I just reformatted my C: drive and reinstalled WinXP Professional and, as I was configuring my Outlook Express settings I stupidly went to the Options menu and changed the storage folder for my emails to the same folder on my D: drive where I kept all of my backup DBX files (every email I've received or sent dating back to 1997). Naturally, Outlook Express proceeded to overwrite all of the old DBX files (a couple of GBs worth, in a myriad of sub-folders) with the new virgin ones. I have a simple, albeit urgent question . . . are all of the old DBX files lost forever or is there any possible way to retrieve them? (I tried System Restore but, unfortunately, it doesn't work for email files).