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How can I restore old mails

Posted on 2004-09-15
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I just reformatted my C: drive and reinstalled WinXP Professional and, as I was configuring my Outlook Express settings I stupidly went to the Options menu and changed the storage folder for my emails to the same folder on my D: drive where I kept all of my backup DBX files. Naturally, Outlook Express proceeded to overwrite all of the old DBX files including subfolder with the new virgin ones. I have a simple, albeit urgent question . . . are all of the old DBX files lost forever or is there any possible way to retrieve them? I tried Restore utilities but, unfortunately, but nothing worked.....i need to restore inbox & send item folder. I use NTFS format.
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by:sirbounty
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Try one of these tools (with expert's recommendations): http:Q_21014635.html#11240391
Restorer2000 has recovered files for me that have been overwritten.  Good luck!
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You may want to try this
http://www.oemailrecovery.com/outlook-express-recovery.html

You would be lucky to recover overwritten files ..

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by:debbhattacharya
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Thanks for all inputs. I have been able to recover 90% of my mails by using recover4all prefessional 2.25.
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What is latest on your situation , any improvement. Let us know if you still have issue so that we can try to solve it

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