How to Resolve “Folder could not be displayed” Error in Outlook Express – Recover Outlook Expr

Published: 24th August 2009
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Microsoft Outlook Express is an email client that come bundled with Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Windows. Outlook Express stores you critical emails, notes, contacts and other personal data in the form of DBX files. A separate DBX file is created for every default as well as special folder. All of the DBX files and Outlook Express folders are controlled by a single entity, known as Store Folder. The store folder is more prone to corruption and it renders all of your data inaccessible. Some of the corruption causes include network errors, virus infection, interrupted compaction process, increased folder size, application errors and many alike. In such situations, Outlook Express might start behaving strangely and you might need to go for Recover Outlook Express to sort out the problem.

As a practical example of such case, when you attempt to access data from any Outlook Express folder or try to send a mail, you might come across the below given error message:

"Folder could not be displayed, olexpress could not open this folder, possible causes are:
low disk space
low memory"

Although, the error message states that the problem is due to low disk space or memory, but there is no such issue. The major cause of this problem is damaged DBX file, which require Outlook Express Repair to be fixed.

If your data is not critical and you just want to make the Outlook Express functional, then you need not to go for recovery solutions. You can work around this problem by renaming the affected DBX files and restart Outlook Express. When the Outlook Express will be restarted, it will create new DBX files. To rename the DBX files, go through underwritten steps:

1-Click Start-> Search-> All Files and Folders
2-In name text box, type *.dbx, specify primary hard drive in 'Look in' list box and click Find Now.
3-After completion of search, right click on the DBX file in search results and select rename.
4-Rename the file with .old extension and restart Outlook Express.

However this method can resolve your problem and will let you start Outlook Express, but it can not recover lost data. In order to retrieve data, Outlook Express Recovery is required. It is potential through third party applications.

These tools are capable of scanning affected DBX files and retrieving all of their objects. They have right graphical user interface and are quite easy to use. The Outlook Express Repair applications do not alter the original contents of the file as they have read only conduct.

Stellar Phoenix Outlook Express Recovery is the most effective tool to handle DBX corruption scenarios. It repairs and restores DBX files of Outlook Express 6.0, 5.5, 5.01 and 5.0. This software is compatible with Microsoft Windows Vista, XP and 2000.

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