Outlook Express Contacts Recovery

Way to restore Outlook Express Contacts

"I am a regular user of Microsoft Outlook Express utility and rely on it for managing my important emails and contacts. Everything was fine up to this point until yesterday, where my OE started functioning abnormally. Carelessly I discarded the issue, however when I started up my OE today. I found that it wouldn’t start up, finally after several attempts I was able to login into my Outlook and find out that all the contacts which I had been saved since the last six months have gone missing. Now what would I do, how can I restore my Outlook Express contacts?"

Microsoft’s Outlook Express is a free email client which comes distributed with Internet Explorer 6. This utility provides user the ability to check for emails using both IMAP and POP connection type. Outlook Express uses .dbx files to store all related data related to it such as emails, notes, contacts etc. However similar to other email clients many a time’s contacts from Outlook Express get deleted due to numerous reasons. But luckily you can restore Outlook Express contacts easily by following manual method or by utilizing third party tool, want to know how? Then just read out this article.

What happens when a contact gets deleted in Outlook Express?

Whenever you delete or lose a contact in Outlook Express, it usually gets moved to the “Deleted Items folder” (similar to Recycle Bin); this folder gives you a chance to restore those deleted contacts. However, contacts which were deleted long before (or) deleted using “Shift + Del” key combination cannot be found in Deleted Items Folder. In such circumstances you need to find other ways to restore your OE Contacts.

Restoring Outlook Express Contacts:

There are two easy ways through which you can restore your Outlook Express contacts on your personal computer. If you backed up your Outlook Express Address book (WAB) file then make use of the first method (OR) if you don’t have an updated backup then use the second method

Method 1:

  • Select “Tools” --> “Address Book” from the menu in Outlook Express.
  • Now choose “File” --> “Import” --> “Address Book (WAB)” from the address book menu.
  • Click on the backup copy of your Outlook Express address book.
  • Click “Open” and then Click “OK”.

Method 2:

There are two ways through which Contacts from OE can get deleted, one is manual deletion and the other is due to DBX file corruption. However whatever may be the reason you can make use of Remo Recover Outlook Express (DBX) software to restore your Outlook Express Contacts in an easy and efficient way.

About the product - Remo Recover Outlook Express (DBX)

Remo Recover Outlook Express is a very smart and effective application through which you can fix and recover deleted contacts with ease. This software has the ability to repair any severely damaged, corrupt, broken or inaccessible DBX file; Other than contacts the tool can also recover other Outlook Express attributes such as emails, notes etc. The recovered files are saved onto an .eml format which can be easily imported to any version of Outlook Express or even on other computers.


How to Recover Contacts using Remo Recover Outlook Express (DBX)?

Step 1: Download and install Remo Repair software to your Windows system. Select the DBX file from where contacts are to be recovered from

Restore Outlook Express Contacts - Main Screen

Figure A: Main Screen

Step 2: Once scanning is complete, recovered contacts along with other elements will be stored to the destination location

Outlook Express Contacts Recovery - Select Destination Location

Figure B: Select Destination Location

Step 3: Browse for the desired location to save the recovered DBX files.

Retrieve Outlook Express Contacts - Recovered DBX

Figure C: Recovered DBX