Lost emails after compacting in Outlook express
Posted on 2006-03-30
This is kind of a long shot, I'm pretty sure I'm screwed, but here goes.
My boss compacts his emails in OE whenever prompted for it. It never caused a problem before. His inbox is just under 1 Gb.
Yesterday he did a compact and realized that he's missing all his emails from december 10th 2005 to today.
They're not in deleted items, outbox, sent items, whatever. I'm viewing all emails. They're nowehre in there.
I ran both OE repair and OE mail recovery (tools i got somewhere) that scan the dbx for lost files and I turn up with squat. I tried to import the dbx somewhere else (all of them) and still nothing.
So, I'm throwing it out there... any ideas if those emails are crunched or if there's a way to get it back?
(Please no comments about my boss using OE, it was his call :\)