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Outlook express data in identities folder is empty

I was attempting to make a backup of my email was able to locate the files, in the identities folder. I put in a cd to make a copy and when I went back to the same location to copy all the files the identities folder data was now EMPTY?

I cannot locate any of my email .dbx files on my computer now? where did they go? How do I set up a new identity and get the email data in a file so I can back up? I have Windows XP

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To recover outlook express data try to use following programming method Outlook Express Repair Toolbox it must be helpful for you

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Try this free program http://www.oehelp.com/OEBackup/Default.aspx. I use the older one that is not available anymore.

You can also right click on any folder and go to properties. From there you can copy the folder path and paste it into "windows explorer" . Delete the folder description at the end and it will take you to the files. From there copy the files and put them on your backup media/devise

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Have you tried this (http://www.pchell.com/support/restoreoe.shtml)

and also how did you search for dbx files? using the search tools? make sure that you are searching for hidden files as well,try to modify the search settings and also,go to folder options,make sure that view hidden files is checked and view files for unused extensions is checked before you do the search.. search using *.dbx

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I wish to download windows outlook express to my new computer. I would like to transfer all the data including email addresses from my office PC onto this new Toshiba laptop


  1. Open Outlook Explorer.
  2. Right-click on the Folder at the top of the left pane, and, from the context menu that appears, select Properties (see Figure 1 below). If you are using Outlook 6, you need to expand the Folders and right-click on the Inbox (see Figure 2 below).
  3. When you select the Properties option, you are presented with a dialog box with the location of the Outlook folders (see Figure 3 below). The full path is displayed as a label in Outlook 6 and as a text box under the Advanced tab in Outlook XP or 2000.
  4. Select the entire path from "C:\" to "\Outlook Express". Do not copy the filename given after "\Outlook Express." For example, if the path is C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{B7ABE5FE}\Microsoft\Outlook Express\Inbox.dbx, you need only the C:\Documents and Settings\Arun\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{B7ABE5FE}\Microsoft\Outlook Express.
  5. Copy, paste, and save this path in a text file.
  6. Open a Windows Explorer window, and paste the path into the address bar and press Enter.
  7. Before proceeding to copy the folders to a CD or flash drive, you need to check if there are any hidden files or folders in the Outlook Express folder. To check this, check the Show Hidden Files and Folders in the View tab of the dialog box that you get when you select Folder Options in the Tools menu.
  8. The next step is to select all the files and folders in the Outlook folder. If you are using a version previous to Windows XP, you will need some CD burning software to copy the files to the CD. Otherwise, you can simply paste the files to the CD or flash drive. Do not forget to copy the text file containing the path in both cases.
  9. You now have all the emails, calendars, tasks, and other important things from Outlook, but you may also want to copy the address book. To copy the address book, use the Export option in the File menu of the Outlook Express. Once exported, use the method described above to copy it to the flash drive or to the CD. Now you are all set to move your Outlook messages to the new computer.
  10. Boot the new computer. Use the path you stored in the text file to open the Outlook Folder on the new computer. To do this, copy the path from the text file, open a Windows Explorer window, paste the path into the address bar, and hit Enter.
  11. Copy all the files from the CD or flash drive to the Outlook Express folder. When you are prompted to overwrite the files and folders, select Yes to All.

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How to back up Outlook Express items


Step 1: Copy message files to a backup folder
Step A: Locate the Store folder
1. Start Outlook Express.
2. Click Tools, and then click Options.
3. On the Maintenance tab, click Store Folder.
4. In the Store Location dialog box, copy the store location. To do this, follow these steps:
a. Put the mouse pointer at one end of the box under the Your personal message store is located in the following folder box.
b. Press and hold the left mouse button, and then drag the mouse pointer across the Your personal message store is located in the following folder box.
c. Press CTRL+C to copy the location.

5. Click Cancel, and then click Cancel again to close the dialog box.
Step B: Copy the contents of the Store folder
1. Click Start, click Run, press CTRL+V, and then click OK.
2. On the Edit menu, click Select All.
3. On the Edit menu, click Copy, and then close the window.
Step C: Create a backup folder
1. Right-click any empty area on your desktop, click New, and then click Folder.
2. Type Mail Backup for the folder name, and then press ENTER.
Step D: Paste the contents of the Store folder into the backup folder
1. Double-click the Mail Backup folder to open it.
2. Right-click inside the Mail Backup folder window, and then click Paste.
Step 2: Export the Address Book to a .csv file
Important Make sure that you follow this step if you use multiple identities in Outlook Express.

Microsoft Outlook Express 5.x and Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0 use a Windows Address Book (.wab) file to store Address Book data. The individual data for each identity is stored in a folder by user name within the .wab file that is used.

