outlook express file dbx corrupt outlook express file dbx corrupt andersgray07 (Electrical) (OP) 30 May 15 16:38 Did a compact on my outlook express account and now everything from august 2013 to now is gone. Anyway to get them back? RE: outlook express file dbx corrupt jalenstuart80 (Geotechnical) 30 May 15 21:39 Apply professional software http://www.dbx.openfiletool.com/ DBX Open File Tool or try to use steps below... Please find here a step-by-step guide to repairing a corrupt inbox or outbox. Remember: When you repair Outlook Express folders, all the original folder content is lost. Follow the instructions below: Shut down Outlook Express Click [Start] Select Find Select Files or Folders Enter the name of the corrupt folder. For example, inbox.dbx Click [Search] When search has found the folder, right-click on it and select rename Call it inbox.old (where inbox is the original folder name) When you restart Outlook Express, a new folder will be created. You will need to repeat the above steps for each folder that is corrupted. The folders used by Outlook Express are called: inbox.dbx outbox.dbx sent*items.dbx deleted*items.dbx drafts.dbx.