Microsoft Outlook Express is the most popular and widely used email client application that comes with various versions of Microsoft Windows OS. All the important data in MS Outlook Express is stored in .dbx file format. In addition to this, Outlook Express stores all DBX files in a special folder on the hard drive with the same name having extension .dbx such as Inbox.dbx, Draft.dbx, Deleted Items.dbx, Sent Items.dbx and likewise. If any of these are missing then the Outlook Express will re-index the entire mailbox and re-create it. Moreover, the DBX file can be copied to another location so that the users can easily take a back up of their mail messages and can efficiently transfer important mail messages to another computer when it is required. Inbox.dbx is generally a dbx file which contains all the incoming mails. Alike other email client, Outlook Express has an inbox folder with Inbox.dbx file extension. All the mails which are coming from other Outlook Express users will get save in Inbox.dbx folder. You can easily access any incoming mails by clicking on Inbox.dbx folder. But sometimes, you may not be able to access any crucial inbox mail due to corruption of Inbox.dbx folder. There are many reasons accountable for Inbox.dbx corruption but the most prominent reasons are mentioned below:
Abruptly system shut down due to power surge and other logical reasons: Your Inbox.dbx may get corrupted if your system gets shut down abruptly at the time when you are processing your mails. The most common reason of abrupt system shut down is power surge. Besides power surge, the other reasons responsible for sudden system shut down are system failure, virus attack, hardware failure, etc. Abrupt system shut down can damage the file structure of Inbox.dbx folder and also makes all the stored incoming mails inaccessible.
Header corruption of Inbox.dbx folder: Header is the most vital component of any DBX file because it contains all the important information about a particular file. It contains the information such as name of the file, size of the file, file format under which file has been saved and date on which file has been created. Any intentionally or accidentally changes to the header of the Inbox.dbx folder can damage the file structure of that particular DBX file. Due to this, your file gets corrupted and it refuses to open. In such cases, the Outlook repair software is the only solution to make your profile accessible again.
Improper compacting: Compacting process takes place when you want to make the folders size smaller. Generally, Outlook Express suggests that you should compact the folders when a particular DBX file doesn’t have enough space to accommodate any new file. Before compacting, you need to select the "File" -> "Work Offline" item from the Microsoft Outlook Express menu. In such a case, Outlook Express rebuilds DBX files in order to erase all the deleted messages forever. If any interruption takes place during compacting process then there are chances that all the DBX files may get corrupted.
Symptoms related to DBX Corruption are stated below:
When you start Outlook Express or try to open the damaged folder, you may get one of the following error messages:
The above error can occur because some of the following reasons:
In this context, you must use tool to fix Outlook Express. This third party Outlook Express repairing software can easily repair corrupted Inbox DBX file within short period of time. In addition, you can apply this tool to recover and restore emails, emails folders and other Outlook attributes from corrupted Inbox.dbx mailbox. This software is highly compatible by all the latest versions of Microsoft Outlook Express such as Outlook Express 4, 5, 5.5 and 6. This software can efficiently resolves all the DBX file errors and thus it supports Outlook Express repair after errors. This is non-destructive and read-only software which makes sure that the original DBX file is in intact. It can repair Outlook Express Inbox.dbx files and restore all the emails and other files from it in .eml file format. You need to have any one version of Microsoft Windows OS such as Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 in order to run the software efficiently. Therefore, this is the most advanced and the best professional DBX file repair software.You can easily estimate the recovery results by reading the review of DBX Repair Software
Easily repair Outlook Express Inbox.dbx file in just 3 easy steps:
Step 1: Download the trial version of this software and Install it to your system to repair Outlook Express. After installing it , you need to launch itby clicking on the desktop icon. Once the softwate gets launched, the main window will appear where you have to click on "Click here to select .dbx files" option as shown in Figure 1
Figure 1 : Welcome Screen
Step 2: Anew window will appear where you can see the list of identities and respective dbx files. You need to select the appropriate DBX file from where you have deleted your mails. After selecting, click on "Next" button as shown in Figure 2
Figure 2 : Select the appropriate DBX file from where you have deleted the emails
Step 3: Lastly, you need to click on "Browse" button in order to select the destination location for storing recovered emails as shown in Figure 3
Figure 3 : Save recovered emails