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My Father uses Outlook Express 6 and had thousands of messages in his inbox. Suddenly Outlook Express says the inbox is empty. I think it kind of overflowed. The inbox points to a .dbx file with a size of 1,99 GB. Is there a way to restore those messages?

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Indeed, I just learned the maximum capacity of Inbox.dbx is 2GB but I couldn't find any satisfactory solution yet. –  José Oct 24 '10 at 20:55
    
Te maximum file size of any single file is 2.00 GB. This is a limitation of FAT32. See my answer for a free built in fix that addresses this –  Canadian Luke Jan 24 '12 at 16:18
    
Nope. The max filesize in FAT32 is 4G minus 1 byte. The 2G is a limitation of OE ≤6. –  kinokijuf Jan 24 '12 at 16:29
    
@kinokijuf You're right, appologies to the OP –  Canadian Luke Jan 24 '12 at 19:52
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Checkout UnDBX - it's free. You should probably use it in recovery mode.

http://code.google.com/p/undbx

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Thanks ZungBang, it worked! –  José Oct 26 '10 at 22:44
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First thing, make a copy of all the dbx files to another folder, then use this software to try and recover messages.

http://www.oemailrecovery.com/outlook-express-recovery.html

But its not free, just the best http://www.oemailrecovery.com/buy.html

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