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Outlook Express crashes when I try to find messages!

Q: Outlook Express crashes when I try to find messages!


I'd be very grateful for any help on this. I have outlook express which was working fine but the other day I noiced it kept crashing, just locking up when I click on a particular email I got.

I ingored this and just left it in my inbox but now when I try and use the find messages search, it crashes and locks up.

What can I do to rectify this problem?


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A: Outlook Express crashes when I try to find messages!

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I thought I posted this before, but I can't find it. I appologize if this is a dupicate.

I had some major computer problems, as a result of which many of my programs lost their configuration information. One of the things I lost was my address book and saved messages in Outlook Express (Ver. 5.50). I'm pretty sure I didn't lose any data, just the ability of the program to find it.

Can anyone tell me where these files may be, what they could be called, and how to get them back into OE? I had my OE email divided into a number of folders, if that is important.

Harry Dreier

A:Outlook Express - how to find lost address book, messages


Have a look at M$KB 270670 How to Back Up and Recover Outlook Express Data

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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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Hi all,
I recall being able to add the "find and replace" option to OE a while back. I think it was linked somehow to Microsoft Word or Notepad which has this option. I would like to remove (<<) from forwarded emails directly in OE rather than having to cut and paste to notepad and remove the (<<). I know my old imac's OE had an option to "clean up text" or simular which removed all the quotes. I don't see this in todays OE for XP though.

I do recall there being a tweak that added this function though.
Thanks in advance,


A:Outlook Express Edit>find>(find And Replace?)

I've never noticed that option, in OE.Just a suggestion, but I find StripMail to be faster, than using Word.StripMail is a FREEWARE utility that: * Strips the characters ">" and "|" from forwarded e-mails. * Formats the text into paragraphs, making it easier to read. * Changes the text's right margin, by indenting. * Can be used with any e-mail client.

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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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With Windows XP SP2, suddenly Outlook Express won't receive messages from the server. It connects ok (and the internet connection is fine) and attempts to download messages (you see the "downloading nn messages briefly), then reports "an unknown error has occurred...". I unintalled and reinstalled Outlook Express by Microsoft instructions. Then I DELETED all messages waiting on the server to be downloaded, then just sent a new message to myself, and got same error message. No Outlook Express settings have been changed on this computer. SENDING messages works fine - error in just receiving. Double-checked the POP address with the cable provider. I am considering a System Restore. Any other ideas? Thanks a bunch!~Moved from Windows XP Forum~ TMacK

A:Outlook Express Won't Receive Messages

I had this problem a year back. Reset all my accounts, TCP settings, and whatnot. I finally gave up. When the cable co. finally upgraded my service it was discovered it was on their end and they reset my account. The tier one customer service rep. was not help. I had to go further up the chain of command.

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Outlook Express 6 has just decided to tell me that my messages are not being sent "Some errors occurred while processing the requested tasks" and keeps messages in the Outbox. However, the messages are being sent, but by being kept in the Outbox they are sent many, many times!

This started yesterday, with occasional errors, now it happens with every single email, from all of my accounts.

Has anyone experienced/solved this problem.


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Can't delete messages in Outlook Express 6 with XP. Hitting DELETE has absolutely no response - no message or anything. SHIFT-DELETE works. I tried completely reinstalling Internet Explorer 7 and Outlook Express with the same result. This is occurring concurrent with intermittently not being able to receive any messages - "encountered unknown error" - see previous posts and responses on this topic. Any ideas would be appreciated

A:Can't Delete Messages In Outlook Express

Sometimes that can happen if the Deleted Items folder is damaged.Move all messages you might want to keep out of the Deleted Items folder and into another mail folder you create. Close OE, then delete the file Deleted Items.dbx in your Identity's store folder. OE will create a new one when you re-open OE.

