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Inbox Info missing in Outlook Express v6.0 - 2GB size


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Gustavo Oporto

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My inbox did not show any information even though the file inbox.dbx shows 2 Gb size. I have been reading that this happens when your inbox or any other folder reaches the 2GB limit. I managed to find my file inbox.dbx. With OE open, I created a folder named inbox2. With OE closed, I erased inbox2.dbx and I renamed inbox.dbx to inbox2.dbx. When I opened OE again, it created a new inbox.dbx. Good, now I can receive mails once again. But, I want to read some unread mails from the old inbox2 and I cant still do it. Is there any way to open up this folder and erase some unimportant mails??
Also, I know of a script that simulates that one is not reaching 2GB and one can keep on adding information to the inbox with no problem. I managed to open the script, but I dont know how to use it on my machine since I formatted it and this script doesnt seem to work anymore. I changed my location where my files are stored to my "D" drive since I was running out of space in my C drive. Here is what the script says:
reg add
"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{xxxx-xx-xxx}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express\5.0" /v "Compact Check Count"/
t REG-DWORD/d 0 /f
Any clues anyone???
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Welcome to GeekstoGo

1. If you changed the location as you were running out of space on C drive - you MUST ensure you have 10% at least free space on your system drive otherwise you will have all sorts of problems of which OE will be only a minor aspect.

2. I wiould not run any script to alter the 2Gb limit

See this, all being well you will be able to recover the messages from backup folders.
http://answers.micro...fc-68b599b31bf5
you may need to follow the links provided on that Microsoft advice
Basically see firstly if you can find the backups
If you are running XP/SP2, or SP3, and are fully patched, then you should have a backup of your dbx files in the Recycle Bin, (or possibly the message store), copied as bak files.

To restore a bak folder to the message store folder, first find the location of the Message Store.

Tools | Options | Maintenance | Store Folder will reveal the location of your Outlook Express files. Write the location down and navigate to it in Windows Explorer or, copy and paste it into Start | Run.

In WinXP, the .dbx files are by default marked as hidden. To view these files in Explorer, you must enable Show Hidden Files and Folders under Start | Control Panel | Folder Options | View.


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Gustavo Oporto

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