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Outlook Express had trouble opening and had to shut down. When it did open next time, my complete inbox history was gone. Vanished. The current emails came in but all prior emails are gone. All other folders are still intact with even over 200 emails in a folder. All Sent emails are in their folder. Only the inbox folder was affected. Any idea what happened or how to retrieve it? Thank you.

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Use RecoveryFix for Outlook Express to recover dbx file which may get corrupted due to some virus or due to header corruption of dbx files or sometimes the media where dbx file is stored get corrupted. This tool recover data even from password protected dbx files. Have a look at this tool http://www.outlookexpressrepairtool.net/

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Hi,
firstly, You should check deleted items folder for availability of emails. If you find the emails are in deleted items folder then just right click on emails and select restore to get that email in inbox folder. You can select multiple emails also to restore.

If you still unable to find the emails then you have to go for any third party tool like SysTools Outlook Express Restore.

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Hi kkrevalis ,

  • You can try using OE-Mail Recovery It's easier recover messages from broken dbx files (the files used by Outlook Express to store mail). OE-Mail Recovery (www.oemailrecovery.com)

  • Also Check with ScanDBX (www.scandbx.com) It recovers broken dbx files and also scans for other outlook problems.

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Posted on Sep 06, 2010

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SOURCE: Outlook 2003 restores deleted email files

Thats very strange,

Please open your outlook 2003. Then go on Deleted items, Rt click on properties.

Then check the option if you have done Restore defaults, then uncheck it.


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Posted on Sep 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Email stuck in outbox

Just fixed this problem for my father who was sending many, many copies and starting to lose friends. I started going through all the solutions found here and whilst searching for the .DBX files, found that his sent items file had grown to the 2Gb file size limit. I tried deleting items from his Sent Items file, but it couldn't even do that. After confirming he didn't really need anything in his sent items we deleted the Sent Items.DBX file and restarted Outlook Express. Everything now works correctly. Check your file sizes!

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SOURCE: Outlook 2003 inbox says: unable to display folder

Hi,

Please try locating your PST file, and run scanPST on it. here is more information on how to run scanPST:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/287497


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Recover Outlook Express e-mails which are not displayed anymore in INBOX


Try this first:

How to restore Outlook Express items

Note To restore items when you use multiple identities in Outlook Express, you may have to re-create the identities before you follow these steps. Repeat each step as needed for each identity. Step 1: Import messages from the backup folder
  1. On the File menu, point to Import, and then click Messages.
  2. In the Select an e-mail program to import from box, click Microsoft Outlook Express 5 or Microsoft Outlook Express 6, and then click Next.
  3. Click Import mail from an OE5 store directory or Import mail from an OE6 store directory, and then click OK.
  4. Click Browse, and then click the Mail Backup folder.
  5. Click OK, and then click Next.
  6. Click All folders, click Next, and then click Finish.
Step 2: Import the Address Book file
  1. On the File menu, click Import, and then click Other Address Book.
  2. Click Text File (Comma Separated Values), and then click Import.
  3. Click Browse.
  4. Select the Mail Backup folder, click the address book backup.csv file, and then click Open.
  5. Click Next, and then click Finish.
  6. Click OK, and then click Close.
Step 3: Import the mail account file
  1. On the Tools menu, click Accounts.
  2. On the Mail tab, click Import.
  3. In the Look In box, select the Mail Backup folder.
  4. Click the mail account that you want to import, and then click Open.
  5. Repeat these steps for each mail account that you want to import.
  6. Click Close.
Step 4: Import the newsgroup account file
  1. On the Tools menu, click Accounts.
  2. On the News tab, click Import.
  3. In the Look In box, select the Mail Backup folder.
  4. Click the news account that you want to import, and then click Open.
  5. Repeat these steps for each news account that you want to import.
  6. Click Close.

How to preserve the Blocked Senders list and other e-mail rules

For more information about how to preserve the blocked senders list and other e-mail rules, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 276511 How to back up and restore Outlook Express Blocked Senders list and other mail rules.
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If not try this:OE-Mail Recovery (download) is a tool for repairing Outlook Express folders if they are damaged or corrupted. OE-Mail Recovery (Outlook Express mail recovery tool) extracts and saves e-mails from .dbx files in which Microsoft Outlook Express stores messages and folders on the local drive. The DBX Recovery tool will help you avoid troubles with Outlook Express folders, fix the problems with Outlook Express folders that you can't open or recover .dbx of Outlook Express.

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Outlook Express losing inbox messages?


