Joined: 22 Apr 2009
Location: Columbus Junction, Iowa USA
|Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:34 pm Post subject: Lost Email
|Ticket title: Lost email
Using Windows XP and Outlook Express 6.0. I received a window to "compact messages" to save disc space. Ran that and lost all 2010 Inbox e-mails. 2008 and 2009 e-mails still in the Inbox. Tried to find a solution in the Google forums but all I tried were unsuccessful. I tried to use “system restore" on 4 different available dates and all failed stating “unable to restore to this date” so restore failed. Don’t know what is wrong here as I have all the settings checked to allow restore to operate. Got any ideas? Anyway, I searched and found the Inbox.bak and now have the file as a desktop icon. That is the only file I need to restore. This link shows a method I tried but could not follow.
[ http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/xpnetwork/thread/1e2907d2-c9c6-... ]
They say to open” Windows Explorer, click on the dbx file for the missing folder and copy to desktop, but it does not show there.
What does show are 6 dll. files, Wasmig.exe,Setup50.exe , Oemig50.exe , Msimn.exe , buaddy’s.wab, and Msoe.txt
There is no “ Inbox.dbx” file shown ,so I cannot proceed from here. I have a program installed called DBxtract that I used successfully some time ago but not this time so will ask if you folks can give me some assistance as to what to try next. I really need to restore those files as I have medical correspondence that I need to access ASAP. Please reply at your convenience! Many Thanks: Dick
Many Thanks to all: