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Outlook Express mail has disapeard??

Posted on 2003-10-29
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Hi Experts,

Since a couple of days windows was asking for the WINDOWS 2000 Install disk1.
tiered of clicking on cancel 3 times (every time) I decide to insert the disk.
and thought "So that is solved" but now.....

After starting my Outlook Express (version 6), I saw that all messages and all addresses are gone????
What is really sad, because my last backup is from.... oops I don't have one :(
Please can someone advise me how to get it back (when it's possible).

Regards,

Murphey
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Mrphey,
   Your Outlook Express files may still be there.  For emails do a search for *.dbx files.  Run DBXtract to get your emails back

Outlook Express Corrupted Emails - DBXtract Windows 9x
http://www.oehelp.com/DBXtract/Default.aspx 

Your address book is in a .wab file.  Do a search for *.wab
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Yep, there are a lot of *.dbx files, but I have 4 users on my home-network and they have all at least 1 account so what files should I try to recover, or is it possible to create a new account and import them.
(BTW also all the account information is gone)
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murphey2,
   The correct .dbx file would be under user folder.  Yes, if OE is working fine, create a new account and import them or copy them over.
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by:theo kouwenhoven
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Some stupid @#&^@% has draged and droped the "Documents and Settings" directory to an other place, S**t  I searched for hours for that and find this, because I also was missing all my documents... After a search on "my computer" it was clear wat the problem was,

Thanks for trieing to help me, I will split the points.

Regrads,

Murph
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