Who can help me?? In cleaning off my hard drive, I mistakenly deleted the version of Outlook Express that I've been using. As you can imagine, I've lost all emails and addresses. Can anyone tell me where they might be stored for retrieval???!
Yes tech they do release OE and IE for the Macintosh as well as Office 'Cept its called Entourage not Outlook Anyways.. I digress (misses his Mac r.i.p) ... did you actually delete OE out of the applications folder?
Macintosh Hardrive > Applications Folder> Internet > Outlook Express ...
I can see I'm among windows users. Yes, there is definitely Outlook Express for Mac. Not for much longer, though. The whole story: My desktop icon says Outlook Express 5.06, so I'm cleaning out my HD and figure I can delete previous version. Then I double click on the desktop icon and it's a fresh new OE. For some reason it had been linked to an old one, which I was using without realizing. So, YES, the application has been put in the trash and the trash emptied. I recovered a few messy files via Norton, so got some addresses, but most everything is gone! :dead:
A helpful tip next time you empty the trash on your mac and there was something important in it: Do a hard shutdown, meaning you just pull the cord out of the back. Next time you reboot, the files will reappear in the trash and you can restore them.
if you are running macos 9.x the data is located in hd/document/microsoft user data/identities
If you are using macOS X the data is located in hd/users/your user/documents/microsoft user data/identities
If you can not find your identities do a search on the harddrive for messages. Find the messages file that is the largest and see where it is located. If it is not located in one of the folders above you will need to move the folder contaning the messages file to one of the folder above. You should rename the folder to your name.
When you place the folder open OE and click on file, switch identity, click on switch and then select your identity.
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