General discussion

cant find old messages

I had to reformat my C drive but before I did, I copied all of my old messages to a CD. I didnt export them. I went to the folder that they are stored in and copied them over to a CD. I had done this in the past and didnt have any problems with getting them back. But this time, Im having problems. I did copy them to the new folder that stores all of the old messages, bugt when I go to OE, they dont show up. Does anybody have any idea how I can get them back? Im runing XP home

Discussion is locked

Reply to: cant find old messages
PLEASE NOTE: Do not post advertisements, offensive materials, profanity, or personal attacks. Please remember to be considerate of other members. If you are new to the CNET Forums, please read our CNET Forums FAQ. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Reporting: cant find old messages
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
- Collapse -
Delete. . .

the folders.dbx file. When you reopen OE it will create a new one and the messages should be listed.

- Collapse -
didnt work

Thats what I thought too. I even created a temp folder then looked to see if thats where it was stored and sure enough. So, I have all my old folders, and the temp folder all listed in the same place, but the old folders wont appear on the left side of my screen on OE6. I cant figure it out.

CNET Forums

Forum Info