Reasons for Empty Inbox in Microsoft® Outlook 2010
Microsoft Outlook 2010 is an application that comes bundled with the Microsoft Office 2010 productivity suite. It is developed by Microsoft Corporation for the convenience of its users. This is a social connector. This is a successor of Microsoft Outlook 2007 and Microsoft Outlook 2003. It uses most advanced techniques to access e-mails that you receive in your inbox. Like other features of Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft Outlook 2010 is also one of the most advanced and widely used features. It adds functionality to the Microsoft Office application. Microsoft Outlook 2010 helps users to connect to and receive updates from their own social networks. This supports numerous social networks like MySpace, Facebook, Windows Live Messenger, etc. Even though it is equipped with latest techniques, there might arise several issues within it, and one among them is "Inbox is empty in Microsoft Outlook 2010.
Following are some reasons due to which inbox is found empty in Microsoft Outlook 2010 and the tips to fix it:
- Repairing DBX files
- Removing read-only attribute of DBX file
Empty inbox problem in Microsoft Outlook 2010 might occur due to several reasons. When this problem occurs, users can not find any messages in the Inbox. Instead, the mails might be stored at some other place, and there are chances for losing these mails. This problem might be caused due to unexpected shutdown, file oversize issues, antivirus scanning, background compaction, presence of bugs, etc. Another main reason for this issue is insufficient and low disk space and memory. It could also appear due to corrupted DBX files or if the DBX file is set to read only.
Repairing DBX Files
In order to resolve this issue, you could repair the corrupted DBX files. This could be done by renaming, repairing, or deleting the DBX files. In order to delete or rename this DBX folder, the foremost thing you need to perform is to locate it with the help of Windows file search option and then repair it. Users are recommended to use any third-party software to repair the corrupted DBX files. These repair tools can be easily installed to repair and restore these corrupted DBX files.
Removing Read-only Attribute of DBX File
By removing or resetting the read-only DBX files, you can resolve this issue. For this, users are recommended to remove the read-only attribute of 'Inbox.dbx' file. In order to perform this, users have to locate the file using Windows file search option or with the help of 'Find' or 'Search' option. Then right-click to view its Properties. From this, remove its 'Read only' check box. Then select 'Apply' button in order to save the settings.
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