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OE Disappearing mail folders...?

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by R Palino, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. R Palino

    R Palino
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    I recently had my computer crash while in the middle of doing mail with OE
    6.
    (Nothing big deal about the crash, I probably had too many things going on
    at once, and hadn't rebooted for a day, etc.)

    When I *did* reboot and re-open OE, some of the mail folders had
    dissappeared!

    These are local folders where I had seperated some of my business email etc.

    I used the import feature and some of them reappeared....however, a bunch of
    them did not.

    I can *see* the folders on my hard drive...so I know I didn't lose them.
    They are sitting there at:

    G:\Application Data\Identities\{E....snip...4}

    How do I get these folders to re-appear in Outlook Express?

    Can anyone help?

    Thanks!

    M
     
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  3. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen
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    As long as the dbx files are in the message store, you can get them back
    manually. Do this for each one.

    In Windows Explorer, click on the file and drag it to the Desktop. Open OE
    and create a folder with the *exact* same name as the one on your desktop.
    ***Copy a message from any folder to the new one. You MUST do this.*** Close
    OE. Go back to Windows Explorer and Click Desktop and drag the folder from
    the Desktop to the OE store folder that you clicked on to reveal the .dbx
    files. Prompt - "Do you want to overwrite......."? Click Yes.
    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS MVP - Outlook Express
    ~IB-CA~

    "R Palino" <r palino@*NO SPAM*mailandnews.com> wrote in message
    news:uDQMwMK5FHA.2364@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >I recently had my computer crash while in the middle of doing mail with OE
    > 6.
    > (Nothing big deal about the crash, I probably had too many things going on
    > at once, and hadn't rebooted for a day, etc.)
    >
    > When I *did* reboot and re-open OE, some of the mail folders had
    > dissappeared!
    >
    > These are local folders where I had seperated some of my business email
    > etc.
    >
    > I used the import feature and some of them reappeared....however, a bunch
    > of
    > them did not.
    >
    > I can *see* the folders on my hard drive...so I know I didn't lose them.
    > They are sitting there at:
    >
    > G:\Application Data\Identities\{E....snip...4}
    >
    > How do I get these folders to re-appear in Outlook Express?
    >
    > Can anyone help?
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    > M
    >
    >
    >
     
  4. Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE

    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE
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    "R Palino" <r palino@*NO SPAM*mailandnews.com> wrote in message
    news:uDQMwMK5FHA.2364@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl
    > I recently had my computer crash while in the middle of doing mail
    > with OE 6.
    > (Nothing big deal about the crash, I probably had too many things
    > going on at once, and hadn't rebooted for a day, etc.)
    >
    > When I *did* reboot and re-open OE, some of the mail folders had
    > dissappeared!
    >
    > These are local folders where I had seperated some of my business
    > email etc.
    >
    > I used the import feature and some of them reappeared....however, a
    > bunch of them did not.
    >
    > I can *see* the folders on my hard drive...so I know I didn't lose
    > them. They are sitting there at:
    >
    > G:\Application Data\Identities\{E....snip...4}
    >
    > How do I get these folders to re-appear in Outlook Express?
    >
    > Can anyone help?
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    > M


    And if the DBX files aren't there how about a DBT file? This is a copy of
    the DBX file before the compaction started. FollowBruce's directions about
    creating a folder in OE, but after accessing the folder and closing OE,
    delete the new DBX file and then rename the DBT file to a DBX file.

    --
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE
    Please respond in Newsgroup only. Do not send email
    http://www.fjsmjs.com
    Protect your PC
    http://www.microsoft.com./athome/security/protect/default.aspx
    http://defendingyourmachine.blogspot.com/
     
  5. Steve Cochran

    Steve Cochran
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    See here for message recovery techniques: www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#4

    You may be a candidate for DBXpress's extract from disk feature, as this
    problem is cropping up rather often.

    steve

    "R Palino" <r palino@*NO SPAM*mailandnews.com> wrote in message
    news:uDQMwMK5FHA.2364@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >I recently had my computer crash while in the middle of doing mail with OE
    > 6.
    > (Nothing big deal about the crash, I probably had too many things going on
    > at once, and hadn't rebooted for a day, etc.)
    >
    > When I *did* reboot and re-open OE, some of the mail folders had
    > dissappeared!
    >
    > These are local folders where I had seperated some of my business email
    > etc.
    >
    > I used the import feature and some of them reappeared....however, a bunch
    > of
    > them did not.
    >
    > I can *see* the folders on my hard drive...so I know I didn't lose them.
    > They are sitting there at:
    >
    > G:\Application Data\Identities\{E....snip...4}
    >
    > How do I get these folders to re-appear in Outlook Express?
    >
    > Can anyone help?
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    > M
    >
    >
    >
     
  6. R Palino

    R Palino
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    Seems to have worked!

