Windows special folder locations - User profile folder and
Application Data folder
There are several folders of interest buried somewhere deep into the
filesystem. These folders are part of the so called "user
holding most of the data associated with your Windows user identity. In
particular, email software uses these folders to keep its message bases
in there. There is a quick way to get there
Click Windows Start button
Type in "%userprofile%" (without quotes) to get your profile
folder, or %appdata%" (without quotes) for an Application Data
Displaying hidden files and folders;
displaying file extensions for all files
Certain folders which are of interest when we are looking into the email
databases are marked as hidden and/or system. The Windows Explorer
default settings do not allow you to see such folders. Hence, you need
to adjust the configuration so that all files and folders are displayed
regardless of their attributes. Also, by default, file extensions for
known file types are hidden; you will need the system to display file
extensions as well.
Open Windows Explorer
From the menu select "Tools" -- "Folder options"
The configuration window will appear. Under a "View" tab,
Make sure "Show hidden files and folders"is enabled.
Clear the "Hide extensions for known file types"