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The Free DBXtract Will Recover Data from Corrupted Outlook Express DBX Files
 
Posted 6 years ago on 7/11/2014 and updated 11/2/2018
Take Away:

Free DBXtract version 4.50 is available at no charge and it can recover emails from corrupted Outlook Express .dbx files.

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If you use Outlook Express, you could fall victim to the catastrophe of damaged dbx files that hold your inbox, sent and personalized folder messages. These emails have been downloaded to your computer and are typically no longer residing on your ISP’s mail server. In the event your dbx files are corrupted, what can you do? Pay steep fees to an IT professional to get them back for you? Buy a dbx recovery software utility to recover your messages not knowing if it will really work? How about this – a free Outlook Express email message recovery program - it’s called DBXtract and it works!

DBXtract is very simple to use with just one small screen to recover your damaged dbx files. In fact, you don’t even need to install it. The downloaded file is the executable application that you go ahead and click to run. I found it at “http://www (dot) technibble (dot) com/repair-tool-of-the-week-dbxtract-45/” and it downloaded quickly, because the file was small to begin with.

When the screen appears, all you need to do is specify the actions by checking the ones you want applied to the extraction process (By Subject, Remove Re:, Recover Mode, and By Prefix). Under the Input section, you need to specify the path of the Outlook Express dbx files and choose the specific one under the Identity drop down. Then under the Output section, you specify the path where you want the recovered eml (individual email messages) files to be placed. Then just click the Extract button and let DBXtract do the rest!

To add the recovered eml files back to your Outlook Express Inbox or another dbx folder, just open a window to where the recovered eml files are and select all of them. Then open OE and have it display the Inbox or customized folder you want to move the recovered eml files to. Lastly, use the mouse to click on the selected eml files and drag them over to the Outlook Express folder and release the mouse. Then just wait for the selected files to finish being copied to your destination folder in OE.

DBXtract is a free and effective way to recover messages from corrupted dbx files in Outlook Express. If you are on a tight budget and need to get your email messages out of a banged up Outlook Express dbx file, then this is right up your alley. Please visit my website to learn more about my computer repair services.


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