    Thanks Bruce (and Steve and Frank!)


    "Bruce Hagen" <Nospam@mymail.invalid> wrote in message
    news:OHQVIRK5FHA.1368@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    > As long as the dbx files are in the message store, you can get them back
    > manually. Do this for each one.
    >
    > In Windows Explorer, click on the file and drag it to the Desktop. Open OE
    > and create a folder with the *exact* same name as the one on your desktop.
    > ***Copy a message from any folder to the new one. You MUST do this.***

    Close
    > OE. Go back to Windows Explorer and Click Desktop and drag the folder from
    > the Desktop to the OE store folder that you clicked on to reveal the .dbx
    > files. Prompt - "Do you want to overwrite......."? Click Yes.
    > --
    > Bruce Hagen
    > MS MVP - Outlook Express
    > ~IB-CA~
    >
    > "R Palino" <r palino@*NO SPAM*mailandnews.com> wrote in message
    > news:uDQMwMK5FHA.2364@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > >I recently had my computer crash while in the middle of doing mail with

    OE
    > > 6.
    > > (Nothing big deal about the crash, I probably had too many things going

    on
    > > at once, and hadn't rebooted for a day, etc.)
    > >
    > > When I *did* reboot and re-open OE, some of the mail folders had
    > > dissappeared!
    > >
    > > These are local folders where I had seperated some of my business email
    > > etc.
    > >
    > > I used the import feature and some of them reappeared....however, a

    bunch
    > > of
    > > them did not.
    > >
    > > I can *see* the folders on my hard drive...so I know I didn't lose them.
    > > They are sitting there at:
    > >
    > > G:\Application Data\Identities\{E....snip...4}
    > >
    > > How do I get these folders to re-appear in Outlook Express?
    > >
    > > Can anyone help?
    > >
    > > Thanks!
    > >
    > > M
    > >
    > >
    > >

    >
     
  7. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen
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    You're welcome. Thanks for posting back.
    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS MVP - Outlook Express
    ~IB-CA~

    "R Palino" <r palino@*NO SPAM*mailandnews.com> wrote in message
    news:%23cv5cYU5FHA.1032@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    > Seems to have worked!
    >
    > Thanks Bruce (and Steve and Frank!)
    >
    >
    > "Bruce Hagen" <Nospam@mymail.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:OHQVIRK5FHA.1368@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    >> As long as the dbx files are in the message store, you can get them back
    >> manually. Do this for each one.
    >>
    >> In Windows Explorer, click on the file and drag it to the Desktop. Open
    >> OE
    >> and create a folder with the *exact* same name as the one on your
    >> desktop.
    >> ***Copy a message from any folder to the new one. You MUST do this.***

    > Close
    >> OE. Go back to Windows Explorer and Click Desktop and drag the folder
    >> from
    >> the Desktop to the OE store folder that you clicked on to reveal the .dbx
    >> files. Prompt - "Do you want to overwrite......."? Click Yes.
    >> --
    >> Bruce Hagen
    >> MS MVP - Outlook Express
    >> ~IB-CA~
    >>
    >> "R Palino" <r palino@*NO SPAM*mailandnews.com> wrote in message
    >> news:uDQMwMK5FHA.2364@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >> >I recently had my computer crash while in the middle of doing mail with

    > OE
    >> > 6.
    >> > (Nothing big deal about the crash, I probably had too many things going

    > on
    >> > at once, and hadn't rebooted for a day, etc.)
    >> >
    >> > When I *did* reboot and re-open OE, some of the mail folders had
    >> > dissappeared!
    >> >
    >> > These are local folders where I had seperated some of my business email
    >> > etc.
    >> >
    >> > I used the import feature and some of them reappeared....however, a

    > bunch
    >> > of
    >> > them did not.
    >> >
    >> > I can *see* the folders on my hard drive...so I know I didn't lose
    >> > them.
    >> > They are sitting there at:
    >> >
    >> > G:\Application Data\Identities\{E....snip...4}
    >> >
    >> > How do I get these folders to re-appear in Outlook Express?
    >> >
    >> > Can anyone help?
    >> >
    >> > Thanks!
    >> >
    >> > M
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >

    >>

    >
    >
     

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