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    restore backup did a grave misjustice for me ..

    Last Sept 2017 when my windows 10 was running and performing perfectly I did a Backup.. Not a create restore point, but an actual mirror image of my windows 10 in case I ever have to restore the O/S the way it was in sept of 2017.. I have on my split Hardrive a dual boot O/S set up so I can pick and choose from windows XP or Windows 10 .. well this past week My windows 10 after a successful update.. started to act up .. and when I went to do a further update.. it said in order to finish needs to reboot,, well on the reboot to windows 10 it hung at the Blue windows 10 flag and would not start nor could I even go into safe mode it was frozen..

    So because I had that 'restore/backup point from sept I decided to ' fix the windows by restoring that point which I found in a folder on another Harddrive .. it took about three four hours but restarted ok and today when I booted into windows xp I find that my desktop and email outlook express 6 is all dated from that date in Sept 2017 No email received or sent since that date is there .. Both the login names associated with window XP is affected . .Where coudl ti be it must be hidden somewhere in my Harddrive in the windows XP portion .

    Bottom line I'm surprized that windows did a restore on all O/S not just the windows 10 in which I wanted to create..

    This is where I need the professionalism of virtual dr to help assist me .. I need to find install the .dbx files from the latest files to fix .. any help?
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    I have reorganized my thoughts here for a more presice question.. rather than just rambling on .. here is a newer Post t othe one above .. hopefully will put more spotlight o nthe problem for me...:

    I am usually pretty computer savee for a number of years now .. but have run into a situation where I am here to ask for help..
    I do have windows 10 and I also have windows xp pro both on a Hardrive C: it is a dual boot hardrive . .when I boot up I have option of picking which O/S to choose .. I have windows XP for the simple reason of My wife ( login #2) Loves outlook express for her email and so do I .. Exchange is okay .. but Outlook express (6) is her favourite .. so to appease her I keep the dual boot option ..

    Problem: when my Windows 10 with Creative version 1709 version 16299.125 ,,.. crashed on me last week It froze and would not log into windows 10 it just display ed the BIG blue start symbol .. No matter what I did alt/control/delete/ safe mode it not log into windows .. BUT I had an ace up my sleeve ( so I thought )..

    Option A - Last Sept 7th 2017 after deciding that my window 10 was running tip top I decided to use an option suggested to me in the settings / update and security / backup .. here there was an option to backup your windows to another Hard drive of which I used drive F.. I have three hard drives so lots of room in my PC ) did this and done at the time to Harddrive.

    Problem 2-What I didn't consider was Windows backed up all of my Drive C and when I clicked on the folder ( under windows XP ( remember I can't log into windows 10 ) .. the restore not only backed up the C driveto windows 10 for the date of Sept 7th 2017 ..m, BUT also backed up tothe date all of windows XP..

    My considerations- Now I know that system restore is a different animal over Backup .. but what backup did was turn my PC into a machine that was essentially turned off and not used for these past 4 months therefore all my documents and my emails are subject to this Date.. When we open outlook express the emails only are dated up to Sept 6th ...

    All my updates are outdated ( not a problem) ., my .doc files which I have stored mostly on a cloud storage are not a problem., BUT the .dbx files I only back up maybe every 6 weeks .. so I am able to find one of the backups for .dbx dated late Oct 2017 ..

    Question - Did the .dbx file getting over written? because I Can't find them anywhere .. Does any one know??

    I'm kinda inthe dog house over this .. My wife's emails are very important to her as her business depends on her contacts and email replys and responses to her clients ...
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    You've seen with your own eyes that the DBX files were overwritten.

    This article will show you where to find them:
    http://www.softspire.com/locate-dbx-files.html
    "They say "don't try this at home" so I'm coming over to your house to try it."

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    What program did you use to image your PC?

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