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John
07-09-2005, 11:49 PM
Hi out there

I was going to fix this problem by reinstalling my OS (XP Pro SP2) which is
currently installed on a separate partition of my hard drive. I didn't want
to loose my mail so I tried to copy this to the extended partition
temporarily.

The Problem.

Firstly not all the files that I selected were pasted into the new folder I
created but secondly I received a warning message that the inbox etc already
existed even though this was a new folder! I created a second new folder,
opened it to check that it was empty - which it was, only to receive the
warning message again when I tried to paste. After cancelling the pate
action, sure enough there were those .dbx files. I also noticed that some of
the file sizes were different from the ones I was trying to paste. I have
run a full virus scan (May 05 Norton System Works) and hardware diagnostic ~
no problems.

I have tried reinstalling my broadband software but this will not progress
beyond a certain point which seems odd if this is a virus. Any
suggestions/advice appreciated.

Thanks

John

Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]
07-09-2005, 11:50 PM
In news:O%23JAjvAcFHA.3712@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl,
John <JohnClarry@hotmail.com> typed:
> Hi out there
>
> I was going to fix this problem by reinstalling my OS (XP Pro SP2)
> which is currently installed on a separate partition of my hard
> drive. I didn't want to loose my mail so I tried to copy this to the
> extended partition temporarily.
>
> The Problem.
>
> Firstly not all the files that I selected were pasted into the new
> folder I created but secondly I received a warning message that the
> inbox etc already existed even though this was a new folder! I
> created a second new folder, opened it to check that it was empty -
> which it was, only to receive the warning message again when I tried
> to paste. After cancelling the pate action, sure enough there were
> those .dbx files. I also noticed that some of the file sizes were
> different from the ones I was trying to paste. I have run a full
> virus scan (May 05 Norton System Works) and hardware diagnostic ~ no
> problems.
>
> I have tried reinstalling my broadband software but this will not
> progress beyond a certain point which seems odd if this is a virus.
> Any suggestions/advice appreciated.
>
> Thanks
>
> John

Probably not a virus.
I'd get an external HD or use a network drive to copy the data to - and
don't use Windows Explorer to do it. Use xcopy or, my favorite, robocopy
(google it) to make sure you get a good copy on the other side.

John
07-09-2005, 11:50 PM
Thanks for your post. I'll give it a go. Interested to know why not to use
Windows explorer.

Regards

John
"Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
<lanwench@heybuddy.donotsendme.unsolicitedmail.atyahoo.com> wrote in message
news:eo7gTjteFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>
>
> In news:O%23JAjvAcFHA.3712@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl,
> John <JohnClarry@hotmail.com> typed:
> > Hi out there
> >
> > I was going to fix this problem by reinstalling my OS (XP Pro SP2)
> > which is currently installed on a separate partition of my hard
> > drive. I didn't want to loose my mail so I tried to copy this to the
> > extended partition temporarily.
> >
> > The Problem.
> >
> > Firstly not all the files that I selected were pasted into the new
> > folder I created but secondly I received a warning message that the
> > inbox etc already existed even though this was a new folder! I
> > created a second new folder, opened it to check that it was empty -
> > which it was, only to receive the warning message again when I tried
> > to paste. After cancelling the pate action, sure enough there were
> > those .dbx files. I also noticed that some of the file sizes were
> > different from the ones I was trying to paste. I have run a full
> > virus scan (May 05 Norton System Works) and hardware diagnostic ~ no
> > problems.
> >
> > I have tried reinstalling my broadband software but this will not
> > progress beyond a certain point which seems odd if this is a virus.
> > Any suggestions/advice appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > John
>
> Probably not a virus.
> I'd get an external HD or use a network drive to copy the data to - and
> don't use Windows Explorer to do it. Use xcopy or, my favorite, robocopy
> (google it) to make sure you get a good copy on the other side.
>
>

Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]
07-09-2005, 11:50 PM
In news:OvRSccVfFHA.3692@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl,
John <JohnClarry@hotmail.com> typed:
> Thanks for your post. I'll give it a go. Interested to know why not
> to use Windows explorer.

Because it's slow, and if you have any problem with copying (network
communication, file in use error, etc) you have to start all over again from
scratch.

Robocopy (and other similar command line utilities) will copy, and then if
you run it again, skip the existing newer or equal files, and move on to the
rest.

>
> Regards
>
> John
> "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
> <lanwench@heybuddy.donotsendme.unsolicitedmail.atyahoo.com> wrote in
> message news:eo7gTjteFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>
>>
>> In news:O%23JAjvAcFHA.3712@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl,
>> John <JohnClarry@hotmail.com> typed:
>>> Hi out there
>>>
>>> I was going to fix this problem by reinstalling my OS (XP Pro SP2)
>>> which is currently installed on a separate partition of my hard
>>> drive. I didn't want to loose my mail so I tried to copy this to
>>> the extended partition temporarily.
>>>
>>> The Problem.
>>>
>>> Firstly not all the files that I selected were pasted into the new
>>> folder I created but secondly I received a warning message that the
>>> inbox etc already existed even though this was a new folder! I
>>> created a second new folder, opened it to check that it was empty -
>>> which it was, only to receive the warning message again when I tried
>>> to paste. After cancelling the pate action, sure enough there were
>>> those .dbx files. I also noticed that some of the file sizes were
>>> different from the ones I was trying to paste. I have run a full
>>> virus scan (May 05 Norton System Works) and hardware diagnostic ~ no
>>> problems.
>>>
>>> I have tried reinstalling my broadband software but this will not
>>> progress beyond a certain point which seems odd if this is a virus.
>>> Any suggestions/advice appreciated.
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>> John
>>
>> Probably not a virus.
>> I'd get an external HD or use a network drive to copy the data to -
>> and don't use Windows Explorer to do it. Use xcopy or, my favorite,
>> robocopy (google it) to make sure you get a good copy on the other
>> side.


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