There are many email management software out there, but almost none of them would even come close to the Outlook Express program when it comes to the sheer number of features offered. It is no wonder that the program developed by Microsoft has gone on to become one of the most popular email management programs in the world.
As in the case of any other software, Outlook Express is also prone to the occasional hiccups and errors. But almost every Outlook Express error encountered by the user can be resolved using some simple troubleshooting methods.
A common problem associated with the Outlook Express program is the corruption of the DBX files. The Outlook Express software stores the data in the Inbox and Sent Items folders, as DBX files. Each of these folders will have individual DBX files stored in them. These files have a default size limit of 2 GB, and if the size of the files were to go over this limit, then there is the chance of the files getting corrupted. Once they are corrupted, you might need to take the help of third party repair tools to get rid of the corruption.
There are no tools included with the Outlook Express software that can be used for repairing the *.dbx files when they get corrupted. Most of the problems associated with the Outlook Express program can be resolved simply by either renaming or deleting the damaged folder. You are required to configure the settings, so that you are able to view the hidden files and folders on your computer. After enabling the view, you will then have to locate the inbox.dbx, or the Sent Items.dbx files.
Third party programs are required for repairing a DBX file, as they make use of scanning algorithms in order to repair the damaged Outlook Express files. There are several DBX repair tools that you can make use of, and all of them are very easy to install and use. The installation procedure for such repair tools is fairly simple, and you will only be required to follow the on-screen instructions. These DBX file repair tools conduct only read-only scanning, and as such, they are safe to use.
If you extensively use the Outlook Express program for long periods of time, it is likely that you will encounter such an Outlook Express error in the computer. In such situations, you can make use of the tips given here in order to resolve the problems.