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How do I get my old inbox back?

My computer had some network difficulty.  After shutting down I noticed my Outlook Express inbox was empty.  When browsing to my OE folder I see two inboxes, 1) Inbox.dbx 10MB, 2) Inbox (1).dbx 75kb. .  How do I get my original inbox back?  I'm running XP SP2.

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8/22/2022 - Mon


This might help but instead of folders do it for your inbox.

I guess I wasn't clear enough.  

My oe folders are contained in c:\stores\.  My original inbox path was c:\stores\inbox.dbx.  After some network problems and a reboot, my inbox path is now c:\stores\inbox (1).dbx.  All my email is contained in c:\stores\inbox.dbx and I don't know how to access it.  

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To import emails into OE, go to File > Import and follow the prompts to import emails from Outlook Express 5.x
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William Peck

No joy, so downloaded S-AIO.  Messages were quickly recovered into auto-generated 'recovered' folder. Beautiful program. Guess I deserved this for using OE in the first place.    

First make sure OE are closed before doing this.

I think you can just delete inbox(1).dbx and rename inbox.dbx to inbox(1).dbx.

I already face that problem and it's the easiest way I found to resolve the problem.  Note that if inbox.dbx is corrupted, after renaming it in inbox(1).dbx it will be renamed to inbox(2).dbx.

Good luck