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Does anybody know how we can Convert Outlook Express DBX Files into Outlook PST?

Q: Does anybody know how we can Convert Outlook Express DBX Files into Outlook PST?

I am facing lot of trouble in evaluating how one can import or convert emails from outlook express DBX files to outlook PST as I bought a new machine which has Microsoft outlook wasn’t aware of that. Thus, had to convert all my .DBX files to .PST.... Need Suggestions Please...

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Preferred Solution: Does anybody know how we can Convert Outlook Express DBX Files into Outlook PST?

I recommend downloading and running Outlook PST Repair. It's a PST repair tool that I've used it in the past to recover emails, contacts, tasks and notes from corrupt Outlook files that are damaged or inaccessible. Supports Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013.

You can download it direct from this link http://goo.gl/1bjhSi. (This link will automatically start a download of Outlook PST Repair that you can save to your computer.)

A: Does anybody know how we can Convert Outlook Express DBX Files into Outlook PST?

If you type "Convert Outlook Express DBX Files into Outlook PST" into Google, many procedures are listed.

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I do NOT have access to Outlook Express 6 via the "Normal" methodology. My main PC's motherboard burned out and I resorted to pulling the HDD out of the system and making it an External HDD. This is the only way that I was able to save/access Outlook Express 6's .dbx email files.

So, I DO have full access to the old .dbx files from the old system.

Right after my old PC bit the dust, I went out and purchased a brand new laptop here that is running Vista Home Premium which of course uses Windows Mail as the Email program and uses .eml for the file extention.

I was able to resetup all my Email accounts manually as well as Import my old Outlook Express 6's Contact List files (.wab) format.

The problem I am having is getting the old Outlook Express .dbx folders and files to Import into Windows Mail. I KNOW the .dbx files are NOT compatible with WM .eml format.

I need to know HOW to convert the .dbx files to the .eml format so I can then Import them into Vista's Windows Mail.

Can someone PLEASE help me!

I would be forever grateful!
 

A:Solved: How to CONVERT Outlook Express .dbx Folders/Files To Vista Windows Mail .eml

Hi Katmandu

You have All the .dbx files including the Folders.dbx file?

If so, you should be good to go.

Copy the .dbx files to a folder on the Desktop.
Start Windows Mail:
File > Import > Messages
Select: Microsoft Outlook Express 6
Click: Next
Select: Import from an OE6 store directory
Click: OK

Click: Browse and Browse to the folder on the Desktop and select the folder containing the .dbx files. **Note** when I select my folder, containing .dbx files, it appears to be empty, continue on.
Click the: Select Folder button.​
Verify in the Windows Mail Import window that the path to the folder on the Desktop is correct, Windows Mail has a habit of duplicating the folder in the directory path.
If this happens click the Browse button again and this time Only click the Select Folder button.

Verify the path to the folder containing the .dbx files is now correct.

Click: Next > Next
The Import should begin, an Import Complete message will appear when the Import successfully completes.
Click: Finish

In Windows Mail there should be a folder labled Imported Folder this should contain all the imported messages. You can move your messages to other folders if so desired.​

Let us know if that works for you or not.
 

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I have over 13 years of Outlook Express folders and addresses that I desperately need to convert to Outlook 2007. I should have imported them into Outlook before I made the "Easy File Transfer" to the new Win 7 machine, but didn't know I needed to do that. Several years ago I had imported the files into Outlook, although that data did transfer it is now way out-of-date and full of duplicates.

The up-to-date data is still in my old machine and also in an external hard drive backup. I have isolated the Outlook Express personal folders into .dbx format and the addresses into .wab format.

Is there a way this can be reformatted into Outlook? Or is there some other way? I would probably also need to delete what is already in Outlook first, or I would have many more duplicates.

I welcome any suggestions.

Dick Sevier

A:Convert Outlook Express Folders and Address Book to Outlook in WIN 7

See if this Microsoft tutorial can help.
Import your messages or account from Outlook Express to Outlook - Outlook - Office.com

Please note : there is ........
a link for Outlook and OE installed in the SAME computer
a link for Outlook and OE installed in DIFFERENT computers.

Hope that helps.

Editing ...... I don't use Outlook nor did I ever use OE, so I can't help you much other than to offer you the link above.

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how can i convert or copy the email file from outlook express from 2000 to xp?
 

