Outlook Express Recovery - An Introduction

Disk Doctors Email Recovery (.dbx) software is a tool designed for recovering accidentally deleted Outlook Express email messages from any "dbx / mbx" archive or to repair damaged *.dbx files where Outlook Express stores folders containing email messages. This procedure is often referred to as DBX recovery.

Microsoft Outlook Express - Overview

Outlook Express is a somewhat different application Microsoft Office Outlook email client. It is a simplified version of Outlook and as such is offered free bundled with Internet Explorer. Outlook proper comes as part of the Microsoft Office suite for Windows. Outlook uses .pst files. Express generally uses .dbx files for storing emails.

Outlook Express stores its email messages in different formats depending on the version.
  • Outlook Express v 4, which shipped with Windows 98, stored messages in *.mbx files.
  • Outlook Express v 5, which shipped with Windows 98SE, switched to *.dbx files, with a separate file for each mailbox folder.
  • Outlook Express v 5.50 shipped with Windows 2000
  • Outlook Express v 5.5 shipped with Windows Me
  • Outlook Express v 6, which is included with Windows XP, also stores messages in *.dbx files.

As with all storage file systems they are especially prone to file loss and data corruption. This is due to several potential factors. These files are compacted and then reopened often. Anti-virus programs scan mail files. (These can alter file structure.)

Recovery Capabilities

Disk Doctors Email Recovery Software repairs damaged *.dbx files and recovers *.eml files in the selected destination folder as an output once the recovery process is over, which simply can be imported by drag and drop function to a new folder in Outlook Express.

Simple to use for fast email recovery

Disk Doctors Outlook Express Email Recovery Software is accompanied by an on-screen "wizard"; which guides you through the dbx recovery of lost emails from "dbx" & "mbx" files step by step. When all is accomplished you will receive all the recovered emails or repaired Outlook folder.

Disk Doctors Outlook Express Email Recovery (.dbx) recovers emails after:
  • File corruption due to “Compact File or Compact All Folders” option usage.
  • Antivirus trying to scan incoming & outgoing emails sometime causing data corruption to *.dbx files.
  • Huge numbers of outlook express emails in the Inbox or Sent Folders file sometime causing data corruption to the respective .dbx files.
  • Accidental deletion of email or permanent deletion of emails from deleted items folders in Outlook Express.

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Note:Microsoft Outlook Express is a trademark, or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

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Computer System

Disk Doctors Outlook Express Email Recovery (.dbx) is compatible with:

  • Windows XP Professional and Home Edition
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2003 (all versions)
  • Windows Server 2008

At least 64 MB of RAM and enough free disk space for recovered outlook express mails, etc.

Requires Microsoft .Net Framework Version 1.1, however software installer automatically installs and adds support for .Net framework, if it is not present on the machine.

  • Mail recovery supported on *.dbx & *.mbx file formats on Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0, 5.01, 5.5, 6.0 & Microsoft Outlook Express 4.0
  • New Astute-Scan™ technology to locate and recover emails even when the archive file is having intensive damages.
  • It recovers complete email header which provides lot of valuable information apart from “From, To & Subject”.
  • Enhanced search option for locating *.dbx files.
  • You may open recovered messages (*.eml files) directly in Outlook Express.
  • Destination path for recovering messages in *.eml file format could be any (including network) disk visible by the host operating system.
  • Provides new enhanced intuitive interface.
  • Host OS: 2000/XP/2003

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Disk Doctors Email Recovery (.dbx) new and updated Version 2.0.1 (Sep-25-2007)

The latest and most stable version is available for download

What’s different?

We’ve redesigned the application for more accuracy and easier deployment of the Email Recovery software to user machines. This new version recovers data more efficiently and has various new useful features.

This version offers completely new interface which doesn’t require any external dependencies to execute.

Disk Doctors Email Recovery (.dbx) offers a number of significant enhancements including:

a) Select identity option displays all local available identities.
all local available identities
b) Recover data in compressed form, save emails in a zip archive.
compressed form
Simple Recovery Process
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