I Can't Retrieve Compacted Emails From Outlook Express
Posted 06 September 2007 - 05:46 PM
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 12:38 AM
Let me know what you find
Posted 07 September 2007 - 06:40 AM
Also, it's best when OE starts compacting to stop whatever you are doing and wait for it to finish. That lessens the chances of anything going wrong.
Edited by mommabear, 07 September 2007 - 06:41 AM.
Posted 25 July 2008 - 08:32 AM
I have the same problem. Now I found the .dbx files. Now what do i do .
I tried to open them but cannot. I have Windows XP
Posted 25 July 2008 - 02:13 PM
Viewer for standalone files containing Microsoft Outlook Express 4,5 and 6 message database (*.idx/*.mbx/*.dbx) and standalone EML files. This application is based on MiTeC Outlook Express Reader. It displays list of contained messages and their header. Message can be viewed in detailed view including attachments (save ability) and HTML preview and printing. Messages can be saved to *.eml files.
After your open it, go to the top where it says File, and choose Open. Browse to the folder where the .dbx files are. Select the .dbx file you want to see, ie Inbox.dbx, highlight it, select Open.
All the emails in the Inbox are now listed. Highlight the email you want, and then go to the top to Message Database, and select Message View. And there it is!
Or if you just want to save the complete folder first and then look at all of them, just highlight all the messages in the .dbx folder, go up to Message Database and choose "Save Selected" and save them to a folder of your choice, say in My Documents. If you need to put any of them back into your OE Inbox, Sent, a special folder...wherever...you can drag and drop them into OE again.