OE6 DBX file recovery



Mark Garron
07-09-2005, 10:20 PM
I have a DBX file that appears to be corrupted. I want too extract all
attachments all emails and all email addresses .I have tried
unsuccessfully to use a variety of products.
What can I count on to do the job?

I was shocked too discover the inner working of OE6 and the function of
DBX files. Some one at microsoft must have received a blow too the head
in order to come up with that file structure. Imbedding everything
including attachments in a dbx file seems to be an act of malicious
vadalism. Once recovered I am migrating to a more reasonable email
client.

Mark

PA Bear
07-09-2005, 10:20 PM
Why it happens:

http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/problems/bugs.htm#mailgone
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/IE/community/columns/filecorruption.mspx

Recovering data: http://www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#4
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
DBXtract
http://www.oehelp.com/DBXtract/Default.aspx

DBXtend (additional functionality)
http://www.oehelp.com/DBXtend/Default.aspx

DBXpress (faster, more powerful, with even greater functionality)
http://www.oehelp.com/DBXpress/Default.aspx

OEX (OE Enhancement Program)
http://www.oehelp.com/OEX/Default.aspx
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Avoid Such Corruption in Future:

- Don't use Inbox or Sent Items to archive messages. Move them to local
folders created for this purpose.

- Empty Deleted Items folder daily.

- Disable Background Compacting [N/A in SP2] and frequently perform a manual
compact of all OE folders while "working offline". More at
http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/files/maintain.htm.

- Your anti-virus application's email scanning feature can also cause such
corruption. Disable it. It provides no additional protection.
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE) & Security

Mark Garron wrote:
> I have a DBX file that appears to be corrupted. I want too extract all
> attachments all emails and all email addresses .I have tried
> unsuccessfully to use a variety of products.
> What can I count on to do the job?
>
> I was shocked too discover the inner working of OE6 and the function of
> DBX files. Some one at microsoft must have received a blow too the head
> in order to come up with that file structure. Imbedding everything
> including attachments in a dbx file seems to be an act of malicious
> vadalism. Once recovered I am migrating to a more reasonable email
> client.
>
> Mark

Mark Garron
07-09-2005, 10:20 PM
DBXtract

Does this only extract email addresses? I can't seem to geet it to pull out
emails and attachments.




PA Bear wrote:

> Why it happens:
>
> http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/problems/bugs.htm#mailgone
> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/IE/community/columns/filecorruption.mspx
>
> Recovering data: http://www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#4
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> DBXtract
> http://www.oehelp.com/DBXtract/Default.aspx
>
> DBXtend (additional functionality)
> http://www.oehelp.com/DBXtend/Default.aspx
>
> DBXpress (faster, more powerful, with even greater functionality)
> http://www.oehelp.com/DBXpress/Default.aspx
>
> OEX (OE Enhancement Program)
> http://www.oehelp.com/OEX/Default.aspx
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Avoid Such Corruption in Future:
>
> - Don't use Inbox or Sent Items to archive messages. Move them to local
> folders created for this purpose.
>
> - Empty Deleted Items folder daily.
>
> - Disable Background Compacting [N/A in SP2] and frequently perform a manual
> compact of all OE folders while "working offline". More at
> http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/files/maintain.htm.
>
> - Your anti-virus application's email scanning feature can also cause such
> corruption. Disable it. It provides no additional protection.
> --
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE) & Security
>
> Mark Garron wrote:
> > I have a DBX file that appears to be corrupted. I want too extract all
> > attachments all emails and all email addresses .I have tried
> > unsuccessfully to use a variety of products.
> > What can I count on to do the job?
> >
> > I was shocked too discover the inner working of OE6 and the function of
> > DBX files. Some one at microsoft must have received a blow too the head
> > in order to come up with that file structure. Imbedding everything
> > including attachments in a dbx file seems to be an act of malicious
> > vadalism. Once recovered I am migrating to a more reasonable email
> > client.
> >
> > Mark

PA Bear
07-09-2005, 10:20 PM
It extracts email messages (EML), complete with any attachments:

"DBXtract extracts all mail and news messages from individual dbx files.
After extracting the messages one can drag them from a Windows Explorer
folder into an Outlook Express mail folder."
http://www.oehelp.com/DBXtract/Default.aspx

