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recovering MSN email

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by yoda0395, Apr 17, 2008.

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  1. yoda0395

    yoda0395 Thread Starter

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    Ok,
    I had moved some e-mail in my MSN account that was in folders under the heading "Folders on your computer". Well the hard drive has failed, so I went and purchased a new one, but were are the files stored on my old hard drive so I could try and copy them over to the new hard drive once finish getting ever thing installed.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Elvandil

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    What email program were you using?
     
  3. yoda0395

    yoda0395 Thread Starter

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    I'm using MSN explorer version 7.02
     
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  5. hanisad

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    hi to all


    i want to ask about this also

    please i have more than 160 massages in my hotmail folder and i hope to bach up it to my PC hard disk or CD/DVD

    regards

    hani
     
  6. yoda0395

    yoda0395 Thread Starter

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    Ok I was able to recover the e-mail using the following:
    The mail is located in a hidden folder. You need to open Windows Explorer and
    then select Tools/Options and turn on show hidden files and folders as well as
    how protected system files. On XP, browse to c:\documents and settings\[user id
    -
    the name that you log onto your PC with]\local settings\application
    data\microsoft\msn\db30

    On Vista, browse to C:\Users\[UserID]\Local\Microsoft\MSN\db30

    You mail is inside this db30 folder.

    You will find file with an extension of .sdf - ignore these. You're interested
    in the ones that look like: username-msn-com.1a0, 1a1, etc.

    and also within the folders \Mail(MSN user ID)\ with extensions of .000,
    starting with stm0x...

    You can copy and rename these files to have an extension of .eml.
    Double-clicking them will open them in Outlook Express. You can then move them
    to a folder in OE if desired for future access or import into MSN mail, or you
    can send them back to yourself for filing within the MSN client program.



    How ever I now have the problem of e-mail will not update to show new messages unless you re-boot the computer. Any one have a suggestion for this problem.

    Thanks,
     
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