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Tech: repairs

John Hardly 31 Mar 09 - 09:47 AM
Murray MacLeod 31 Mar 09 - 10:03 AM
The Villan 31 Mar 09 - 10:08 AM
olddude 31 Mar 09 - 10:14 AM
John Hardly 31 Mar 09 - 10:20 AM
Gurney 31 Mar 09 - 11:42 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 31 Mar 09 - 11:54 PM
JohnInKansas 01 Apr 09 - 01:28 AM
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Subject: Tech: repairs
From: John Hardly
Date: 31 Mar 09 - 09:47 AM

Does this look like an okay thing, or something that will screw up my entire computer? I haven't been able to use my Outlook Express since last summer -- including my address book and some old emails I wanted to keep on file. Is this site just a way for someone to access my computer to try to, I dunno, do something to it that I don't want done to it?

http://updates-registry.com/


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Subject: RE: Tech: repairs
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 31 Mar 09 - 10:03 AM

don't touch it with a bargepole.

the "Free Scan" will install stuff which will slow your computer down, and you will end up having to buy the program in order to fix the problem.

furthermore you will end up paying more than you think you are paying, with no chance of a refund.

like all the other "Registry Cleaners", total scam merchants.

John from Kansas will hopefully be along to give a more technical exposé ...


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Subject: RE: Tech: repairs
From: The Villan
Date: 31 Mar 09 - 10:08 AM

It might be better to take it to a local Techie and get that person to do a healthcheck. Costs around £25.

This is an example at PC World
http://www.thetechguys.com/services/pc-healthcheck.shtml


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Subject: RE: Tech: repairs
From: olddude
Date: 31 Mar 09 - 10:14 AM

Absolutely correct do not do the scan
there is an issue with older versions of symantic (norton antivirus) with outlook connectivity ... if you are using Norton most likely the cause ... norton does have a fix. If I remember correct this was after an XP service pack was applied (assuming you are using XP)


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Subject: RE: Tech: repairs
From: John Hardly
Date: 31 Mar 09 - 10:20 AM

Glad I asked. I figured it must be so.


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Subject: RE: Tech: repairs
From: Gurney
Date: 31 Mar 09 - 11:42 PM

Whatever problem I got on 'Another Another Problem' thread also buggered Outlook Express, slowly but thoroughly. Never fixed it, changed the HD for another old one.

Later on, someone had a similar problem, but had the background to use a scan program that comes with serious warnings for the ordinary user, which he wasn't, and that fixed HIS problem. Boot sector virus, it was thought.


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Subject: RE: Tech: repairs
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 31 Mar 09 - 11:54 PM

There are multiple ways to recover your mail. Inside of your own machine with the devices already installed. We will not go there because ...
well because ...
.........................................................because you asked ... and that says it all.

However, for a possible solution to recover your lost e-mail outside your machine (and there are several hundred) but this one is free.

Go to h...://w...pcdetective.de

Select the British "Bars sans Stars" flag and proceed.

Simple (not as simple as using find and date and "star.dot" BUT ALMOST)

Good Luck
Sincerely,
Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: Tech: repairs
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 01 Apr 09 - 01:28 AM

Outlook Express email files should have the file extension .dbx so a search of your System drive for *.dbx (in Windows Explorer) should find where they are located. If the files are still on the computer you can copy them somewhere else and then use file|Import|email from external backup to bring them back into OE.

It's recommended that you copy and save, somewhere accessible, the entire Outlook Express folder where you find them, so that it can be used to import them back into OE if you need to look at them. Theoretically you can save individual folders within the Outlook Express main folder, but import doesn't always work cleanly for getting them back if you don't have the whole package. There's not easy way to save single email message files except by using OE to open them and then "save as" direct from OE.

You may also want to save the Address Book that you used with OE. It has file extension .wab, and can be located similarly - if it's still on the computer.

Both of these will be buried somewhere under a user name, with separate files/folders for each user.

Both of these are "database" files, and individual messages/addresses are not easily extracted to view independently, so the easiest method is to get OE so that you can open it, then use File|Import to bring them back into the program. OE can run "offline" so you shouldn't have to even setup an email address to open it and bring back your old messages and addresses.

If you have a few email messages that you want to save separately (as a separate file for each message) OE can "Save As" a file with .eml extension; but by default these files will only open in OE, so you need the program "operable" to look at them. (Some other programs use the same file format with a .mail extension, and usually you can change the file extension between .eml and .mail to get the same files to open in the different programs.) The only simple way to bring messages saved as individual .eml/.mail files back into OE though is to open them one at a time and then move them to a folder in OE, which puts them back into the OE database.

If you can recover your address book, it can be exported as a "comma separated data" file (.csv) that is "sort of" readable in a text editor or in Word, but is also a much more usable source for importing the whole book into other programs. (Outlook can import a .csv address book, but not an OE .wab one, for example.)

John


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