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I have file Inbox.dbx about 2GB. But OE doesn't have anything in inbox. I tried Windows Live mail - same, won't imort to Win  Live Mail, it imports everything except inbox. It is just empty.

Details: I have 4 e-mail accounts, but 1 is my main account (almost all inbox was for the main one),
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Rob HutchinsonTech Lead, Desktop Support
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Do you know where the 2GB file is?

If so, find the new inbox.dbx file and rename it, substituting your 2GB inbox.dbx file and see if that works?
Rob HutchinsonTech Lead, Desktop Support
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make a copy first....
Rob HutchinsonTech Lead, Desktop Support
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of both files, old and new.
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Hello netxm,

2 GB is the max size of DBX file.  You need to extract the emails to different folders.
Macallan
http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/resources/tools.htm#macallan
OR
DBXtract
http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,23383-order,1-page,1/description.html
OR
Outlook Express Repair Tool - free 30 trial version
http://www.nsware.com/Repair-Tool-for-Outlook-Express.htm

All the programs will extract emails from DBX file as eml files.  Once extracted, drag and drop the files into Outlook Express reading pane.

Hope this helps!
war1

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war1, sounds like a perfect solution, I'll try that, thanks for reply!!!

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perfect
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netxm, glad to help!
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