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    Mail Messages in Folder disappeared

    Yesterday, all of a sudden, one (and only one) folder in my OE6 mail folders, all the messages disappeared. I have been looking for a whole day now and I cannot find them in the deleted files or in the recycle bin. There were several hundred messages in that folder before the messages disappeared.

    I have two questions:

    1. How can such a thing happen, when I did not specifically delete them?

    2. How can I retrieve them in some readable form?

    3. With the extensive use of OE, why is it so difficult to transfer these message folders, specifically the .dbx files, and..

    4. Why hasn't there been software developed that can view these .dbx files directly, without having to go around your elbow to get to your noce.

    Thanks for 'listening'.

    polaris6

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    Head Honcho Administrator Reverend's Avatar
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    Apologies if you've already tried this.

    In OE select the folder that should contain the missing messages.

    Then go to View > Current View. Click on "Show all messages."

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    Did mailbox cleanup run? i.e. Archive Folders/messages??

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    Messages disappear

    Quote Originally Posted by cash_site View Post
    Did mailbox cleanup run? i.e. Archive Folders/messages??

    I don't know. It could have run during a period when I was not at the 'helm' driving, like overnight. If you are asking, did I initiate mailbox cleanup, the answer is no.....and, this happened to only one mailbox folder. None of the others were altered.

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    Messages disappear

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend View Post
    Apologies if you've already tried this.

    In OE select the folder that should contain the missing messages.

    Then go to View > Current View. Click on "Show all messages."
    Yes, ths is the first thing I checked...again...this happened to only one mailbox folder.

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    This may explain it, although it's geared towards all mail files disappearing. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918069

    Or maybe try some of the things listed here.

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