Dissapearing folder in Outlook Express 6.0

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I found a previous thread on this topic here, but still haven't managed to completely solve the problem.

My inbox disappeared after I "compacted" it in Outlook Express 6.0. After poking around, I believe I have found the .dbx file, which is called Pop3uidl and is stored with all if my other mail folders on the hard drive. However, when I open up Outlook Express it is not there. I have tried to import it (doesn't work and says the file is in use) and import it into a different identity (imports the current inbox, but not the folder I need).

Any suggestions on how to make Outlook Express (or any other program) read the file. I can read it in Word, but all of the formatting characters make it essentially useless.

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Try booting into safe mode and importing it there. (You won't be able to send and receive in safe mode, but at least you should be freed up to import it and not get the file is in use message.

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