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Can't find old outlook express profile emails

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by adamcp, Nov 2, 2007.

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  1. adamcp

    adamcp Thread Starter

    Nov 2, 2007
    Hi there,

    I'm running Windows XP home edition, and in the past, we had 3 different profiles on it... so everytime you boot up, it gives you the option to select one of the 3 profiles...

    But my brother bought a new computer about a year ago, so we removed his profile from the original computer... I used the standard Windows/Control Panel/User Account "delete account" option, which gave me the option to save the profiles "my documents" - which I did. So, all my brother's My Documents folder is still on my computer.

    But now, my brother needs to check his old outlook express emails - but when I load up outlook express from MY profile, it doesn't show any of his emails... I thought maybe there would be an outlook express folder saved in his "my documents" folder, but I couldn't find one ...

    So, my question is - is there a way to find his old emails? Are they still on my computer, or did outlook delete them when i removed my brother's profile??

    Thanks a lot for your help, I really hope someone can help me!

    I appreciate your time,

  2. inetbogey


    Nov 9, 2006
    you might try to logon as the administrator, Start/ right click My Computer/ explore.
    open the "c" drive/open "documents and settings"/Look for your brothers profile.
    if it is there, open it/ local settings/ Identities/outlook express
    the files should be there.
    you will have to open them with outlook express. they are .dbx files
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