I doubt you'll have any joy at all. What I have discovered is that, no matter how many copies of your address book is on your PC, when you re-install or make any changes the system finds and updates them all. Can't understand why you can't see your e-mails though. Try making your D:\ active and reboot into that drive. That should now give you access to your e-mails. If not, it sounds to me that you have overwritten the database and that's the end of the story. All I can offer is that there are a number of packages around that will save a backup of your e-mails, address book etc and you might like to invest in the likes of click here to avoid future problems.