please help after system restore

  sittingduck 17:10 07 Jun 2006

I had to do a system restore afte windows would not boot (even in save mode. i was uynable to back-up my old data and emails, so i di a non formay restore and had my old disk sticture saved. This is where I need help, is there any way of finding my old emails that were on out look express?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:44 07 Jun 2006

If you did a windows repair
i.e. loaded windows from a windows CD without selecting remove / format partition
then your files and programs should be exactly as thery were before.

If you reinstalled from a manufacturer's restore disk then the PC is set back to the day you recieved it, all your e-mails will be lost.

  sittingduck 19:16 07 Jun 2006

it was a non format restore all windows setting are set to manufactures settings, but all my previous stuff is saved to a folder called my old disk structure, this includes windows files, games doc. and settings so on and so on.

  VoG II 19:24 07 Jun 2006

Can you access "My Old Disk Structure"? If so you should be able to move the folders inside it to C:

If not you may need to take ownership click here

  sittingduck 21:05 07 Jun 2006

I can access it, but dont know where the old emails are stored

  VoG II 21:09 07 Jun 2006

They should be in

C:\Documents and Settings\<User>\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{GUID}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

But obviously in the copy of that.

  VoG II 21:10 07 Jun 2006

Search for *.dbx

  sittingduck 22:15 07 Jun 2006

Thanks I'll have a look and see if I can find it, that is if I can get the bloody PC to boot up, after my restore I updated to sp2, it would not reset so had to switch the power off now windows just hangs when booting up.

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