The only way to separate the Address Book data for different identities is to export the data to a .csv file while you are logged in as a specific identity. If the .wab file becomes dissociated from the user identities, the data can be exported only as one total. In this case, the data cannot be exported folder by folder.

There is another reason to export the .wab file to a .csv file. If the .wab file not exported to a .csv file, but the .wab file is shared with Microsoft Outlook, the addresses are stored in the personal folders (.pst) file in Outlook. When you export the file to a .csv file by using the File menu in Outlook Express, the correct contacts are exported. However, if the Address Book is shared with Outlook, you cannot use the File menu option to export from the Address Book. This option is unavailable.

To export the Address Book to a .csv file, follow these steps:
1. On the File menu, click Export, and then click Address Book.
2. Click Text File (Comma Separated Values), and then click Export.
3. Click Browse.
4. Select the Mail Backup folder that you created.
5. In the File Name box, type address book backup, and then click Save.
6. Click Next.
7. Click to select the check boxes for the fields that you want to export, and then click Finish.
8. Click OK, and then click Close.
Step 3: Export the mail account to a file
1. On the Tools menu, click Accounts.
2. On the Mail tab, click the mail account that you want to export, and then click Export.
3. In the Save In box, select the Mail Backup folder, and then click Save.
4. Repeat these steps for each mail account that you want to export.
5. Click Close.
Step 4: Export the newsgroup account to a file
1. On the Tools menu, click Accounts.
2. On the News tab, click the news account that you want to export, and then click Export.
3. In the Save In box, select the Mail Backup folder, and then click Save.
4. Repeat these steps for each news account that you want to export.
5. Click Close.
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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.
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on May 10, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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I want to open a dbx file. It is a file that went missing from outlook express that i managed to retrieve and copied it to a folder on my desktop


You may try to use repair dbx files. It launches under Windows 98 and higher. Tool is compatible with any software configurations. Application uses modern ways of recovering OE info. It can backup .dbx files too.

Jan 17, 2011 | Operating Systems

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I had to fix my outlook email withe the outlook repair tool and now all my email goes to under Lost and Found "Recovered Folder 8082" instead of my inbox. How can I get my emails to my inbox? I can't...


I can give you a professional solution but that would be very complicated for you because you should be an advance knowledge to be able to play with email delivery rules where your problem resides.
The easy solution that I recommend you is just reinstall your outlook and before you do that take backup of your emails in the form of a .pst file.
To create a backup as a pst file
(1) Open your Outlook.
(2) Go to "File" tab on the top.
(3)Select all the emails you need by Select All key Crtl+A after going into "Recovered Folder 8082" which contain your emails. If this folder is already in Personal folder then skip the step 4
(4)Copy paste from the the folder that contains the your emails to the personal folder
(5)Check the path of the Personal folder file just for reference this pst file will contain all your emails
(6)Simply just reinstall your outlook
(7)Notice that when you reinstall the outlook If you cannot find your personal folder or if the personal folder is empty do the following
(8)Go to File in your outlook on the top left
(9)Click "Data File Management" on the drop down menu
(10)In the opening window select "Data file" Tab
(11)Click "Add" and select your Personal folder
(12)Click "OK"
(13)On the opening Window select your pst file
(14)Click "OK"
(15) Click "OK" again and your Personal folder (pst file) will be added and you will be able to see all your emails
(16) All your new emails will come to the Inbox of your Outlook from now on

Good Luck!

Oct 10, 2010 | Microsoft Operating Systems

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I would like to migrate my outlook express email and windows address book over to microsoft outlook... I know there will be no problem bring over all my email and email folders, however as you probably...


For that you need to import it in 1 file.
Open outlook express then go to file menu then import ->address book.
Then save it to desktop then you can export in microsoft outlook with that file.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
Thanks for using FixYa.

Jun 15, 2010 | Operating Systems

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How do you import windows live mail from xp to windows 7 on another pc


Elaborate a little more .You can transfer mails from outlook to windows live xp .Follow the steps given below.
  1. The folder that contains the Outlook Express messages is marked as a hidden folder in Windows. To view this hidden folder, click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click Appearance and Themes, and then click Folder Options. Click the View tab, and under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders.
  2. Locate the folder named Outlook Express. In Windows XP, this folder is located here by default: C:Documents and Settingsyour user nameLocal SettingsApplication DataIdentities{your Windows user identity number}MicrosoftOutlook Express.
  3. Copy the Outlook Express folder and all its contents to the Documents folder on the computer running Windows Vista.(You can store this copy of the Outlook Express folder in a locationother than the Documents folder, as long as you remember where to findit.)

