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I am not able to send or receive E-mail in my MSN mailbox. All my mail is being routed to hotmail
Latest post: Husna Ghouse, Tuesday, September 13, 2011 2:56 AM
I have an MSN account. I recently had my computer hard drive replaced. I had to download MSN again into my computer and found alal E-mail is going over to hotmail coming and going. Please help me get the mail re-routed back to my MSN mailbox. Thank you
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Greetings,

 

Thanks for using the MSN Solution Center Answers Forum.

Need more information:

1. What is the Operating System?

2. What is the version of MSN Software?

3. May I know the impacted email address?

 

Things to do:

 Please check if you are able to send and receive emails by login in to http://www.hotmail.com/ . If you are able to view emails on the Hotmail website, then with the MSN software its synchorzation issue, we need to rename the .sdf file, once we rename the .sdf file you would be able to view emails on the MSN.

 

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 synchronized.

 

Let us know the outcome for further assistance.

 

Thanks!

 

 

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