Can't open Outlook Express Inbox

Posted on 2004-04-14
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
When I go to get my email, the inbox was empty.  I noticed in my Email folder I had both an Inbox and and Inbox(1) file.  I tried moving the inbox(1) file and reopened OE, but another Inbox(1) file was created.

My regular Inbox file is way too large, almost 60 megs with nearly 2000 emails.  I know, that was stupid on my part.  But I want to access my current email.

Any suggestions?  I run Microsoft ME, if that helps.  

Thanks is advance,
Question by:jimmyr

Accepted Solution

Pushpakumara Mahagamage earned 500 total points
ID: 10830534
Do you use OE6 update it and try.....

try to convert  copy of your inbox.dbx to microsoft outlook personal file [ pst ]

and then you can open it with outlook

my inbox.edb is 280MB so 60MB is not too large.......

Expert Comment

ID: 10830568

Backup the entire directory where your mail is stored...

eg copy it to a folder on the network.

Then search the drive for files like *.edb that are greater than 60 meg.

Then atleast you know your data exists.

Worry about getting it out of the file second.

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Expert Comment

ID: 10838149
use dbxtract or the new dbxpress to get the contents of your inbox.... but like Iceraven said, backup that directory first.


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