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  1. #1
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    5 years of email... Lost...

    Hello everyone,
    I have a teacher who had a TA set up her email account (hotmail) into Outlook Express 6. Something was done wrong and no messages are showing up. There was a total of 214 messages. Now all that happens is Outlook download new messages. I heard from someone to check for a *.pst file and I found one. Outlook.pst . The file is 3,000 kb in size. I tried to import it into outlook and all it says is that its creating journal entries and I havent even used the journal. Please help 5+ years of email were lost.

    Regards,
    Ram0135

  2. #2
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    Post reply to your question on the "lost email"

    but first I have a few questions for you about this matter...

    1st. What version of windows and outlook are you using and did that change over the time period of five years?

    #2.q What option on the hotmail account did you go with "normal (which is free) or paid account?"

    Thirdly; have you formated or reinstalled windows since you opened this box postdate disappearance of your messages?

    -linuxgoth

  3. #3
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    Re: reply to your question on the "lost email"

    Originally posted by linuxgoth
    but first I have a few questions for you about this matter...

    1st. What version of windows and outlook are you using and did that change over the time period of five years?

    #2.q What option on the hotmail account did you go with "normal (which is free) or paid account?"

    Thirdly; have you formated or reinstalled windows since you opened this box postdate disappearance of your messages?

    -linuxgoth
    1. I always checked my email on hotmail so the Windows version is irrelevent. When the incident happened it was/is windows nt 4.0 and Outlook express 6

    2. Normal account

    3. I have NOT formated or whatever

  4. #4
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    Re: 5 years of email... Lost...

    Originally posted by ram0135
    Hello everyone,
    I have a teacher who had a TA set up her email account (hotmail) into Outlook Express 6. Something was done wrong and no messages are showing up. There was a total of 214 messages. Now all that happens is Outlook download new messages. I heard from someone to check for a *.pst file and I found one. Outlook.pst . The file is 3,000 kb in size. I tried to import it into outlook and all it says is that its creating journal entries and I havent even used the journal. Please help 5+ years of email were lost.

    Regards,
    Ram0135
    Normally, Outlook Express stored your mails in following location with .dbx extension, .pst extension use for MS Outlook, not for Outlook Express.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{A1398608-CD7A-4B76-B712-59D1A37286AA}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

    This location represent the path of the Outlook Express files for Administrator.

    If your user name is "UserA", the path will become ...
    C:\Documents and Settings\UserA\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{????????-????-????-????-????????????}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

    The folder, 'Local Settings' is a hidden folder, stored such files
    Deleted Items.dbx
    Drafts.dbx
    Inbox.dbx
    Outbox.dbx
    Pop3uidl.dbx
    Sent Items.dbx
    + others .dbx file which represented your own folders created in Outlook Express.

    If you was used web mail to check your e-mail before this incident, you should check with web mail access to ensure that all of your mails was already gone or not.

  5. #5
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    Do One thing copy the .pst or .dbx file on another machine then create an account on this machine using outlook, and then import all messages from this folder.

    cheers...........

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