NB: If the DBX file has been compacted and/or overwritten, chances of
recovering any useful data are slimmer.
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE) & Security

CC: SteveC


Mark Garron wrote:
> DBXtract
>
> Does this only extract email addresses? I can't seem to geet it to pull
> out emails and attachments.
>
> PA Bear wrote:
>
> > Why it happens:
> >
> > http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/problems/bugs.htm#mailgone
> >
> > http://www.microsoft.com/windows/IE/community/columns/filecorruption.mspx
> >
> > Recovering data: http://www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#4
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > DBXtract
> > http://www.oehelp.com/DBXtract/Default.aspx
> >
> > DBXtend (additional functionality)
> > http://www.oehelp.com/DBXtend/Default.aspx
> >
> > DBXpress (faster, more powerful, with even greater functionality)
> > http://www.oehelp.com/DBXpress/Default.aspx
> >
> > OEX (OE Enhancement Program)
> > http://www.oehelp.com/OEX/Default.aspx
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > Avoid Such Corruption in Future:
> >
> > - Don't use Inbox or Sent Items to archive messages. Move them to local
> > folders created for this purpose.
> >
> > - Empty Deleted Items folder daily.
> >
> > - Disable Background Compacting [N/A in SP2] and frequently perform a
> > manual compact of all OE folders while "working offline". More at
> > http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/files/maintain.htm.
> >
> > - Your anti-virus application's email scanning feature can also cause
> > such corruption. Disable it. It provides no additional protection.
> > --
> > ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> > MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE) & Security
> >
> > Mark Garron wrote:
> > > I have a DBX file that appears to be corrupted. I want too extract all
> > > attachments all emails and all email addresses .I have tried
> > > unsuccessfully to use a variety of products.
> > > What can I count on to do the job?
> > >
> > > I was shocked too discover the inner working of OE6 and the function
> > > of DBX files. Some one at microsoft must have received a blow too the
> > > head in order to come up with that file structure. Imbedding
> > > everything including attachments in a dbx file seems to be an act of
> > > malicious vadalism. Once recovered I am migrating to a more
> > > reasonable email client.
> > >
> > > Mark

Mark Garron
07-09-2005, 10:20 PM
Opps I used aproducct called DBXEtract which is different.

I tried DBXtract but it only recovered 20 messages. I know I have about 200
messages in the inbox folder which isn't a large number. Does anything else
work?

PA Bear wrote:

> It extracts email messages (EML), complete with any attachments:
>
> "DBXtract extracts all mail and news messages from individual dbx files.
> After extracting the messages one can drag them from a Windows Explorer
> folder into an Outlook Express mail folder."
> http://www.oehelp.com/DBXtract/Default.aspx
>
> NB: If the DBX file has been compacted and/or overwritten, chances of
> recovering any useful data are slimmer.
> --
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE) & Security
>
> CC: SteveC
>
> Mark Garron wrote:
> > DBXtract
> >
> > Does this only extract email addresses? I can't seem to geet it to pull
> > out emails and attachments.
> >
> > PA Bear wrote:
> >
> > > Why it happens:
> > >
> > > http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/problems/bugs.htm#mailgone
> > >
> > > http://www.microsoft.com/windows/IE/community/columns/filecorruption.mspx
> > >
> > > Recovering data: http://www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#4
> > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > > DBXtract
> > > http://www.oehelp.com/DBXtract/Default.aspx
> > >
> > > DBXtend (additional functionality)
> > > http://www.oehelp.com/DBXtend/Default.aspx
> > >
> > > DBXpress (faster, more powerful, with even greater functionality)
> > > http://www.oehelp.com/DBXpress/Default.aspx
> > >
> > > OEX (OE Enhancement Program)
> > > http://www.oehelp.com/OEX/Default.aspx
> > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > > Avoid Such Corruption in Future:
> > >
> > > - Don't use Inbox or Sent Items to archive messages. Move them to local
> > > folders created for this purpose.
> > >
> > > - Empty Deleted Items folder daily.
> > >
> > > - Disable Background Compacting [N/A in SP2] and frequently perform a
> > > manual compact of all OE folders while "working offline". More at
> > > http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/files/maintain.htm.
> > >
> > > - Your anti-virus application's email scanning feature can also cause
> > > such corruption. Disable it. It provides no additional protection.
> > > --
> > > ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> > > MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE) & Security
> > >
> > > Mark Garron wrote:
> > > > I have a DBX file that appears to be corrupted. I want too extract all
> > > > attachments all emails and all email addresses .I have tried
> > > > unsuccessfully to use a variety of products.
> > > > What can I count on to do the job?
> > > >
> > > > I was shocked too discover the inner working of OE6 and the function
> > > > of DBX files. Some one at microsoft must have received a blow too the
> > > > head in order to come up with that file structure. Imbedding
> > > > everything including attachments in a dbx file seems to be an act of
> > > > malicious vadalism. Once recovered I am migrating to a more
> > > > reasonable email client.
> > > >
> > > > Mark

