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Outlook express - inbox mail from the last 6 months disappeared

I got a message from outlook express about compressing files. I forget whether it asked permission, or just started compressing. Anyway, I am missing the last 6 months of inbox mail. Oddly enough, nothing else is missing - I have all the inbox mail before those 6 months, going back several years. And I have all the sent mail during those 6 months.

I'd like to locate the missing mail.

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    hi, i have the same problem. i have lost 6 months mails. all are important. my boss want recover that. can anyone help me.plz

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Do you mean that your inbox has many years of mails and only the 6 months mails went away somehow?

Start OE, click on Tools -> Options -> Maintenence. Then double click the Store Folder path and press Ctrl-C to copy it to clipboard.

Start -> Run then press Ctrl-V and press enter

Check there in case your mails were in different folders. In case there are any numbered files in this folder like inbox[1].dbx .... then we know that is the problem.

There are ways to get the data but first you need to identify.

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Deboo

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Hi,

One can easily recover missing emails from the .dbx file with the help of outlook express 6 inbox repair tool. Using this software I was able to get back lot of emails which are disappeared from my Outlook express without my knowledge. It can support all versions of Outlook express, so, first you can download trial version of this software and check it.

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Like problems are very unpleasant for all users, but only some tools are able to help here. To my mind one of the best in this sphere is the next utility - repair dbx file.

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