You are unable to find the storage folder for your outlook express database file.
Performing a windows search for inbox.dbx may also return no results.
The database (dbx) files for outlook express are stored in a hidden folder under your documents and settings user profile folder.
Microsoft did this on purpose to prevent end users from tampering with the files and possibly corrupting them.
By default the outlook express database files are stored on your C: drive under your documents and settings folder.
C:\Documents and Settings\USERPROFILE\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\UID (long string)\Microsoft\Outlook Express\
Where USERPROFILE is the user account that you are looking under, and UID is a long string of characters that is a unquie identifier for the Outlook express profile.
It is possible to have more than one Outlook express profile per Windows User profile. These will show up as another folder with a unquie ID as mentioned above.
You may still be unable to browse to these files as by default Windows will hide system and hidden files.
To change this behavior:
Once these settings are changed you should be able to browse to the Outlook express store directory with no problem.
Last Updated: 01/10/2009 12:13 PMblog comments powered by Disqus