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I'd like to use Incredimail as my primary e-mail client, but have tons of saved messages and contacts in OE. How can I convert, or otherwise access my OE files to/from Incredimail? (I've hunted 'till my eyes burn) thanx! louis
 

A:Convert from Outlook Express to Incredimail

Dont know anything about Incredimail but if you use Eudora, it will import all your existing emails and addresses.
 

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I am passing through IncrediMail emails to Outlook Express conversion trouble. Previously, I used IncrediMail but now I am using Outlook Express and I need to convert IncrediMail data to Outlook Express but could not succeed for it. Please advise me about How to import emails from IncrediMail to Outlook Express.
 

A:How to convert IncrediMail to Outlook Express

You can use IncrediMail Converter program that can easily solve your entire trouble to convert emails from IncrediMail to Outlook Express. This tool is perfect external utility for instant IncrediMail to Outlook Express conversion with attachments and other details. I also used it for that and I got complete outcome from IMM to OE Outlook Express within few minutes. read more>> http://www.incredimailconverter.com/
http://www.outlookexpress.incredimailconverter.com/
 

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So I got a Blackberry, and want to synch it with email/calendar functions, so I have to switch back to Outlook. Currently running Thunderbird. I'm struggling with getting the messages imported to Outlook Express (I'll worry about Outlook later).

I searched everywhere, found advice to install Netscape Communicator, copy the Thunderbird mail files to the Netscape directory, delete the .msf files, open Netscape and click on all folders. Then go to OE and run the normal import process. Unfortunately, after I select the folder where my mail files reside, I get the following error message:

"No messages can be found in this folder or another application is running that has the required files open. Please select another folder or try closing applications that may have files open."

I have tried moving all the mail files to a new location, opening Netscape to allow indexing, and trying OE, get same error message. And yes, I have rebooted.

Getting a little frustrated over here, and would appreciate any help. I really do like Thunderbird and have no reason to leave other than synching with the new toy! MS really makes everything a pain in the butt.

Thanks
Jackie
 

A:Convert Thunderbird to Outlook Express - HELP

Take a look at http://kb.mozillazine.org/index.phtml?title=Thunderbird_:_FAQs_:_Export_Outlook.

Edit: I know it states what you did with Netscape, but have you tried Eudora?
 

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Hello,
My sister is getting a new pc and her old pc has outlook express (Microsoft office 2003) Is outlook express part of Microsoft office? Anyway she is continually creating backups because her hard drive is about to fail. She is running XP too. My question is, when she gets a new computer, and it will have windows 7 on it and office 2010 or 2013, how do I convert the dbx files to pst files? I probably could just export contacts, but how do I get the other files like emails, appts, etc converted into Microsoft outlook? And also, with the backup, can I restore the files to a windows 7 environment? And when I do that will the dbx files just go to an appdata folder? Can I just grab the necessary files from the backup file to just convert to pst files?
Help I am confused.

I have googled and searched but no one seems to have a clear explanation.

A:Converting outlook express to outlook & backup files

This will be helpful for your Outlook issue:

Moving from Outlook Express to Outlook - Slipstick Systems

Outlook Express is old and outdated and is not apart of the Office Suite. It will use a PST file, I believe, that can easily be ported over to the new edition of Outlook.

Also it should be noted that new PCs do not come with Office preinstalled. They are trials and you will need to buy it on your own.

How did she go about creating the backups? Using software or manual?

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Hello,
My sister is getting a new pc and her old pc has outlook express (Microsoft office 2003) Is outlook express part of Microsoft office? Anyway she is continually creating backups because her hard drive is about to fail. She is running XP too. My question is, when she gets a new computer, and it will have windows 7 on it and office 2010 or 2013, how do I convert the dbx files to pst files? I probably could just export contacts, but how do I get the other files like emails, appts, etc converted into Microsoft outlook? And also, with the backup, can I restore the files to a windows 7 environment? And when I do that will the dbx files just go to an appdata folder? Can I just grab the necessary files from the backup file to just convert to pst files?
Help I am confused.

I have googled and searched but no one seems to have a clear explanation.

A:Converting outlook express to outlook & backup files

This will be helpful for your Outlook issue:

Moving from Outlook Express to Outlook - Slipstick Systems

Outlook Express is old and outdated and is not apart of the Office Suite. It will use a PST file, I believe, that can easily be ported over to the new edition of Outlook.

