Lost folders in OE

  derekmiles 07:12 09 Nov 2010

In Outlook Express I have my standard folders and they are in the correct order.
I'm using EO 8 and Win XP Pro.SP 3.
My Problem......
I have lost all my self made folders amounting to about 18 or more.
I cannot remember doing anything that would have caused this.
Can you please assist, My kindest regards to all.

  northumbria61 10:18 09 Nov 2010

Try this - I can't guarantee it will work

Search for .dbx files, create a folder on your Desktop called Mail and drag (Move not Copy) all your .dbx files in the Search window to the Mail folder on your Desktop.

Close your search window. Attempt to open Outlook Express.

If you are successfull Outlook Express will recreate your system folders which include:

Sent Items
and the Folders.dbx file

You should then be able to Import your messages from the desktop back into Outlook Express.
File>Import>Messages>Microsoft Outlook 6>Import Mail from an OE6 directory>Browse to your Mail folder on the desktop,
leave the setting as is for all the messages or select the folders you want to Import.

  derekmiles 11:22 09 Nov 2010

Than you N61 I'll do as you say with things crossed.
I will report back. Again my thanks for looking after me.

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