How to repair Outlook Express 6?

By jakerson ·

I did a new installation of XP home, SP2 and SP3. I want to use Outlook
Express 6 but Firefox as browser. All went fine untill I downloaded a
whopping number of 35 updates through Windows automatic update; since then I
cannot open, neiter compose messages and I get a message that says Outlook
Express hasn't been configured properly and needs to be re-installed.
Switching OE-6 on and of in the Control Panel doen't work either. IE-6 still
works fine. The question is: how do I repair or re-install Outlook Express 6
?? I googled but it seems to be very difficult.


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Deinstall in control panel -> programs and functions

by simon27 In reply to How to repair Outlook Exp ...

Maybe you try to deinstall the OE6 and then reinstall it via the window module installer under "control panel" -> "programs and functions".

Consider using a more secure e-mail client as OE6 isn't up to date. Thunderbird is an alternative.

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Use following solutions below

by charlesblack In reply to How to repair Outlook Exp ...


Use Outlook Express basic repair kit, usually it must be enough for solving problem
If you have backup copy on PC, make import backup to your Outlook Express
In case you couldn't solve issue after using these recommendations, use Outlook Express Repair Kit
Tool is able to:
- Restore messages from files larger than 2GB
- Batch restoration mode for *.dbx files
- Restore information from *. DBX files for Outlook Express 5, 5.5, 6

Must be downloaded from:-

You can recover your files if you can locate the damaged DBX files. Now, the question arises how to find the location? So here are the steps :
1. Click Start R. Type regedit and click Enter
2. Registry Editor window will appear. Expand the folders in left panel: HKEY_CURRENT_USER>Identities>XYZ>Software>Microsoft>Outlook Express>5/5.5/6.0
3. On the right panel, navigate to Store Root and double click. You will get the path of DBX files, copy the path.
After finding the location, copy the path and move the files to new file by following the steps given in the post below:

It is the only solution which is a free solution.

I hope this will helps you


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Repair Outlook Express 6

by jemonicaremato In reply to How to repair Outlook Exp ...

If an error occurs using Outlook Express 6 then use an effective Kernel Recovery for Outlook Express tool to repair outlook express. It is capable to repair outlook express and recover lost email from outlook express by this tool. Visit software detail

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Outlook Express dbx recovery software

by MarkHoadley01 In reply to How to repair Outlook Exp ...

I would like to suggest you to use Outlook Express dbx recovery software for the recovery of emails, attachments, images, Unicode characters, permanently deleted emails, email properties etc. To know more about the software visit and download the trial version.

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Outlook Express recovery software

by stewartraymond12 In reply to How to repair Outlook Exp ...

Hello! I had a similar problem, damaged file in Outlook Express.This utility recovers all deleted, encrypted and compressed mails with attached files. To know more visit:-

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