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Latest post: Nitesh, Wednesday, August 22, 2012 7:28 PM
I get notices that I have a new email but they don't show up in my email. I've read and tried to delete the last 5 "new" messages I have from the morning of August 21st and they don't show as read nor will they go away. My husband's account brought up all of his emails - even the ones he had read and deleted. At least he was able to re-delete those. I'm not sure when I tried to send a message if it went.The messages show up on my phone and my laptop. I tried to update my contacts and it wouldn't accept the new information. There is no yellow triangle.
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Hi Bdahlly,Please try the steps listed below by deleting the .SDF files to update your emails on MSN.

The .sdf files are local copies of your messages in the MSN online folders as well as your e-mail filter settings. When you download messages from the server to the MSN client, a local copy of these messages is stored in your computer as .sdf file. This is also the case with your e-mail filter settings.

Corrupted or damaged .sdf files may result to synchronization errors. If we rename these files, the MSN software will be forced to download new copies of the files from the server.

 

Windows Vista/Windows 7

Note: Sign out from MSN then close the program before performing the steps below.

1. Click ‘Start’

2. In the Search box, type the following: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\MSN

3. Press the ENTER key.  (The MSN folder will open)   

4. In the MSN folder, do the following:                    

a. Click ‘Organize’, ‘Folder and Search options’, then ‘View’

b. put a dot on ‘Show hidden files and folders’

c. Uncheck the ‘Hide extensions for known file types’ and ‘Hide protected operating system files options’

d. Click ‘Apply’, then ‘OK’

The db30 folder will appear inside the MSN folder.

5. Open the db30 folder then look for files that end as msn-com.sdf and msn-com_JMF.sdf

6. Right-click, choose ‘Rename’ and add .old after .sdf to both these files

7. Close the db30 folder

 

Windows XP

Note: Sign out from MSN then close the program before performing the steps below.

1. Click ‘Start’ then ‘Run’

2. Type in the box: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\MSN

3. Click ‘OK’ (The MSN folder will open)

4. In the MSN folder, do the following: 

a. Click ‘Tools’, ‘Folder options’, and then ‘View’

b. Put a dot on ‘Show hidden files and folders’

c. Uncheck the ‘Hide extensions for known file types’

d. Click ‘Apply’, then ‘OK’

The db30 folder will appear inside the MSN folder.

5. Open the db30 folder and look for a file that ends as msn-com.sdf and msn-com_JMF.sdf

7. Right-click, choose ‘Rename’ and add .old after .sdf to both these files

8. Close the db30 folder

 

Then Sign into Msn and wait for 25-30 minutes for the emails to get synchronize.Thanks,Nitesh

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