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I have tried many times to kill the "Compact Messages" nag in Outlook Express but nothing seems to work. The suggestion of changing the registry value to "0" in "Compact Chect Count" merely resents the count but doesn't stop the nag from reappearing. I have changed the default location of my emails to another HDD so that all my information and emails don't disappear when windows crashes. (I've learned this the hard way, believe me.) Nonetheless other forums have tried to convince me that if I don't compact the messages when I am TOLD to do so, the world will come to an end or at the very least, the mailboxes will get corrupted. This is true but only after the dbx indexes have reached upwares of 2 to 3 gigabytes. Even then, there are recovery programs available, so I'm not too worried. An addition irritation is that the warning message comes up when exiting Outlook Express but when I click on the "Compact now" button, I am rewarded with the notification that the files are in use and the operation cannot be performed. No wonder Microshaft removed it from subsequent versions of Windows despite it being the most popular email client in the history of computing and attempting at least to drive us all into the cloud...probably the WORST idea in history. (Regardless of how safe they claim it is, I wouldn't store my dogs medical history on some unnamed, unknown server which can easily hacked by any number of unscru... Read more

A:Outlook Express 6.0 Compact Messages Nag

You can't stop the "Compact Messages" dialog. It's built in to the program and will pop up every 100 times OE is opened.
As you apparently know, you can reset the counter to 0, but that will only delay the pop-up.
The only way to make it semi-permanent would be to have the counter reset each day with a scheduled task.

The "other forums" that have tried to convince you to compact are giving you, at least partially, good advice.
You don't need to do it on OE's schedule, but you DO need to do it.
Compacting the database files is needed to keep them working properly.
When you move or delete messages, the data stays in the DBX file and merely gets "tagged" for later removal by the compact process.
If you don't compact it periodically, the file size will continue to grow with data that won't be displayed because it's been "tagged".
Every time you open that folder, OE has to "look" at that data to generate the display. Eventually you'll reach a point where OE will just choke on it and either refuse to open or dump the DBX file and generate a new one.

This is true but only after the dbx indexes have reached upwares of 2 to 3 gigabytes. Even then, there are recovery programs available, so I'm not too worried.Click to expand...

If you want to keep those messages, you SHOULD be worried. A DBX that gets over 200MB is far more likely to corrupt. You can get away with larger files if you d... Read more

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Windows XP Home Edition
Cannot delete messages from in box or sent. Nothing works such as toolbar or right clicking and hitting delete. Have run RegCure, but no help.

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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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Outlook Express won't receive regular e-mails but seems to receive spam messages. This is on a friend's PC, a Gateway with 256 ram and XP Home version. The outgoing and incoming settings (POP and SMTP) seem to be ok.
The PC is on DSL (SBC) and uses Yahoo. The browser is Firefox, but also has IE

That is one problem. The other is that the CD drive can't seem to be recognized and won't activate software on CDs.

A:Outlook Express won't receive messages

You have your SPAM filter on backwards!

Seriously, I have no idea on this one, it seems almost like you have a filter intercepting the email. Have you tried a different email client, or even WEBMAIL?

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For no apparent reason (no changed to hard or software) can no longer delete messages from outlook express folders. Deleted items folder is empty. Need an urgent solution, hard disk capacity exhausted! Error message, with yellow triangle, is as follows:

The selected messages cannot be deleted. An error has

A:can't delete outlook express messages

Hi JandC
Welcome to Tech Support Guy Bulletin Board

Sounds like some maintenance of Outlook Express is needed:

Tweak your Identity:
Tools>Options>Maintenance tab, remove the checkmark for "Compact messages in the background"
This a default setting each time a new identity is created. The use of this setting is discouraged as it can cause loss of messages stores and folder corruption, see next.

Your Deleted Items.dbx file may be corrupted.

With Outlook Express closed, Start>Find>Files or folders, key in "*.dbx" (without quotes). Locate the Deleted Items.dbx file and rename it to Deleted Items.old.

Relaunch Outlook Express and a new Deleted Items.dbx file will be created.

Outlook Express Maintenance:
1)Disable any virus scanners you have running.
2)File>Work Offline
3)File>Folder>Compact all Folders
Leave the computer alone until the task is completed.
If you have more than one identity, you will need to perform the above steps for each identity.
Compact your Folders and messages once a week, more frequently if you use Newsgroups.

Let us know if this resolves your problem or not.

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I'm using XP. When I double click a message in the in box, it opens to a screen about half the area of the monitor. I can easily get it to expand by clicking the maximize button, but I have a lot of e-mail and it is a bother. How and where do I change toe proper setting to correct this?

A:Viewing Outlook Express Messages

When you double click a message, drag the edges of the message window that appears to the edges of your monitor, all 4 sides. Then close it normally. Each time you now open a message, it should open at the size you just left it.

