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I didn't know that it would be that easy to fix. Microsoft wanted me to reinstall IE and OE SP2....you saved me a lot of time and work and I thank you very much for that. Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. This is a back up for your Address Book. Source

If you do not find Username.wab, do you find a file named Username.wab~? The shortcuts to start Outlook Express point to the empty folder. XP will rebuild it for you after a reboot. Join Date Jun 2001 Location Albuquerque, NM USA Posts 14,686 pipercub-- Try either compacting or deleting the folder.dbx as described in these two links.

is the best and the problemis solved!!!!!!!!! The application was unable to open the Outlook Express message store Your computer may be out of memory or your disk is full. Which leads to some confusion. Users Helping Users Microsoft MVP - Windows Networking VSOP AUMHA Forum MVM BroadBandReports / DSLR Bill Castner, #12 2006/11/22 PeteC SuperGeek Staff Joined: 2002/05/10 Messages: 28,510 Likes Received: 351 Trophy Points:

It normally is in C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Microsoft\Address Book. I don't need to migrate or export, I just need to know the folder (or registry) location where the mail is stored by default. Reboot and test. Well I searched for them.

Quick Malware Scan and Removal Guide for PC's. More... Copy it to a place that you can easily find. https://www.windowsbbs.com/threads/outlook-express-will-not-open.59646/ So now I need to figure out why the Address Book isn't opening.

One option should be Address Book. When done, close Outlook Express and backup (copy-paste) the whole Outlook Express folder to another location. (e.g. in the root folder of drive C:\ Step 3. Launch OE.7.

Cookies Registration Notice Resolved Outlook Express Will Not Open! http://www.wintips.org/fix-outlook-express-2gb-limit-problem-cannot-send-or-receive-email/ This happens because Outlook Express cannot put any new messages in the corresponding folder. Bookmark your post for easy reference. ================================== Reply With Quote October 30th, 2010,06:44 PM #5 pipercub View Profile View Forum Posts Virtual Resident Join Date Nov 1999 Posts 629 I got Do you find that file?

Thanks again for all the help Bill and Welshjim. http://sauvblog.com/cannot-open/cannot-open-outlook-express-folders.html which version of windows are you running??? Import your account details, if possible.8. In that case you must locate and exclude the corrupted emails from moving. ( The corrupted emails will be deleted when you delete the the INBOX.dbx (& INBOX.bak) files (Step 3)).

The upgrade from OE to Outlook requires a working copy of OE. WindowsBBS.com is completely free, paid for by advertisers and donations. EAFiedler, Dec 23, 2004 #6 r46 Joined: Jan 3, 2005 Messages: 2 I had MSOE could not be started and I reloaded IE 6- solved problem r46, Jan 6, 2005 http://sauvblog.com/cannot-open/cannot-open-outlook-express.html Ballpark salary equivalent today of "healthcare benefits" in the US?

Wow.. All of the .dbx files were marked read-only? To close the Store Location dialog box, click OK.

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C:\Outlook Express) 6. If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members. For each *.dbx file that is found, right-click the file, click Properties, and then clear the Read-only check box. 4. Take a backup (Copy) of Outlook Express storage folder. 1.

Note 1 : If you cannot import (retrieve) emails (Step 5), it means that the corresponding folder is damaged (e.g. inbox.dbx, in the above screenshot). I cleared all the "read only" from all the .dbx files . Check This Out Exit Outlook Express, and then start it again to complete the process.

EAFiedler, Feb 19, 2007 #13 petemetzger@ Joined: May 21, 2005 Messages: 7 I just went to search and looked for .dbx files again, and that very long list still showed up, No such thing! In “Select Program” options choose “Microsoft Outlook Express 6” and press “Next”. 4. You can get a different set of attributes with ATTRIB.EXE than you can with the Property sheet for a folder.

looks and works alot like oe but better http://www.mozilla.org/products/thunderbird/ ComicBookGuy, Dec 22, 2004 #2 dugq Joined: Jul 16, 2004 Messages: 2,653 Hi, can you please double-check that error message, I Top of Page Share Was this information helpful? Clearly unchecking the 'read only' attribute rewrites certain registry entries. Your computer may be out of memory or your disk is full.

Thread Status: Not open for further replies. If you're new to the TechRepublic Forums, please read our TechRepublic Forums FAQ. I used Welshjim's reccomendation of the first link and got down to the step where it said to rename the file to "inbosold.dbx" and restarted outlook express and all the messages Did a thief think he could conceal his identity from security cameras by putting lemon juice on his face?

None of those utilities in Windows XP have repaired Outlook Express. Style Default Style Contact Us Help Home Top RSS Terms and Rules Copyright © TechGuy, Inc. Browse other questions tagged windows-xp outlook-express email or ask your own question. Let us know if it worked. [ Book mark this post to find it again] AntiX-15, Win 7 and Win 10 Reply With Quote October 31st, 2010,04:14 PM #8 Welshjim View

The application was unable to open the Outlook Express message store. For full access please Register. See: http://www.insideoe.com/backup/partial.htm#settingsres http://support.microsoft.com/kb/276511 (which applies to OE6, despite what Applies To section says on the page).