Googled "Missing Folders.dbx" and found http://chattanooga.net/~scochran/DBXtract.htm
Extracting my e-mail messages as we speak
Mail files extracted, invoice printed
I had over 4,000 files (individual messages you can double click to bring up without having to start Outlook), and succesfully copied them all to CD (it took it about 20 mins to create a file structure (before it even started copying the files)), but it didn't choke at all... so for number of files TDK 8X4X32 and Roxio Easy CD Creator 5 seem to handle extreme situations well.
I kind of like the individual mail files. I think I'm going to do this with my mail files once a month
(That was about a year of files though... I don't get 4,000 e-mails a month, and I deleted about 10 e-mails for every one I kept).
Which brings to believe there IS a fix for just about any computer screwup possible... heck even deleted hard drives can be recovered