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Recovering .dbx files

Posted on 2002-05-13
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After using Powerquests Lost&Found to recover a formatted drive, I located my Outlook .dbx files and recovered them to a second drive where I have installed XP Prof. Outlook 6 sees the contents of some of the folders but not all of them. For instance, the Inbox is about 9Mb in size if I check the properties of the Inbox.dbx but Outlook does not appear to be reading the contents. Can someone please tell me how to extract the information or how to repair the file if it is damaged.
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I used this free utility when I had a corrupted dbx file.  Worked great.  It actually pulls the individual e-mails out of the dbx file and saves them as .eml files.  They are associated with Outlook, so all you have to do is double click them.  

http://chattanooga.net/~scochran/DBXtract.htm
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I have already used this utility but to no avail. I have also tried Outlook Express Recovery (demo)http://www.officerecovery.com/outlook/index.htm ...so far I have made no progress. This utility recovers the same items that DBXtract does. The strange thing is that both these utilities identify that the store contains +- 130 items but only extracts 50 or so .eml files with a couple of text files.

Thanks for your response.
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Sorry....the correct link is http://www.officerecovery.com/outlookexpress/index.htm for Outlook Express.
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Maybe the other 80 or so are deleted items so it doesn't bother with them?
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No...thats not the case here. The individual folders ie: Inbox, Sent Items were archived and should therefore still be populated with the healthy .eml files. Thanks
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Hello mattak

this question is open for more then 2 months
time to clean up
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my recom will be
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