Outlook Express Compression problem

  Mr. Chips 07:34 23 Nov 2007

I have XP with all updates.
I agreed to compression, as I have 100's of times before, normally without issues arising.
This time, however, I have lost the last 6 weeks of my Inbox.
My other boxes look OK.
They are not in the deleted folder.
Do you know of any way of recovering these please?

  Graham. 09:03 23 Nov 2007

Try searching for .dbx or folders.dbx. Also a System Restore wouldn't do any harm.

  Mr. Chips 10:57 23 Nov 2007

Thanks Graham.

I have found the file OK, It is all there except for the last 6 weeks (plus all the new stuff since).
It is 860 mb in size, which quite surprised me.
I do like to keep my emails, ... is this too large?

I tried a Restore, but it had no effect, probably as the file is actually a database application, and restore doesn't affect data like that, so I am told.

I really think those 6 weeks may be lost forever ... any other ideas on how to recover it please?

  Graham. 14:04 23 Nov 2007

click here I believe there is a free trial, if it finds them you may have to pay to recover them.

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