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Lost my 2013 emails in Outlook Express

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by custom sign center, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. custom sign center

    custom sign center Member

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    I was moving emails from my inbox to customer folders and Outlook crashed. re-opened Outlook and now all my 2013 emails are gone! I want to cry. If anyone has suggestions on how to retrieve them please let me know. I have XP pro. I looked in every folder including the deleted to see if they just ended up in the wrong place and looked in the message store folder but they aren't there. Any help is appreciated.
     
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  2. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    Here's to closing the gate after the horse got away...but we .pdf all our customer emails, and keep them on file with their job data. It's part of our "electronic paper trail" that has helped save our tail more than once over the years.

    Sorry I can't say much beyond that.

    JB
     
  3. The Vector Doctor

    The Vector Doctor Very Active Member

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    do you have a windows restore point you can use? If you have a hard drive back up that is relatively current i would think that those emails could be retrieved there.

    I use a Mac and I can retrieve all my emails using my Time Machine back up which runs every hour
     
  4. phototec

    phototec Very Active Member

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    I don't use Outlook, but when I lost some of my Yahoo emails, I contacted Yahoo (AT&T), and they were able to recover my lost emails and re-post them to my account. The emails are still on there servers for a while, you have do it in the first few days, before they are gone forever.

    Also, searching Google for "how to recover lost emails in OutlooK", I found this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-bWWjtpTR0

    :thumb:
     
  5. Locals Find!

    Locals Find! Very Active Member

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    Those emails should still be saved on your hard drive somewhere. Sounds like your outlook has a glitch retrieving them into the software. I would contact microsoft and see if its a known issue they can help you fix.

    However, personally I would use a web based service like Gmail to check my pop3 accounts. This is what I do its cheap, easy and reliable. No one will know your using gmail as your mail client to send and receive. Since, you will still be emailing out from your normal pop3 email address.
     
  6. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    Does anybody have the telephone number for the NSA?



    JB
     
  7. S11930

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    one suggestion did you search for *.pst files that is the extension for outlook

    another suggestion is they might not be lost but moved into another directory. such as another inbox or out box.
     
  8. omgsideburns

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    Unless you regularly compress or whatever they call that maintenance in Outlook, it won't create the BAK backup files of the DBX folder files.. just had to fix this the other day for someone.. Ugh.
     
  9. ddarlak

    ddarlak Trump Hater

    no, but they got yours, and you just were put on a list....
     
  10. Locals Find!

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  11. WildWestDesigns

    WildWestDesigns Major Contributor

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    This is going to depend on the settings in Outlook. You can either set it up to delete after it retrieves or it will keep them on the server, marked as "read", so Outlook "knows" not to keep on retrieving old emails. This is for a POP3 setup.
     
  12. thesignguy1986

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    Same thing happened to me just a couple weeks ago. I use go daddy and everything is backed up on there assuming you don't have a delete setup on your outlook or live. Now this is with godaddy and windows live but you should check to see whoever your email is through such as Go daddy for example they most likely have it backed up there...Mine can have emails pulled for last 30 days...
     
  13. royster13

    royster13 Very Active Member

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    I had this happen years back.....Went to Gmail on the "cloud".....Good luck....
     
  14. custom sign center

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    Thanks for all the replies. I especially like the idea of calling NSA ... do I dare call them and ask if they could please send me my missing emails?

    I still haven't found them on my hard drive, and I'm sure they didn't just disappear into thin air. Luckily, I'm diligent at responding to the emails so most of the original messages are in my sent box with my reply. Guess I'll spend my part of my weekend backing up some stuff and storing things in the cloud where.

    Thanks again and have a great weekend. :smile:
     
  15. J Hill Designs

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    You didnt find Inbox.dbx in your store folder?
     
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