Retrieve Mail

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by msf_977, Oct 31, 2004.

  1. msf_977

    msf_977 Guest

    I recently had the compact mail come up on OE6 and let it run, not realising
    what would happen.

    I have now the lost contents of two folders and both dbx files in the OE
    store directory have a size like 180KB.

    Is there any way to retrieve the mail that was once in these folders.

    Many thanks

    M Finch
    msf_977, Oct 31, 2004
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  2. msf_977

    Ira Levant Guest

    Restore from your backups. The one you have from your weekly
    backup procedure.
    Ira Levant, Oct 31, 2004
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  3. msf_977

    Alias Guest

    Gosh, and MS shouldn't do something about it being as everyone should have a
    back up?

    Alias, Oct 31, 2004
  4. msf_977

    PA Bear Guest

    Start here:

    DBXtend (additional functionality)

    DBXpress (faster, more powerful, with even greater functionality)
    For lost Inbox messages:
    Inbox.dbx is damaged. Close OE and then Move Inbox.dbx from your store
    folder ( to another Windows (not OE)
    folder and run any of the above applications on the moved file. (A new,
    empty Inbox.dbx will be created when you next open OE.)

    Other folders:
    Close OE. Move the associated DBX file to another Windows folder and run
    any of the above applications on the moved file.

    If one of the above applications successfully recovers any messages, count
    yourself fortunate. Do *not* import the moved DBX file back into OE!
    Recovered messages may be dragged into an open OE folder, but...

    Don't use Inbox or Sent Items to archive messages. Move them to local
    folders created for this purpose.

    Disable Background Compacting [N/A in SP2] and frequently perform a manual
    compact of all OE folders while "working offline". More at

    Your anti-virus application's email scanning feature can also cause such
    corruption. Disable it. It provides no additional protection.
    PA Bear, Oct 31, 2004
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