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Windows 7: Windows Live Mail 2011 Crash and my Recycle Bin

02 Nov 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Windows Live Mail 2011 Crash and my Recycle Bin

A couple of days ago, my Windows Live Mail 2011 crashed andall my subfolders and emails disappeared. I was able to go to the Storage section, where after re-making newsubfolders, Imade recopied the storage filesinto these new subfolders.

However, some emails to different people showed the samemessage in each email and I could not find a way of getting the originalmessages back into the right emails.

I have since read an article that said I should check myRecycle Bin and I have done this and see that at the time WLM crashed, thereare several WLM parts in the Recycle Bin.

There is a yellow File Folder called Backup and white ones, which all seem tobe part of the WLM programme. The white ones are:

ebd - text document
edb.chk - recovered file fragments
edbOAB4 - text document
edbres00001.jrs - JRS file
edbres00002.jrs - JRS file

The problem is that if I try and restore these files, WillI, in fact have duplicates, e.g. those emails I copied over from Storage andthose from the Recycle Bin?

Please advise if this would happen and what should I do, asI have some emails that obviously had their messages corrupted. Would they be in the "Recovered File Fragment" file as mentioned above?

Please note that I am not a computer geek but a pensioner,so please write in simple terms.


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02 Nov 2015   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise x64

it should be fine, if there are any duplicates, a dialog box will ask you wether you want to duplicate the file, replace it or leave it where it is as you copy them from the recycle bin.
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02 Nov 2015   #3

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

You could also run a backup of all your current files and folders first. Then, if the restore goes bad, you could import the backup.
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03 Nov 2015   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Thank you Hacb and Essenbe for your answers. A few further commentsand things to sort out.

1) The crash happened last Thursday, 29thOct.If I use the Recycle Bin to restoremy emails, I presume I will still have any emails received and sent since thatdate?

2) I do not have any other kind of backup other than usingMozy Home, which does not back-up emails, so I cannot restore backup files. (Ihave also copied documents on a memory stick.) So using the Recycle Bin may bemy only option. Is it still ok to do this without Backup files in place? I presume I would still have the Storage emailsanyway?

3) Alternatively, Ido have a another computer, but it is a laptop.I have never exported emails before, but should I do it to that machinefor safety’s sake before I use the Recycle Bin to restore emails and if so, howdoes one use Export?

4) I have my emails under my name, but my partner shares my desktopcomputer and on his side of the computer, his emails did not crash. I presume activating the files on the RecycleBin will not hurt his emails, or anything else I might do?

Thanks for your assistance in this matter.

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