SOLVED How can I fix corrupted Outlook Express .dbx file?


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In an effort to help a friend recover from a corrupted Outlook Express inbox file.

The .dbx file is about two gigs long and has quite a few old emails which she would like to keep. I'd then want to sort the records and break them up into several smaller .dbx files.

Would you suggest me something effective?

Thanks all.
 
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It may be possible to fix the problem using these steps:

  1. Open Outlook Express
  2. Click "Local Folders" in the left side navigation
  3. Select New Folder and name it TEMP
  4. If possible move all of the email from your Inbox to the TEMP folder
  5. Go to menu bar and select Tools -> Options -> Maintenance -> Store Folder and then write down the location of your inbox
  6. Close Outlook Express
  7. Use My Computer to go to the location is step 5 and then delete the file inbox.dbx
  8. Open Outlook Express - The Inbox folder should be auto recreated.
  9. Move your email from the TEMP folder back to your Inbox
 
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