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Missing Messages In Outlook Express

Q: Missing Messages In Outlook Express

When I turned my computer on this morning, Outlook Express locked up and had to be shut down. Upon restarting the program, I noticed that about a month's worth of mail was missing (from Oct 12 to Nov 15).

I've spent all day trying to find a solution. I've identified the location of the OE Files and tried copying the files from my inbox to another folder and then importing them. This resulted in duplicates of the files that were there when I started, but the missing messages were still missing.

I also tried renaming the old inbox, creating a new inbox, and copying the data from the old to the new and then using the new one. Interestingly, although I attempted to copy everything from the old to the new, the file size of the new one is much smaller. But my missing emails are still missing.

If anyone can recommend an inexpensive solution to this problem, I would appreciate it. We're a nonprofit animal rescue and the emails I lost included all of the applications on a litter of puppies I'm fostering, so I'm very anxious to recover them.

Thank you!

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A: Missing Messages In Outlook Express

Which email provider are you using? Perhaps your POP settings are off. Go into account setting and see if all information is correct.

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My messages are listed in the Inbox/Outbox/Sent boxes, but, when you click on the message, the message contents do not appear, nor do they appear in preview pane.

I was deleting files from my drive, but don't recollect deleting any .dbx files. In fact, I can find .dbx files for the inbox, outbox, sent box etc which all show that they have contents. Can one open these .dbx files to see the contents?

What could I have done to have lost the message contents? Is there any way to restore the message contents.


A:Solved: Missing Messages in Outlook Express

mandav said:

My messages are listed in the Inbox/Outbox/Sent boxes, but, when you click on the message, the message contents do not appear, nor do they appear in preview pane.

I was deleting files from my drive, but don't recollect deleting any .dbx files. In fact, I can find .dbx files for the inbox, outbox, sent box etc which all show that they have contents. Can one open these .dbx files to see the contents?

What could I have done to have lost the message contents? Is there any way to restore the message contents.

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I have a Dell dimension 3000 computerwith windows xp and Norton Internet Security 2006.
I use Outlook Express for my emails. However twice in the past week when I opened the program the messages in my Inbox were missing. Also an unknown error
(An unknown error has occurred. Account: 'shawmail.cg.shawcable.net', Server: 'shawmail.cg.shawcable.net', Protocol: POP3, Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Error Number: 0x800C0133)
stopped me from downloading any new messages. I recovered the messages once using OE-Mail Recovery, but with the reoccurance of the problem I am looking for a better solution.
My Hijackthis log is as follows:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:17:19 PM, on 19/07/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
c:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Micro... Read more

A:Outlook Express Messages in Inbox Missing

Did you try Google?

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it happened when i recieved non stop mails from my friend it's contineously recieving same mails one after another when it stopped i deleted that mails and went for a meeting, when i am back from meeting and opened my Outlook Express i am shocked to see all my email are gone missing. when i check store folder the size of my Inbox is showing 2,097,099kb. Please help to retrieve my mails.

A:All messages are missing in my Inbox folder in Outlook Express 6.

Hi shaikgani
Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

Is the Inbox.dbx file with the size 2,097,099kb, named: Inbox(1).dbx ?

If so, close Outlook Express and copy the Inbox(1).dbx file to a folder on the Desktop as a backup.

Go back to the directory containing the Inbox(1).dbx file and locate the Folders.dbx file, rename it: Folders.old

Start Outlook Express, a new Folders.dbx file will be created which will reindex all the .dbx files. It may take a few minutes, it is best to not do anything else on the computer until the process is complete.

When Outlook Express starts, there should be a new folder called: Inbox(1) access that folder and the messages should appear.
This will not be the default Inbox since Outlook Express already created a new one.
Keep the Inbox empty, move messages you want to keep to folders of your own creation in Outlook Express.
Let us know if that works for you or not.

