[access-uk] Re: Outlook Express.

  • From: "Mandy" <mandy.MJC@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2008 17:23:23 +0100

Hi Alex thanks for that - still hasn't solved problem but hoping to in a couple 
of  days time with the guy I know who is a bit of a computer wiz - however I 
think windows key f cuts out the first two steps of what you instructed me to 

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: alex thynne 
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Friday, September 05, 2008 3:24 PM
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: Outlook Express.

  Hi Mandy

  this is what I do to search the whole of my computer for something, a file 
folder, whatever:-

  1.    minimise aps using windows key plus m.
  2.    press f3.
  3.    in the field for all or part of the file name, type the name of 
whatever it is you want to find.
  4.    tab twice to the look in combo box and select  where you want to look 
for the file, you could use hard drives, c: D: whatever the number of your hard 
drives is.
  5.     tab several times until you hear search.  
  6    press enter and wait around. The computer will look for each and every 
occurrence of that name, you could see it several times.  
  7    at this point you can tab to the folder view list view.  Windows will 
populate that view with anything it finds with the name you chose.  You should 
be able to identify the path to where the folder or file is.  

  Once you know where it is, you should be able to import the folder you need 
in outlook express, you'll probably have to tab around the various options for 
that.  I don't know Outlook Express but it shouldn't look too dissimilar to 
other windows based programmes, it will have look in, various views or 
whatever.  I can't help you necessarily with that as such. but if you have an 
idea where something is from the windows search, that's half the battle.

  Hope this helps.

  skype name: grytpype2006
  windows live messenger name: alex.thynne@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  -----Original Message-----
  From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of 
  Sent: 05 September 2008 14:27
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [access-uk] Outlook Express.

  Thanks for emails, nothing has yet helped.

  I emailed a guy I know who works with computers - he said this:
  Search your whole computer for files ending in the extension .DBX

  Outlook express has a default store folder and if that somehow got moved, 
that would have the same 
  effect.  So if you look for any DBX files, and then find the OE store folder 
and find that there are 
  DBX files in there which are clearly the ones containing your messages, e..g. 
they will have any 
  custom folder names that you've made, the important thing to do immediately, 
is to make a copy of 
  all those DBX files, in fact copy everything that is in the folder they are 
in, to a known safe 

  Having done that you will be able to re-import them into O E by choosing File 
menu, import messages, 
  from a store folder.

  He says search the whole computer for this folder, how do I do that please?


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