Folders.dbx file is missing or damaged?

January 19th, 2010
Posted by Simon Cortez | Under Email Recovery

On starting Outlook Express have you noticed some malicious errors? If there is somewhat corruption in OE .dbx file, then answer is obviously yes. On starting Outlook Express or attempting to send an email message, you may receive one of the following error messages:

  • MSIMN caused an invalid page fault in module Msoe.dll
  • MSIMN caused an invalid page fault in module “unknown”
  • MSIMN caused an invalid page fault in module Directdb.dll
  • MSIMN caused an exception C0000006h in module Directdb.dll
  • Outlook Express: The message could not be sent. There is not enough Disk space.
  • Unknown error has occurred. Protocol: SMTP Port: 0 Secure: No [SSL] Error: 0x800c0131

There could be numerous other errors that you might encounter.


This behavior of Outlook Express occurs if the Folders.dbx file is missing, damaged, corrupt or using the read-only attribute.


To resolve this issue, just rename the Folders.dbx file. For renaming the Folders.dbx file, you need to perform the following steps:

1.Click Start > Find > Files or Folders.
2.In the Named box, type folders.dbx.
3.In the Look In box, click your primary hard disk (usually drive C), and then click Find Now.
4.Right-click the Folders.dbx file, and then click Rename.
5.Type folders.old, and then click OK.
6.Start Outlook Express. This creates a new Folders.dbx file automatically.

Going by above steps, your problem gets solved related to missing, corrupt Folders.dbx file in Outlook Express 5.0 and 6.0. If still you are not able to resolve this issue, then you are left with option of Outlook Express recovery software. This software deals with all kind of corruption issues in Outlook Express 4.0, 5.0 & 6.0.

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