Outlook Express Store File Damage and Error 0x800c0155

Published: 01st April 2010
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An Outlook Express store file refers to a *.dbx file. For each folder that you see listed in Local Folders of Outlook Express, there is an associated *.dbx file stored in 'Store Folder'. In Windows XP and Windows 2007, this folder is located deep inside 'Documents and Settings' folder and is marked, by default, as hidden. To view its files, you need to first enable 'hidden files view' from folder options. A corrupted store file can cause several issues while sending or receiving e-mails in Outlook Express and most of the times, prompts an error message to inform the user. To recover Outlook Express, you need to apply appropriate DBX Repair solutions, that might help you recover inaccessible e-mails.

Consider, while trying to receive e-mail message in your Outlook Express Inbox following error messages appear:

"An Outlook Express store file may be damaged. Please use a utility such as Scandisk to verify and repair any damaged files. Account: 'Account_name', Server: 'Server_name, Protocol: POP3, Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No

Error Number: 0x800c0155"

Additionally, you receive several copies of an e-mail as a complete POP3 e-mail download session might not be ending.


The above error usually occurs because of corruption of any *.dbx file, generally Outlook Express Inbox.dbx. This can occur for number of reasons like, unexpected power outage, antivirus software scanning, and more.

How to Solve the Issue?

If the corruption has been minor, you can simply compact the Outlook Express folders or otherwise, you need to recreate corrupted folder and restore e-mails. To compact OE folders:

(1) Click File > Work Offline to put Outlook Express in offline mode

(2) Select all the folders by clicking the top of the folder tree

(3) Click File > Folders > Compact All Folders

In case, the issue persists, locate and rename corrupted Inbox.dbx file to Inboxold.dbx. To repair and restore e-mails from this corrupted Inbox, use a DBX Repair Tool. These software can Restore DBX by repairing corrupt *.dbx files and restoring them at default or user specified location.

Stellar Phoenix Outlook Express Recovery is a reliable utility designed to repair corrupted *.dbx files and restore them as *.dbx and *.eml files. This DBX Repair utility can repair corrupted DBX files of Outlook Express 5.x and Outlook Express 6.x. The software is easy to use and install.

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