Disappearing messages in Outlook Express 6
My friend has XP with SP3 and uses 0utlook Express Version 6. The last time she opened the program it listed 91 items in her Inbox (i.e. in the folder list (91) is shown next to Inbox) but if she opens her Inbox there are no messages displayed. The same thing has happened to most of her other mail folders. I tried to search for the message store, but the only thing I could find were various .dbx files, the names of which correspond to the names of her OE folders. I tried to import the contents of those files, using the OE import wizard,but that didn't work.
I would greatly appreciate URGENT help about this.
Thanks and regards,
Moving Windows Live Mail "Message Store"
Instructions for moving the location where Windows Live Mail stores e-mails on your PC.
Note: I suggest that you start by going to File and below that "Work offline." This will insure that no messages are lost while you move the folders.
Click on Tools, and below that Options.
Click the "Advanced" tab, and then the "Maintenance" button near the bottom.
On the next window that pops up, click on "Store Folder" near the middle.
You will get a pop up that shows where your messages are stored now.
Make a note of this folder location/name.
If you want to change the location of the data, click on "Change" and navigate to the new location.
I don't know if WLM will actually move the data. Shut down and restart WLM. If you do not see the old e-mails, then shut down WLM and manually copy the old folders to the new location. Restart WLM and you should see your e-mails. If all is ok, then click on File and then "Work online."