Outlook Express Repair

January 24th, 2007
Posted by Simon Cortez | Under Email Recovery

Renaming “folders.dbx” file is the best solution to repair Outlook Express. Before, we go ahead describing how to rename “folders.dbx” file, let us tell you what “folders.dbx” file is and what problems it may cause after damage.
The “folders.dbx” is an Outlook Express mailbox file that contains information about other .dbx files of Outlook Express. If the file gets damaged, then MS Outlook Express cannot access user’s data thereby cause data loss. When “folders.dbx” is damaged, you may notice one of the below given error messages while trying to open Outlook Express:

  • 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

These messages indicate corruption in the “folders.dbx” file. After the file is damaged, you need to repair dbx if you want to reclaim the data stored in various dbx files. Until the file is not repaired, Outlook Express cannot open it, thereby you have to bear data loss. One of the solutions to recover data is renaming the “folders.dbx” file.

How to rename “folders.dbx” file

Here are the steps that help you rename the “folders.dbx” file:

1.Close MS Outlook Express.
2.Click Start > Run.
3.Copy the below given location in the Open field.
C:\Documents and Settings\user_name\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{B28D7866-690C-4356-9073-BA696A61D6CB}\Microsoft\Outlook Express
4.Click the OK button.
5.Right-click the “folders.dbx” file and select Rename.
6.Change the name of the file to “folders.old.”
7.Start MS Outlook Express.

When you start MS Outlook Express, the original “folders.dbx” file will be recreated and this file should be working. This is how to perform Outlook Express repair. However, the method described above works in most of the cases, we cannot make it sure that it will work in all cases.

In case, the method described above does not work then you need to use the DBX recovery tool to recover lost data. The Outlook Express repair tool can be used to repair “folders.dbx” file with ease and effectiveness. The software, in fact, is designed to help you repair corrupt files of MS Outlook Express. You can use this software to repair severely damaged .dbx files created using OE 5.0, 6.0, and later versions.

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