Compacted Outlook Express and save some of my emails. Now, I need access to the following, but can not open them. How to reopen these emails? __

Compacted Outlook Express and save some of my emails.  Now, I need access to the following, but can not open them.  How to reopen these emails?

Hi Redtiger1705,

Lost emails immediately after compact preforming?
If so, Outlook Express creates BAK files before compaction. They are copied there as a precaution, in case something goes wrong with the compaction. The following steps should help those rear:

1) open Outlook Express and go to tools, Options, maintenance, store folder. Copy the entire path to the storage folder, and then click OK.  Close Outlook Express.

(2) go to the basket and search for all files with the .bak extension.  Restore the most recent .bak files. That he will put in the OE store folder, but still like a BAK file.

(3) click on start, run and paste the path that you copied in step 1 in the run box, and then press ENTER.

4) click Tools, Folder Options. In the Folder Options window, click the view tab.
(5) less advanced, uncheck the "Hide extensions for known file types".
(6) you should see the two sent a Sent Items.dbx from the file as well as the Items.bak. Rename the Sent Items.DBX to Sentold.dbx and Rename Items.Bak sent to Sent Items.DBX. When you open OE, your messages sent items must be restored.
Please let me know if I can be of further assistance!

Cody C
Microsoft Answers Support Engineer
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