[pcductape] Re: I lost all my email

  • From: "Emery, David" <demery@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2003 11:18:34 -0500

There is a program that sells for $40.00 that will recovery deleted items
and I have used it to recover a lot, if you have not written over the
clusters then it should be able to retrieve most.

-----Original Message-----
From: Salaam Blackmore [mailto:blackmore@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Sunday, March 02, 2003 8:41 AM
To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [pcductape] Re: I lost all my email


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.


----- 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?


Can someone send the full pcducttape url so I can read on the web?

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