Also it should be noted that new PCs do not come with Office preinstalled. They are trials and you will need to buy it on your own.

How did she go about creating the backups? Using software or manual?

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Hi
I converted from outlok express on my old win98 machine to a new windows xp computer. I have coppied all the dbx files from my old edition of outlook express.

But for the life of me, I cannot find how to put them (the .dbx filles) into my new edition of outlook express

thanks
sssshhhh
 

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Hello,

I have a flash drive with my backup files and folders from outlook express. I purchased a new pc which came with windows7, which did not come with an e-mail program. So I went and purchased a copy of outlook 2007. How can i import the .dbx files into my new outlook? And i no longer have access to the old pc which had outlook express on it.

Please help!!!!!
 

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Hello,

We want to import our emails and folders from our old computer which uses Outlook Express 5 to Outlook Express 6 (our new computer that uses Windows XP). The problem is when I click on import, I get the wizard which prompts me to click on the 'old email program'. There is Outlook Express 4 and Outlook Express 6...no 5 to choose!!!! So how do I import these files!!

Please help!

Thanks...

Melissa
 

A:How to import files from Outlook Express 5 to Outlook Express 6?

Hi Melissa, Welcome to TSG! First, make sure you can view hidden files and folders and do a search for your OE5 .dbx files. Find > *.dbx
Remember the location!

Then to import from OE5 into OE6, click
File > Import > Messages > OE6, then select "Import from an OE6 store directory" and Browse to the folder containing the OE5 *.dbx files. Make sure they are not set to 'read only'.
 

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Hi,
How would someone save the e-mail files that they have on one computer with Outlook Express and transfer those files to another computer with Outlook?

schoolwork
 

A:Transfering files from Outlook Express to Outlook

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How do I convert Outlook Express dbx files to Outlook pst file. I have tried the import option
 

A:Convert Outlook Express dbx file to Outlook pst file

Hi ljohn21752

Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

Did you try Exporting the messages in Outlook Express *to* Outlook?
In Outlook Express:
File > Export Messages

Or Importing the messages *from* Outlook Express into Outlook?
In Outlook (version?)
File > Import and Export > Import Internet Mail and Addresses > Next > Outlook Express > Next > Finish

What happened when you tried?
 

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Looking for a solution to convert outlook 2010 files into .eml files. Once these files are converted, I need to transfer these files over to mac and import them into Windows live mail. I ave tried other methods but none was up to the mark in transferring the emails. As these files are saved in my pc and not on the server, so IMAP is of no use, and I don’t want to waste time in uploading and downloading on the other end as there are thousands of mails to be migrated.
Please suggest some direct way to convert these files into .eml.
Thank you

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I am an old guy. I tend to like Outlook Express. Some years ago I finally got it customized in terms of text size and layout the way I like. I am used to it. But, it seems to have some kind of fatal flaw - that every year or so MS OUtlook Express's InBox gets corrupted and makes either or both sending or receiving email no longer possible. It is as if after working properly for a year or two the InBox file gets to a certain size and goes haywire. Is there any remedy for this? Is there a more stable version of Outlook Express or another mail program that is very similar but more stable than OE that I can import my settings into?
 

A:Alternative to Outlook Express?I tend to like Outlook Express. Some years ago I fina

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Hi,
can anyone give me a step by step description, how i can export my Emails and the Address book from Outlook Express 6 to another Computer which runs also Outlook Express 6?
I tried already to export the Address book but it only allows me to export it as a *.csv-File and after i put the data on my usb stick and try to import it on my new computer by File - Import - Addressbook, the program keeps asking me for a *.wab-File? (btw: i can only use the: "Text File (Comma Separated Values))" Option, when exporting the address book.

Export and Import from email messages doesn't work either.

Has anyone a really step-by-step description how to do this??

Thank you very much in advance for your help

greets
wizzle2003
 

A:Solved: Import & Export from Outlook Express 6 to Outlook Express 6

Hi wizzle2003

When you are ready to Import the .csv file on the destination computer,
In Outlook Express,
File > Import > Other Address Book
You should then be given the option to choose a Text File (Comma Separated Values)
Then Browse to the .csv file to complete the Import.
Enable Show Hidden Files and folders:

Open My Computer,
Tools > Folder Options > View tab,
under Hidden Files and Folders, verify Show Hidden Files and Folders is selected.
Remove the check mark for Hide Extensions for known file types.
To locate the directory where Outlook Express keeps it's message store:
Tools > Options > Maintenance tab > Store Folder
Note the location, then Cancel out of the window.

