Windows Live Contacts located differently than mail so check your backups!

For those of you not using Outlook but rather  Windows Live Mail and Windows Live Contacts this may help you.

The contacts for Windows Live are located in a subdirectory of:
Offline (Default) Contacts mode - all contacts local no MSFT Acct (aka Live ID)
Path –> C:\Users\<windows username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\Contacts\default\15.5\DBStore

Online  Contacts Mode - MSFT Acct (Live ID) sign on to Live services in WLM (contacts stored locally and online)
Path –> C:\Users\<windows username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\Contacts\<Live ID>\15.5\DBStore

Note: The DBStore folder is a hidden protected folder thus ensure Show hidden files is enabled and Hide protected files is not

While the emails are in a subdirectory of:
...Windows Live Mail

So, pointing it out here to ensure both are part of your backup strategy.

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