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Old June 10th, 2010, 03:59 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
marc
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my msgs in my inbox disappeared. i have windows 2000. can someone help me,
pls. thanks.
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Old June 10th, 2010, 04:25 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
Bruce Hagen[_4_]
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The two most common reasons for what you describe is disruption of the
compacting process, (never touch anything until it's finished), or bloated
folders. More on that below.

Why Mail Disappears
http://www.insideoe.com/problems/bugs.htm#mailgone

About File Corruption
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/IE/...orruption.mspx

DBXpress run in Extract From Disk Mode is the best chance to recover
messages:
http://www.oehelp.com/DBXpress/Default.aspx

And see:
http://www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#4

A general warning to help avoid this in the futu

Do not archive mail in default OE folders. They will eventually become
corrupted. Create your own user defined folders for storing mail and move
your mail to them. Empty Deleted Items folder regularly. Keep user created
folders under 300MB, and Default folders as empty as is feasible.

Turn off e-mail scanning in your anti-virus program. It is a redundant
layer of protection that eats up CPUs, slows down sending and receiving,
and causes a multitude of problems such as time-outs, account setting
changes and has even been responsible for lose of messages. Your
up-to-date A/V program will continue to protect you sufficiently. For
more, see:
http://www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#3

And backup often.

Outlook Express Quick Backup (OEQB Freeware)
http://www.oehelp.com/OEBackup/Default.aspx
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Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP [Mail]
Imperial Beach, CA


"Marc" wrote in message
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my msgs in my inbox disappeared. i have windows 2000. can someone
help me,
pls. thanks.


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Old June 10th, 2010, 07:26 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
PA Bear [MS MVP]
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Why it happens:

http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/probl...s.htm#mailgone
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/IE/...orruption.mspx

Recovering the missing data: http://www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx (#2 and #4).

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
DBXpress (faster, more powerful, with even greater functionality than
DBXtract)
http://www.oehelp.com/DBXpress/Default.aspx
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Avoiding Such Corruption in Futu

- Don't use Inbox or Sent Items to archive messages. Move them to local
folders created for this purpose.

- Empty Deleted Items folder daily.

- Frequently perform a manual compact of all OE folders while "working
offline". More at http://www.insideoe.com/files/maintain.htm

- Do not cancel Automatic Compacting, should it occur, and do not attempt to
close OE via Task Manager or shutdown your machine if Automatic Compacting
is taking place.

- Disable email scanning by your anti-virus application. It can cause
corruption (i.e., loss of messages) and provides no additional protection:

Why you don't need your anti-virus to scan your email
http://thundercloud.net/infoave/tuto...ning/index.htm

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~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


Marc wrote:
my msgs in my inbox disappeared. i have windows 2000. can someone help
me, pls. thanks.


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Old June 10th, 2010, 01:17 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
Steve Cochran
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Check your Recycle bin for a bak file that corresponds to the inbox. See www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#2 If that doesn't help, then you will likely need DBXpress and its extract from disk feature (www.oehelp.com/DBXpress/).

steve

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my msgs in my inbox disappeared. i have windows 2000. can someone help me,
pls. thanks.

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Old June 10th, 2010, 02:48 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
PA Bear [MS MVP]
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In Win2000? I don't think so... w

Steve Cochran wrote:
Check your Recycle bin for a bak file that corresponds to the inbox. See
www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#2 If that doesn't help, then you will likely
need DBXpress and its extract from disk feature
(www.oehelp.com/DBXpress/).

steve

"Marc" wrote in message
...
my msgs in my inbox disappeared. i have windows 2000. can someone help
me, pls. thanks.


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Old June 10th, 2010, 08:49 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
Steve Cochran
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Actually unless you have a link that says otherwise, I think so. Win98 didn't make the update, but I think Win2000 did.

steve

"PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote in message ...
In Win2000? I don't think so... w

Steve Cochran wrote:
Check your Recycle bin for a bak file that corresponds to the inbox. See
www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#2 If that doesn't help, then you will likely
need DBXpress and its extract from disk feature
(www.oehelp.com/DBXpress/).

steve

"Marc" wrote in message
...
my msgs in my inbox disappeared. i have windows 2000. can someone help
me, pls. thanks.


 




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