How to Backup Windows Live Mail to Outlook?

From this blog we will give you a brief overview about Windows Live Mail and Outlook. Also we explain the techniques you can use to backup Windows Live Mail to Outlook. We’ll tried to explain each technique in a very simple easy to understand language. So watch out this guide to know the process for taking Windows Live Mail backup.

In earlier time the Windows Live Mail is being a product of Microsoft but now it is no longer continued by Microsoft. Still various users are using this WLM email client but it not secured at all. Suppose if a situation comes when a user losses its data and they like to restore but there is no customer support available. This situation is not less than a nightmare for any user.

So it is better for a user to shift towards secured email client like MS Outlook. It is one of the most secured popular emailing platform by Microsoft and provides various functionalities. This is the reasons the users like to backup Windows Live Mail to Outlook.

Hence below we will provide you top 2 technique for taking the backup of Windows Live Mail. So let’s get started.

Techniques to Backup Windows Live Mail to Outlook

Below you will get 2 techniques which are manual and automated. You can go with any approach mentioned here:-

Note:- Before following a manual technique remember to takes the backup of your data. My advice if you have important data or want quick results you should go with automated technique.

Automated Technique- Using EML to PST Converter Tool

This automated technique is best for all cases means if a user has single or multiple EML files of Windows Live Mail it can easily take its backup. For taking the backup I liked to recommend this SysInspire EML to PST Converter which is completely result oriented tool. This tool convert EML file data into formats such as PST, MSG, MBOX, Office 365, HTML, NSF and EMLX.

It is an type of tool that can show EML file folders/sub-folders before starting its conversion. For more clarity we attached a screenshot below of this tool working. After preview users need to check those folder they like to backup.

Manual Technique- Drag & Drop Feature

Here firstly you need to create a new PST file in Outlook. And after that transfer all the emails you like to backup by dragging & dropping. To know where the Windows Live Mail emails gets saves just visit this path from your system

C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail

This manual method has there own drawbacks some of them are given below:-

  • Not effective for taking backup of big sized EML files.
  • You can see moderations or data deletion while working with manual method steps.
  • It is a very complicated process and there is no guarantee to get accurate results.

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In this blog we mentioned the techniques that will allows users to backup Windows Live Mail to Outlook. If a user go with manual method then they has to suffer from various drawbacks. So the alternate solution for the manual approach is automated tool that aims to provides accurate results to the user. You can check this tool functionality by hitting on the below download link.

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