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OE6 Outlook Express folders all empty

By gmarkwilkinson+TechR ·
I got a new PC with XP. I copied my old OE6 folders to a temp folder on the new PC then I ran OE6 and I imported the folders - worked fine.
When I clicked on the 'local folders' I see all my folders and the number of messages in each one. Perfect.
Now, when I click on a folder I see zero messages in the folder. The dbx file that was 662k a second before is now 59k! As I click on each folder, it is emptied.

I have tried every combo of importing and looked thru the MS KB and scoured the net for ideas.

I am using another program for mail but I would to figure this one out.

Anyone have any ideas?

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OE6 Outlook Express folders all empty

by MalcSp In reply to OE6 Outlook Express folde ...

It may be that your autoarchive is set to a date past 'today's' date. this will delete all in your folders. A similar thing happened to my laptop only last week. It sent all my folders' contents to a different PC because autoarchive had been set on a PC that had previously been on the same network address. Importing the archived file collected the e-mail messages and contacts from my computer. I suspect your data might well be a victim of this abberation.

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