recovered messages

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by t-4-2, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. t-4-2

    t-4-2 Guest

    What is a " recovered messages " folder under folder panel ? Thank you.
    t-4-2, Jan 21, 2009
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  2. t-4-2

    mac Guest

    It indicates corruption in your message store, usually bogus.

    Search this newsgroup for several posts from me on how to remove them etc
    mac, Jan 21, 2009
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  3. t-4-2

    mac Guest

    I did it for you:

    The mail store has been corrupted in some way, most probably by one of the
    most often used Antivirus applications?
    Norton, McAfee or Trend Micro are known to cause many problems in WM, when
    they are set to scan mail.

    Consider disabling that feature.

    Better still, remove from your system and install one of the free AV's
    available on the net, I use AVG Free.

    Let's have a go at your current problem?

    Go to Tools>options>advanced>maintenance>message store.

    Select and copy the location.

    Cancel your way out of there.

    Select the Recovered Message folders and delete them, then empty the deleted
    items folder.

    Close WM !!!!

    Go to Control Panel>classic view (top left)>folder options>view tab>enable
    Show hidden Files and Folders>apply/ok your way out.

    Now go to the Start Button>Run, and paste the message store location, that
    you copied earlier, to the run line>OK

    This will open Windows Explorer to your message store find and delete all of
    the Recovered Message folders.

    Close WExp.

    Do not Open WM yet !!!!!

    Try using this utility to repair and compact the mail store, with WM closed


    Please read the instructions.

    Hopefully, that should sort you out for now, but consider my opening
    comments regarding the various AV Applications.

    If you need any more help then get back to this thread.
    mac, Jan 21, 2009
  4. t-4-2

    t-4-2 Guest

    Thank you very very much.

    t-4-2, Jan 21, 2009
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