When you start Outlook Express, the contents of your Inbox folder may be missing. The contents may be replaced with a new first-run "Welcome to Microsoft Outlook Express" message. You do not receive a warning that the email messages have been deleted, and the missing email messages are not in the Deleted Items folder.

If it doesn't help, look at the answer here: http://www.filerepairforum.com/forum/microsoft/microsoft-aa/outlook-express/906-outlook-express-emails-disappeared-can-i-get-them-back

Or:

Outlook Express Repair Kit. A power-packed Microsoft Outlook Express repair tool offering record efficiency, accuracy of recovery and full automation of the recovery process. A top choice for users who don't know how to repair Outlook Express 6.0 and above without handing their data to expensive and slow data recovery services.
For more information: http://www.outlookexpress.repair/

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In this case I usually use someone program from the Inet. But couple days ago my good friend suggested me a new tool, which surprised me and resolved my old troubles with outlook express emails, moreover I hope it will relieve in such situation as well - outlook express repair.

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Outlook express frozen-up


To resolve this problem follow the steps below:
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click Tools and then click Internet Options.
  3. Internet Explorer 6
    • Under Temprorary Internet Files click on Settings button.
    Internet Explorer 7
    • Under Browsing History click on Settings button.
  4. Click Move Folder and change Temprorary Folder to different location.
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  5. Optimize Internet Explorer.
  6. Close Internet Explorer.
  7. Try to open Outlook Express again. To resolve this problem follow the steps below:
    1. Open Internet Explorer.
    2. Click Tools and then click Internet Options.
    3. Internet Explorer 6
      • Under Temprorary Internet Files click on Settings button.
      Internet Explorer 7
      • Under Browsing History click on Settings button.
    4. Click Move Folder and change Temprorary Folder to different location.
      Note: Make sure do not place the temp folder on C:\ or systemroot drive.
    5. Optimize Internet Explorer.
    6. Close Internet Explorer.
    7. Try to open Outlook Express again. To resolve this problem follow the steps below:
      1. Open Internet Explorer.
      2. Click Tools and then click Internet Options.
      3. Internet Explorer 6
        • Under Temprorary Internet Files click on Settings button.
        Internet Explorer 7
        • Under Browsing History click on Settings button.
      4. Click Move Folder and change Temprorary Folder to different location.
        Note: Make sure do not place the temp folder on C:\ or systemroot drive.
      Note: Also create a new folder in drive by the name of temp and selct the location of this folder when you click on move folder.
    Note: if you get the message that temp folder already exites then rename the temp folder and create a new folder.
    1. Optimize Internet Explorer.
    2. Close Internet Explorer.
    3. Try to open Outlook Express again.

    good luck.

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if your inbox is coorupted its not possible to access your old e mails but there is a way to make your Outlook express workking

Make sure you close outlook express
You need to go to following location and delte outbox.dbx and inbox.dbx to outboxold.dbx and inboxold.dbx

Open Outlook express it will create new inbox and outbox

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Rgarding outlook express 6


Solution is posted in the Microsoft support site

The link is given below :

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321505/en-us

If you dont want to open the link :

RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue, contact Network Associates for an upgrade to the latest version of VirusScan that is compatible with Outlook Express.

For more information about how to update your VirusScan software, visit the following McAfee Web site:

http://download.mcafee.com/updates/upgrade_patches.asp

Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.

To recover the data from the Inbox.dbx file: •

Restore the Outlook Express store folder to its original location from your backup.

-or-

• View the Network Associates "Outlook Express Inbox Corruption" article that addresses this issue.

To view the article, visit the following Network Associates Web site:

http://www.mcafeehelp.com/displaydoc.asp?docid=60743&CategoryId=269

Note This article provides information about DBXtract. DBXtract is a recovery tool that you can use to restore corrupted Outlook Express e-mail folders. Other recovery utilites are also available.

For a complete list of the available tools, visit the following Web site:

http://www.windowsmarketplace.com/Results.aspx?collID=91


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dear fando,

This is usually down to a corrupt or over-full email inbox. Outlook Express is not very good at holding large amounts of emails especially if they have large attachments. I had a user this morning with a 2.5 GB inbox.

Backup/rename Inbox (C:\Documents and Settings\(User)\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{GIU}\Microsoft\Outlook Express\inbox.dbx -> inboxbak.dbx).
Close Outlook Express.
Open Outlook Express.
Outlook Express will have created a whole new Inbox.
Your email should now work.

Best wishes.

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