Outlook Express Compacting

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Hi All, I have a peculire problem here, I am using outlook express to access our emails, A while before one of my colleage complained that the emails for last three months are removed from deleted folder of outlook express after the system finished the compacting folders ??? I checked the maintinance tab, there isn't any option seleted to delete the email to compact the folders, however the compacting is set run if there is 5% of wasted space. Now the question is how the emails are deleted? and Can I restore them? Any help will be highly appriciated. Thanking You and Best Regards.

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Hi !!

Check out the following tool.

I installed it after i read ur post.

It works.

http://www.office-addins.com/-outlook-express-addins/restore-deleted-from-outlook-express.html

Let me know if it helped you.

Regards,

Nilesh.

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  • Mclark9999
    The first reply is a good way to get the email messages back. You might want to think about moving to Outlook (not outlook express) you get the option to backup your folders, to a .pst file (example Dec2005.pst) if something goes wrong, you can restore the individual folders, and there is an option for no duplicates, I would look into this option, or create a folder called 'holdtemp', and then only send messages to delete that you are sure you want deleted.
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  • Ouobacrsbf
    Oulook Express store messages into a *.DBX files. Each folder has its DBX file(ie Inbox.dbx, sent.DBX, ect) search for all *.DBX files and make comparison to see. Another thing, its possible that the autmatic Archiving has been enabled and after some certains days, the process will automatically archive the items to another DBX file... in Outlook 2000 and greater version, this option exist(for PST files).
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