Right, I found the way to get to .DBX files and it meant using using the change preferences and looking at hidden folders then a load of .DBX folders came to light. Thers only one problem. I can not open them because I do not know what I use to open them with. I tried Word but all that did was show many lines of small boxes. So, could you please tell me how to find a what ever its called to open the .DBX folders with. Many thanks.
Right, I found the files and clicked onto import in the top left hand corner of OE and a box came up asking me to select a programme so I selected MS OE 6 as its what I use and clicked next. Another box came up saying identify to import from and I can get no further. Could you please take me through the correct procedure as it is Greek to me.
You might not be able to get them back. Here's a reply I sent earlier today to someone on this forum with a similar problem...
I'm afraid that Outlook Express mailboxes are very easily corrupted, and mail disappears without Outlook Express prompting you that there is a problem. Interrupting the compacting process can cause corruption.
A folder called Work in Outlook Express gets stored as work.dbx. If it gets corrupted, OE generates a new one called work(1).dbx (or something similar).
I can't help you with your current problem, but in future, make regular backups of your dbx files.
I really don't know what OE can't flag a message to say that there's a problem. Also, it would be nice if OE prompted us from time-to-time, asking if we'd like to make a backup.
Thunderbird users: is Thunderbird any better in this respect?