For the last few days I have had nothing but trouble with OE6. Everytime I close it down after checking emails 'it' asks me to compact to save disk space etc. This message I got fed up with so clicked yes.
The programme started to do its stuff and then I got an error messsage. 'OE has whatever. I can't remember what the exact wording was.
Anyway I checked that OE was working later and found that some of my saved email folders were empty.
I then did a search for the *.dbx folders and it came up with the location. But the ones OE had emptied are also empty.
What I'd like to do is a: get some of the emails back and b: to get oe to stop asking me to compact the emails to save space.
I did a system restore to Monday (before this started happening) but that didn't work. Also did a scan of the system files with the Winxp disk in. (SP2)
I daren't let the programme 'compact' again for fear of losing anything else.
Yes.... But is not just removing the 'deleted' folder files. It took everything in my important folder and one or two others. I had the important folder backed up on the external drive anyway but it was useful having it in OE for checking the odd forgotten PW etc.
Until I've sorted this out I'm going to use Thunderbird.
Thanks for the links Fruit Bat and the Info Clapton is God.