Recoving lost emails with Windows Live Mail 2012

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Tonight I was answering an email received on Windows Live Mail 2012. on my laptop. An older laptop nearby was switched on. Both had external mouse. My laptop started jumping around madly. It settled when I disconnected the Mouse on the older laptop and switched it off. However I noticed that the email reply on which was working had disappeared, as had the original email. I checked 3 accounts on my Windows Live mail, only to discover that all the emails on two of the accounts (inbox, sent, deleted, trash etc) had disappeared. There were still emails in my 4th account's inbox (both deleted and sent had disappeared).

Seeking help I came across the following on internet: Navigate to  C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft and then right click on the Windows Live Mail folder and choose 'restore previous versions'. However while I was able to get as far as C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\    there was no 'Microsoft' in the 'Local folder'.

How can I recover my lost emails?
Michael MurphyAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Are you certain that:

C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Mail
C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live

are not there ?

If not, and for sure not, then your mail is possibly gone. Look in the Windows Recycle bin for the folders.
Michael MurphyAuthor Commented:
John I received the email notifying me of your post on my Windows Live Mail - in the inbox of one of my accounts. Does that mean my Live Mail is working?

When I navigate down to 'appdata|local'  the next folder should be 'Microsoft'. However what appears next are four folders, none of them 'Microsoft. They are 'Chromatic Browser', 'Comodo', 'Google', and 'Torch'. I've checked these but no Microsoft folder.
Michael MurphyAuthor Commented:
Forgot to say there is nothing relevant in the Recycle Bin (although it has not been emptied for a day or two).
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Live mail can be working since the programs are in Program Files.

What you are (apparently) missing is the data files, which is why your mail is gone. New mail will, of course continue to come in.

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Michael MurphyAuthor Commented:
Is there anything I should attempt to recover the lost mails?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If you have Web Mail, the mails might possibly be there. However if downloading removes the mail from the server, there is not much you can do.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thanks Michael - Sorry you lost all that and there was nothing we could do
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