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MS Outlook Express comes with various versions such as 4, 5, 5.5 and 6 & is one of the popular email client applications used in business organization. The information of Outlook Express is stored in .dbx file format & this file is stored in hard drive as inbox.dbx, sent iems.dbx, draft.dbx, etc. But sometimes you will be unable to access Outlook Express profile & so you may encounter some error messages like error 0x800c0133 inbox empty. However, to fix Outlook Express error 0x800c0133 inbox empty, just follow the method mentioned here and regain access to all your emails. The reason behind such errors is OE profile corruption & this can be caused due to the following:

  • Abrupt system shut down: Your dbx file may get corrupted if your system terminate suddenly when you are accessing your OE profile. The reason responsible for it may be power surge, system failure, virus attack, etc. Sudden system shut down can corrupt the file structure of any dbx folder and also makes all the stored files in the profile inaccessible. Outlook Express Errors Repair Tool comes handy for fixing the corrupt DBX file.
  • Header corruption: Header is the most essential component of dbx file because it contains important information such as file name, size, format, creation date on which file has been created. If you modify the header intentionally or unintentionally then it can damage file structure of that particular DBX file & you will be unable to open the file.
  • Improper compressing: Compression process makes size of folder smaller & you will be able to save space to accommodate any new file. But if there is any interruption while compacting then there is a high chance of DBX files corruption.


When you open OE profile, you may encounter some of the error messages mentioned below:

  • “Outlook Express Folder Sync Window Class: msimn.exe - Application will not start” – The reason behind this error message is due to the corruption of OE folders such as Inbox.dbx, Sent Items.dbx, Outbox.dbx, Drafts.dbx files, etc.
  • “Error 0x800C013C” – You will encounter this error message when the inbox of OE profile gets damaged.
  • “Error 0x800C013E” –If antivirus in your system is interfering with the way your Outlook Express is dealing with messages then you will get this error message.
  • “Outlook Express could not be started. It may not be installed correctly. Make sure that your disk is not full or that you are not out of memory. Contact Microsoft support for further assistance. (0×800c012e)”: This error message may come out if application is not correctly installed or disk space is out of memory.
  • “MSIMN caused an invalid page fault in module "unknown” – This error message may pop out if *.dbx file is either broken or missing & if that particular file is set to read-only.

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But despite of receiving this error message, still you can perform recovery program by using Outlook express recovery software. Outlook Express Errors Repair Tool can repair the corrupt dbx file due to which you may have encountered error messages & recover back all the information without modifying them. You can also restore deleted items folders from OE & can perform the operation on different versions of Outlook Express such as 4.0, 5.0, 5.5 and 6.0. You can also retrieve all OE attributes like appointments, calendar, journals, meeting schedules, RSS feeds, notes, etc & the tool can work on Windows Operating System with utmost ease.

Perform following steps to repair Outlook Express errors:

Step (i): On the home screen you will get an option to select .dbx file as shown in Figure A.

Outlook Express Errors Repair Tool - Main Window

Figure A: Home Window

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Step (ii): Select the .dbx file which you want to fix then you will list of identies of Outlook Express & associated .dbx files.

Outlook Express Errors Repair Tool - Identity Window

Figure B: Select OE Identity

Step (iii): Select the identity and .dbx file & then click on "Next" to start the recovery process. Then you will get pop up box which will ask you to specify the path to store the restored .dbx file. The application scans the selected .dbx file and retrieves all the files.

Outlook Express Errors Repair Tool - Destination Path

Figure C: Set Destination Path

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