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email disaster

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by zalemale, Feb 6, 2003.

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  1. zalemale

    zalemale Thread Starter

    Feb 6, 2003
    Hi, I'm new to these forums, but definitely have a problem on my hands I think. While doing routine searches for viruses on my computer, my virus checker stumbled upon an infected file...my inbox.dbx file. I use outlook express and, as I now know, this file is responsible for all incoming emails. Well, after not being able to disinfect the file, I opted to delete this file...The next time I started outlook express, all my emails were gone (ones that I had been saving for a couple years by now), except for a new "welcome to outlook express 6!" message. I tried doing a system restore back to yesterday, but that effort went down in vain. I guess what outlook did was just create a new message base inbox.dbx file leaving me with no way to access the old inbox.dbx file...is this unfortunate assumption correct? If anyone knows more on this subject, and have any ideas on how i can get my lost email back, I'd really appreciate it a great deal.

  2. bassetman

    bassetman Moderator (deceased) - Gone but never forgotten

    Jun 7, 2001
    Welcome to TSG!

    Not sure, but check your recycle bin. It may be there. I believe your assumptions about the recreations of the folder are correct!

    Too bad you didn't come before trying the delete the folder :(

    Hope more people can help!
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