Cannot Import Inbox.dbx (Outlook Express not responding)
Posted on 2004-10-13
Greetings! My Outlook Express 6.0 for some reason I dont know suddenly stopped responding. I was forced to reboot my computer. After reboot I can no longer open Outlook Express it stops responding after flashing the small title box of Outlook Express 6.0 (blue box).
In order to fix the problem I tried to scanreg /restore in order to load registry 3 days ago but did not worked so I restored back to my original registry. I also tried to remove Outlook Express 6.0 as well as Internet Explorer 6.0 and reinstall it but it did not solved the problem. The last procedure I did was I went to the directory where OE stores the INBOX, SENT ITEMS etc. I renamed Inbox.dbx, sent items.dbx and the rest of the folders needed. After I renamed the said files I was able to open OE 6.0 right away because the OE created another set of Inobx.dbx etc.
I need the contents of my previous inbox.dbx and sent.dbx My plan is to import the said files to be able to view it but I can not import it because my OE 6.0 hungs / stop responding when it is about to import the messages from my previous Inbox.dbx I also tried to import my previous Inbox.dbx using other computers OE 6.0 but to no avail due to the same problem, OE 6.0 stops responding.
Is there a way I can fix my inbox.dbx in order to access the contents? like the one for Microsoft Outlook "scanpst" tool wherein it can fix corrupted pst files. I think the said files are corrupted which causes OE to stop responding.
Please Help. Thanks