View Full Version : Where have all my emails gone ?

13-07-2006, 03:25 PM
Runnng Microsoft XP / Outlook Express 6 . Turned on Laptop and it tells me it is compacting my emails to free up disk space. Half way thru doing this I get a power cut . Turn back on PC an hour or two later when power restored and hey presto half of my email folders have nothing in them. I'm desperate to look back on previous emails and they arent there. HELP!!!

15-07-2006, 07:16 AM
No luck yet, Peacock.
I can't solve your problem, but can point out that you get back on the front page with a


15-07-2006, 09:10 AM
If your computer should crash, or your phone line drop, or your power supply be interrupted while OE is busily compacting files, the result can be truly ugly. The entire message store can become corrupt, meaning you could lose all your mail messages.
More information about compacting from this link

If the damaged *.dbx file still exists, or its temporary version *.dbt, move it to a new empty folder in Windows Explorer. You can then try DBXtract or Macallan Outlook Express Extraction to extract what messages it can.