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Can't see emails in outlook express 6 in or out box after renaming folders.dbx files

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I started having a problem sending emails in outlook 6.  I would get the following message
An unknown error has occurred. Protocol: SMTP, Port: 0, Secure(SSL): No, Error Number:
0x800C0131

Microsoft recommended renaming my folders.dbx file to folders.old.  I found 3 instances of folders.dbx and renamed them all to folders.old.  When I did so and went back to outlook express, nothing showed up in my in box or outbox.  I then renamed the folders.old to folders.dbx, went back to outlook but still no email shows up either.  Since this was the state that the files were in before, I'm not sure why things didn't appear.  

I need help ASAP.

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Hello,

Sorry for taking so long to repsond.  Your answer wasn't 100% but it got me on the right path, so I'll give you credit.  My biggest problem was I was relying on a friend to rename his files as indicated above.  I guess nontechs can't handle even the simplest of tasks.  Once I knew where the files were, I renamed the original files to .old and got back most of the messages.  The only problem was with the sent folder. Outlook was looking at the sent.dbx that had a 1 added to it.  Once I renamed the larger file to include the 1, outlook express saw the sent box just fine.  I then installed outlook on the machine and imported everything over.  Hopefully outlook will be more stable than outlook express.
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