HELP Recovering EMAIL after a new installation...

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Nicole Kidman, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. Hi,
    My system crashed yesterday and I had to install a new copy of windows 2k on
    my hard drive. The old installation is intact and all my files have been
    recovered except for my email... does installing a new copy of windows
    automatically overwrite the old outlook express files? Is there a way to
    recover them?
    thanks.
    Nicole
     
    Nicole Kidman, Jun 2, 2005
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  2. Nicole Kidman

    Ron Martell Guest

    "Nicole Kidman" <> wrote:

    >Hi,
    >My system crashed yesterday and I had to install a new copy of windows 2k on
    >my hard drive. The old installation is intact and all my files have been
    >recovered except for my email... does installing a new copy of windows
    >automatically overwrite the old outlook express files? Is there a way to
    >recover them?
    >thanks.
    >Nicole
    >


    They are probably still there, if your other old files are.

    Search the hard drive for files named inbox.dbx

    That will show you the locations where Outlook Express has stored
    emails.

    Good luck


    Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
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    Microsoft MVP
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    http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

    In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
    http://aumha.org/alex.htm
     
    Ron Martell, Jun 2, 2005
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