When all else fails...Command Prompt! Using the modern equivalents of the
ancient MS-DOS commands.
At a Command Prompt:
Dir C:\*.eml /s /a
This starts at the Root of Drive C: and lists all the files that have the
..eml extension, no matter how deep they may be in a directory tree and no
matter what Attributes may have been set. If there is an .eml file on C:
(even in the Recycle Bin), this will list it. If C: is a big drive with
lots of files, it may take a while.
If your WLM Message Store is there, you may see a very long list of every
email you ever got. But you can revise that Dir command to fine-tune your
search. Type Dir /? to see a mini-Help file that lists all the switches and
parameters available with that command - just like for any command in a
Command Prompt window.
For email programs other than WM or WLM, but you may need to search for .dbx
(OE) or .pst (Outlook) or some other extension. I don't have much
experience with Outlook and my memory of OE and WM is fading fast. And I
have no idea how long "some time ago" might be in this case.
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
Microsoft Windows MVP
Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64
"Gene L." <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I inadvertently deleted several E-Mail messages some time ago and was
> wondering if they might still be accessible somewhere on my C-Drive. I am
> using 2007 Office Outlook and Windows Vista Home Premium. Where might I
> look to determine if they are still there. I would like to know the path
> if that is the way to look. Many thanks for the help.
> Gene L.