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Computer Tech Windows 98 Help, Help, Help

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#1 robbt1959


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Posted 23 August 2008 - 04:45 PM

Howdy guys , i require your help, yesterday when I was not home someone used my Compaq computer ( windows 98 ) and I now cannot open the Outlook express email account . I have treid to access Outlook Express by clicking the Start button up to Programs and to Out look Express , still does not open ???
unfortuately all my emails and email addresses are now un acessable , can someone help , i hate to loss all this data , many thanks ,

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 07:29 PM

Doesn't do anything? No error messages?
Try this Go to Start>RUN and in the Open box type "C:\programfiles\outlook express\msimn.exe"/mailonly with the quotes

I hope that works, it's been a while since I've touched 98
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#3 robbt1959

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 02:35 PM

hi mark ,many thanks for your response , I almost got there in sections until mailonly , i could not find , perhaps gone , I was able to find my address book complete [ in my briefcase thru go to address book ]and can send email , I beleive the old emails are still in there somewhere just have to find a way in , any ideas would be appreciated , many thanks robbt

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 03:41 PM

I beleive the old emails are still in there somewhere just have to find a way in , any ideas would be appreciated

Hi Robb.

Your emails are store in *.dbx file in Windows\Application Data\Identities\{E6006320-9DEC-11DC-ABF5-B160C9F5106B}\Microsoft\Outlook Express folder. Each dbx is one of your sub folders in your Inbox, Deleted Items.dbx, Inbox.dbx etc. You could always WinZip the Outlook Express folder and save it to a flash drive for safe keeping. :thumbsup:

Your will have a different number to mine below

Edited by Keithuk, 24 August 2008 - 03:42 PM.


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