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Outlook Express 6

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#1 ramsey76


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Posted 06 May 2008 - 02:05 PM

When i started my PC today I got a windows XP home meesage that my local profile was corrupt or missing.

The PC started ,it lookes like it created a new profile ( not sure what that is).

The bottom line, is that all my OE 6 messges were gone and it like I just purchased a new PC.

A few months ago I lost all my OE 6 emails due to a corrupt file.

The following solution worked

Does it apply here also


Your Inbox is corrupted. Move any mail you wish to save to a local folder
you create. Then:

Tools | Options | Maintenance | Store folder will reveal the location of
your Outlook Express files. Press the Tab key to highlight the folder
location, then Ctrl+C. Close OE, then Start | Run | Ctrl+V will put the
location in the box - Click OK and you'll see the OE files. Otherwise, write
the location down and navigate to it in Windows Explorer.

In Windows XP, 2K & 3K, the OE user files (DBX and WAB) are by default
marked as hidden. To view these files in Windows Explorer, you must enable
Show Hidden Files and Folders under Start | Control Panel | Folder Options |

With OE closed, find the DBX file for the folder in question {Inbox.dbx} and
rename it to Inboxold.dbx. A new Inbox will be created automatically when
you open OE.

Use one of these tools to retrieve the lost mail.


DBXpress: {much faster for large files}

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 06 May 2008 - 04:32 PM

I would probably try it if it worked before. I doubt it will hurt anything
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#3 Socky


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Posted 07 September 2012 - 05:45 AM

Holy thread revival etc...

But, is there any free tools for recovering a corrupt .dbx?

#4 noknojon


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Posted 07 September 2012 - 09:55 PM

Heaps of "Pay Tools" available, but look at this one -

Repair Corrupted Outlook Express DBX Mail This page gives a general review of how to repair corrupted outlook express dbx files.

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