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Guys my Outlook crashed  while compacting files and inbox messages are missing now. How do I get them back? I looked for inbox.dbx files and found only couple which didn't have my messages. What can I do?
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Did you look for those files in the recycle bin?    If they are there, you might be able to restore.  Otherwise, I suspect you will be out of luck.

For future,

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918069

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yes I did but there is nothing there.
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You can try this to search for them...

http://www.oehelp.com/DBXpress/Default.aspx


If you don't find the files, I think you are out of luck. :-\
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BTW, the files will be BAK files.  
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That program is not free.
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No it is not!   If the data is that important to you, it is a cheap investment to try and recover it.  If you aren't willing to spend what they are charging to try and get your data and you are sure you don't have the DBX or BAK files, then you need to accept it is lost.  - this advice is free :-\
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Last resort, if you're getting your email from an ISP (pop mail), then maybe you can check with them to see if they have have mail retention (holding copies of your mail for some period of time).  More than likely not, but it won't hurt to check.  

This also was no charge ;)
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