Repaired Windows XP - Now What?



Theffner
07-09-2005, 11:44 PM
I had to repair a Windows XP operating system here at work and now we lost
all of our email messages (inbox/delete/etc.) Any ideas on where I can search
to import the messages into the Outlook Express?

Jon
07-09-2005, 11:44 PM
Do a search for files with a dbx extension

*.dbx

Start > search > All files and folders > *.dbx [ in "All or part of the
filename box"]

Jon

"Theffner" <Theffner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B4FFA701-1AED-412A-B8C9-E734A1AEE08F@microsoft.com...
>I had to repair a Windows XP operating system here at work and now we lost
> all of our email messages (inbox/delete/etc.) Any ideas on where I can
> search
> to import the messages into the Outlook Express?

Theffner
07-09-2005, 11:44 PM
I tried the *.dbx search - did not work. Thanks!

"Jon" wrote:

> Do a search for files with a dbx extension
>
> *.dbx
>
> Start > search > All files and folders > *.dbx [ in "All or part of the
> filename box"]
>
> Jon
>
> "Theffner" <Theffner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:B4FFA701-1AED-412A-B8C9-E734A1AEE08F@microsoft.com...
> >I had to repair a Windows XP operating system here at work and now we lost
> > all of our email messages (inbox/delete/etc.) Any ideas on where I can
> > search
> > to import the messages into the Outlook Express?
>
>
>

OJ
07-09-2005, 11:44 PM
Try searching *.PST and *.PAB. I don't know if it's the same for express
but those are the folders we look for when we look need to move stuff using
Outlook.


"Theffner" <Theffner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B4FFA701-1AED-412A-B8C9-E734A1AEE08F@microsoft.com...
>I had to repair a Windows XP operating system here at work and now we lost
> all of our email messages (inbox/delete/etc.) Any ideas on where I can
> search
> to import the messages into the Outlook Express?

Jon
07-09-2005, 11:44 PM
Before clicking to start the search .. slide down the bar to "More advanced
options"
Check the "Search hidden files and folders" option

Also in "My Computer"

Tools > Folder Options > View > Check the "Show hidden files and folders"

They are probably located in a subfolder of

C:\Documents and Settings\I***USERNAME***\Local Settings\Application
Data\Identities

unless you've moved them previously

Jon



"Theffner" <Theffner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I tried the *.dbx search - did not work. Thanks!
>
> "Jon" wrote:
>
>> Do a search for files with a dbx extension
>>
>> *.dbx
>>
>> Start > search > All files and folders > *.dbx [ in "All or part of the
>> filename box"]
>>
>> Jon
>>
>> "Theffner" <Theffner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:B4FFA701-1AED-412A-B8C9-E734A1AEE08F@microsoft.com...
>> >I had to repair a Windows XP operating system here at work and now we
>> >lost
>> > all of our email messages (inbox/delete/etc.) Any ideas on where I can
>> > search
>> > to import the messages into the Outlook Express?
>>
>>
>>

t.cruise
07-09-2005, 11:44 PM
When you "had to repair Windows XP," which method did you use to repair Windows XP?
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"Theffner" <Theffner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B4FFA701-1AED-412A-B8C9-E734A1AEE08F@microsoft.com...
> I had to repair a Windows XP operating system here at work and now we lost
> all of our email messages (inbox/delete/etc.) Any ideas on where I can search
> to import the messages into the Outlook Express?

Mike Hall \(MS-MVP\)
07-09-2005, 11:44 PM
Theffner

If you were directed to www.michaelstevenstech.com for instructions on
'repair' installs, there was a warning to BACKUP important documents etc..
before executing anything major, one should always backup important stuff..

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"Theffner" <Theffner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B4FFA701-1AED-412A-B8C9-E734A1AEE08F@microsoft.com...
>I had to repair a Windows XP operating system here at work and now we lost
> all of our email messages (inbox/delete/etc.) Any ideas on where I can
> search
> to import the messages into the Outlook Express?

kurttrail
07-09-2005, 11:44 PM
Theffner wrote:
> I had to repair a Windows XP operating system here at work and now we
> lost all of our email messages (inbox/delete/etc.) Any ideas on where
> I can search to import the messages into the Outlook Express?

LOL! You don't back up your work emails on a regular basis? You didn't
back up your emails and other files and data befor doing the repair?

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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Gregg
07-09-2005, 11:44 PM
Outlook Express stores data in *.DBX files

"OJ" <ojgoudia@dillard.edu> wrote in message
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> Try searching *.PST and *.PAB. I don't know if it's the same for express
> but those are the folders we look for when we look need to move stuff
> using Outlook.
>
>
> "Theffner" <Theffner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:B4FFA701-1AED-412A-B8C9-E734A1AEE08F@microsoft.com...
>>I had to repair a Windows XP operating system here at work and now we lost
>> all of our email messages (inbox/delete/etc.) Any ideas on where I can
>> search
>> to import the messages into the Outlook Express?
>
>

Peter Foldes
07-09-2005, 11:44 PM
*.PST and *.PAB are only for OL (Outlook)

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"OJ" <ojgoudia@dillard.edu> wrote in message news:OIs0J$VYFHA.2768@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Try searching *.PST and *.PAB. I don't know if it's the same for express
> but those are the folders we look for when we look need to move stuff using
> Outlook.
>
>
> "Theffner" <Theffner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:B4FFA701-1AED-412A-B8C9-E734A1AEE08F@microsoft.com...
>>I had to repair a Windows XP operating system here at work and now we lost
>> all of our email messages (inbox/delete/etc.) Any ideas on where I can
>> search
>> to import the messages into the Outlook Express?
>
>

Theffner
07-09-2005, 11:45 PM
This computer was a co-workers who had left the Norton Expire and the
computer had 686 viruses on it. It's been a 2 day job - all files are intact
the only this missing is all of her emails!