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for some reason, most of my outlook express inbox messages "disappeared." I located the folder listed as a dbx file, but I cannot retrieve them

A:Solved: missing outlook express inbox messages

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I have noticed that several times when I have gone to a folder in Outlook Express to look for a message that I had previously stored there, there was nothing in the folder. The folder, e.g., "Dell," was there but all of the messages that I put into the folder are gone. I know I didn't delete them and I am wondering if, in compressing files, Outlook Express puts them somewhere for later retrieval? Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: :confused: Outlook Express: Missing Messages In Folders

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Hello helpful people,

I'm trying to migrate my Outlook Express email messages from my old XP laptop which suffered a motherboard death last week. I've got the hard drive connected via external enclosure to my Vista Ultimate 64-bit desktop. I didn't have any trouble getting Windows Mail to locate the .dbx files and import the appropriate folders, but when I add the "Account" column to the message view, there is no data in there. I've got 8 accounts funneling email into this program, so it's rather critical that I have the information readily available in the window.

I read somewhere that anti-virus software might be removing the data, so I tried the import with my anti-virus and Windows Defender both disabled and still no luck. Thinking it made a difference once before when upgrading my hard drive, I tried doing the import with all the account information set up under "Tools" --> "Accounts..." and then again without any set up at all. Same result both ways.

Anyone have any ideas how to get the import to include the Account column information? Much appreciated. Thank you!

A:Missing Account column info when importing messages from Outlook Express into Windows Mail

Well, looks like no one has a solution for me. Does anyone else have this problem? Am I all alone here? :o)

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sometimes, outlook express beeps after checking for messages, states 1 or x messages received at the bottom...

and when i go to in box, there are NO new messages.

any ideas?

i've updated and run norton antivirus and no viruses found...


A:outlook express 5 - messages received, but no messages in in box

hello, Do you have any mail(s) blocked ? They would come in to the trash can intead

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I mainly use Outlook 2000, however, in order to get a number of Hotmail messages onto my computer's HD, i synchronised Outlook Express with Hotmail. I now have messages from a folder I have on Hotmail on my hard drive too.

A search revealed that this folder (and presumably all messages in it) is stored under C:\Windows\Application Data\Identities\{00B31680-0793-11D3-A398-C0610D677E39}\Microsoft\Outlook Express.

I copied the .dbx file named hotmail - [folder name].dbx to my desktop. I went in to Outlook 2000 file>import blah blah blah, but it wont let me import .dbx files

soooooo.....is there anyway to get my messages from hotmail from this specific folder into outlook 2000? i no longer need the folder in hotmail and will just delete it as soon as i have a permanent copy on my hard drive in outlook 2000. im assuming that since the dbx file is on my hard disk with all the messages (which i can read offline in outlook express) that i wont need to set up outlook 2000 for hotmail synchronisation ?!?

A:Exporting Hotmail messages from Outlook Express to Outlook 2000

Somehow, I don't think you'll be able to do it:


Oh, but take a look at www.slipstick.com too, if you want to check their input.

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I'm trying to read the e-mails from my old Windows 98 computer on my current Windows XP computer but I haven't been able to figure out how to successfully do this. The e-mail client on the Windows 98 machine was Outlook Express 6 and the one on my current XP computer is Outlook 2002.

I followed the instructions listed on the Microsoft support site (Article ID: 270670) for backing up the data from Outlook Express which left me with a folder of .dbx files (Inbox.dbx, Drafts.dbx etc) which I then burned onto a CD and transferred over to my XP computer. My problem is that now that I've done that I'm not sure how to get Outlook 2002 to import that folder of .dbx files or recognize it. I googled it but didn't find any helpful results other than links to expensive conversion programs. So could anyone here offer any help on the matter? Thanks in advance.

A:How do I import messages from Outlook Express 6 into Outlook 2002?

Update: I realized that Outlook can't open the .dbx files and that Outlook Express has to export them to Outlook. However, when I tried this it only exported the messages in my "Sent" folder and none of the messages in any of the other folders, including Inbox.dbx which is about 500MB in size so I know the messages are in there. Any advice on what to do next?

