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.