"kurttrail" wrote:

> Theffner wrote:
> > I had to repair a Windows XP operating system here at work and now we
> > lost all of our email messages (inbox/delete/etc.) Any ideas on where
> > I can search to import the messages into the Outlook Express?
>
> LOL! You don't back up your work emails on a regular basis? You didn't
> back up your emails and other files and data befor doing the repair?
>
> BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
>
> --
> Peace!
> Kurt
> Self-anointed Moderator
> microscum.pubic.windowsexp.gonorrhea
> http://microscum.com/mscommunity
> "Trustworthy Computing" is only another example of an Oxymoron!
> "Produkt-Aktivierung macht frei"
>
>
>

kurttrail
07-09-2005, 11:45 PM
Theffner wrote:
> This computer was a co-workers who had left the Norton Expire and the
> computer had 686 viruses on it. It's been a 2 day job - all files
> are intact the only this missing is all of her emails!
>

And you don't have a back up policy for work related emails? Oh well,
maybe you can learn something from this situation.

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Theffner
07-09-2005, 11:45 PM
Jon - thanks a millon. Your suggestion worked!!!! All 5500+ messages are
back. How 'bout the address book now - suggestions?

"Jon" wrote:

> Before clicking to start the search .. slide down the bar to "More advanced
> options"
> Check the "Search hidden files and folders" option
>
> Also in "My Computer"
>
> Tools > Folder Options > View > Check the "Show hidden files and folders"
>
> They are probably located in a subfolder of
>
> C:\Documents and Settings\I***USERNAME***\Local Settings\Application
> Data\Identities
>
> unless you've moved them previously
>
> Jon
>
>
>
> "Theffner" <Theffner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:AFB0FF07-724D-4478-AE07-66E037FB82D0@microsoft.com...
> >I tried the *.dbx search - did not work. Thanks!
> >
> > "Jon" wrote:
> >
> >> Do a search for files with a dbx extension
> >>
> >> *.dbx
> >>
> >> Start > search > All files and folders > *.dbx [ in "All or part of the
> >> filename box"]
> >>
> >> Jon
> >>
> >> "Theffner" <Theffner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:B4FFA701-1AED-412A-B8C9-E734A1AEE08F@microsoft.com...
> >> >I had to repair a Windows XP operating system here at work and now we
> >> >lost
> >> > all of our email messages (inbox/delete/etc.) Any ideas on where I can
> >> > search
> >> > to import the messages into the Outlook Express?
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>

Jon
07-09-2005, 11:45 PM
Great!! Address books are in *.wab files, so perhaps do a search for those

Might find it in

C:\Documents and Settings\***USERNAME***\Application Data\Microsoft\Address
Book


Jon


"Theffner" <Theffner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:61FCF283-A6D1-4065-A6A0-9A0474289407@microsoft.com...
> Jon - thanks a millon. Your suggestion worked!!!! All 5500+ messages are
> back. How 'bout the address book now - suggestions?
>
> "Jon" wrote:
>
>> Before clicking to start the search .. slide down the bar to "More
>> advanced
>> options"
>> Check the "Search hidden files and folders" option
>>
>> Also in "My Computer"
>>
>> Tools > Folder Options > View > Check the "Show hidden files and
>> folders"
>>
>> They are probably located in a subfolder of
>>
>> C:\Documents and Settings\I***USERNAME***\Local Settings\Application
>> Data\Identities
>>
>> unless you've moved them previously
>>
>> Jon
>>
>>
>>
>> "Theffner" <Theffner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:AFB0FF07-724D-4478-AE07-66E037FB82D0@microsoft.com...
>> >I tried the *.dbx search - did not work. Thanks!
>> >
>> > "Jon" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Do a search for files with a dbx extension
>> >>
>> >> *.dbx
>> >>
>> >> Start > search > All files and folders > *.dbx [ in "All or part of
>> >> the
>> >> filename box"]
>> >>
>> >> Jon
>> >>
>> >> "Theffner" <Theffner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:B4FFA701-1AED-412A-B8C9-E734A1AEE08F@microsoft.com...
>> >> >I had to repair a Windows XP operating system here at work and now we
>> >> >lost
>> >> > all of our email messages (inbox/delete/etc.) Any ideas on where I
>> >> > can
>> >> > search
>> >> > to import the messages into the Outlook Express?
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>


Repaired Windows XP - Now What?