Today, we will be discussing about how to open MBOX file in Outlook and the problems associated with accessing it. But first, let us be aware with MBOX files and why they are important.
Various Email clients create MBOX files. Generally, these files are the extension of a text file which is used to store and arrange email messages. For each mailbox, all email messages are stored in a single, long text file like in a string of concatenated email messages beginning from the header of messages. Though at times it becomes tough to access Thunderbird MBOX files and the reason can be anything. It could be a virus or malware infection or something else. However, you can’t ignore this issue of not opening, as they are very important files. So, one should be aware of the reasons for not accessing those files.
Daily many users encountered the same issue so in the following article, I will try to solve every possible query of many users. Before jumping to solutions let us first know why this issue is happening. So let’s dig in
Reasons for Error ‘’ can’t open MBOX file’’
There can be various reasons for this error but some of them listed below are-
- Hardware failure- MBOX files can become inaccessible due to hardware failure
- Virus/Malware infections- Virus infections can also infect MBOX file.
- Abrupt opening and closing-Sudden opening and closing in email applications may lead to damage file.
Manual ways to access/Open MBOX file
If you wish to open MBOX file then you can try the manual way of doing that by installing Mozilla Thunderbird or Outlook email application. It is a good option for the a user who is facing difficulty to open MBOX file to use the emailing client. You can try the following steps
- Download both Thunderbird and Import export add in
- After installing both applications click Tools>>Import export tools>>Import MBOX file
- Click on Import directly one or more MBOX files in files MBOX import
- While importing MBOX file you can also import sub directories
- Now click on the open button to import MBOX file to Thunderbird application.
Note -This method would definitely help users viewing MBOX file but it has various hitches say
- Novice users would find it difficult to execute.
- It’s not easy to process
- Won’t work if MBOX files are corrupt.
- Tedious to import various MBOX Files.
The easiest way to simply open or view MBOX files to try an Alternate Method
The best way of accessing MBOX files without any hassle is to try Aryson MBOX Converter software that can help a user open, read, scan MBOX files easily without any difficulty. Even files which are popping up errors messages, warnings can also be opened with the help of this software. Any Novice user can also handle it, user need not be techno-savvy for operating it. It has come up with various modes as per the needs of Users.
In Nutshell through this blog, we have tried answering all the basic queries of users who are unable to access MBOX file. We have given two methods available for opening MBOX file manual and an alternate user can go for any method suitable to him or her. The purpose is to just open corrupt MBOX files easily.