Solved Repair corrupted Outlook Express in Win2k

June 28, 2015 at 05:39:34
Specs: Windows 64
I accidently erased some of my Outlook Express files in Win2k SP1 while installing a new hard drive. I use Outlook 2000, but I can't get into the newsreader.

I probed MSDN On-Line and MS Advanced Search and am unable to find anything specific to IE5.5 or Outlook Express 5.0 repair or uninstall/reinstall.

Could someone offer me some direction?

Thank you.

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June 29, 2015 at 06:09:23
From what I remember, Outlook 2000 doesn't have a built-in NewsReader, so it actually uses Outlook Express NewsReader. Let me look....

Should be under View, GoTo, News.

Outlook Express used to be bundled with Internet Explorer. Out of curiosity, where did you get IE 5.5? That old version would definitely have some security holes and Microsoft ended support for it in 2005. Did you setup the new HDD with old install Media of Windows 2000?

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June 29, 2015 at 07:11:44
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I suppose your outlook express files corruption might be severe, if so, you may use some variants of restoration, first one visit

And next one is a little bit long guide for crashed OE files:

1. First CLOSE Outlook Express.
2. Hopefully you haven’t emptied your recycle bin yet. DON’T EMPTY IT.
3. Click to open your Recycle Bin and do check it. Do you see any files that end in .bak, like drafts.bak, sent.bak, and especially inbox.bak. If you do, it’s recoverable. But DON’T right-click and choose restore YET. (If you don’t see the files there, they may be in another folder, which you’ll get to later. At any case, they’ll have the .bak extension.)
4. If you’re not already viewing details, choose VIEW from the top menu, and click on DETAILS. This is so you can see the original file location.
5. The original file location could look something like this:
 C:\Documents and Settings\Default\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\some string\inbox.bak
 (Default could be some other name, some string is the string that you were given, which is different for different users.)
6. You’re going to have to find that original folder, but you might have to reveal hidden files and folders to do so. Local Settings are usually hidden.
 Click START, Choose CONTROL PANEL, and Click FOLDER OPTIONS (for Windows 7, you’ll have to click on APPEARANCE AND PERSONALIZATION link first before you can click on FOLDER OPTIONS.) Then click VIEW and look in the ADVANCED SETTINGS Window for SHOW HIDDEN FILES AND FOLDERS. Click that radio button if it isn’t already chosen, then click the OK button.
7. Now you’re ready. Find that folder, and look for an inbox.dbx. That is your current INBOX.
8. Right-click inbox.dbx and rename it inbox2.dbx, just in case
9. Now you can go back to your Recycle Bin, right click inbox.bak, and choose RESTORE.
10. That file inbox.bak should now be in the folder you just found.
11. Right click inbox.bak and rename it inbox.dbx
12. Now open Outlook Express and your inbox messages should be restored.

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