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Outlook Express--mail disappeared

by nemesisstation / July 22, 2005 4:33 AM PDT

Last week, within an hour of using it, all the contents of my Inbox vanished, taking everything from March 2005 on. In addition, all the subfolders I had created vanished completely, too. The contents of Sent Mail, Deleted Mail and the Zone Alarm-challenged mail remained.
Where the heck did all that stuff go? There's mail I really need to use. I know there's got to be a place where it's stored, but I can't find it. (When I looked into the OE folder, the contents stopped at March 15.) There's no new programs or updates for that time. I tried to use System Restore, but learned the hard way that the store techs apparently disabled it when they installed everything on this computer when I bought it (including the OE folder from the old computer).

I use OE6, Windows XP home, Zone Alarm Security Suite on an HP Pavillion a810n.

Linda T.

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Wild guess. The view?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 22, 2005 9:55 AM PDT

Many post your plea and ... the View was not set to ALL.


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The view is fine
by nemesisstation / July 22, 2005 3:05 PM PDT
In reply to: Wild guess. The view?

I wish it was that easy. I'm set at All and always have been.
New mail shows up just like it's supposed to--mail stops at 3-11 and starts again at 7-14.

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mail disappeared
by robert-scamp / November 5, 2005 12:08 AM PST

This is wierd. The same thing happenrd to me last week. Poof. Right before my eyes all my inbox was gone. Everything else, like yours, stayed.
I'm on Win Me
I went to "C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Identities\{639E36E0-973F-4619-B114-1A22F4F9B3AC}\Microsoft\Outlook Express" but I do not know how to retrieve anything from there except txt files. In the above site I have a file "inbox.dbx" and it shows over 98 mgs on it.
I have tried dbxtract but all it retrieves is txt files. I have also tried to import that mail file to my inbox, and have tried uopy and paste. No luck. Is there any other way to access these files?

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