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? > > > > > > > > > > To unsubscribe from this list send an email to > > pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field > > OR by logging into the Web interface. > > > > To unsubscribe from this list send an email to > pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field > OR by logging into the Web interface. To unsubscribe from this list send an email to pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface.