Corrupt Outlook Express
DBX or MBX File Recovery
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Please note: Honestly the commercial software and services is the route you will sometimes have to take to recover your data. Generally, it's a lot easier to find free programs for file repair for non-Microsoft products than Microsoft ones. You can explore them by following the links to the left. On those occasions that you try the freeware and it doesn't work, the software in these pages will appear not be worth the time and effort you put in and this can be frustrating. I try to point out at the top of each page, what I see is the likelihood that and difficulty with which freeware can recover your data. The Google Adsense Ads displayed on the pages should lead you to the standard commercial software and services available for the problem you are having. You can also try the commercial links by clicking on the Navigation Bar by the file type name on the left. It's also here. To see if the program works before buying, always be sure to try the demos of commercial software first. Also the difference in prices for software that does the same thing, for instance recovering PowerPoint Presentations, can be a large range like with PowerPoint case $50 - 299. If possible, try several software solutions before buying. For services, be sure there is a no data, no fee guarantee, and a recovered file preview available. If you need help, I charge $22 per incident. You can E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, but because of finances and legalities, I only use free methods.
http://people.inf.elte.hu/koszi/oescan/oescan.htm - "Oescan is capable of extracting messages stored in DBX files. Each message is saved in an individual EML file. It can handle structurally corrupt DBX files too, because scanning is done heuristically, so the algorithm does not depend so much on the regularity of the file structure. That is why its main usage is recovery of corrupt folders. Besides, it can be used to simply extract and archive messages from healthy DBX files."
http://www.codeconscious.com/outlook-express/corrupted-oe-inbox.html - Symptom: OE6 hangs on start. Canceling dialogs prompting for password on connection to mail servers doesn't help. Cause: Corrupted Inbox.dbx file. Solution: Backup and remove inbox.dbx, then import inbox from backup."
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/IE/community/columns/oerepair.mspx - "An Outlook Express basic repair kit."
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/IE/community/columns/filecorruption.... - "The Other E-Mail Threat: File Corruption in Outlook Express."
http://www.kennedysoftware.ie/rebldoe.htm - Rebuild Outlook Express Message Folders.
http://macallan.club.fr/index.htm - Outlook Express Extraction.
http://www.gaijin.at/dloemxtr.php - Outlook Express Message Extractor.
http://www.mitec.cz/oeview.html - OE mbx and dbx viewer.
http://www.oehelp.com/MBXtract/Default.aspx - OE4 mail messages are stored in files with mbx extensions. If one saves only the mbx files from OE4, then one cannot import these messages into OE5. Since releasing DBXtract, the program to extract messages from OE5 dbx files, a number have requested a similar program for mbx files from OE4.
http://www.softlakecity.com/outlook_express/outlook_express_download.htm - "This an email utility for Microsoft Outlook Express users. It can help you recovering emails and attachments from a disaster. It can help you reading corrupted mail databases, it can read your mail backups easily, it can help you migrating your mail database from Outlook Express to any other mail client on any operating (Windows, Linux, Unix, BeOS...)
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=318378 - How to reinstall or repair Internet Explorer and Outlook Express in Windows XP.