is easy to use a flash drive to store your messages, a little bit harder to use a CD or DVD disc, so I am going to give you directions for using a flash drive.

1. Insert your flash drive into an available USB port.

2. When a window pops up asking what you want to do with the drive, click on “Open Folder to view files”.

3. Take that folder window, and move it to one side of your screen, you will need it again in step 8.

4. Open Windows Live Mail.

5. Navigate to one of your folders that you have saved messages in.

6. Click once on one of the messages to highlight it.

7. Use the keyboard combination Ctrl + A to highlight all the messages in the folder.

8. Now, use your mouse to drag those highlighted messages from Windows Live Mail, to the flash drive folder.

When the files have finished copying, you will have them both in your email program, and on the flash drive.


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    • Anuhea
    • October 16, 2012

    Hi Computer Lady ~
    I’m new to this forum and am hoping I can learn a lot to maximize my use and enjoyment of my laptops, old and new.
    Your instructions above for saving e-mails (what’s the correct spelling? with or without dash?) … does that apply to ONLY windows live mail or can it be used for yahoo mail? If it cannot be used for yahoo, is there a way yahoo mail can be saved?
    Thank you, Anuhea

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