ive lost everything in my outlook express folders

  athenrye 19:54 13 Jun 2006

hi, the computer froze the first time in years that its happened....

before that i closed down the outlook express and it said that it could compact messages or sonething, i clicked yes!

when i restarted the xp machine and wen to outlook express i looks like ive reverted to an ealier version
there was no folders other than inbox outbox etc and therefore no emals that i have filed for ages
anybody got any ideas how i get them back

  [DELETED] 19:57 13 Jun 2006

click here may help you.

  athenrye 19:58 13 Jun 2006

hi vog nobodys answered it as yet!

  [DELETED] 20:22 13 Jun 2006


  [DELETED] 20:23 13 Jun 2006

Have you tried system restore?


  athenrye 20:59 13 Jun 2006

will restore work for emaisl etc?

  [DELETED] 21:00 13 Jun 2006

I doubt it but it has got to be worth a try - it will restore the registry pointers to your e-mail folders so...

  athenrye 21:05 13 Jun 2006

im still working through vogs earlier post
ill try restore to get the folderrs if this fails

any ideas how i can do this
"In Windows Explorer, navigate to your Store Folder and move the damaged DBX file into a new folder you create."

what and where does this message mean

  [DELETED] 21:13 13 Jun 2006

First make sure that you can view and search for hidden files and folders:

1. Click Start.
2. Click My Computer.
3. Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
4. Select the View Tab.
5. Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Show hidden files and folders.
6. Click Yes to confirm.
7. Uncheck the Hide file extensions for known file types.
8. Click OK.

Search for Hidden Files
By default, the Search companion does not search for hidden files. Because of this, you may be unable to find files, even though they exist on the drive.

To search for hidden or system files in Windows XP:

Click Start, click Search, click All files and folders, and then click More advanced options.

Click to select the Search hidden files and folders check boxes.

Now search for the files *.dbx

The location is your Store folder. Note carefully the location - it will contain a lot of letters and numbers.

Open My Documents, right click > New Polder. Rename it to MailStore (or whatever you like).

Go back to your Search Results, Click on the forst entry then hold down Shift and click on the last one - they should now all be selected. Right click > Cut.

Go back to your new folder, right click > Paste.

  athenrye 23:21 13 Jun 2006

thanks very much
i didnt get it sorted as its getting too hard for me to do
thanks for all the help
ill just have to start again

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