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When WIN XP atrts up, error reads: "spoolsv.exe - application error - Exception in privileged instructions at location 0x66f46798". Too high tech for me! Bypassing this, I, cannot print any messages (emails) in Outlook Express (or Outlook). Get error:
" Error line 1343" If I DO hit debug a yellow arrow points to a line that starts with a colon. I can probably copy and paste that line here if needed.
Comments: No spyware, no viruses, because of other problems , reverted back to IE6 (from 7).
Please note: Word and Excel docs all print fine. I can copy and paste the email into Word if necessary. Outllook sends and receives normally, it is only the print function failing.
In Add/Remove did a repair on Office 2003, nothing changed. Googled spoolsv.exe and some think it is a virus (I don't).
Another error that came up (once) was simply: "c:\program files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe" If this file is missing, can I just copy it from another XP unit here and put it into place without further screwing up the works?
Any help appreciated - if further info needed (like a screen grab of the debug instructions) please advise.

A:Outlook and Outlook Express Print error messages

Delete Windows' temporary files using My Computer > (C:\) > right-click > Disk Cleanup and remove all except "Office Setup files" and "Compress old files" (Office setup used to maintain Office, Compress old takes to long).

After this is done on the "Tools" tab in the same area run Scandisk (restart required) followed by Defrag (after at least one complete restart) and see if the error condition clears up.

This all around, all purpose troubleshooting tip can sometimes resolve issues of an indeterminate origin. I checked Microsoft's Knowledge Base for "0x66" under "Outlook Express 6.0" and "All Products" and found nothing relevant. The Knowledge Base is at http://support.microsoft.com (FYI).

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I know procedure for backup and restore my email messages from outlook express.
Now I want to switch to Microsoft outlook and I wonder if it is possible to transfer messages from outlook express to MS outlook 2003?

I assume it is possible since both products are from Microsoft, but I'm not sure about exact procedure.
Can anyone give me an advice?


A:Transfer messages from outlook express to MS outlook

In Outlook, go to File > Import, and it will bring up a wizard to help you to select where to import the messages from.


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Hi all,

I recently got a new windows 8 computer. I previously had XP. My XP machine had Outlook Express installed. My new Windows 8 machine has Outlook 2007. I would like to import my messages from my XP computer into my new W8 Computer.

I have exported the messages from OE and they are .DBX . How can I add the .DBX files to Outlook? I have have tried many different ways, but none have worked.


A:Importing Messages from Outlook Express, to Outlook

I do not think you can use the DBx files but take a look at this
Import your messages or account from Outlook Express to Outlook - Outlook - Office.com

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My computer has a problem. All my .exe files do not work. I can't open any programs. Here is my question: I need to find all my e-mails in order to transfer them to another computer so I can reformat my drive. How do I do this? The computer is running XP with outlook express version 6.

Thank you so much.

A:How do I get outlook express messages?

Outlook Express keeps email in .dbx files...Inbox.dbx, Sent Items.dbx, etc. To find them, first make sure to "un-hide" hidden files by opening a folder, any folder, and going to Tools>Folder Options>View tab and putting a check mark in "Show hidden files and folders," click OK.

Then do a search of the hard drive for "*.dbx" (without the quotes, with the asterisk and dot). Since no programs will open, and you cannot, therefore, open OE>Tools>Options>Maintenance tab>Store Folder button to find out which folder it's using for email messages, your best bet is to save all .dbx files you find. After the reinstall, using OE's Import feature, figuring out which is the right dbx file is a matter of trial and error.

The address book, if you want to save it, is a .wab file. Same method as above only search for "*.wab" and save them all. Don't save "wab.exe"...that's just the executable and does not contain any addresses.

When you're ready to import the data back into OE, be sure to get all the Windows updates first. Often OE will refuse to import data until it has been updated to the same point the OE that created the data was.

