View Full Version : Outlook Express for OS 9.2 Data Access Problem

Jun 6, 2004, 01:28 PM
Recently when I tried to load Outlook Express 5 on my imac running 9.2.2, it refused to load and gave an "end of file" prompt. I reloaded the OS, but now that I try to access my message files in the "original items" folder, they will not completely reload.

The message file is large, 612K. When I try holding down the option key and go to "complex rebuild" mode, I get 2 years worth of messages but lose the last 6 months worth. I increased the assigned memory to 90K. Still no good for all the messages.

Any suggestions for retrieving these files? They are there, but I can't seem to get them to reload.

Jul 3, 2004, 03:38 AM
Hi msjane

Did anyone help on getting back your data? Or have you worked out how to get it back? Because exactly the same thing happened to me and I haven't a clue what to do.

I did the compacting and rebuilding things and got OE back -- but with only a third of the addresses, no archives and no messages. And I've lost lots of stuff I really need.

Ho hum.

I think it's the time I'm wasting trying to sort it all out that really gets me.

Let me know how you're doing with all this!