Navigate to that directory, copy all the .dbx files to a folder on the Desktop.
Copy those files to a folder on the Desktop of the destination computer.
If you are using a Flash drive to transfer the files, it may take a couple of transfers to complete.

Once all the .dbx files are on the Destination computer,
Open Outlook Express,
Tools > Import > Messages > Microsoft Outlook Express 6 > Next
Select: Import mail from an OE 6 store directory
Click: OK
Browse to the folder containing the .dbx files on the Desktop.
When you reach the Finish button,
You should see a "Congratulations Your data was successfully imported"

If there is more than one Identity in Outlook Express, switch to the other Identities in Outlook Express and repeat the steps above.

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I know this is probably easy but I was curious what the instructions are to convert 2000 .pst to 2003 to take advantage of the available space. I have a user who is working on the 2000 limit and need to upgrade.

Thanks in advance
 

A:Convert Outlook 2000 pst to Outlook 2003 pst

If you, or your user, are/is now using Outlook 2003, I would assume you could just copy the 2000 .PST file over to where your 2003 Outlook is running and then import it.
 

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Hi

I don't know if anyone can help me. My hard drive kind of crashed on me the other night. I couldnt boot up to it. So I installed XP on a new hard drive, and then connected the old drive as a slave. When I did this I could access the data on the old drive (even though I couldnt boot to it). I think the old drive is definitly on the way out, but before it completely goes I want to get all of my old emails off it but I have no idea where they are. When I got the new installation back on the internet, and opened outlook (even opening it from the old drive) the emails didnt show up.

Are they gone forever, or can I still rescue them.

Thanks
Kells
 

A:Outlook express files

Try looking in x:\Documents and Settings\username\application data\microsoft\outlook where x is the old drive, and username is the profile you used outlook under before the crash. Perhaps you can copy that folder to the same location on the new drive...
 

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Does any of you folks know how to find a dbx file on the hard drive when Outlook Express stops carrying it in its dbx folder? I know it must still exist somewhere on my hard drive, but it seems OE has written to my registry telling it this file is no longer needed and since no other application uses it on the computer, I can't find it using the traditional methods.

Thanks.

Arthur

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Hi. In what directory would I find all of my Microsoft Outlook files? I am looking for my mail files on an old computer (hard drive only, no operating system) and I need to bring them over to a new one. I need to find the directory that they were saved in on my old computer (I was running Windows 2000 Server Edition) and I need to know where to move them on my new computer (Windows XP).
Thanks in advance,
AP
 

A:Where are the Outlook Express files

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I have Win XP and Outlook Express 6.00.2900.xxxx

Despite all the help you folks have tried to give me.. I can't seem to get my wife's computer to go into the sleep mode. So, what has been suggested by a friend is to copy all the important files, pics, etc to a CD and start the computer fresh from the XP discs.

She wants to save her address book but, I can't seem to figure out what file to copy to the disc.

Any help appreciated.. thanks.
Bill
 

A:Outlook Express Files

from within the address book export it.
file/export.

i used to do it to a floppy but now a usb mem stick.
 

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hi there,
i have a family member who copied her .pst files from outlook express, when she turned her office laptop in. she has the files on a cd. how can these be imported back into outlook express. i have opened outlook express and when import is selected, it says "no messages found".
any ideas?

A:xp - outlook express 6.0 and .pst files

.pst is Outlook as in MS OFFICE
Outlook Express uses .dbx file format.

http://www.slipstick.com/config/convmsg.htm
may have what you need.
like this one
http://www.aid4mail.com/
(Hmm that will let you convert them to mozilla / netscape format for mozilla mail or thunderbird email client. I would suggest this approach)

If instead of copying she had gone file / export in Outlook I think she could go file / import in OE , but I would not swear to that.

There are many programs available which will read the .pst file and extract the email and save them as .eml files which can be read
http://www.sharewareconnection.com/o...ry-toolbox.htm
Maybe?

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Hi,
I recently reformatted my hard drive, after backing up my mail folders. These mail folders were saved as .dbx files - How do I import them back into OE ?
Thanks,
Celtic
 

A:Outlook Express .dbx files

Try this and see if it works. If you have any current emails in Outlook you want to save then you should first forward them to another email account such as one at Yahoo Email before deleting the corresponding dbx files that they're in as I say below. (Example=If you delete the inbox.dbx file it'll delete the inbox folder and all emails in that folder in Outlook Express.)

