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Outlookexpress Compacted My Mail =(


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#1 az51lk

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 07:21 AM

hi there!

outlook compacted my mail and now my inbox is empty. would it be possible to retrieve these emails?

outlook express 6

thanks a million in advance guys

irvin

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 09:25 PM

az51lk,I was researching your request and this seems as it may help. I copied the info from this link.

http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-u...123120121120120

Importing Outlook Express data
To restore data, you may need to re-create the Identities for each user, prior to using the following steps. Repeat each step, as needed, for each Identity.
Import Messages from the Backup Folder
To import your Outlook Express e-mail messages from the Backup folder: 1. On the File menu, point to Import, and then click Messages.
2. In the Select an e-mail program to import from box, click Microsoft Outlook Express 5 or Microsoft Outlook Express 6, and then click Next.
3. Click Import mail from an OE5 store directory or Import mail from an OE6 store directory, and then click OK.
4. Click Browse, and then click on the Mail Backup folder on your desktop.
5. Click OK, and then click Next.
6. Click All folders, click Next, and then click Finish.


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Posted 08 March 2006 - 10:16 PM

thanks so much for your time and help, boopme

i got up to step 4 just fine but then i could not find my mail backup folder on my desktop.

any ideas?

thanks a mil,
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Posted 09 March 2006 - 12:19 AM

OK, two things,

maybe you should do this first to see if the folder is empty or not.

Start
double click these
My computer
Local disk C
Docs & Settings
Folder (your name)
Local Settings
Application Data
Identities
Folder with {numbers and letters}
Microsoft
Outlook Express
now your at where your mails are, STORED FILES, .dbx
if the inbox has KB's you got something. If not ,they're gone.

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To try the way we started
Probably needed to do the
Copy Mail Files to a Backup Folder first (see step 3)
To make a backup copy of your Outlook Express e-mail message files:
1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
2. On the Maintenance tab, click Store Folder.
3. Select the folder location, and then press CTRL+C to copy the location.
4. Click Cancel, and then click Cancel again to close the dialog box.
5. Click Start, and then click Run.
6. In the Open box, press CTRL+V, and then click OK.
7. On the Edit menu, click Select All.
8. On the Edit menu, click Copy, and then close the window.
9. Right-click any empty space on your desktop, click New, and then click Folder.
10. Type mail backup for the folder name, and then press ENTER.
11. Double-click the Mail Backup folder to open it.
12. On the Edit menu, click Paste.
13. Close the Mail Backup window.

Now do the Import
Importing Outlook Express data
To restore data, you may need to re-create the Identities for each user, prior to using the following steps. Repeat each step, as needed, for each Identity.
Import Messages from the Backup Folder
To import your Outlook Express e-mail messages from the Backup folder: 1. On the File menu, point to Import, and then click Messages.
2. In the Select an e-mail program to import from box, click Microsoft Outlook Express 5 or Microsoft Outlook Express 6, and then click Next.
3. Click Import mail from an OE5 store directory or Import mail from an OE6 store directory, and then click OK.
4. Click Browse, and then click on the Mail Backup folder on your desktop.
5. Click OK, and then click Next.
6. Click All folders, click Next, and then click Finish.
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Posted 11 March 2006 - 07:29 PM

Hi there

thanks for the reply.

i cliked on add all folders but when i click next, it starts off importing a few files [from the sent box] and after about 5 imports [out of 227] it stops and advises me that the process is complete?

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Posted 12 March 2006 - 08:00 PM

This has got me now. I'm still looking tho'. I think I'll BUMP this back up to see if any one else as a suggestion
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