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no messages can be found in this folder or another application is running

By jae.kumar ·
Dear Sir,

1of my client formatted his system, and took back up of OE6 / Outlook Express 6 manually by copping DBX files from identites folder but he forgot to copy "folder.dbx" and when tried to resotre back its not restoring nd giving error message

'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.'

no when he informed me this i copied folder.dbx from his March back up to this and was able to restore 2-3 folder but other folder it is not restoring and some not show too

Kindly help as his mail data is much important and he is my best cleint who did this work from other person

Pls help

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by NexS In reply to no messages can be found ...

He may want to get data recovered, depending on the data's importance, of course. But getting data back after formatting can be costly.

Unless he has done system backups or recovery CD's recently, he looks to me, to be stuck.

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Sounds like a corrupted DBX File

by OH Smeg In reply to no messages can be found ...

Have you tried the one on the latest backup?

If that doesn't work you can try the DBX Repair Tool from this place I've never personally needed it, but I have been told that it works well by some people who have used it.

http://www.recoverytoolbox.com/repair_outlook_express.html

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Just another thought here

by OH Smeg In reply to Sounds like a corrupted D ...

As OE stores it's Mail in different folders like In Box, Sent Items and so on it's possible that the DBX File you are looking at doesn't have anything in it.

Outlook on the other hand stores all the different folders in the one PST File where as OE stores them in separate files.

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No messages can be found in this folder

by birdiesoft In reply to no messages can be found ...

To overcome this error and to quickly import dbx files into Outlook Express you can use the tool from http://www.pcvare.com/import-dbx.html

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