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Old 12-31-00, 08:15 PM
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Hey, first....excite/Cox @home is pushing that it's users use Outlook Express. I have always had my mail on Netscape, but I find that using Netscape was causing me more lock ups, so I switched to OE.

I imported my Netscape mail and folders. Created new sets of message rules, no small task. I have over a hundred folders and over 5000 archived messages.

Everything was working perfectly.

Then, for other reasons, I had to reboot my computer. I clicked on OE mail icon, and it asked me to create a new account. WTF? So I signed on again, but all my mail and folders are not there.

Is there somewhere that this data exists? Some of the mail I downloaded was important mail from clients....and it's all gone now.

Crap..crap...crap

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I don't use Outlook Express, but look for *.pst, *.pab, and *.ost files. I forget which one, but one will have your old mail that you can import into your new profile.
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Thanks, but the search turned up no files with those extensions.
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Check *.mbx

And check out: http://support.microsoft.com/support.../q176/5/23.asp

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Thanks X...but again...no luck. No files named *.mbx on the system.

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Do you have a file called folders.nch?

http://support.microsoft.com/support.../Q163/8/45.ASP

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Nope. No files with that extension on my computer.

Netscape mail is much simpler. /username/mail and the *.snm files.

I wonder where my present mail is being stored?
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I have no idea. I never use it -- I store my mail on my Exchange server and use Outlook (and Netscape and Eudora). I would suggest going to search.microsoft.com and putting in search terms such as "Outlook Express mail storage file" and checking out the matches. Seems like it should be easier than it is.

You might try using find files and giving the constraints of files created or modified today. Maybe something will turn up as to the new mail store you created.
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randyc - I do not use this crap either

Do you have a real copy of outlook 2000 available to you? (if not talk to me baby ) this is what you should use.

The mail you speak of is hidden well in OE. I will assume this is on your new win2k machine (BTW - How is that baby?) it is in your profile (documents and settings - randyc???(maybe)- application data - Identities - {ksjbfalsifa7y3974y294yiu} some crap like that anyway then it is under some sort of hidden directory for outlook.

If you do a file find for the words inbox, outbox, folders, drafts and define the search ONLY IN YOUR PROFILE you will see what I mean. If you have outlook 2000 you can easily import this data into a real PST file (good thing to do, trust me).

let me know if this give you any clues you can use or if I need to explain more. LIek I said before you are beyond the average porn star when it comes to computers
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I found a crapload of those types of files.

I also have my entire set of folders from before the migration, so I can redo this entire thing. And I am very willing to use the best email program, which is probably not Outlook Express.

Thanks! 4KRG, you got mail.

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