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Outlook Express - somehow deleted months of emails!

Using version 6 I think

3:56 pm on Feb 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hello all,

Yesterday my Outlook Express asked me if I wanted it to compress the emails in order to save disk space. I decided to do this. It took a few minutes and once it had finished the computer practically froze on me and I had no other choice but to restart it without shutting down Windows.

A little while after it had restarted I went to check my emails, however I noticed that there were no emails in there after the 20th October. In other words, it had deleted the last 4-5 months of emails, including some that I had marked as Unread.

Has this happened to anybody else before and/or does anybody know of a solution? Is there some sort of a backup that I can retrieve the emails from?


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4:13 pm on Feb 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I assume you should look into the autoarchive settings of your email client.

Hope this helps.

11:48 pm on Feb 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Also check to see if you had System Restore monitoring that drive. It may have retained some of your more recent mail files.