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I have 2 problems:

1. Several days ago, instead of getting my messages at Outlook Express 6, I instead got this error message:

The server responded with an error. Account: 'Elaine', Server: 'pop.mail.yahoo.ca', Protocol: POP3, Server Response: '-ERR problem retrieving message.', Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Server Error: 0x800CCC90, Error Number: 0x800CCC90

I called up my ISP and they said a message was either too long or corrupted. My incoming mail server is from Yahoo. I have things set up to have my Yahoo messages forwarded to Outlook Express. The tech told me to manually go to my yahoo mailbox and delete messages until my Outlook Express works. I did so and it worked. I thought the problem was solved. It wasn't. I keep getting that error. I started taking notes of what messages cleared the problem and it became obvious that it has nothing to do with the messages. Some are from friends and other e-mails I often get. It just happens.

Could anyone please help?

2. My system gets an error that it's going to shut off in 30 secs I believe is the time listed. It goes off too quickly to write down the error. This has been happening for a couple of months and restoring the computer to earlier didn't help.

A:Outlook Express Can't Download Messages

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I reformatted my hard drive. Before I did I made a CD-ROM with all my Outlook Express files on it. Now I find I should have exported the messages and address files.

Is there any way that I can recover the information in the Inbox.dbx file?


A:How can I Recover the Outlook Express Messages

Hi tdonahue
Welcome to TSG

Pick up DBXtract here for Outlook Express version 5 or higher:

DBXtract will extract your messages as .eml files which you can then drag into Outlook Express.

If you are using Outlook Express version 4 you will need the MBXtract program.

Or see this Page
and follow the instructions in the last paragraph.

You will need to copy the Inbox.dbx file to your harddrive and remove the "Read Only" attribute.

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Good Morning All,

For a few days I have been getting error messages (0X800CCC15/0X800CCC19/0X800CCCOD) and can't send or receive e-mails. I can access e-mails via webmail. I have contacted my ISP and re entered the e-mail settings to no avail. There was a vague mention of network issues, but nothing has been restored. I have uninstalled the Trend Micro security package but that did not help.

Does anyone have any suggestions, please?


A:Outlook Express 6 Error Messages.

It appears that the problem is with the Trend Micro Pccilin package and I await a response from Trend Micro.


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My Dell Inspiron 8100 went into hibernation before I could plug into an outlet. When I rebooted, all the messages in my inbox were gone. More frustrating/perplexing is that Outlook will no longer retrieve messages from my Mindspring server. When I ask it to "Send/Receive Messages," it looks for the server, finds it, and starts to download messages. The line that shows progress initiates, but then everything freezes up. Messages don't come in, and I'm unable to get out of Outlook w/out Cntrl-Alt-Deleting.

I've tried shutting off my Norton Anti-Virius software, I've spent 2 hours trouble shooting w/Dell and with Mindspring. To no avail.



A:Outlook Express 6 can't pull in messages

In your subject you say Outlook Express but in your post you say Outlook. Those are 2 different programs, can you clarify that. Version numbers may also be of value.

A general response would be to delete the emails at the server in case one of them is corrupt and stopping the others from coming in. If that is something already tried, perhaps you could also list everything else you tried. It would be helpful to not duplicate things that did not work. And are there any error codes?


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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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Outlook express will not delete messages. Does anybody know of a fix for this?Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Outlook Express Will Not Delete Messages

Do you wish to delete all messages, some messages, or messages in a particular folder (s)?

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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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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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Help!!! All of the messages in my Inbox are gone. This is extremely critical to my busines. Can anyone help me?

A:Outlook Express 6 - inbox messages gone!

try this, oe open. local folders/rt click/new type "inbox"/ok and see if it comes up and has your missing mail.

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I let my folder get so big that I cannot open it, or delete it, or anything. My computer just freezes up and I have to do ctr/alt/delete and get out of it. Any suggestions?

A:Outlook Express cannot delete messages

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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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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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The strangest thing just happened. Yesterday I stored an incoming message in an Outlook Express mail folder along with about 200 other messages, and today when I went to look for that message, all the messages I had to date were gone.

I have a PC, with adequate HD space and 2 GB RAM, all my updates for Win XP.

I am truly puzzled and cannot figure out how, only that folder had messages disappear.

Help please.

