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I lost my E-mail!

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I had about five different pop accounts on my outlook express program which came with windows 98.  Each address had it's own folder in the program which stored e-mail coming in from different addresses.  It worked well for friends and I to share the computer for e-mail with this system.  Unfortuantely, Windows 98 started acting up on me and frequently stalling.  I was told to reinstall windows 98 and did so, but the ms outlook express program also reinsalled itself (Which I should have expected) and I can no longer find all of the e-mail accounts previously stored along with (and more importantly) all the e-mail I had not previously deleted from the computer up untill reinstallation.  Is it possible to retrieve these old e-mails?  I now have netscape communicator which allows for many profiles and does exactly what I want much better than outlook exptress, but I want to retrieve my friends old e-mail.  

Thanks for your help,
AJMan
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all your e-mail`s are in files *.ibx, *.mbx , *.nch.
go to find and look for them in your c: drive.
the biggest of them are your e-mail the other are your currently outlook express files.
change the location of the small files, (copy them to another directory) and the big files copy to the directory that was contain the privios small files.
all of following you must to perform when your outlook express is closed.
thank you, a hope it will halp you to find you mail.
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You can also use then your Netscape to import those messages into the new software just like you ever read your e-mail through Netscape.
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