Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Fixing Error 0x800c0133/0x800c0131 In Outlook Express

Sometimes while using Outlook Express as your primary email application, you would have come across an error message that says: Error 0x800c0133/0x800C0131. This would restrict you from viewing the messages in your email application. According to the Outlook Express help, these issues arise if your size of inbox.dbx or other.dbx is bigger than 2GB. This is because as pin the case of Outlook Express, a .dbx file should not exceed 2 GBytes.

But you don’t have to worry in case of such Outlook Express problems. You can use the following instructions provided by the Outlook Express help to fix the issue:

Locating and checking the size of .dbx file:
  • First, you need to launch Outlook Express in your system and click on Tools, followed by on Options.
  • Now, you need to click on the Maintenance tab and then on the Store Folder. You would get a pop-up message, wherein you need to copy the path. Now, click on the Start menu, select Run, paste path and open it.
  • In the next step, you will see the .dbx file in the explore option. Now, you can check their size if it is more than 2 GB and causing the Outlook Express problems. If you also find the file inbox.dbx to be larger, you need to create a new inbox.dbx file.
Creating a new inbox.dbx file
  • For creating a new inbox.dbx file, you need to launch Outlook Express and right click on Local Folders followed by New Folder... Now, name the file by typing something specific such as BackUpInbox within Local Folders.
  • After naming the file, close Outlook Express and navigate to explore which will be the location of the .dbx file.
  • Here, you will be able to see a new file by the name BackUpInbox.dbx or something that bears the same name as new folder name that you have created. Now, you can delete the file
  • Now, you need to rename inbox.dbx to the name you have just deleted. Again, rename inbox.dbx to new folder name that you created earlier i.e. BackUpInbox.dbx.
  • In the next step, you can re-launch Outlook Express. Here, you will be able to see that all the mails in inbox have been moved to new folder.
  • You can now test sent/receive mail to check if you have received the message into your inbox.
By following these instructions, you can easily fix the Error 0x800c0133/0x800C0131 in Outlook Express. To get more assistance on such issues, feel free to contact our technical support team.

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