Hi, I run w98se, ie6 and oe5 and a virus programme called bit defender.I opened oe5 this morning and all of my inbox emails just disappeared. Everything else like sent items and other folders are there except the inbox things. Is there anyway of finding these emails and restoring them to my inbox? thanks 2cv6.
I would suggest that you run the "repair Internet Explorer" as this also repairs Outlook Express. Go to Start/ programs/ Accessories/ System Tools/ system Information/ Tools and then Repair Internet Explorer. I'm not sure if it would simply repair OE5 or replace it with OE6??? Would that matter???
Hi, I tried the repair option, but alas, no good.OE5 is still there, so thats ok.oe6 kept crashing, seems to be no good with 98se. I have Norton file recovery, but have never used it. It looks complicated to me. Where would the inbox contents disappear to? Everything else is still perfect and in place in all the other folders. When you delete an email is it also ever recoverable ??? 2cv6 thanx.
I run OE 6 with Win 98SE and it runs perfectly (touch wood!) When you were deleting the files from your Inbox, you didn't accidentally delete the Inbox, did you?? If you did, it should still be in the recycle bin. Look in the recycle bin using Windows Explorer, right click the Inbox (if you find it) and choose "Restore".
It needs to be opened in Outlook Express. Find the file path (ie: C:\Windows\Application Data or whatever) and make a note of it. Then in Outlook Express goto File > Import > Messages (Outlook Express 5) and navigate through the file path to your inbox. I'm relying on memory here as it is a bit easier with OE6 and XP. With a bit of luck, your inbox should then be accessible from OE.