Open Explorer and go to c:\windows\application data\identities\a numbered folder\microsoft\outlook express. That's where your current .dbx files are. Right click and delete the dbx files found there that correspond to the one's you have saved. (Meaning, if you saved the "sent items.dbx" file then delete the current "sent items.dbx" file and so on.) Then copy and paste (don't drag and drop) your saved dbx files into that folder. Then close everything and open Outlook and see if your saved emails are there.

[This message has been edited by Kento (edited 02-01-2001).]
 

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My e-mail had a column on the left side of the page with various files such as "sent", "deleted: etc. It has disapeared and I can't seem to find a way to retrieve the column.
 

A:Outlook Express files

Not sure about the version, but from inside Outlook Express, hit the "view" button, then "layout".

Make sure a check is placed in the box next to "Folder list"...

Then apply...

These instructions work for OE 6.
 

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I am putting information on a different computer and was wondering how to transfer my address book from one computer to another??? As far as that goes, how do I transfer any files? Thank you!
 

A:Outlook Express and other files

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I have recently built a new machine win98se,IE 6 ,OE6. I have been succecssful in transfering everything to my new machine but my old emails.I have used my old hardrive as a slave and transfered all of my data that I wanted.Including my mail files .dbx,I copied them directly to my outlook express folder,c:windows/application data/microsoft/outlook express.This has worked in the past when I updated to win98, and when I opened OE the next time any of the folders I copied were there.Now when I open OE non of my new folders are even listed.How can I merge these old folders into my new.
 

A:Outlook express files

You should import them (File/import).

You also need to include Folders.dbx, or it won't work.

Here's some info:

OLEXP: How to Back Up and Recover Outlook Express Data

Outlook Express backup and restore

Good luck,
 

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Hello all.
I got a problem with my fathers computer. I personally havent really dealt much with Outlook express so i was hoping i could get some help from you guys.
For some reason my fathers emails were backed up and are gone now. A dialog box came up asking if he wanted to backup. He presses Yes and now all emails from yesturday till 9months back are gone. Any ideas where i can get them back from? Any help at all will be appreciated. OS that he is running is Win XP Pro and Outlook Express that basically comes with that.

Thanks muchly

Edit: Also i might want to add that there a lot of .bak files in the recycle bin. I believe these might b the old ones? im not sure. I cant find any other .bak files anywhere else. Is there a way to import .bak files into outlook express?
 

A:Outlook Express .bak files

See if the mail is here: C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{F7A9F61B-9E31-485B-8C84-9320A1C84CAF}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

Where it says username it should state your father's name.
 

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Good Morning everyone,
I wonder if anyone can help me. I have saved some of my dbx files from my saved outlook folder to another folder. Now I have put it back in the folder and I can see it there but it does not come up in Outlook.
I have shutdown OE and it still won't show up.
Please help
Thanks
Tappy
 

A:DBX files in Outlook Express Please help

Be sure OE is closed.

Make sure the attributes are NOT read only. Use Windows Explorer, right click on the DBX files in question and check attribute settings.

Rename Folders.dbx to Folders.old. They should be recognized when OE is opened. You will lose sub-folder stucture by doing this. You will have to manually put those back in place.

sekirt
 

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Need some help. I have a folder that I copied off a cdr that has about 50 .bpx files in it. From what I found out, it is outlook express backup files. How do you access these files.

Thank You in advance.
 

A:Outlook Express and Bpx files

Hiya

Are you sure it was .bpx? Could it have said .dbx?

If so, then usually you will see this in the Application Data. If you go to Find Files and type in *.dbx the location will pop up. You may/may not be able to access them if you insert them into that folder.

Failing that, if you rightclick on them and choose Open With and choose Wordpad. Ensure that the box Always Open With is NOT ticked.

Oh, and virus scan first.

Regards

eddie
 

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Hi,

I was helping a friend move all his old Outlook Express files from an old computer to a new one. I burned all the .dbx files from the old system onto a CD and put the disc in the new ‘puter. My friend wanted to look at the files before loading them into Outlook Express and before I could stop him he clicked open the files with Outlook Express Migration 5.0. The icon for all the files changed, and now we can’t import them. The .dbx files within Outlook Express still open.

