Comments on: How do I backup Windows Live Hotmail? Computer problems answered Wed, 07 Nov 2012 19:46:56 +0000 hourly 1 By: MLJ MLJ Sun, 15 May 2011 22:16:13 +0000 For clarification, I believe the reference to Windows Live Hotmail is incorrect. It sounds like you should be referring to Windows Live Mail (WLM) — this is the client program and not the online email service.

If you are using a Hotmail email address, you can access this account online from or download these emails (and other email accounts e.g. Gmail) into your WLM client program installed on your computer. The WLM data files are the ones to backup.

These files are typically stored in:
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail