Most desktop icons disappeared, Outlook Express can't open msgs.
Most of the desktop icons but not all disappeared. Outlook Express tries to open most but not all of the unread messages saying Can't Send Receipt. None of the messages requested a receipt. After ''playing'' with the problem I find that the icons somehow became ''hidden files.'' When I tell my PC to display hidden files I can see all of them on the desktop in their hazy condition. All of this happened simultaneously, the hidden files and the Outlook Express problem. I opened a new email account under the same Outlook Express with the same setup conditions and it works fine. Switch to the old one and it fails.
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You can't really download Outlook Express as it is part of Windows XP. If it is not there, you can add it though the Add/Remove Programs option in the Control Panel. Select the Windows Components icon in the left-hand pane.
In Vista Outlook Express is replaced by Windows Mail, and in Windows 7 there is no email program, but you can download Windows Live Mail.
That's a well-discussed situation if you'd searched for answers much. Answers vary from reinstalling Outlook binaries to running cleanup utilities on the Outlook configuration files, mail archives, address archives, etc. depending on what BSOD you got (seriously, nothing but blue on the screen, no text?)
Backup your outlook address and startup files, and your data if you don't already back it up; then follow the instructions MSDN.com offer for Outlook Express initialization failing/hanging. That will produce a nicer result than just deleting your outlook.ini file. Microsoft like to make it do everything, but the cost is that there are now all these maintenance tools despite the fact that it's the Express (as in condensed) version.
Who is your email service provider? it's easy to change the email server settings.
Outlook Express 5/6 1. Open Outlook Express 2. Click on "Tools" 3. Click on "Accounts" 4. Click on "Mail" Tab 5. Click your existing Email account and click on "Properties" 6. On the pop-up window click on "Servers" tab 7. You can change the pop server that you have there 8. Press ok, then close then close and open Outlook express
the Palm Tungsten software. This software is required in order to sync
Palm Tungsten with Outlook Express. To install the software, place the
CD-ROM in your PC and follow the on screen instructions.
the HotSync cable included with your Palm to plug into the USB port of
your PC. You will then plug the other end of the cable into your Palm
the HotSync Manager program on your PC through the "Start" menu or
clicking on the icon. You can manage the different programs available
for synchronization through this program. Select Microsoft Outlook as
one of the applications that you want synched onto your Palm Tungsten.
on the Palm Tungsten. You will see a star icon on the menu of your PDA.
Tap this star with your stylus to start syncing Microsoft Outlook
Express. A dialog box will appear on your PC during the process to know
the progress of the synchronization.
the cable from your PC and Palm Tungsten once the sync is completed. As
the Palm resets, you will now notice that Microsoft Outlook Express is
available on the PDA.
I would suggest an Outlook Express Reinstall after you back up your address book and message list. If nothing is of importance just resinstall it because backing up can be problematic with OE being partially functional.
Reinstall OE6 You need your windows CD and you must be logged on as Administrator or as a member of the Administrators group in order to perform this procedure.
Click Start , click Run , and then type the following command:
%systemroot%inf ie - "c:windowsinf" - no quotes
Click OK to open the INF folder.
Locate the file MSOE50.inf .
Right-click the file, and then click Install . This will reinstall the files that Outlook Express needs to proceed normally. It will ask you to put your windows XP cd in the drive
Click start, Click RUN, type: msimn.exe, Press <ENTER> outlook express should open. If it does, then you can create a new shortcut on the desktop by Right Clicking the blank desktop, Click NEW, Click Shortcut, type the path: "C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe" then finish the wizard.
If msimn.exe give an error, the go to add/remove programs, Click Add/remove Windows Components, Check the checkbox next to Outlook Express, Click Next and finish the wizard (You may be prompted for your Windows XP CD)
If you are using Windows Vista, it doesn't include Outlook Express, Vista uses Windows Mail for the default mail handler.