Step-by-step message recovery from several Microsoft Outlook Express folders. Batch restore.
Easy Outlook Express Repair (download) is used to recover messages from folders of Microsoft Outlook Express e-mail client ver. 5/6 (*.dbx files). This software may be used if part of the messages from the folder is lost or if a folder is corrupt and the mail client is unable to open it.
Easy Outlook Express Repair is both powerful and simple software used for lost data recovery. Folders can be repaired in two modes:
- data recovery from .dbx file of Microsoft Outlook Express
- batch mode, when data is recovered from several .dbx files sequentially
Let's look at the mode of batch message recovery from several files
|Fig. 1. Initial window of the program
This mode is used to recover messages from several .dbx files (Microsoft Outlook Express folder storages). Working with Easy Outlook Express Repair program in the mode of batch message recovery from several .dbx files is mainly the processing of .dbx file list.
Batch message recovery is not available in the demo. A registered copy of the program is needed to launch it. The demo however allows creating, saving and changing batches to recover messages from .dbx files.
You can exit the program at any stage of recovery by closing the batch mode window or by clicking the Cancel button in this window and then Close button or by closing the main win-dow of Easy Outlook Express Repair.
Upon start-up of the Easy Outlook Express Repair the dialog box opens where you can select a file to repair or start batch file processing (fig. 1).
The window contains the following control elements:
- Batch Mode button - starts batch file processing
- Help button - activates Help section
- Home Page button - opens the home page of the program
- About button - opens the program information box. A dialog to enter a registration key can also be opened from About the program window
- Buy Now button (only in demo-version) - opens the buy-page of the program
- Close button - exits the program
Batch file processing
|Fig. 2. Batch repairing window of .dbx files
By clicking Batch Mode button (fig. 1) in the initial window, you'll open the window of .dbx batch file processing (fig. 2).
The window contains following control elements:
- A table, which includes:
- Names of .dbx files, added to the batch.
- Save folders, to which the messages will be saved when recovered from files in corresponding lines.
- Add .dbx file button - activates a dialog box for adding .dbx file to the batch.
- Update .dbx file button - activates a dialog box for changing properties of the selected .dbx file. Button is not active unless at least one file is added to the batch.
- Remove .dbx file button - removes a line with .dbx file reference from the batch. Button is not active unless at least one file is added to the batch.
- New Batch file button - removes all files from the batch (all the lines from table).
- Open Batch file button - activates a dialog box for opening the previously saved batch file (files with .batch extension).
- Save Batch file button) - saves the batch file.
- Start Batch repairing button - starts message recovery from .dbx files, added to the batch.
- Cancel button - closes batch message recovery window.
|Fig. 3. Add file window
Before you start batch message recovery you need to add files to the batch by clicking Add .dbx file button. Clicking on this button activates the add file window (fig. 3).
The window contains the following control elements:
- Input field for path and name of source .dbx file.
- Button for activating Open .dbx file dialog.
- Input field for path to save folder.
- Button for Selecting save folder dialog.
- Add file button - closes the dialog and confirms the .dbx file and save folder choice
- Cancel button - closes the dialog and cancels the choice of a file.
When you first open the window, the input field, fig. 3, is automatically filled with a path to a folder that contains Outlook Express files and a name of a folder that is opened in Outlook Express by default. The path is taken from program settings for current user and his main iden-tity (Identity). On the following activation (when files are already added to the batch), the data in Source .dbx file and Save Folder fields, fig. 3, is taken from line in table, fig. 2, which was active when dialog was opened.
There are two ways to choose a source file and a save folder:
- Entering a path and name of .dbx file to the input field or path to save folder to the input field manually.
Caution! When you enter the file name manually be sure to type file extension.
- Selection of .dbx file or a save folder in the standard Open file or folder dialog.
When opening the Select file dialog you are automatically directed to the folder, indicated in the input the Source .dbx file field. If that folder doesn't exist, the program will choose the same folder that was previously activated through Select file dialog. If the dialog is activated for the first time, the program will open a folder, specified as message storage in the Outlook Express settings for current user and his main identity (Identity).
If you choose a .dbx file in the dialog, activated by clicking button, the input field Save Folder will automatically be filled with a path to the chosen file and folder name, which consists of file name and _repaired suffix.
E. g., to save messages from Inbox.dbx file, Inbox_repaired folder will be added to a directory containing Inbox.dbx file.
If you choose a save folder in the dialog, activated by clicking on button, the program will open a folder, specified in the input field.
If that folder doesn't exist, click the Add file button after choosing the .dbx file and a save folder to add the file to the batch.
If it is not necessary to add a file, you may click the Cancel button to exit the window without adding a file.
Caution! Before adding a file to the batch, be sure to specify the save folder.
A source file or a save folder may be changed in any table line if necessary. To do that choose the line with mouse pointer and click Update .dbx file button. Work-ing with .dbx file changing window is the same as working with add file window described above. If no files have been added to the batch, the Update .dbx file button is inactive.
To remove the previously added file select the line, containing this file and click Remove .dbx file button. If no files have been added to the batch, the Remove .dbx file button is inactive.
To completely clear the batch recovery file, click New Batch file button.
By clicking on Save Batch file button you may save the .dbx files set and recovery folders set into the batch file with .batch extension for further use. To open the previously saved file click Open Batch file button. When opening or saving batch file, the program opens the same folder, to which the previous batch file was saved (or opened from, depending on the last operation). If no files have been added to the batch, Save Batch file button is inactive.
After you've added all .dbx source files and save folders click Start Batch repairing button to start data recovery.
To exit the batch repairing window without starting batch repairing click Cancel button.
|Fig. 4. Messages recovery log
After starting message recovery from corrupt .dbx files Easy Outlook Express Repair shows the window containing details of recovery process, and after finishing recovery it shows a detailed recovery log (fig. 4).
The log contains information about processed files and the number of recovered messages.
Note: The software team development ofEasy Outlook Express Repair do not require donate. Free version of specified Easy Outlook Express Repair is available to anyone, without some kind of limitations, get it right now and check the efficiency in your personal case. This application is not distributed under GNU General Public License (GPL) and similar agreements so it is not open source or free tool.