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For some unknown reason my OE messages will not display. All my subjects are still listed but clicking (highlighting) them does not result in the message being displayed. Just as disturbing, or more so, this is also true of all messages store in folders in OE. I have also just discovered that I can not compose messages in OE either. I can address them, enter a subject, but not get into the message body to type my message. Note also when trying to read messages when I move the curser over the message body an hour glass occurs along side of the curser as if another program is trying to load. No matter how long I wait the message never occurs. Using IE 6 with OE. It has been working fine for years up until the past week. Thought about trying IE 7.0 beta to solve the problem but being a beta am not sure if I want to try that. Still getting my email through my isp and Thunderbird but I need info from those saved messages in my folders. Any help with this will be appreciated.

A:Outlook Express messages

Try a repair of IE 6, make a restore point before you try just in case.


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Something prompted the Boss's Laptop last Friday to reboot. He said something this morning about "Office Exec will reboot the computer in 25 seconds". When it restarted the Laptop, he's messages in the In-Box where outdated. Some were in there from 04. None of 06 were in it.

We're running 2K prof on a laptop. We have Norton AV running on it, and it's up to date. What is a good tool to run to see about Spyware that could be on this machine. I've seen several remarks toward HiJackThis on this forum.

Would this be a good tool to determine spyware or other problems running on this laptop?


A:Outlook Express 6 - Messages Gone

pfiltz said:

What is a good tool to run to see about Spyware that could be on this machine. I've seen several remarks toward HiJackThis on this forum.

Would this be a good tool to determine spyware or other problems running on this laptop?

Regards,Click to expand...

Hi ... Have a view at this site below ...



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Until recently, when I opened OE the last message previously received would be at the bottom fo the list and new ones received scrolled up from there. Now when I open OE. The oldest message at the top is the one that appears and I must scroll through all of them to get to the most recent previous ones and the new ones so that they can be read. I would like the program to open at the most recent message. What caused the program to change and how can I reset it to what I prefer? Thanks from a newbie.

A:Messages in Outlook Express

Hi Bus Driver
Welcome to TSG

Click on the Column header for Received and it will change the order from descending to ascending. Clicking on the column header again will toggle it back and forth.

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when i go into outlook express and try to open a message it gives me this ........an error has occured and the message can't be opened. i am running verision 6.0 of outlook express. something similar has happened before but that was when i was trying to open outlook and i had to delete an update from windows. Now when i try to open a message it says this:" the address book failed to load. Outlook express is incorrectly configured. Please re-install." Nothing has been added or modified on this computer expect the automatic updates for windws.

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I was moving some messages to another folder in Outlook Express and now it won't show any messages past July 22, 2006. When I hit send/recieve, it will show that I am retrieving messages but I can not see them. What happened? Can you help?

A:Can't retrieve messages in Outlook Express!!

Hi kpattyn

Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

Are your Outlook Express View settings set to show all messages?
View > Current View > Show All Messages

If the View settings are correct, try using the Find option, set the search to show messages Received before: July 22, 2006 to see if it finds your messages in another folder.

Let us know what happens.

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Under sent my outlook express lists each email I send out twice.I tried emailing myself and only got one message but it still shows it twice under sent messages.Im hoping I havent been irritating everyone I have emailed with duplicate messages.Does anyone have any suggestions please

A:outlook express showing messages sent twice

Ahhhh the good old Outlook Express.

It's the Authenticated password thing.You can receive mail but you cannot send it. I had OE.I send messages and received an error message.It said " The Password was Rejected by the Sender(which is you)." Then your message is stored in the "Sent" folder to be resend each time you activate your OE.You have not irritated your recipients.Most likely they never received it.
When using your OE:
(1)Did you put under Incoming mail...pop.(your isp name)
(2) Your Outgoing mail...mail.(your isp name) ?
(3) Are you the "Main User" ?
(4) What is your OS ?


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When I go to the deleted items section of Outlook Express I have 85 messages listed.

How can I delete all the messages at once ?

