dbx files Internet Explorer

  porridge 18:14 06 Jun 03

Somewhere I read that e-mails in IE get put away as dbx files when one deleted them. I may be quite wrong about this but I have searched for dbx files on my system and vcannot find any. I seem to recall someone sayoimng that these files take up a lot of space too. Can anyone elucidate for me please? Thank you.


  spikeychris 18:17 06 Jun 03

You need to unhide files and folders first then run a search for *dbx


  spikeychris 18:19 06 Jun 03

Double click my computer, click tools at top of screen, click folder options click view and tick show hidden files and folders..

  Roland Butter 18:23 06 Jun 03

DBX files are in Outlook Express. Got to Windows> Application data> Identities> Microsoft> Outlook express. Space take up, well I guess that depends on how many messages you have there.
Tell me I'm wrong someone........

  spikeychris 18:25 06 Jun 03

Yep there OU..

  porridge 09:19 07 Jun 03

Thank you Spikey Chris. The show hidden files and folders box was already ticked, so why I couldn't get the dbx files to show up Lord knows.

Roland Butter: thank you too. I did as you suggested and at the end of that exercise I had a screen with all the dbx files under the Outlook Express headings. When I tried opening one however I was stymied again as I got a message telling me that the file "programfiles.exe"could not be found. I tried my W98SE CD Rom but that too came up blank as far as that file goes.

My problem now is should I try to delete these dbx files since as far as I am aware they are reserve copies as it were. I am afraid to though just in case they are not and I would be deleting all my current in files and so called deleted ones.

Any more suggestions?

Many thanks to both of you.


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