I need to recover deleted .dbx files

March 14, 2011 at 18:52:07
Specs: Windows XP
My outlook express program would not delete emails in the inbox and in an attempt to fix this problem I created a far worse problem by deleting the .dbx files (dumb) and now I need to recover these files if possible.

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#1
March 14, 2011 at 18:55:06
Did you look in the recycle bin? If they aren't there, try a restore point.

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#2
March 14, 2011 at 19:00:12
I did not expect them to be in the recycle file but they are there - now is it possible to import them back to outlook express - thank you for your prompt reply - CRS

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#3
March 14, 2011 at 19:02:58
"now is it possible to import them back to outlook express"
Right click > Restore

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#4
March 14, 2011 at 19:30:23
Thank you - I preformed the right click restore and the only data that returned to outlook express was the sent file - I have no idea where to look for the additional restored files - any ideas? - thanks again - CRS

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#5
March 14, 2011 at 19:51:35
"I have no idea where to look for the additional restored files - any ideas?"
Restore everything in your Recycle bin.

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#6
March 14, 2011 at 20:06:42
I have restored everything except - - pop3uidl.dbx - offline.dbx - inbox.dbx & folders.dbx - when I attempt to restore these four it states that there is an existing file and when I try to replace the existing file the reply is that it is unable and requests a different file name.

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#7
March 14, 2011 at 20:14:08
"replace the existing file the reply is that it is unable and requests a different file name "
Ok try that, examples > inbox.dbx becomes inbox2.dbx & folders.dbx becomes folders2.dbx & so on.

Make sure you have backed up all your OE files first. Read your Help file if you don't know how.


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#8
March 14, 2011 at 20:26:17
You might not have to restore those other files if outlook express recreated them. Just make sure that they are in the correct directory. Test your email now.

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#9
March 14, 2011 at 21:20:36
Okay - outlook express has not recreated any of the old folders and I am not sure how to create a folder2.dbx (read that as kind of lame) - can you provide direction as to how I can add these folders with a 2 - thanks - CRS

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#10
March 15, 2011 at 13:28:20
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie...

Try that instead.

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#11
March 15, 2011 at 14:45:02
Thanks for the outlook express repair processes - I went through each step and unfortunately the .dbx files that I need to recover are still missing - any other ideas - thanks - CRS

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#12
March 15, 2011 at 15:35:11
Lets go back to your #6 post.

Where did you try to rename?

Was it in the Outlook Express Folder, where all those files are kept.

Mine are here.

C:\Documents and Settings\John\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{E057A828-A1A0-4985-BE0E-90CA3BFBCAB9}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

Do a search for them, let me know if you can't find them.


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#13
March 15, 2011 at 15:52:33
At this point, I would probably switch to another email client or use the web interface. I don't know what else to do.

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#14
March 15, 2011 at 17:29:47
I attempted to rename the folders within the outlook express folder - I did not know where else to try - the only place the .dbx folders show on the search is in the recycle bin but I am unable to restore them - here is what it states when I attempt to restore, "cannot move Dc196: A file with the name you specified already exists. Specify a different file name."

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#15
March 15, 2011 at 17:31:40
Thank you guapo - I appreciate your help - CRS

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#16
March 15, 2011 at 17:33:29
"A file with the name you specified already exists. Specify a different file name."

Which when you look in your OE part I mentioned, you will see them there & you need to rename them.

During renaming, make sure Outlook Express is not running. The principal in changing something in a program, is the same as putting a new fan belt on a car, you turn it off first.


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#17
March 16, 2011 at 08:24:04
I just thought of something else. Try to restore the files from the recycle bin, in safe mode.

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#18
March 16, 2011 at 12:13:32
Thank you guapo - I just restored the files in safe mode and it worked perfectly - I now have the .dbx files back where they belong - I sincerely appreciate your help - CRS

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#19
March 16, 2011 at 12:15:55
Johnw - I sincerely appreciate all of the help you provided in my efforts to restore the .dbx files to my outlook express - I now have the files where they belong - thanks again for all of your help - CRS

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#20
March 16, 2011 at 12:19:05
Whew CRS, good news, I was just starting to think, you wer'nt going to make it happen.

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#21
March 16, 2011 at 14:56:55
Great news, glad to hear it.

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