[pcductape] Re: I lost all my email

  • From: "Andrei" <zhar_ptitza@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2003 02:32:51 -0800

Salaam

I think I should be ok. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. It
never occurred to me to search for the dbx files.

Andy

----- Original Message -----
From: "Salaam Blackmore" <blackmore@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, March 03, 2003 2:24 AM
Subject: [pcductape] Re: I lost all my email


> Andrei
>
> Well, that's good news!
>
> At least you have got some history...
>
> This has happened to me, too, in the past - probably all of us, for that
> matter.
>
> keep well
>
> Salaam
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Andrei" <zhar_ptitza@xxxxxxxx>
> To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, March 03, 2003 11:01 AM
> Subject: [pcductape] Re: I lost all my email
>
>
> Hi Salaam,
>
> I searched Drive C and E for "*.dbx" files. There is nothing on Drive E
> where my current OE folder was but  I did find the dbx files from 6 months
> ago on Drive C. Strange stuff. I couldn't see the backup yesterday.
>
> Andy
>
>
> > Andrei
> >
> > If you have not already made a search for "*.dbx" files, I would suggest
> > that you do that first.
> >
> > These .dbx files will contain your OE email messages.
> >
> > It is safer to avoid keeping your email messages on the same physical HD
> as
> > your OS. This means that they will remain safe, even if you have to do
an
> > unplanned reinstall.
> >
> >
> > Salaam
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Andrei" <zhar_ptitza@xxxxxxxx>
> > To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Sunday, March 02, 2003 11:52 AM
> > Subject: [pcductape] I lost all my email
> >
> >
> > Is there a way to recover email that has been deleted? This is what
> happened
> > although everything seems hazy now.
> >
> > I was trying to save a picture that a friend sent me. I didn't notice at
> the
> > time that it wasn't in the usual jpeg format. This was my friend's first
> > time using their scanner. I went into Windows Explorer to the folder
where
> I
> > saved the pic to see what size it was. I can't remember what the file
> > extension was. However, the name had a % sign in it and it wouldn't let
me
> > delete the pic.
> >
> > Now I can't remember clearly what happened. I may have tried again and
the
> > system hung up. I did an Alt-Ctrl-Del to do an End Task on Windows
> Explorer.
> > Nothing happened for quite awhile so I pressed Reset.
> >
> > I did my usual selections: "Fix it", "Skip" - I don't remember the rest
of
> > the options - and brought Windows back up.
> >
> > Earlier I had deleted C:\Windows\Temp and C:\Windows\Temporary Internet
> > Files. So when Windows came up I Opened the Recycle Bin and clicked to
> > emptied it. What surprised me was that the items that were scrolling by
> were
> > txt items with the names that were email subject headings.  I had never
> seen
> > this happen before.
> >
> > I fired up OE. All I had were the folders that you get when you first
> > install OE: Inbox, Outbox, Sent Items, Deleted Items and Drafts. Over
> 400MB
> > of emails had disappeared. I had made a backup copy of my OE folders 6
> > months ago on another drive and they had disappeared as well.
> >
> > Please don't laugh. I am running Windows 95 on a P75 machine. I have 3
> hard
> > drives: 1.5 GB, 1.5 GB and 2.4 GB respectively. OE is version 5.5. The
> > active OE folders were on Drive E. The folders from 6 months ago were on
> > Drive C.
> >
> > I started a new OE folder on Drive C to write this plea for help. Is
there
> > any way to recover the lost emails and folders?
> >
> > TIA
> > Andy
> >
> > PS
> > Can someone send the full pcducttape url so I can read on the web?
> >
> >
> >
> >
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