Where has my mail disappeared to?

  BIGBAGGY 23:39 03 Sep 2006

All the recent mail for this year has disappeared from my mail inbox box. Everything from 2006. Any idea where its gone? and why its gone?


  rupie 23:41 03 Sep 2006


  rupie 23:41 03 Sep 2006

i have not had it !

  terryf 23:42 03 Sep 2006

You have deleted it, re-installed windows. OE???

  terryf 23:43 03 Sep 2006

Do a search for *.dbx

  rupie 23:46 03 Sep 2006

if you are using outlook then office stores it all in a file called outlook.pst search for this, you may also find the archive file as well. They should be in the following location C:\Documents and Settings\<USER>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

  wee eddie 08:16 04 Sep 2006

What OS are you using/

What mail application are you using?

What is your ISP?

  BIGBAGGY 13:14 04 Sep 2006

I am using XP and the mail is Outlook Express. The mail was on my PC. I think it started to compact and dont know if I interupted this. Anyway all the mail for the past 18 months seems to have gone. I tried a system restore to the day before but the mail is still not there. Im worried as to whether it could have been taken thru some kind of spyware and forwarded to some nigerian scammer. Seems strange it just went.

  BIGBAGGY 23:37 04 Sep 2006


  johnnyrocker 23:43 04 Sep 2006

what results have you had from previous suggestions? instead of ranting.


  User-312386 23:52 04 Sep 2006

I did that and lost all my e-mails as well

For some reason, if you try and interupt compacting it deletes the inbox.dbx

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