How to Find and Open Your IncrediMail Data Folder and Message Store

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It's easy to read your mail in IncrediMail itself, and you can control the settings, spam filter, blocked senders, contacts, and drafts from there, too. No, you don't have to access your IncrediMail data folder on disk directly for that. You can even back up and restore or move all your IncrediMail data from the friendly program itself.

Why Would You Want to Look Inside IncrediMail?

So why would anybody want to locate and open the place on their disk where IncrediMail keeps all the files and hides all the details? Isn't it dangerous?

If you take care not to delete or touch any file without making a backup copy of it first (just create a copy of the file in the same directory and add ".orig" to its name) messing with your IncrediMail data directly will do no harm. And it can be useful for removing addresses from the IncrediMail auto-complete list, for example; or to clean up your IncrediMail letters; or to back up certain aspects manually, or to apply a fix if something inside IncrediMail breaks.

Find and Open Your IncrediMail Data Folder and Message Store

Now, to locate and open your IncrediMail data folder:

  • Make sure Windows is set to show hidden files in Explorer
  • Select Tools | Options from the menu in IncrediMail
  • Go to the General tab
  • Click Data Folder Settings
  • Hit Tab until the field with the current location of your data folder is highlighted
  • Press Ctrl-C
  • Shut down IncrediMail
  • Press Windows-R
  • Now press Ctrl-V
  • Hit Return

Find the IncrediMail Data Folder When IncrediMail Won't Start

To identify your IncrediMail store folder when you cannot open IncrediMail to look it up:

  • Press Windows-R.
  • Type "regedit" (not including the quotation marks).
  • Press Enter.
  • Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\­Software\­IncrediMail.
  • Double-click ApplicationPath in the right pane.
  • Make sure all the Value data: field is highlighted.
  • Press Ctrl-C.
  • Now press Windows-R again.
  • Press Ctrl-V.
  • Hit Return.