PA Bear
07-09-2005, 10:20 PM
The number of messages in the DBX file doesn't matter. See my previous
reply.

General OE Caveats:

- Don't use Inbox or Sent Items to archive messages. Move them to local
folders created for this purpose.

- Empty Deleted Items folder daily.

- Disable Background Compacting [N/A in SP2] and frequently perform a manual
compact of all OE folders while "working offline". More at
http://www.insideoe.com/files/maintain.htm.

- Your anti-virus application's email scanning feature can also cause
corruption. Disable it. It provides no additional protection.
--
~PA Bear

Mark Garron wrote:
> Opps I used aproducct called DBXEtract which is different.
>
> I tried DBXtract but it only recovered 20 messages. I know I have about
> 200 messages in the inbox folder which isn't a large number. Does
> anything else work?
>
> PA Bear wrote:
>
> > It extracts email messages (EML), complete with any attachments:
> >
> > "DBXtract extracts all mail and news messages from individual dbx files.
> > After extracting the messages one can drag them from a Windows Explorer
> > folder into an Outlook Express mail folder."
> > http://www.oehelp.com/DBXtract/Default.aspx
> >
> > NB: If the DBX file has been compacted and/or overwritten, chances of
> > recovering any useful data are slimmer.
> > --
> > ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> > MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE) & Security
> >
> > CC: SteveC
> >
> > Mark Garron wrote:
> > > DBXtract
> > >
> > > Does this only extract email addresses? I can't seem to geet it to
> > > pull out emails and attachments.
> > >
> > > PA Bear wrote:
> > >
> > > > Why it happens:
> > > >
> > > > http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/problems/bugs.htm#mailgone
> > > >
> > > > http://www.microsoft.com/windows/IE/community/columns/filecorruption.mspx
> > > >
> > > > Recovering data: http://www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#4
> > > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > > > DBXtract
> > > > http://www.oehelp.com/DBXtract/Default.aspx
> > > >
> > > > DBXtend (additional functionality)
> > > > http://www.oehelp.com/DBXtend/Default.aspx
> > > >
> > > > DBXpress (faster, more powerful, with even greater functionality)
> > > > http://www.oehelp.com/DBXpress/Default.aspx
> > > >
> > > > OEX (OE Enhancement Program)
> > > > http://www.oehelp.com/OEX/Default.aspx
> > > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > > > Avoid Such Corruption in Future:
> > > >
> > > > - Don't use Inbox or Sent Items to archive messages. Move them to
> > > > local folders created for this purpose.
> > > >
> > > > - Empty Deleted Items folder daily.
> > > >
> > > > - Disable Background Compacting [N/A in SP2] and frequently perform
> > > > a manual compact of all OE folders while "working offline". More at
> > > > http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/files/maintain.htm.
> > > >
> > > > - Your anti-virus application's email scanning feature can also
> > > > cause such corruption. Disable it. It provides no additional
> > > > protection. --
> > > > ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> > > > MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE) & Security
> > > >
> > > > Mark Garron wrote:
> > > > > I have a DBX file that appears to be corrupted. I want too
> > > > > extract all attachments all emails and all email addresses .I
> > > > > have tried unsuccessfully to use a variety of products.
> > > > > What can I count on to do the job?
> > > > >
> > > > > I was shocked too discover the inner working of OE6 and the
> > > > > function of DBX files. Some one at microsoft must have received a
> > > > > blow too the head in order to come up with that file structure.
> > > > > Imbedding everything including attachments in a dbx file seems to
> > > > > be an act of malicious vadalism. Once recovered I am migrating to
> > > > > a more reasonable email client.
> > > > >
> > > > > Mark


OE6 DBX file recovery