No. DBXpress will read the disk clusters directly, specifically searching
for OE messages. It will search the entire hard drive independent of the
file system and if there are messages there, it will find them. I tested it
when I wrote it by copying dbx files onto a hard drive and then formatted
the hard drive and then I recovered over 30,000 messages.
Its a very nice feature for those who have gotten the compaction bug
(www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#2) as there's a good chance the previous
messages are still there from before the compaction started.
Its also the only program that does this.
>>>I have win2000 pro. I had to reformat the C drive of the system. But no
>>> backup was taken for outlook that time. After reinstalling the win2000
>>> pro I came to know there was a mail account in the system.
>>> Is there is any way to recover those mails... Pls help me some one.
>>> I found some tools in the net to recover the deleted mails. But no
>>> tools to recover the mails after the drive is reformatted.
>>> Kindly help me to solve this problem.
>> There's chance that this program could recover some of the messages:
>> DBXpress - http://www.oehelp.com/DBXpress/Default.aspx
> Won't he first need some kind of recovery program to locate the .dbx
> He formatted the HDD, so he needs a program which can locate overwritten
> .dbx file which existed prior to the format; or do those programs include
> that capability?
> ~Oh Lord, why have you come
> ~To Konnyu, with the Lion and the Drum