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Recover Outlook Express corrupt Inbox

By w0qj ·
Would appreciate your advise on how to recover my Outlook Express 5.0's
inbox.dbx file which seem corrupted (1MB in size & shows up on outlook
express folder list but contents of which is empty).

using norton disk doctor it said that the inbox.dbx file had a file allocation
error.

think this file was corrupted while the OE5 was receiving e-mail & the whole
computer froze on me (had to press reset button).

already tried my win'98se:
accessories==>system-tools==>system-information &
tools==>internet-repair-tool (used "repair internet explorer") but to no avail.

did not try to repair the "disk allocation error" on the inbox.dbx file using
norton disk doctor for fear of further permanent data loss should another
utility/method can recover this.

would appreciate your help!

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Fixing inbox Outlook express!

by wbkern In reply to Recover Outlook Express c ...

I had a problem with OE on my wife system...
I ran antivirus program> checked the default settings, to make sure her account was still default and then rebooted. That brought back her inbox... A couple of days later the same thing happened. It turned out a file (dll) that could not be inolucated was causing the problem. I deleated the bad file, then I ran SFC(system file checker)(98 only). I have not had a problem with any of her e-mail... A word of worning DO Not repalce/repair any User.exe files. (there is more than I and you could repalace the wrong one... Good luck, Bill

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