Recover Lost E-mails in Microsoft® Outlook Express
What are the causes and ways to recover lost e-mails from Microsoft Outlook Express? How to fix associated issues?
Microsoft Outlook Express is an e-mail client, which acts as your personal information manager. Using Microsoft Outlook Express, you can perform various tasks like managing your tasks, calendars and even your emails. It enables you to work on your e-mails, even if you are not connected to the Internet. In many cases, you may find that your e-mails are lost and the reason could be presence of antivirus software or sudden crash of the system. The antivirus software may remove the e-mail considering it as virus infected. If the lost e-mail contains any important data, you need to recover the e-mail to get back the important data. For this purpose, you might either change the settings of antivirus or use e-mail recovery tools.
Following are the information on recovering lost e-mails from Microsoft Outlook Express:
- Recovering the lost e-mails
- Issues that may occur
- Fixing the issues
Recovering the lost e-mails
In order to recover the lost e-mails, you can either search them in the 'Identities' folder as Microsoft Outlook Express uses each account as an Identity. You can find these 'Identities' list by browsing through the 'Application Data' file of 'Local Settings' present in the 'Documents and Settings' folder. You can even recover it by using various recovery software that are available over the Internet.
Issues that may occur
While recovering the lost e-mails, you need to make sure whether the file is free from virus infection or not. Otherwise, your system may become prone to virus infection. Similarly, using corrupted or fake recovery software also effects the functioning of the system. Hence, you need to be very cautious while recovering the file, as well as while using the recovery software.
In order to fix the issue caused by virus infection, you need to use strong antivirus software and should update it from time to time. You need to scan the e-mail before recovering it in your computer system. You should always make it a point to use genuine antivirus software so that the functioning of the system will not get affected because of the retrieval. Thus, by using correct recovery method, the lost e-mails can be recovered in a secure manner.
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