Accidently deleted outlook express identity, help!

Discussion in 'Windows XP General Discussion' started by Daniel, May 12, 2017.

  1. Daniel


    May 12, 2017
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    Hello XP'ers,

    I use an old laptop running Win XP and MS Outlook Express for emails, and I accidently deleted one of my Outlook Express identities.

    I noticed that the email files are now moved to my Recycle Bin as bak files.

    As a test, I restored one of the email bak folders and perhaps it did restore, but the Outlook Express identity did not reappear so I cannot confirm where the restored email file is or how to access it.

    I guess I could simply restore all the email files from the recycle bin while noting the directory they restored to, but what would I do next to get MS Outlook Express to see them?

    Should I make another identity identical to the one I deleted so that when I restore the email bak folders from the recycle bin, they will then reappear?
    Daniel, May 12, 2017
  2. Daniel


    Dec 10, 2012
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    have you tried to rename the file without the .bak extension?
    Elizabeth23, May 13, 2017
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