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OE6 - Can't convert my .bak files to .dbx

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  1. ukuleleboy

    ukuleleboy Thread Starter

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    Am trying to restore emails deleted on compacting files in OE6. They are currently saved on my desktop as 'Inbox.dbx.bak'. This occurred when I tried renaming the file .bak to .dbx. Apparently I can't shake the .bak tag.

    I believe this is complicated by the fact that I run AutoCADlt and it uses .bak as a drawing backup and it defaults any .bak to an AutoCADlt file.

    If I right-click on the file and open Properties is it named 'Inbox.dbx' but if I double-click on the icon to try and open it the name is 'Inbox.dbx.bak'. The icon is also the AutoCADlt icon.

    Any suggestions?

    Running XP on a PC clone.
     
  2. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    This MS note shows how to restore the BAK files.

    In order to rename the files correctly, go to Explorer > Tools > Folder Options > View and UNselect "Hide Extensions for Known File Types".
     
  3. ukuleleboy

    ukuleleboy Thread Starter

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    That worked great! The file now is just 'Inbox.dbx'. I tried importing back in but they didn't show up. When I look at the properties of the file it says, "Opens with: Unknown application" Could that be a problem?

    Thanks
     
  4. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    The MS note says nothing about "importing".

    What you need to do is determine the folder where the file "should" be, and then just copy it over.
    The procedure itself, is doing nothing more than a "restore" out of the recycle bin, which I "presume" you have already done and somehow moved the file to your desktop?
     
  5. EAFiedler

    EAFiedler Moderator

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    Hi ukuleleboy


    Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!


    You will need to save the Folders.dbx file in the same folder/directory as the Inbox.dbx file to complete the Import.

    Was there a Folders.dbx.bak file in the Recycle Bin?
     
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