Ooops - deleted all the head's outlook express emails.
Disclaimer: Our admin network is really badly set up. I neither set it up nor maintain it! (e.g. The Windows XP computer, is using FAT32 and only has 256mb ram!).
Head having problems downloading his profile (650MB, so I'm not surprised). Windows is saying that the files are corrupt. So I take a copy of the network profile and delete the local and network profiles and get windows to recreate the profile.
Forgetting, of course, that the hidden folder 'Local Settings' contains his outlook express emails - oops.
I'm not sure if I deleted them or if outlook express overwrote the dbx files when it started after the new profile was created.
I've tried using PC Inspector File Recovery. It can't find the dbx files either as deleted files or as lost files - this is a bit odd as it seems to bring up almost everything else!
Is there anything else I can try or is it game over?
For the future: I can move the Outlook Express files so they are saved in another local folder but is there anyway of making them save to the network so they are included in the backup (when it runs )
Re: Ooops - deleted all the head's outlook express emails.
Originally Posted by Midget
how DID this turn out?
I don't know. After seeing a grown man break down to his knees and cry I decided it was time for a career move. I now work at McDonnalds.
No seriously, the information contained was so vital that the head had to phone up some colleagues to get their email addresses. The emails are now stored on the server via IMAP (although it is Easymail so they are still at RM's peril!)