Thank you and the rest for all your help. Once I followed your instructions, all my mail came back. I have always used those files as a back up. Every so often I would just copy them to a cd and file it. I never have had to go into them. Why I save them I do not know. I just do. Once I saved them I would delete those files from the windows directory and over time fill them up again. In the mean time, my OE is always kept clean with minimum of files. If by some one in a five million chance I will ever open up any of those cd's I have saved, I now know how to do it and of course, find any more missing files.