Lost e-mail's on Outlook Express 6

  Dragon_Heart 01:20 10 Aug 07
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My PC stalled so I rebooted it.

I have now lost all my e-mail's held just in my 'In Box' ?

I cant recall how to re download them from my ISP

  Taff™ 09:18 10 Aug 07

Unless you had "Save a copy on the server" selected they won`t be there. Have you checked in the deleted items folder? In fact check all your folders they may have just been accidentally moved.

Failing that do a search of your C Drive for Inbox.dbx and look for any file over 74KB which I think is roughly the default size for an empty inbox folder.

  Stuartli 09:19 10 Aug 07

Have you done a Search for Files and Folders for .dbx files?

The info in this link may also help once you have (hopefully) have traced them:

click here

A useful utility is OEView:

click here

  Dragon_Heart 23:46 10 Aug 07

Found Inbox.dbx but also found Inbox (1).dbx which contained all the missing e-mail's.

I thought delete Inbox.dbx and rename Inbox (1).dbx back to Inbox.dbx then start up OE .... still no joy as OE has created another file called Inbox (1).dbx ?

I note it has also created another couple of XXX (1).dbx files !

Changed it back to Inbox (1).dbx and it now shows missing e-mail's !

Thanks for the help ... now all I need to find out is why I can send e-mail's but not receive them ?

  pimpers 00:22 11 Aug 07

Check here.


click here

It might help to fault find.

Pimpers.

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