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M$update Ramsacks My Inbox


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#1 ejames82

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 12:46 PM

almost every time i perform a microsoft update, the documents that i have in my inbox get moved around. tuesday many of them were sent to the recycle bin. since i didn't want to lose them, i sent a copy of them to my pictures. now these copies have a bak extension and i am unable to open them. is there any way to:
1. prevent this moving of files from happening in the first place.
2. addressing the bak extension so these files are usable.
thanks, Ed James

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#2 TheTerrorist_75

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 01:48 PM

You should not use your email program's Inbox to store important emails. You should create subfolders to move the emails to or use the Save As feature to save the emails to a user created folder in My Documents. Also keeping emails in your Inbox could cause a problem during compaction which would delete all emails.

I use a Gmail account that's sole purpose is to backup my important emails. I forward them to the Gmail account which makes them accessable from any computer that I am on.
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#3 ejames82

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 10:04 PM

terrorist,
i have a feeling that i may have too much in my inbox. i think you're right about that. thanks, Ed James

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 12:39 AM

If your inbox is Outlook Express, do a search for .dbx If you can locate the store folder and the dbx files are intact, youcan import tham back into OE.

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Edited by Johanna, 12 January 2007 - 12:39 AM.

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 06:24 AM

Answer is found in your other thread here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/microsoft-...s-my-inbox.html
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Posted 13 January 2007 - 12:40 AM

albert frankenstein is correct.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918069/en-us
another poster also gave me the same answer.

johanna,
you have given me a nice tidbit of info also.

i think updates are overrated. thanks guys, Ed James




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