Feb 01, 2010 | Operating Systems

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File with extension *.dbx


DBX files (files with *.dbx extension) are the files where Outlook Express stores email messages.They can be found in so-called Outlook Express Store Folder named"Inbox.dbx," "Sent Items.dbx," etc. To determine Store Folder locationclick Store Folder button at Tools>Options>Maintenance in OutlookExpress. DBX files may be copied to another folder in order to backup e-mail messages.

How to open and edit DBX files
To open Outlook Express dbx files you just should select a file anddouble-click on it. The software will be open a .dbx file, scan dbxfile and visualize e-mails.
How to extract emails from DBX files
It is almost impossible to extract DBX files manually. However,there are tons of DBX extracting software over the Internet, such as DBX to EML.

Open DBX file on Windows

Oct 12, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Message: Outlook Express has encountered an


Hi,
 
Most likely there is a email with a virus in one of your outlook express folders. Download a 30 day trial of Kaspersky internet security and run a full scan on your computer.
 
Alternatively, you could try creating a new Identity in outlook express, only problem is you wont be able to access your old emails. But you can always switch back and forth. To do this Click on File – Identities – Manage Identities. Here you can create a new one and configure your email settings. Though this may work, this may only be a temporary solution.
 
Hope this helps. Please rate your feedback!
Thanks,
VJ

Mar 05, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Trasfering emails and contacts from Windows Mail to Outlook Express


Hello
you can do it in many ways but I think this is the simplest.
copy addressbook
1. go to file>export>windows contacts
2. and save it to same backup folder on your desktop

copy msg
1. create a folder on your vista desktop(backupmail)
2. start vista mail
3. drag your messages that you want to the XP computer to the desktop backup mail folder you most drag emails you cannot drag and drop folders.
4. when you are done move the folder on a USB stick or something and move it to your desktop on your xp computer.

copy addressbook
1. go to file>export>windows contacts choose CSV
2. and save it to same backup folder on your desktop

copy your mail account.
1. go to tools>accounts>export
2. save the file in you backup folder on your desktop

then copy the backup folder on your desktop to a usb stick or something to transfer it to your xp computer


your xp computer.
import msg
1. paste the backup folder to your desktop
2. open outlook express and drag and drop the msg from the backup folder on your desktop

import contacts

1. click file import "other addressbook" and choose "text file" navigate to the desktop backup folder and you should find a file to import click OK.

import account settings

1.go to options> accounts
2. then mail tab and click import button
3. navigate to the backup folder on your desktop and choose the iaf file to import

then you are done

good luck hope I helped, get back to me if you need more help.




Sep 18, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Outlook express file recovery tool


Have a look at this follow the instructions it should make it all better.

MailNavigator can cope with the task of restoring out-of-order dbx files when Outlook Express itself cannot read them and when a range of other programs are not capable of restoring the information contained in these files. These situations can happen because of viruses, computer breakdown, power interruptions and many other reasons, leading to errors in the file system.
If your computer crashed, first of all you should make sure you have backup copies of your dbx files as well as of all other important data. It's good if you make backup copies of your data on a regular basis. But, unfortunately, in our experience situations are often encountered where there is already nothing to restore.
The process of data recovery from dbx files includes two stages:

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If your Outlook Express program is properly installed and tuned, MailNavigator will automatically find the dbx files from the information in the systems register. In this case you can load the dbx files from the Information Retrieval page by double clicking on each of them. Or search for messages in these files using the search system.
If MailNavigator cannot automatically determine the location of the dbx files (for example if these files are on a CD), first you have to find them using search tools, and then load them into MailNavigator using the menu command:
File | Load External Mailbox...
eudora1.gif Once you've read the messages, select the ones that should be exported back into Outlook Express. You can use various filters to select the messages. If you want to export all the messages browsable in the Navigator at once, use the menu command:

Message | Select All
Having selected the messages, export them using the menu command:

Message | Save as...
eudora2.gif In the opened dialogue box, indicate the file and export path, and choose the file type: Eudora mailbox.
When the command is executed, there will be files in the export directory with extensions .toc and .mbx, and also a file descmap.pce. If there are attached files in the exported messages they will be saved in the subdirectory Attach.


Once the mailbox in Eudora format is created, open the program Outlook Express and use the menu command:
File | Import | Messages...
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In the opened dialogue box, as the program from which the message is imported, select: Eudora Pro or Light:
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In the next dialogue box indicate the directory in which you put the messages from MailNavigator at the export stage:
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Further, if Outlook Express finds mailboxes in this directory, it will suggest you select one of them for import:
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All that remains to do is to press the Finish button, and a folder containing the imported messages is created in Outlook Express. hope this helps

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