Lost all my personal Folders in the folders list on outlook 2003.

Posted on 2009-04-18
Last Modified: 2012-05-06

All my personal folders I had listed under "inbox" are gone.

Inbox still has my recent emails and Contacts etc are all OK

Also about a month ago, I noticed I could not turn outlook off.

Even thought I closed the program, it was still receiving email and displaying my Tasks when due whish is annoying. The program has also been running slowly.



Question by:GregVenning
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    Accepted Solution

    Try this:

    1. First, go to Run and type regedit.
    2. Locate the following registry key:
    3. Right click on Options, click Add Value, then add the following registry value:
    Value name: DumpsterAlwaysOn
    Data type: DWORD
    Value data: 1
    4. Open outlook > Go to Tools > Recover Deleted Items option and recover your e-mail.

    For the Outlook problem: Try reconfiguring your outlook profile, if no luck then try reconfiguring your windows local login profile.


    Author Comment


    thanks for the reply,

    The folders appears about 1/2 hr after I posted this, as I didnt change any settings, not sure what happened

    When I right click on options, I have no "add value"
    Items I have

    Delete Rename
    Copy Key Name

    If I left click on "New" I have 5 different value I can add

    Multi String
    Expanadable String

    LVL 14

    Expert Comment

    by:Dhiraj Mutha
    Add a DWORD Value.

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