As of now I am highlighting the last message and clicking delete. I than get a pop up screen asking if I am sure I want to delete the message. I click yes and the message will be deleted and it moves on to the next message.

I would think there is a way (I just can't find it) to get rid of them all at once instead of going through the above process 85 times.

Could someone please advise me ?

Thanks for your time,


A:Deleting Messages From Outlook Express

Open OE, then your deleted items folder.At the top of the page, click on EDIT.From the menu that opens, choose 'Empty Deleted Items Folder'.Confirm that you want to delete.They'll go bye-bye.note: You don't even have to open the deleted folder. Deletion can be done while you are looking at the inbox or any other folder. Just follow the procedure above.

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After sending e-mails in Outlook Express using Bcc, how can I know to whom I have sent them since I can't see anything written in the source (unlike when sending them using just the To: or Cc? Thanks.

A:Sending messages using Bcc: in Outlook Express

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how can i transfer outlook express messages from old computer to new outlook express?

A:outlook express messages transfer

have a look here http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/
particularly at http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/backup/

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I just reinstalled windows 98, and I can't seem to be able to import my old email messages into outlook express. I had saved the messages in a folder on my other hard drive (both .mbx folders, "in," and "out," over 5mb's of them.) I can't get them to import- any ideas?

Windows Haiku:
Your file is missing.
It may have been important.
But now it is gone.

A:How do I import messages into Outlook Express?

What version of OE are you trying to import from/to?

Have you tried the Import option from the OE File Menu?

What errors are you getting if any?

OE 4.x uses *.MBX and *.IDX files for the mail boxes (OE 5.x uses *.DBX). Did you save the IDX files also?

Sorry to post so many questions, but the answer to these questions will help us resolve your issue quicker.

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My Outlook Express 6 has been frozen for months now, can't delete messages due to worm. For several months, I've sought the help from my internet provider, to no avail.

So I found your site, I followed the instructions on erasing the DBX file and like magic, all the messages are deleted.

I am very joyful today after months of agonizing and fear of having to take my computer to the store for repair and costing me money.

The instructions on "pasting" and "running" the file were very easy to follow, esp. for a non-computer-savvy person such as myself.


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Does anybody know how to copy and save outlook express messages in from Vista to another pc using XP?

A:Copying outlook express messages

Have a look in the file menu for Import and Export.

You should be able to export the messages then import them on the other machine, unless you mean you want to share mailboxes between both machines, in which case it isn't possible.

If you do want to share mailboxes, look at changing to using GMAIL (which can use to get email from other accounts too) then you can use Outlook express to view the email, but keep it stored online, meaning you can access it from both machines.

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Hello. First, I am not very computer literate. (Sigh). (I'm old!) I have a problem with Outlook Express. It stopped allowing me to click on the hilighted New Messages and see them. It still receives messages, I just can't reach them, they don't show up in the inbox. I was able to finally find them manually, by going into Edit, then Find, then find messages in folder, and putting in a check by "find messages received before", then somehow lucked onto finding one, and it listed them.
I don't know what to do to get the thing to simply display the new messages in inbox. (It displays them in a darker ink).
I would appreciate any help.

I did call my provider, Adelphia, but they couldn't help.


A:Outlook Express won't display new messages

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I'm helping a friend with an Outlook Express problem, but this one has me stumped. Every message she receives automatically has the flag and the paperclip (for attachments) set. There are no attachments, and no rule has been set up to automatically flag messages. Any suggestions on how to turn off the automatic flag and paperclip? She is running Windows XP and Outlook Express 6.

A:Outlook Express flags all messages

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I have updated Norton Antivirus and scanned hard drive with no viruses detected. My email, Outlook Express, keeps downloading the same messages over and over. I delete them and remove them from the deleted items folder but they keep downloading. And, sometimes each message is duplicated.

Any ideas?


A:Outlook Express downloads same messages

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I use Outlook Express as an email client. Under 'Local Folders' I have probably 15 subfolders, and most of those have sub-subfolders, and some of those have sub-sub-subfolders.

