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Outlook Express purge

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Davidlaw69, Sep 4, 2008.

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  1. Davidlaw69

    Davidlaw69 Thread Starter

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    My co-worker's Outlook Express suddenly "lost" thousands of e-mails. There is now a gap of emails from 3/29/05 to 8/29/08. He now has a total of 1417 emails showing, whereas before he had apprx. 11,000. Cananyone explain how this happened and if there is anyway to retrieve the "lost" emails?
     
  2. VistaRookie

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    Yes. Possibly what is explained here in this article. Read it
    but don't compact just yet. If you have already compacted the
    emails, then you probably can't recover anything. But it is
    worth a shot.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/IE/community/columns/filecorruption.mspx

    To recover emails DBXtract Macallan:
    http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/resources/tools.htm

    old freeware DBXtract

    Were those 11,000 emails stored in separate custom folders?
    If they were all in one folder, probably too many. Check the size
    of the .dbx files - I keep mine at or below 25 MB others go up to
    100MB without problems. Anything more and it could easily
    cause problems.
     
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