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Outlook Express Help Again :(

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive April 2006: Outlook Express Help Again :(
By Heaventree on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 12:31 pm:

I compressed my email messages and now I can't access anything. They are compressed in a DBX file and I can't figure out how to uncompress them.

I really need to get back into my inbox as I have an electronic plane ticket in there.

HELP PLEASE!

I should have bought a MAC.

By Karen~moderator on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 12:36 pm:

Hmmmmmmmmm never done that, so I have NO clue! Sorry!

By Dawnk777 on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 01:09 pm:

I recently reformatted and successfully saved and reimported some email message from Emily's outlook express.

This helped me:

How to back up and recover Outlook Express data

By Dawnk777 on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 01:12 pm:

Advanced Outlook Express Repair

DH has used this program in the past, to recover email data for people. He had to buy it, though, so try the microsoft page first.

By Ginny~moderator on Saturday, April 15, 2006 - 10:58 am:

Can you use System Restore to go back to where your computer was before you compressed?

I have, a couple of times, sent an email to John Fried, the Philadelphia Inquirer's computer columnist - johnfriedfaq@phillynews.com He has always responded within 2-3 days at most, and his responses were always helpful.

I cannot tell you how many times I've said I should have got a MAC - at which point my MAC using son says (under his breath) "told you so".

By Heaventree on Saturday, April 15, 2006 - 12:01 pm:

Thanks everyone. Dawn I'll look into the links you mentioned. DH is also going to ask his IT guy at work on Monday.

Ginny, I have used MAC at work for years, it is by far waaaaayyyy better than the PC based systems. It is so easy to use, a lot harder to mess up and it not nearly as suseptable (sp?) to viruses but DH didn't want to go that way. Why do I always listen to him?

By Dawnk777 on Saturday, April 15, 2006 - 01:29 pm:

Gary uses MACs at work and PCs at home. He much prefers his PC! LOL!

By Ginny~moderator on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 09:18 pm:

Cori, were you able to decompress your emails?

By Heaventree on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 10:15 pm:

Ginny, thanks for asking. I have not tried yet. I've been busy cleaning up after all my animals today.

I asked DH to ask his IT guy at work and he sent me this article:

Mindspring

Looks like there is some good info and help in there, but I need to print it out and study it before attempting. I don't think it's going to be a simple thing and my printer is out of black ink. Oh I just had a thought, I'll copy it into Word and change the colour. Thanks Ginny!


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