A fol file extension is associated with the Microsoft Windows Mail, an e-mail client for Windows operating system. A fol file is used to store user's folder settings that he created in the Windows Mail.

There is one other file type using
the FOL file extension!

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FOL file extension - Microsoft Windows Mail folder

What is fol file? How to open fol files?

File type specification:

Settings, options, themes or skins file type icon Settings, options, themes or skins file type

fol file icon: fol filetype icon

The fol file extension is associated with the Microsoft Windows Mail client and with the Windows Live Mail client.

Fol file contains saved user settings of the folders, that user has created in the Windows Mail. FOL files don't contain saved e-mail messages. E-mail messages are saved in files with file extension eml.

The fol file is in a simple text format and can be edited in any text editor.

The fol files are created only, that user exported e-mail messages and e-mail folders from Windows Mail. Exported messages are stored in the same directories as in Windows Mail and in every directory is created file winmail.fol (Windows Mail) or wlmail.fol (Windows Live Mail).

If the messages are imported back to the Windows Mail or Windows Live Mail, they are sorted to directories, in that they stored before export.If fol files don't exist, the Windows Mail will import e-mail messages too, but it will not sort them to directories.

This fol file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

The default software associated to open fol file:

Windows Mail icon

Microsoft Corporation logoWindows Mail  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Windows Mail is default e-mail client installed in the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system.

Help how to open:

The primarily association of *.fol files are settings files for Microsoft Windows Mail or Windows Live Mail, but they are stored in simple text format and can be opened by any text editor.

How to convert:

It is unlikely that you can convert *.fol files to anything else.

Find conversions from fol file:

fol to eml

List of software applications associated to the .fol file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open fol file, edit fol file, convert fol file, view fol file, play fol file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting fol files.

Programs that can create fol file - Microsoft Windows Mail folder

Programs supporting the exension fol on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for create fol file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with fol file by default:
Windows Mail small icon Windows Mail
Other suggested software:
Windows Live Mail small icon Windows Live Mail

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