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How to recover a dbx file?

Hi. I have problem - my antivirus program after checking the local drive on the infected files deleted file I Inbox.dbx. After the restoration file that Outlook 2010 cannot extract from Inbox.dbx emails them in it's about 1,000. Used OE Mail Recovery program but it did not help me, she only retrieved 1 letter and I need all of it. Prompt as it is possible recover dbx file?

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  • Eric Cook
    Eric Cook Nov 16, 2018

    Hi Terry,

    Another way to access your DBX file content is by doing DBX to PST conversion. By this way you can easily do it.
    To experience it, click below:

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  • markcrook
    markcrook Nov 26, 2018

    In order to recover Corrupt DBX files, you can opt for an astounding Outlook Express DBX Recovery software. The tool is embedded with advanced recovery algorithm which ensures proper recovery of emails. The software is capable to recover corrupted or damaged DBX files without any hassle. The software is comes with a demo version to let you know the working feature of the tool.

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I would like to suggest you can also try ZOOK DBX to PST Converter to perform the complete conversion of Outlook Express to Outlook without losing any data. It enables user to convert DBX to PST format and allows user to retrieve their Outlook Express data in Microsoft Outlook. By using this tool, users are capable to import DBX to Outlook without any alteration of data file. Overall, it is the simple and reliable solution for users to extract Outlook Express emails to PST format. The utility can smoothly work on any Windows version. It supports Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 and all below editions of Windows OS.For testing the efficiency of the utility, users can use the free demo of the utility and test the entire conversion process. In its free trial edition, users are capable to convert 25 items from DBX file to PST format.

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Repair corrupt DBX file in Outlook Express Using SysInfoTools DBX Recovery Software which also converts the DBX files into PST. The software maintains the folder hierarchy of Outlook Express when converted to Outlook database saves the DBX files as EML, DBX, MSG, RTF, and PST. Watch the Video to learn about the software:

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If your AV program has a restore function you might be able to restore it and exclude it from further scans.
If not then try some of the .dbx repair tools online.

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Outlook Express Recovery Tool comes to save all your lost emails. This tool simply and easily recovers all the precious data of Microsoft Outlook Express including emails, attachments, images and other email properties like Date, From, To, Subject and more. This repair software automatically recovers permanently deleted emails.

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It seems that the dbx file size is reduced either because: 1. The repair tool modify and reduce its size, remove the emails. or 2. The last time when you restart Outlook Express, it reduce the dbx file size and remove the emails. If you still have the original large dbx file, then you can recover all the emails inside it with OE-Mail Recovery at
This tool will never modify the original dbx file, instead, it will output the recovered emails into an output folder so that you can either open or import it back to Outlook Express. If you do not have the original large dbx file, then it is still possible to recover your emails. As long as you have stored the .dbx file on your local disk or drive, the email data may still exist on your disk/drive. You can you can search Google utility to scan the whole disk/drive and recover the emails for you.

How can I open .dbx files saved Outlook Express bits

Please follow these specific steps and this should repair your issue or another paid way must assist you DBX Open File Tool

Step 1: Save your existing e-mail
Launch Outlook Express.
Create a new folder under Local Folder:
Right-click Local Folder (in the left bar)
Select New Folder
Type the name of the new folder (e.g. Saved E-Mails)
Click OK
Click Inbox.
Select all your messages and move them into the new folder (e.g. Saved E-Mails).
Quit Outlook Express.

Once this has been done, we need to make sure we can have access to the inbox.dbx file. So now follow these steps.

Step 2: Show hidden files
Right-click the Start button and select Explore to open Windows Explorer or click Start and select My Computer.
Click the Tools menu and select Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Select Show all hidden files and folders.
Click OK

Next we are going to find the file so we can delete it. Outlook express will later recreate it.

Step 3: Search for ".dbx" files

1. Click Start and select Search.
2. Click All files and folders on the right.
3. Click Advanced options, then click More advanced options.
4. Make sure that Search hidden files and folders is selected.
5.In the box labelled All or part of the document name, type *.dbx.
6.Click Search.

Now once you finsih the search, the file inbox.dbx should come up in your search results. select the file and press delete.

Once you have done this, you can go back into Outlook Express and it should have fixed the issue.

How to view corrupted dbx files ?

Deleted items are not in the inbox.dbx anymore, they are in the deleted items.dbx file now.
Were you able to select what folders you want to import from? If so, select the Deleted Items folder so it will be imported. Otherwise, if you can you still open OE, move all the deleted email back to the Inbox.
If those two things don't work, use to Outlook Express Restore Toolbox

How I can restore damaged .DBX file of OE?

Open Outlook Express. Right-click "Local Folders" and "New Folder.
Enter the command "backup" and press "Enter."
Highlight all the files you want to recover inside its folder by holding down "Ctrl" and "A" at the same time.
Right-click the highlighted files and choose "Move to Folder" from the sub-menu.
Click the "backup" folder you created and click "OK."
Right-click the damaged dbx folder and select "Delete."
Right-click the "backup" folder and choose "Rename." Type the name of the damaged dbx folder you just deleted and press "Enter."
Or use Outlook Express Fix Toolbox

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...

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

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


Get data back

Here are a few software that can be used to Recoverdata from harddrive. A quick search on google you should be able to find thedownload links for these.
EasyRecovery Pro
[email protected] UNDELETE Professional
Advanced EFS Data Recovery
Power Data Recovery
Recover My Files
All outlook express data files are located in “C:Documentsand Settings<User>Local SettingsApplicationDataIdentities{GUID}MicrosoftOutlook Express” for Windows XP, which containfiles like Inbox.dbx, Drafts.dbx, Sent Items.dbx, Deleted Items.dbx etc.Recovering the whole folder should get back all your mails.
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