~Dell Inspiron, 15 3000 series, Windows 8.1
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?