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Finding files within OE...???

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by BigDaveinNJ, Nov 16, 2006.

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  1. BigDaveinNJ

    BigDaveinNJ Thread Starter

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    Is there any reason when I do a search for files on my PC, as in START/FIND/FILES or FOLDERS that it doesn't find the files that I have saved within Outlook Express?

    For instance, I know SOMEWHERE in my OE I have an email with an attached jpg. in it named PhillyJimmy in it.... but when I do a search of my hard drive (C) it will not find the file. Shouldn't find files or folders find that file name if it's exact?

    Thanks

    DAVID

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  2. sekirt

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    Hey BigDave

    Yes, there is. OE is a database program - your emails are not files, they are information stored within the index files (.DBX). The only way to use search to find something there is to specify what text you are looking for in search. And for files, you would enter *.dbx.

    However, if you know it is in a folder in OE, you can use the "search" included in OE.
    Click Edit->Find Message In This Folder. If it stops at a possible email and it is not the one, pressing F3 will make it continue the search until it has gone through a folder.
     
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