Thanks for posting. Please try the following.

  • Make sure Outlook Express is not running.
  • Open the Recycle Bin on your Windows Desktop .
  • Locate the “.bak” files corresponding to the Outlook Express folders you want to recover.
    • The “.bak” file will be named like the folder in Outlook Express.
    • To restore a folder called “Archive”, look for “Archive.bak”, for example.
  • Click on the “.bak” file with the right mouse button.
  • Select Restore from the menu.
  • Locate the file in Windows explorer and open the folder it’s contained in.
  • Drag and drop the “.dbx” file corresponding to the Outlook Express folder you want to recover to your Desktop.
  • In the Outlook Express store folder, click on the “.bak” file to be recovered with the right mouse button.
  • Select Rename from the menu.
  • Change the “.bak” file extension to “.dbx”.
    • If the file was called “Archive.bak”, for example, make sure it is named “Archive.dbx” now.
  • Open Outlook Express.
  • If your emails have been recovered, delete the “.dbx” file you moved to the Desktop .

Also if you do not find the files in the above location search your computer for *.Bak

Hope this helps!


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