Where are my Emails Stored?

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email file location

Have you ever wondered, that where are our emails stored in our computer?

I have wondered many times and also tried to find out where are they located and what format are they saved in.

Below are listed the most common Email Clients and they file location and formats

1) MS Outlook 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003

File Location:
Windows 8
drive:UsersAppDataLocalMicrosoftOutlook
or
drive:UsersRoamingLocalMicrosoftOutlook

Windows 7 / Windows Vista
drive:UsersDocumentsOutlook Files

Windows XP
drive:UsersMy DocumentsOutlook Files

File Type:
All Files are stored in .PST format

2) Windows 8.1 / 8 Email App

File Location:C:UsersUser NameAppDataLocalPackagesmicrosoft.windowscommunicationsappsLocalStateIndexedLiveCommfolder namedated folderMailfolder name

File Type:
All Email are stored in .EML format

3) Thunderbird

File Location:C:UsersAppDataRoamingThunderbirdProfiles

File Type
All files are stored in MBOX format.

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