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recovering e-mail folders in oe6

Posted on 2004-08-03
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I recently uninstalled ie6 and in turn accidently deleted oe6. I want to reinstall both applications. Is there anyway I can recover my old inbox and other subfolders? My OS is windows xp home edition.
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You cannot completely remove IE or OE from windows xp though it is just hidden from your machine after uninstallation.

Go to My computer --> tools --> folder options --> view --> and check "Show hidden files and folders"

Search for *.DBX files. There should be Inbox.DBX , Sent Items.DBX , Outbox.DBX etc ..
These are the files that contain all your emails.

The above is the easiest way.
If that doesnot work , try these

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http://chatt.net/~scochran/DBXtract.htm

http://www.oemailrecovery.com/outlook-express-recovery.html
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Before that follow this

How to Reinstall or Repair Internet Explorer and Outlook Express in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=318378

Post back if you have further questions

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