How can I repair my Outlook Express file?  I see an e-mail, but can't open it.

Posted on 2011-10-04
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I opened Outlook Express and was able to read messages just fine.  Then I lost power in my house.   With power restored, I turned the computer back on.  In Outlook Express, I can see my e-mail message, but can't open it.  (It says the file has not been downloaded yet, but it really has because I was just looking at it a few minutes ago.)  I think the file that holds the messages is corrupted.  How can I fix it.

Thank you.
Question by:WeThePeople
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    Do you have way to access your email via IE. Check if that opens from Web. If so, reconfigure your outlook express again and test the results
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