Hello, I have recently lost a number of local folders in my Outlook Express (OE) which I found in the DBX store. However OE does not read/open them most probably because they are corrupted. This is apparently a common problem. I searched and found a few tools which claim to repair/recover corrupted DBX and I tried three demo versions. None of them was able to repair the corrupted DBX files. One of the tools was honest enough to admit that some files can be beyond repair and it provided a complete disk scan which recovered a number of lost/deleted messages, some of which were originally in the OE local folders i had lost. Although no fix so far, no cost in using the demo versions. A number of experts suggest a tool called DBXPRESS which claims to recover corrupted DBX files. Unfortunately no demo version is offered for proof of effectiveness before purchase. Are corrupted DBX files repairable as the softwar ecompanies claim and if so how and with what software ? As this is a common and potentially disastrous problem, should not Microsoft be persuaded to provide a radical fix to avoid a tedious manual backing up process. Any views/ advice is much appreciated.