Outlook Express Old Inbox Recovery

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Mikwaz

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After renaming my inbox in Outlook Express to folders.old
> from folders.dbx, I solved a problem relating to a memory
> or not enough disk space error. Now it functions fine.
>
> However, I have not been able to successfully retrieve my
> old inbox messages though they are there. It is now under
> Windows/Application Data/Identities/(F00897CO-1640-11D4-
> B4CE-F6390DBA5552). I don't know what this is but when I
> click on, it downloads a ton of presumably old emails to
> somewhere but I know not where. When it is downloading,
> some image flashes on and off at about 1 image per 2
> seconds and there is no way to stop it for 30 minutes or
> so till it finishes. Cannot even stop via task manager
> but must physically hit the on/off button on the computer
> to terminate as it does not allow me to use other stuff on
> my computer. Does anyone know how I can access my old
> inbox of emails and then transfer them to a local folder? Or transfer to my current inbox. Right now when doing a search of inbox, I discover that I have an Inbox, an Inbox (1), a Temp Inbox, and another Inbox. For serious legal reasons (I didn't do anything wrong :)), I need to get my old inbox back into shape so it can be searched and sorted. I am willing to pay but Microsoft charges $35 and then expects me to wait on hold for 1 to 2 hours (they charged me and then told me that). Now I think they have charged me yet rendered no service. This is on Windows 98 SE by the way.
> Your help is much appreciated and I thank you in advance.
>
 

Miz

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Have you tried importing those old messages?

In OE, go to File>Import>Messages, step through the Wizard, telling it to "Import from a store directory," use the Browse button to point it to the folder where the messages are and hope for the best. ;)
 
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