I created new folders to store email files. I then COPIED (not moved) all the dbx files from the original location to the new folder. I then went into OE6 and changed the "store folder" to the new location. I exited OE6 and came back. Everything looked OK. I switched identities and repeated for the 3 other identities. My problem is that the main identity emails have all disappeared and OE6 appears to have re-initialised the data files (dbx files) not only in the current store folder but also the files in the original location. It has only done this for the files in the "main identity". My question is, is there any way of recovering the lost dbx files or must I assume that OE6 has trashed them by re-initialising the files?
PS: there's a moral here about taking a backup of the originals well away from where OE6 can get at them.