Solved

Can't open Outlook Express Inbox

Posted on 2004-04-14
3
1,039 Views
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,
Jim
0
Comment
Question by:jimmyr
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

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




http://www.pcworlddownload.com/system-utilities/mail/ABC-Amber-DBX-Converter.htm

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.......
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:IceRaven
ID: 10830568
MAKE SURE YOU BACK UP!!!

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.

IceRaven.
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

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

http://www.oehelp.com/DBXtract/Default.aspx

Mark
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Many people use more than one email account and so it becomes difficult for them to manage them when they use separate accounts,  so, in this article, I have shared an easy way to add Other Mail Accounts in your Google Inbox. It helps to combine all…
This article will help to fix the below error for MS Exchange server 2010 I. Out Of office not working II. Certificate error "name on the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site" III. Make Internal URLs and External…
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Outlook using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Microsoft Outlook. Using automation, an Access applic…
This video shows how to remove a single email address from the Outlook 2010 Auto Suggestion memory. NOTE: For Outlook 2016 and 2013 perform the exact same steps. Open a new email: Click the New email button in Outlook. Start typing the address: …

717 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question