Some messages vanished - I have no idea where they went.

For instance, I have a 'pending orders' folder as a subfolder to my inbox folder. Messages in the inbox stayed, but messages in the 'pending orders' folder have disappeared - the folder is empty.

Another example, I have a 'Nissan' folder under 'Local Folders'. The 'Nissan' folder is empty. I have an 'Orders/Net Stuff' folder with several subfolders. The 'Orders/Net Stuff' folder and all of the subfolders are empty.

I did not delete these messages, they just vanished. All in all, I have lost probably 2,000 messages out of the 15,000 messages stored. All the folders are still there, organized in the same manner, but some folders have been emptied.

I've checked the actual folder locations - For instance, "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{EF678184-310F-4A05-B543-A23898D84F9C}\Microsoft\Outlook Express\Nissan.dbx"

The 'Nissan.dbx' folder shows it contains 51.9 MB of data... so the messages are still there. When I right click on the 'Nissan' folder in OE, it is pointed to the above address... so why don't the messages show up? Where'd they go?

A:Outlook Express - Some Messages Vanished

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Yesterday I could not open Outlook Express because of an error message : "The application was unable to open Outlook Express message store" and something else to do with "MSOE.DLL", so I took it back to the store where i bought it from and they reinstalled it.
Today, when i tried to create a message, the error message came up:
"there was an error opening this message. An error has occured."
I cannot reply, send or even open messages.

can someone please help me?
thanks in advance ~!

A:cannot create messages in outlook express

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'm changing my computer and I want to know how can i export my messages into a file so that I can put them on my new computer


A:How can I expor messages from outlook express

Hi infante and welcome to TSG!

This MS Knowledge Base article will show you the way:




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Can someone tell me how to retrieve the messages I lost in Outlook Express? I was in a newsgroup, and noticed everybody else had a different identity. So I thought I'd change mine. Now I cant find the messages I had in the main program, and there is no option to select the newsgroup. Help!

A:Lost Outlook Express 6 messages


Was the newsgroup a paid or free group?

If it was paid, then you may have to subscribe again. If free, that one may have died.

Is it the messages in the newsgroups that you have lost, or your emails?



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When opening a message in outlook express all I get is an hourglass after installins sp2Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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I found out how to block emails in outlook express. The only problem is is that I still have to sit and wait for the blocked messages to download into the deleted items folder. Is there a way to completely have it so that the message isnt downloaded either? Thanx.

A:Blocking Messages in Outlook Express

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I use Outlook Express as my e-mail program. When I receive new messages, ALL of the messages are sent to me in duplicate!! Both messages are identical - same time, date, content. Any clue how to correct this?

A:Double Messages On Outlook Express

It's been so long since I used outlook, but if I recall it has something to do with the "synchronization" settings in outlook. Turn it off.

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I was wondering if there is a way to change outlook express and the way it stores messages. Whenever I have to delete my account or reformat (which I have had to quite a few times) I lose all my email messages. Is there a way to change it so outlook express stores my messages on the second hard drive and then even if the pc dies I still have my messages?


A:Outlook Express and storing messages

If you are going to reformat, it would be a good idea to back everything up. You can use OE itself (check help button) or this is a freeware:


BTW, if you are reformatting often....something you're doing isn't right. If it is from virus/spyware etc; check some threads here to find out what steps you can take to prevent reformatting so often. There is an entire forum here on security:



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Hi - new here pls bear with me
Am on XP and OE 6. Some of my OE folders are showing empty but when I look at the dbx, they seem fairly large as tho they actually do have the messages in them. Dunno if related, but my computer came down while OE was up. Help please...? Thanks. Alison.

A:Outlook Express 6 not showing all messages in DBX

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When I receive Email I have duplicate messages of messages received.
Like every thing is sent to me twice.
any ideas what may be wrong? Everything was working fine.