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All of my messages that were in my sent folder(except for today's messages) are gone. Last night I was sorting thru my messages and checking some links to websites... when the x10 camera popup came on and froze my computer. I restarted the computer and only stayed on a few mins after that.
This morning when I logged on I saw that there were only a couple of new(from today) messages in my sent box.
When I go to Windows, Application Data, Identities, Microsoft, Outlook Express there are two sent folders listed .dbx One is the old one with many letters and one small one. The small (new) one says sent items [1] .dbx
How can I get all my old messages back?

A:Lost sent messages in Outlook Express

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As the title suggests, I don't use Outlook Express, I use Outlook (2007), however, every time I boot up my laptop I get a pop up message from Outlook Express asking if it can compact my messages.

Can anyone advise how I make this go away or what I should do with it? I've seen other threads about it, but the only ones I've found refer to people who are actively using Outlook Express.

Thanks in advance.

A:I don't use Outlook Express....so why is it asking to compact my messages?

Hello - I thnk this is malware arising from hacking. I had this on mine and only ever closed it down. Yesterday in the midst of copying emails to put in a file, a microsoftoffice window opened and at speed higlighted the emails in my in box and removed them.

My uni checked - they are not in the archives

I am trying to get a message about this abuse through to miscrosoft - but can't find the site

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I am running windows ME. I get error message with yellow ! triangle saying "The message could not be deleted"

A:Cannot delete messages in Outlook Express 5

you may have a corrupted mail folder. If you are lucky, it is the
Deleted Items folder, and not the folder you are trying to delete the messages from.

For a corrupted Deleted Items folder:
- Close Outlook Express.
- OE5+: Locate the file Deleted Items.dbx in the mail directory and delete it. You can
use Start, Find, Files or Folders, "Deleted Items.dbx" to find it. .
- Open Outlook Express again. It will create a new empty Deleted Items

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When I receive a message with attachment that has been forwarded several times I have to open each message to get to the attachment. Is there a quick way to open the attachment without having to open each email?

A:Outlook Express Forwarded messages

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Every time I logon on to my Outlook, the messages are empty. I found out that I need to click Start, Run and then type in: regsvr32 inetcomm.dll

This then reveals my messages, but I have to do it everytime I logon.

Is there a way to fix this permanently?


Auckland, New Zealand
6.08 pm Tuesday 11 May 2004

A:Empty messages in Outlook Express

Download, check for updates, and then run ("Fix") CWShredder
(http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html) with no other
applications running in the background.

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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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In OE 6.0 I would like to remove messages from my deleted file by sender address in one fell swoop rather than clicking one each one and holding down the shift key. Is there a way of doing this. When I have used the block sender function, it not only deletes the message currently received but indicates that it has deleted all messages from that sender. Is this a key to the solution---or if not, what is? Thanks much.


A:Outlook Express Remove Messages

To delete multiple messages from a sender you first need to click on the column to sort by the sender(From heading). Then select the first and the last email while holding down the Shift key and then delete the emails. Note that if you are deleting emails from the Deleted Items folder you do not need to hold down Shift when selecting Delete. If you hold down Shift when choosing delete it permanently deletes the email from other folders like the Inbox or Sent but for the Deleted Items folder its kind of redundant. And as I mention above Shift can also be used to select multiple messages as can the CTRL key to pick and choose emails by holding CTRL down and clicking on each message.

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I just installed broadband ([email protected] - cable) 4 days ago. My previous ISP for many years was AOL (good riddance!), which has it's own e-mail system, so I'm not very familiar with Outlook Express. I've noticed two anomalies:

1) It sends some messages twice (recipients have told me so). I have noticed on more than on occasion that after composing a message, clicking the Send button, and closing the compose window, the Outbox still shows a message in it. When I open the Outbox, the message goes...apparently again. Why does it not go (or does it?) when I click Send, and if I've clicked Send, why is it still in the Outbox?

2) I have checked the option to capture e-mail addresses on messages I reply to...but it doesn't. ??

A:Outlook express sends messages twice!

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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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HI All,

When i try to access a email in Outlook i get the follwoing error messages:#

- One or more parts of the message could not be displayed.

When o ok this error i get another

- There was an error opening this message.
There is not enough memory.

I am running windows xp with 4gb of ram and no other applications are running to drain the memory.

Any ideas please help.


A:Outlook express 8 error messages

What version of Outlook are you running? From Office 2000, 2002, 2003, or 2007... and with the Business Contact Manager, or without?

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