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OE Inbox emails disappeared

Postby deximenis61 » Thu Oct 22, 2015 5:47 am

The Inbox was too full and all of the emails disappeared. Now we can't retrieve the emails yet we still have the Inbox.dbx file. Is there a way to retrieve these emails or can we switch to Outlook and import these emails?
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Re: OE Inbox emails disappeared

Postby Roach412 » Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:37 am

so the Inbox.dbx is over 2gb?

easiest way is to recreate a new inbox(after backing up the currently too-large one) and move things over/compact/etc.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/wind ... 132?auth=1

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Re: OE Inbox emails disappeared

Postby rascard2007 » Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:48 am

Close Outlook Express.

First thing to do is check for .bak files located in the same folder. They may be hidden, so be sure to check the “Show hidden files and folders” in Windows. If the INBOX seems empty, then rename inbox.dbx to something else, then rename the inbox.bak file to inbox.dbx.

Try to Open Outlook Express. If it’s still not working then you need to use a .DBX repair tool.

Try UnDBX, an small & free utility. This can read a DBX file and export the messages as EML files. Thees files can then be imported in other email programs like Mozilla Thunderbird (by drag and drop).

It also has a “recovery checkbox” that can be used with damaged DBX files.

Oter (paid) alternatives are : Repair Tool for Outlook Express, DBXpress or Outlook Express Recovery
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