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Solved: Deleted E-mails

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by spicefamily, Nov 24, 2007.

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  1. spicefamily

    spicefamily Thread Starter

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    Yesterday I mistakenly deleted an e-mail that I needed. I checked on the Delete folder and the recycle bin, but it was not there. Now I am asking for someone help. How can I retrieve it? Could you explain step by step

    I have Windows XP, Office 2000 POP3 account

    Ty:mad:
     
  2. hewee

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    You did not say what email program your using.
    But with Netscape, Thunderbird if you deleted the email from clicking on the Delete buttom and did not go to file, delete then you may be able to see the email.
    Your have to go to your profile and to the look at the inbox or what ever folder it was in.
    It may also be in another folder file like sent, draft or folder the email was moved to.
    Your see all the email in one file and old email can show up.
    You can then cope out the text of the email if you see it. If there was attachments then I can't be sure if there is any way to get them.
     
  3. spicefamily

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    Ty But I use Outlook Xp Any ideas
     
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    Only thing I have is to log in at the mailbox on your ISP's server and see if there's a copy there.
    T.
     
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    Hi spicefamily

    If you have not compacted the folders in Outlook Express, you may be able to extract the messages using DBXpress.
    Though, DBXpress is not free.
     
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  7. spicefamily

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    Did not work ty
     
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    Can you be more specific? What did not work? :confused:

    Can you clarify? Are you using Outlook Express or Microsoft Outlook 2002?
     
  10. spicefamily

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    Moper:


    Thank-you for that site. Could you possibly guide me through it?

    1) Locate and backup your Outlook PST file (where can I find this)
    2) From the Command Prompt type what’s in bold (not the hyphens "-")

    DEBUG C:\fullpath\OutlookFile.PST
    - f 107 113 20
    - q

    3) Now that you’ve “corrupted” your PST file run ScanPST (usually found in C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Mapi\1033)

    4) Once ScanPST completes, your deleted emails will be restored.



    Thank-you
     
  11. moper

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    This only works if you did NOT compact your folders.
    First, to find the path to the pst file: http://ask-leo.com/where_is_my_outlook_pst_file_located.html

    Open Windows Explorer, and navigate to that file. FIRST, make a copy of it. Put it somewhere you can easily find. If things don't work out, you can copy the original back.

    Now go to Start, Run, and type: cmd OK
    When the window opens, type: cd\ Press Enter

    Now type the commands from the article, pressing Enter after each of the 3 lines. The path will be what you found earlier.(Note, if you highlight the complete path of the pst file found by using the web link above, then press CTRL-C, it will be copied to the clipboard. Then at the cmd prompt, you would type: debug, then a space, then click the icon in the very top left of the window, and choose Edit, Paste.)(make sure it is right before pressing Enter.)

    ScanPST.exe should be found at C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Mapi\1033)
    Double click it.

    Hope the file isn't extremly large or debug will have memory problems. Then you need a hex editor.


    moper
     
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