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EMail recovery after permanent deletion

Posted on 2007-04-02
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Mega plea:
I was sent an important email today and my wife thought it was rubbish so hit the "SHIFT+DELETE" and permanently ("Hard delete") deleted the message. IE it was not put into the "Deleted Items" folder and lost from there - it was deleted from the inbox directly
(Having  not heard from the person in question for 20 years I don't have a return email address for him - hence that is part of the reason for this question!)
have I any chance of getting this email back from my disk? I am using Outlook Express 6 on Windows 98.
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GSD4M,

Advanced Outlook Recovery will recover your deleted email
http://www.recover-outlook-email.com/

eRocvery for Outlook Express
http://www.dtidata.com/e-recovery_outlook_express.htm
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You can also use Mcallan or DBXtract's recovery mode on Deleted items.dbx file
Macallan
http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/resources/tools.htm#macallan
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DBXtract
http://www.oehelp.com/DBXtract/Default.aspx
OR
Outlook Express Repair Tool - free 30 trial version
http://www.nsware.com/Repair-Tool-for-Outlook-Express.htm
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GSD4M,

We have not heard from you. Did any comment help you solve your problem? Do you have any more question? If an Expert helped you, please accept his/her answer above with an excellent or good grade.

Thanks, war1
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by:GSD4ME
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I didn't actually buy any of the packages specified but the information CERTAINLY helped point me in the right direction as to how to at least see the email contents.

Once again, E-E provides the answer!
Many thanks
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