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Missing Emails!!! Emails Disappeared after "Compacting"...running XP w/SP2

Posted on 2004-10-17
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Hello...I am running XP and am extremely familiar with OE 6.0, however, after downloading SP2 a month ago or so I noticed the "compacting" message coming up frequently when I closed Outlook Express. Usually I just let it run in the background.

Well, about 30 hours ago or so the box came up and I said, "ok" to compact....and I had 5 unread, brand new emails in my in-box....they are now gone, gone, gone!

I have done the following thus far:

1. Restored my system to a prior point (twice)...nothing
2. Seached for all *.dbx and restored all mail folders...nothing...all it did was restore the inbox messages I had in there directly before the compacting happened
3. Reviewed entire hard drive, nothing
4. Contacted MS directly...no response received yet
5. Contacted my ISP, SBC...all servers up and running

How do I get these emails back? I need them desperately!

Thank you.


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Is that only those new unread emails are gone and others are still there ?

Can you access that email going to ISP's webmail and check if they are still in server ?

If you click send/receive now , do you receive the latest new emails ?

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Sunray,
No, 2 "read" emails and 5 "unread" emails were missing....
Yes, I am receiving all new messages...
I did access the ISP webmail, it is working properly....

I am going to try the site you posted, thank you....I will post an update as soon as I know if it worked....

Thanks again
Steph
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