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outlook express damaged store file


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#1 limosforu

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Posted 08 July 2005 - 08:19 AM

outlook express said that there was a damaged store file, and it suggested that I do a scandisk to repair the problem. However, I did a search for some solutions to the problem, and one of the solutions offered was to rename the inbox and outbox.dbx files to .old, and so I did. Well, I'm such an idiot, because I didnt even think ahead to figure out that renaming the file got rid of all their old emails.

How do I retrieve all of the old emails, or revert back to the inbox and outbox.old?

I tried importing messages, but it wouldn't work.

Thanks for anyone able to assist in this matter.

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Posted 08 July 2005 - 08:21 AM

I forgot to mention that it is Windows ME/400mhz/128mb, and do I need to post a logfile?

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Posted 08 July 2005 - 02:22 PM

A log file will not solve this problem. If you can find the file that you renamed, you may be able to open this and retrieve all the messages from there. If you re-rename the file, you will lose the messages in the current file. Perhaps you can copy the contents of the "old" file into the new one. Wait for a more expert opinion on this.
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