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Can't import Inbox.dbx file

By GavinHar ·
I am using Outlook Express 6 and would like to import my Inbox.dbx file.

Through Outlook Express, File/Import/Messages/Microsoft Outlook Express 6/Import Mail from an OE6 store directory/Brouse & select the "Mail" file with all the dbx. files, I am able to import all the files except the Inbox.dbx file.

The "source" Inbox.dbx shows it as having 10,737 KB.

When I move the "source" Inbox.dbx into it's own folder, and try to just import it, I get a:

"No messages can be found in this folder or another application is running that has the required files open. Please select another folder or try closing applications that may have files open." message.

Even doing a restart (soft boot) doesn't make any difference.

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DBX REPAIR

by ChadCopel In reply to Can't import Inbox.dbx fi ...

it sounds like the file was corrupted before it was saved.

How long ago did you save the Inbox.dbx file?
Have you checked the Recycle Bin to see if there are any .bak files present?
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Inbox.dbx file

by RehaAndrew In reply to Can't import Inbox.dbx fi ...

Probably it gets corrupted. You can get all your lose. Browse for latest softwares available.

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Inbox.dbx file

by RehaAndrew In reply to Can't import Inbox.dbx fi ...

Probably it gets corrupted. You can get all your lose. Browse for latest softwares available.

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Import Inbox.dbx file to Outlook easily

by macallason In reply to Can't import Inbox.dbx fi ...

Hi, GavinHar!
You cannot directly import Inbox.dbx file into Outlook easily because I had already tried it. If you want to solve the issue in short period of time, then try the solution - http://www.dbxtopstconverter.com/
It helped me and gave complete result.

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Outlook Express Recovery

by Andrewnauman In reply to Can't import Inbox.dbx fi ...

Outlook Express Recovery Software is an efficient DBX Recovery tool to recover corrupted or deleted emails from damaged DBX and MBX files. It can also get back your all outlook express emails data such as Inbox Emails, Deleted Emails, Sent Item, Drafts etc. To know more details: http://www.recoverydeletedfiles.com/outlook-express-recovery.html

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Can't import Inbox.dbx file

by alexstingmaster In reply to Can't import Inbox.dbx fi ...

I suspect that your inbox has been corrupted. This may have occured during compaction. One of the recent OE updates changed the compaction process so that a backup of the *.dbx files was placed in the Recycle bin.

Search your computer for *.dbx files - the location of your store folder is shown under Tools > Options > Maintenance > Store Folder - if you want to go direct, but I would suggest the search method in this case.

How many Inbox.dbx do you find and what are their sizes? The larger, if there are two, will be the corrupted file.

If you find this scenario you could try extracting the emails using, say, DBXtract

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