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Sent items OE folder may have been damaged? Answered

I recently received a message from OE6 that my sent items folder may have been damaged. OE6 created a new "sent items 1" folder. The original sent items folder still exists on my hard drive. I tried moving the sent items 1 out of my mail directory and moving the original sent items folder in it's place. That didn't work. It created a new sent items 1 folder which was blank. I then moved the original sent items folder to another directory and tried to import, received the standard "no files or in use by another application. Then I created a new identity and tried importing. Same result Same has now occurred to my inbox folder. Is there any utility out there that can repair a corrupted folder and then be able to import into my existing folders? How about upgrading to a full edition program like Outlook and importing from OE6? Any assistance would be nice as I would like to retrieve my old email files

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AnthonyCurtis
AnthonyCurtis

Best Answer 4 years ago

I had the
same problem a few years ago when I upgraded my hard drive. The inbox
repair utility did not work for me, neither did anything else. If you
have a copy of Outlook98 or Outlook2000 around, your in luck. How to fix
it:


First, install Outlook (Full office version) onto your PC. After it
installs it will ask you if you wish to import data from Outlook Express.
Even though OE gave me a 'corrupt error' every time I started, Outlook
found the files, imported them, and they came out fine. I then
reinstalled OE6, and when it asked if I wanted to import mail from Outlook, I
said yes, and they all moved back over with no issues. I then removed
Outlook from my system.

If it
bothers you and you want to automatically restore mail, then you can try
Outlook Express repair online service. I think it's more convenient. https://onlinefilerepair.com/en/outlookexpress-repair-online.html

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EvanMalone
EvanMalone

4 years ago

I am very grateful for your advice. Thank you very much! The issue has been resolved.)

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rickharris
rickharris

4 years ago

These questions hardly ever get a satisfactory answer, mostly because without being there it is almost impossible to fault find.

Try Microasoft's web forum