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#1 secretangel

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Posted 13 June 2006 - 05:25 PM

I use windows desktop search frequently to locate files quickly but have discovered today that emails that I had deleted from Outlook Express folders (Inbox, Sent Items, Deleted Items) can still be found and read through the windows desktop search facility.

There were some sensitive emails that I did not wish anyone else to read and would like to know how I can delete them so they do not show up this way.

When doing the search the location of the emails is folder Main Identity/Local Folders/Inbox (or Main Identity/Local Folder/Sent Items.

Have tried to locate these folders on my computer but haven't found them yet and do not know where to look.


Any advice welcome.
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Posted 13 June 2006 - 05:56 PM

The outlook express data files are found at
documents and settings
your user id (variable)
application data
identities
your identity (variable)
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outlook e & outlook express

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Posted 13 June 2006 - 06:27 PM

The files you're trying to locate are hidden files.
To see these files, you'll have to set windows to show hidden files,
How to see hidden files in Windows
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Posted 14 June 2006 - 06:49 AM

Thank you for the help.

Couldn't find the data files where you said wektech - got so far and then came to empty folders.

Already had windows set to show hidden files and that is what has actually helped me. I went into the Windows Search options and selected "do not show hidden files and folders" and that has prevented the emails I had deleted from the Outlook Express folders from being shown.

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