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    Poppa John
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    Default OE Local Folders

    Hello all. We have just replaced the Motherboard, long story. All the data on our drive was loaded onto another drive & after an XP re-install, all this data was transferred back. WAs assured that ALL the data would have gone back but things would be a little different in layout. However I cannot find the old OE Local Folders that we transferred our emails to. Tried Search & no luck. Any ideas??? TIA PJ

  2. #2
    tommy
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    Default Re: OE Local Folders

    Do a search on your hard drive for *.dbx files. In the Search box you will need to click on the More Advanced Options and put ticks in "Search system folders", "Search hidden files and folders". and "Search subfolders". In Windows Explorer you will also need to go to Tools, Folder Options, View and put a tick in "Show hidden files and folders".

  3. #3
    Poppa John
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    Default Re: OE Local Folders

    tommy, Did what you suggested but no go. Had to get a dbx program from Google, to no avail. We have "found" other things but not our old OE Emails lied from 2003. Any other ideas?? PJ

  4. #4
    tommy
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    Default Re: OE Local Folders

    I am not certain what you mean by you "had to get a dbx program". The .dbx files contain your emails, ie Inbox.dbx contain all the emails that were within your OE Inbox folder, Saved.dbx contain emails within a Saved folder, etc. If you are not able to find any Inbox.dbx files on your hard drive it may be that you do not have "Show hidden folders and files" enabled.

  5. #5
    Poppa John
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    Default Re: OE Local Folders

    tommy. Have deleted the MailNavigator dbx programme I downloaded.
    "Show hidden folders"etc IS enabled. Cannot npw open any of the dbx files we are starting to amass.
    Have had the "Tin Box" back to the Comp Shop for checking & he cannot find OE stuff either on this HD or the one he copied all our data to. WE have WAP transferred an EM address book from the network computer & apart from a few missing ones allis Ok. BUT we would love to get back all of our 2003 e-mail letters etc. PJ

  6. #6
    Chilling_Silently
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    Default Re: OE Local Folders

    Try this PJ>
    Right-Click on the Start Menu and choose Explore
    Click C:\
    Open Douments and Settings
    Open Your_Old_Username
    Open Local Settings
    Copy the folder called Outlook Express to C:\

    Now, open up Outlook Express and Click File
    Import
    Emails
    Choose From OE Store Directory
    Select c:\Outlook Express
    It will import all the emails and when it has done so, you can remove the c:\Outlokok Express folder :-)

    Hope this helps


    Chill.

  7. #7
    Chilling_Silently
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    Default Re: OE Local Folders

    BTW - There is likely a couple of folders in c:\Docuements and Settings:
    Username.pcname
    Username

    Have a look in both....

  8. #8
    Poppa John
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    Default Re: OE Local Folders

    Chill. Your first post. Have followed the instructions down to Open Local Settings. There is no mention of OE here!!! PJ

  9. #9
    Poppa John
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    Default Re: OE Local Folders

    Chill. Your 2nd post "BTW" No luck here either. Was A "Username" nothing there. NO Username.pcname. PJ

  10. #10
    Chilling_Silently
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    Default Re: OE Local Folders

    Where did they restore your Data to?

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