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Joe Davies
07-05-2004, 11:26 AM

I'm hoping to find some outlook express gurus!

A friend had to reformat her hard drive recently, so she backed up her inbox and all the other folders containing her archived emails (she found them in Windows/OutlookExpress/ApplicationData/gobbledygook)/Identities/

When the hard drive was ready, she moved them all from the CD RW she had backed them up on, back to the same folder. She can now see her Inbox and all her unarchived emails as they should be, but all her archived folders are not accessible from the application's dialogue box.

Does anyone know how to make them appear again?

Any help appreciated.

Joe Davies

07-05-2004, 12:38 PM
What she should really do is, instead of just copying them into the folder, in OE go to File - Import - Messages and point it to the CDRW.
That way OE will import all the original folders as well.

Susan B
07-05-2004, 12:56 PM
It may be possible that the files are now all Read Only after being transferred from the CD. If so, remove the Read Only attribute.