Outlook express 2gb limit exceeded error.

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Hi experts,

Outlook express 2 GB limit exceeded error. I got this kind of error when the folder limit already exceeded and I don’t know how to repair it for there are some files that were damaged and cannot be open due to the exceeded space that I used. Can you please tell me what to do or are there any ways or downloadable application to fix this one? I need your help.

Thank you.

Best Answer by Jim Krueger
Answered By 0 points N/A #178514

Outlook express 2gb limit exceeded error.


It is possibly a virus that is affecting your computer in such a case if you want to save your data then just copy your mails to the computer and then delete them from Outlook and you will be able to solve your problem. If it does not work then you can copy all mails and re-install the program to solve your problem.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #178515

Outlook express 2gb limit exceeded error.


For Outlook Express that exceeds the 2GB limit, the best thing that you can do is to rename that existing DBX folder so that you can start fresh with a new folder that will be created automatically when Outlook Express restarts. 

To rename the file:
1. Open Outlook Express
2. Click Tools
3. Select Options from the dropdown menu
4. Click Maintenance Tab
5. Click the Store Folder button to open the location of the message store
6. Copy the full address from the pop up window for the store location (You can click and set the cursor to the very end on the left side in the address box, hold down the SHIFT key and press the END key. It will highlight the full location of the store, hold down CTRL key and press C to copy).
At this point, please close all Outlook Express-related windows as renaming a .DBX file is not possible if there are windows open for OE.
7. Click Start>click Run and click your mouse in the Open field and hold down CTRL key and press V to paste the location
8. Press Enter key
A window will appear with DBX files in it. The folders found in that window will be the same folders found in the main Outlook Express Window.
9. Right-click on the DBX file folder>click Rename
10. Change extension to .BAK (indicating that it’s a backup)
E.g. Inbox.dbx - Inbox.bak
11. After renaming the file that has reached the limit, close the window and open Outlook Express. The folder that will appear, say for example in step 10, is a whole new and empty folder. Outlook Express will just automatically create it. This applies to the native folders in Outlook Express (Inbox and the like).
This method is used to avoid deleting important emails. Though they may look like they are deleted from the new folder created will be empty, it will still be in the Store location folder.
Jim Krueger
Answered By 10 points N/A #178516

Outlook express 2gb limit exceeded error.



Outlook Express stores messages are a special file with DBX extension. The maximum size of a DBX file is 2Gb. Sometimes, when the DBX files exceed the 2Gb limit, it becomes corrupted and Outlook Express cannot add new emails to the folder, cannot delete emails and sometimes cannot even read the contents of the file. This is called "2Gb problem". Email Recovery for Outlook Express allows you to extract emails from DBX files larger than 2Gb (up to 4Gb). This solves the "2Gb problem".

To solve the 2GB problem, do the following:

1) Use Email Recovery for Outlook Express to extract emails from the Outlook Express folder to Windows folder;

2) Delete the FolderName.dbx file. At the next Outlook Express startup, the FolderName.dbx file will be recreated and of course it will be empty. To find out where Outlook Express stores DBX files, start Outlook Express and click "Tools" -> "Options" -> "Maintenance" -> "Store Folder".

3) Then import your emails from the Windows folder to the Outlook Express folder. To import emails, just drag and drop them to the OE folder. Do not drag all files at once but do it in parts otherwise you will get the 2Gb problem again. For example, you can select about half of the emails in the Windows folder and drag them to the OE folder, then view these emails in Outlook Express and delete/move the unneeded ones. Then, similarly drag the remaining emails.

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