Hi Aeries. The emails are compressed into files with the extension dbx, hence your Inbox folder is compressed into the file Inbox.dbx. You can easily find where Outlook Express expects to find the files by clicking Tools - Options - Maintenance - Store Folder. You can even change the location of the store folder to a more convenient place such as another drive or partition. You can replace the files in the store folder with other files, or you can also rename the recovered files as, for example, recovered Inbox.dbx, leaving Inbox as a completely new folder. Another option is to leave the recovered files in a folder separate from the Outlook Express Store Folder, and use the little application DBXtract to read them. click here. DBXtract converts the contents of the compressed file to an eml file for each email, which is a pure text version of the original email. Double clicking the eml file opens it in Outlook Express.