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Outlook Express stores all emails of a mail folder in a corresponding .dbx file. For example, the Inbox.dbx file contains emails that are displayed in the Inbox mail folder in Outlook Express, the Outbox.dbx file contains emails that are displayed in the Outbox mail folder, and so on.

If you delete several emails in a mail folder accidently, then you can use DataNumen Outlook Express Undelete to scan the dbx file corresponding to the mail folder, recover the deleted emails and save them as .eml files that can be easily imported back to Outlook Express.

Step 1 Find the dbx file corresponding to the mail folder if you haven't done so.
Step 2 Start DataNumen Outlook Express Undelete.
  Note: Before recovering deleted emails in a dbx file with DataNumen Outlook Express Undelete, please close Outlook Express and any other applications that may modify the dbx file.
Step 3
Select the dbx file where the deleted emails are to be recovered:
Select DBX File to be recovered

You can input the dbx filename directly or click the Browse for source DBX file button to browse and select the file.

Step 4
By default, DataNumen Outlook Express Undelete will output all the recovered emails in directory xxxx_recovered, where xxxx is the name of the corrupt dbx file. For example, for file Inbox.dbx , the default output directory will be Inbox_recovered . If you want to use another directory, then please select it accordingly:
Select Output Directory

You can input the directory name directly or click the Browse for output directory button to browse and select the directory.

Step 5

Click the "Start Recovery" button button, DataNumen Outlook Express Undelete will start recovering deleted mails from the selected dbx file. Progress bar Process Bar will indicate the recovery progress.

After the recovery process, if deleted emails have been recovered from the dbx file successfully, you will see a message box like this:

Message Box


Note: The demo version will display the following message box to show the success of the recovery:

Demo Version Message Box

where you can click the "Show Recovery Report" button to see a report of all the recoverable emails, like this:

Recovery Report

But the demo version will not output these emails. Please order the full version to get them.

Step 6 Now you can open a recovered email with Outlook Express by double-clicking the Email icon in the output directory. Or import multiple emails into a mail folder in Outlook Express.