I have lost total access to my Outlook Express mail and folders.
My mail folders are stored at either:
C:\Documents and Settings\USER\My Documents\#PROGRAM# Mail Cache
F:\#PROGRAM# Mail Cache.
I have interchangable hard drives both using XP Pro and up until now all was working O.K. with which ever drive I stored the folders on or used.
If stored on F:\ drive than either drive could access it. If I used the C:\ etc.etc. folder pathing, then only the loaded drive could access the email files.
To path as to where the folders are stored I went:
In Outlook Express:
Tools>Options>Maintenance and clicked on 'Store Folder'. I would then browse to either one of the above 2 locations and select it. Once done, I would get a warning to say that there is already a folder there and do I want to over write it, or words to that effect. I always say yes as the newer one is more up to date. I am then told that the change would not take effect until I restarted Outlook Express, and it always did.
But now the error. Despite the fact that I had been told earlier that the change would be effected, when I re-open O.E., instead of seeing a whole bevy of folders in the left panel, I only have a few that are well and truly out of date.
When I check the above 2 locations, the messages are all there in both of those cache folders, but OE just will not access them!
I then retry by pathing to the other location but get the same results. OE just will not recognise the folders from either of the 2 loacations.
2 days ago I made a Ghosting of this drive. In desperation I even re-Ghosted to that but the same problem was still there.
I have no idea how or what to do to get OE to recognize the folders/cache.
All help appreciated.
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