my inbox in outlook express has disappeared,when i try to add it again it says a folder with that name already exists,tried to do a system restore and all my restore points are wiped out,avg and nod 32 dont pick anything up,help !!!
To recreate your Inbox should be relatively easy. Search your disc for the "inbox.dbx" file. If this file is found and renamed to "inbox.old" the next time when you restart OE a new Inbox will be created. Do not do this because you will lose the messages in the old Inbox.
What you probably need is some software like DBXtract to read "inbox.dbx" to get your emails, then you can rename the file and put the extracted emails into the new inbox folder.
I am on my way out now, there may be an easier way of doing this, i will look at it later.
Had a think about it, OE can import dbx files, I suspect this may not work, because your dbx files are corrupt. I think you are going to need some software to recover the mail from the dbx files. That software allows you to try before you buy, not sure what the limits are.
Try google on importing dbx files, if you manage to get the mail off the files simply rename the dbx files to old e.g inbox.dbx to inbox.old etc, and OE will recreate the folders.