Solved How do I get my old inbox back?

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August 29, 2015 at 01:03:15
Specs: Windows 7, Pentium/ 1GB
My computer had some network difficulty. After shutting down I noticed my Outlook Express inbox was empty. When browsing to my OE folder I see two inboxes, 1) Inbox.dbx 10MB, 2) Inbox (1).dbx 75kb. . How do I get my original inbox back? I'm running XP SP3.

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#1
August 29, 2015 at 12:18:46
Very intriguing, almost identical post dated December 2014 here, different username:
http://www.computing.net/answers/of...

Suggest you try the advice given.


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#2
August 30, 2015 at 08:33:23
Identical even to the point of the extra period and spaces before the word "How". The only difference is this one is SP3.

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#3
September 1, 2015 at 04:47:59
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Looks like Outlook Express is using Inbox(1).dbx file for data.
First back up Inbox.dbx with 10KB of data to a safe location.
Then try to import the emails from Inbox.dbx in the OE folder. If you can import the emails, then you have recovered your emails.

If no joy, use one of these utilities to extract the emails from the Inbox.dbx file:
DBX Repair Kit - http://www.dbx.repair/


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#4
September 1, 2015 at 07:30:18
re: Identical even to the point of the extra period and spaces before the word "How". The only difference is this one is SP3.

...and the final comma is missing.

Another commonality is the posts were made on the first day that the members joined our fine forum.

That said, we are now in that grey area where it's hard to tell if this is spam or not. Response #3 offers a manual suggestion as well as a link to a site where "repair software" can be purchased. However, the member who posted that just joined our forum today. When I see that pattern (i.e. a first day member asks a question and the next day a different first day member offers a pay-for solution) I get very suspicious.

The grey area exists in that the pay-for software may indeed be the only solution to the OP's issue, so who are we to delete the suggestion out of fear that it is spam? That is often where I struggle with clicking the "delete whole thread" button.

That said, this one is even stranger since the posts seem to be a copy-paste, yet the other thread does not include the link to the pay-for software. On the other hand, the site that is linked to is so crappy that anyone who actually buys software from them is crazy. ;-)

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#5
September 1, 2015 at 13:29:30
Reading #4 I'm now much more inclined to be suspicious.

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