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    Using Windows XP with OE. Last week OE died completely and I found a source that advised renaming the "Folders.dbx" to "Folders.old.dbx" ; which I did. That recovered the OE, but no special folders in which I had things stored. I know they must be hiding in here someplace, but, don't know how to retrieve them. Any suggestions? (I am not terribly saavy with these monsters---if you can help, make sure your answer is "dummy proof") Thank you.

    Since the post I have looked at a couple of tools that claim to be able to recover the lost data. Can anyone comment on "PC Tools Recover Files" or "Disk Doctor Email Recovery"? Both look like a little overkill, but if they work????? Thanks

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    I haven't tried it myself, but this tool looks like it could help you out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kibtzz View Post
    Using Windows XP with OE. Last week OE died completely and I found a source that advised renaming the "Folders.dbx" to "Folders.old.dbx" ; which I did. That recovered the OE, but no special folders in which I had things stored. I know they must be hiding in here someplace, but, don't know how to retrieve them.
    Unfortunately, you've run into one of OE's biggest problems - database corruption. Once you recover your data, you should strongly consider migrating to Mail - Windows Live. It is the follow on product for OE.

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    Peter, thanks for the lead. Now I need help in deciding which program will do the job? Has anybody had any experience with one of these three? Mail Navigator---PC Tools Recover Files---Disk Doctor Email Recovery.

    I hate to spend the money and then find out they won't do what I had hoped for.

    And thank you, Joe, as well. Something to consider after this issue is resolved.

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