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Hello there,

I have another issue with outlook express 6. When a message is sent, it goes to the outbox and just stays there, it's bold for a 3-4 sec then is normal text (the like you get when you've opened an e-mail). But the thing is outlook keeps that particular message in it and the receipient gets the mail 5-6 times. and it's not shifted to the sent items either. so any solution to this problem? Please.

A:Outlook express 6 outbox messages

You probably hav a damaged outbox DBX.
Open OE>tools>options> maintenance>store folder and copy that long address. Be sure you copy all of it.
Go to start>run and paste it in.
The OE folders will be there. Find Outbox DBX and delete. A new one will be created when you
open OE again an empty one. If you want to keep any messages in there move them to another folder first

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I've been having a strange problem lately. Whenever I try to open messages outlook express they are all blank. I've tried scanning with Spybot/Adware, and even Norton Corporate Ed. all were in vain. Not only are messages I recieve in the inbox are blank but junk mail, sent mail all blank. It may also have a connection to my burning software Nero 6.6 as it experienced problems around the same time, whenever I try to burn a data disk on express it crashes before I get to the menu where you select file you want to burn and I have to end process on taskmanager. Any advise is appreciated.

A:Blank Outlook Express messages

This seems to be the most common way to fix it, see if this helps:
Be sure OE is closed.
Click Start-->Run.
Type: regsvr32 inetcomm.dll
Note the space between the 2 and i.
Click OK.


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Hello to all,

I need to format my hard disk and install win xp from scratch. I need to backup all email messages from outlook express (both Inbox and Sent folder). I'm not sure how to do that.
Is there any standard way to do it using outlook itself, or I need to find where these messages are placed and copy that folder?

Thank you

A:Backup messages from outlook express

Hello Mikas

Here is how to do it

Here is how to restore it all


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I think I may have received a couple of corrupt e-mails. I couldn't open them or delete them. My computer froze everytime I touched them. I could receive ad send e-mails, and I could delete all othere, except, those 2. Now, I can't delete any e-mails. I followed the directions to delete my deleted items.dbx file, but, which I did, but, I still have the problem. I have Windows XP. I am limited to what I can do so if anyone has any advise, please be very detailed. If you get too technical I won't understand what you are telling me. I appreciate any help. I hate the thought of having to take my computer somewhere.

A:Deleting messages in Outlook Express

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The computer is running Windows XP Home.
Here's the situation. I'm trying to export the messages from Outlook Express. I've been able to export the contacts just fine.
I cannot export the messages because for some reason there is not Outlook folder under "%userprofile%\Local Settings\ Application Data\ Microsoft". I've even tried creating an Outlook folder with no luck. I checked where the identities are stored and that seemed fine. When I try exporting the messages I receive no error message. Just a window that tells me that the messages will be exported from Outlook Express to Outlook or Exchange.

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Hi there,
I have xp pro and use outlook express 6. Every time i close out of my email program i get the following message followed by a 'ding' sound

"To Free up Disk Space Outlook express can compact messages, this may take up to a few minutes."
It gives me the option of OK or Cancel. I always hit cancel but i don't want that message to pop up at all. i want to close out of outlook express without that message coming up. It didn't always do that. It's annoying. What would happen if i said ok? What does the message mean and how can i keep it from popping up. Thank you so much for helping me.

A:outlook express 6 compact messages

All of your email is stored in a single file on your hard drive. When you delete messages and empty the trash, the file becomes "fragmented" similar to how your entire drive becomes fragmented when you delete files and download new ones.

Clicking the OK button basically defrags your Outlook Express mail file. It MAY empty your trash folder, but other than that, it doesn't delete anything from your inbox, etc...

I would say that clicking OK and letting it run will not only clear up some space on your hard drive, it will make the message go away in the future.

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I'm trying to move Outlook Express message files from an old computer running Windows 98 to a new one running Windows XP. The version of Outlook Express in both computers is version 6. I tried using the backup/restore method outlined in the MS Knowledge Base, but it doesn't work. Any suggestions?

A:Moving Outlook Express Messages

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