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Old 03-19-10, 07:31 PM
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Lost email

I am running windows xp using outlook express.
some how my letters went to a file called bak.

Where would I find this file and how do I open it

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Old 03-20-10, 06:56 PM
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Make sure Outlook Express is not running.
Open the Recycle Bin on your Windows Desktop.
Locate the ".bak" files corresponding to the Outlook Express folders you want to recover.
The ".bak" file will be named like the folder in Outlook Express.
To restore a folder called "Archive", look for "Archive.bak", for example.
Click on the ".bak" file with the right mouse button.
Select Restore from the menu.
Open your Outlook Express store folder in Windows Explorer.
Drag and drop the ".dbx" file corresponding to the Outlook Express folder you want to recover to your Desktop.
In the Outlook Express store folder, click on the ".bak" file to be recovered with the right mouse button.
Select Rename from the menu.
Change the ".bak" file extension to ".dbx".
If the file was called "Archive.bak", for example, make sure it is named "Archive.dbx" now.
Open Outlook Express.
If your emails have been recovered, delete the ".dbx" file you moved to the Desktop.
Even if you had not yet installed the patch, message recovery could be easy:

Exit Outlook Express.
Look in your Windows Recycle Bin for a .dbx file corresponding to the folder from which mail is missing.
Restore the .dbx file.
Start Outlook Express.
To recover mail from an already corrupted message store, use one of the Outlook Express recovery tools, maybe ScanDBX.
 
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Old 03-21-10, 11:01 AM
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Thank you I will try it but not shore if there still no the bin can
 
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