"Unable to display folder" for Inbox in Outlook 2003

Posted on 2004-11-09
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I tried both the Accepted Answer and the Assisted Anser with no luck.  I can recieve and send email and look at all folders with the exception of the base "Inbox" folder.
I really didn't understand the Accepted Answer.  When I click on Properties for the Inbox - I see no address field, nor do I see any line with Inbox.dbx in it.  I searched for Inbox.dbx on my hard drive but nothing was found.

I was hesitant to receive email because of the problem, but I did anyway (so I could verify my email address and use this service!) and the new emails came into Inbox, and for a short time I could actuall see the Inbox items - but anytime I tried to take any action on them - read, delete, move - I got an Outlook error and Outlook restarted.  Now I'm back to the "Unable to display the folder" screen when I click on Inbox.  What do I do next?  This is Outlook 2003.
Question by:brihner
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    Can you run an Export of the PST file?

    Or ...
    Another option would be to rename your "OUTLOOK.PST" file (causing Outlook to create a new one when it starts)
    usually in C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
    Then you could Import your data from the old PST file into this one.

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