Why can't I change the location of the message store?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Steve Irving, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. Steve Irving

    Steve Irving Guest

    I want to change the location of the message store? I use the
    Tools>Options>Advanced>Maintenance>Store Folder. I set up the folder where I
    want the store to be. Windows Mail accepts this, and says it will be used
    after restarting Windows Mail. I restart the program, but the store remains
    exactly where it was. Am I doing something wrong? Is it something to do with
    Folder permissions?

    Steve Irving, Mar 5, 2007
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    Plonkerbill Guest

    sIt seems to be just a small part of how bad this 'improved utility' is. I
    have just started communications with aliens from another solar system for
    help, as Microsoft seem to be out to lunch.
    Plonkerbill, Mar 6, 2007
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    DGuess Guest

    Sounds like something wasn't quite right during the change so it defaulted
    back to what it was or did a message recovery.

    Check the Event Viewer to see if it left some clues.
    DGuess, Mar 6, 2007
  4. Yeah, I think most of the time when it fails, the directory permissions are
    screwed up. Try taking ownership of the directory and then fix the
    permissions (you might have to do it in Safe mode) and then see if it works.
    It should work.

    Steve Cochran, Mar 6, 2007
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