OE 6 Sent DBX files - Auto Archive

Emachines / T2642
March 15, 2009 at 05:46:01
Specs: Windows XP, 2.6ghz/256mb
My sent file automatically became archived (too big, I suppose - nearly 1 gb) and started from scratch. Now I can't access any of those messages. I tried simply to rename it to the active file. Doesn't work. How can I restore it to extract the messages I want to save.

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#1
March 15, 2009 at 10:49:07
I didn't realize Outlook Express did that. Are you sure nothing else changed? Are all the other mailboxes intact? Did you search for another sent items.dbx on your HDD? Do you have a backup?

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#2
March 15, 2009 at 14:38:08
I don't know what is supposed to be normal. It happened a couple of times before with my inbox, but not in a long time. At the time I didn't about the dbx files - not that PC savy. Took a awhile to figure that out. As I said this is a sent file. The active new file created by the PC is noted as "Sent Items (2)"

Didn't do anything special. Just logged back on from a few hours offline and it was gone.

As a nearly 1GB file, it's too big for Word pad. I am going to save a copy then try to split the file (free software I found online), open up the segments
and deleted some info and rejoin and see if the smaller file will re-establish.


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#3
March 15, 2009 at 15:23:47
I'm confused. What are you trying to restore? A sent items.dbx? If you have a Sent items(2).dbx where is the first one, and what happens when you click on it?

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#4
March 15, 2009 at 20:30:30
I GOT IT BACK :-)

Didn't have to jump thru hoops.

Closed Outlook (I think that may have been the simple problem - it was opened when I tried to replace the existing file) Name changed everything that said "sent". Renamed the deleted file and it restored. Then transferred out a lot of messages. A lot of attachments on my messages take up a lot of memory.


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#5
March 16, 2009 at 07:06:35
Do you compact your Outlook Express mailboxes? If not, you might want to consider that.

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