How do I get the files on the CD to open with the correct program, or get them back the way they were?

Thanks,

Cliff
 

A:Outlook Express and .dbx files

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Outlook Express wouldn't open, I followed instructions and moved .dbx files to a folder on desktop. Now I can open O/E but cannot open new email and everything else lost. How do I put the dbx files including address book back in? Thanks
 

A:Outlook Express DBX Files

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Oh where, oh where did my address book go? Oh where oh where could it be?

OK, seriously, I'm wondering what the heck happened to the .wab (windows address book file) that Outlook Express 6.0 is supposed to be able to import after upgrading to XP.

Did a search and found the file, but when double-clicking as MS instructs, the file appears empty and my sister has hundreds of email addresses.... who wants to re-enter hundreds of addresses? Not me...

So, we successfully imported all emails from a backup, but she didn't backup her addresses, so are they gone? Where did they go? What can we do?

Your help and expertise would be greatly appreciated! Thanks everybody!

A:XP and Outlook Express .wab files

Hi have looked up where outlook express keeps a backup of addresses this is where you should find them.
The location of your .wab and .wa- files is recorded in the registry key HKCU\Software\Microsoft\WAB\WA4B\Wab File Name. If for any reason you need to move the file, be sure to update this registry key. Overwise Address Book will simply create a new file in the default location.

Try that if no luck have a whole 8 pages to try and find them.

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I have recently noticed quite by chance that while at the end of each day my OE6 Inbox, Outbox, Sent Items box and Deleted Items box are empty as intended, the relevant dbx files are not emptied at all and continue to grow as each day passes and to the point where it is no no longer funny.
Am using Windows XP Pro and am seeking advice/assistance/help to cure the problem.
Any ideas folks.??
Many thanks.
Pagey
 

A:Growing Outlook Express DBX files.

Compacting is similar to Defragging.
OE is a Database program. When you delete messages from your folders in OE, the actual files that hold the information, only mark that item for removal later. Most databases work that way. Those OE files have the extension .DBX. They will continue to grow in size with wasted space, if not compacted. While compacting saves disk space, the main reason to compact is to help keep OE running smoothly and prevent corruption of the .DBX files. Compacting does nothing to your existing emails. Caution: Improper compacting can destroy your emails. If compacting doesn't go flawlessly, then the most likely victims are the emails in your Inbox. When compacting by any method, leave your computer alone until it finishes. You should always check off, 'work offline' or actually be offline before compacting. Do not use any programs or open or close anything once it starts until it finishes.

Do not use any of the default folders long time storage of large amounts of emails (Inbox/Outbox/Sent Items/Deleted Items/Draft). OE is known for emails disappearing particularly from the Inbox. Custom folders should be created and used.

Manual compacting is available in all versions of OE. This is the best method to compact OE. Be sure you are offline or that offline is checked in
File->Work Offline. Then click File->Folder->Compact all folders.

If you have XP SP2, you will get a prompt to compact after 100 OE closings, which you should do. ... Read more

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Not a serious problem as much as simply an irritation.
Can't seem to get a midi type background audio file to work
for composing emails.
It works fine using all other types of audio files.....what the heck?
(It seems Internet Explorer 6 w/all the M.S. Updates is disallowing it.)
I tried sending emails with midi type backgrounds with I.E. 7 and it worked fine,
I could even open these emails with the midi's using the I.E. 6 system.
If so, is there a remedy short of converting to I.E. 7?
Thanks..
(P.S. sorry...showing my inexperience with forums.
Wrong thread and don't know how to correct it!)
 

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My wife accidently deleted some folders in our Inbox. Then she deleted the folders after they went into the "Deleted Items" folder.
I have discovered that each folder in OutLook has a .dbx file corresponding to it.
I also discovered that OutLook has a folder where it keeps all these .dbx files.
I also discovered that when you turn off Outlook and turn it back on again, only .dbx files that correspond with folders in Outlook are kept in the "dbx" folder.

My problem is now, how do I get back the .dbx files for the folders that my wife deleted when they no longer appear in the "dbx" folder and no amount of searching on the computer will find them?

Please help.

A:OutLook Express - lost .dbx files

Hi and Welcome to TSF.

I may be able to help, but first I must ask how well versed you are in computers - specifically "directories" (folders). For example, do you know the location of the .dbx files (e.g., c:\documents and settings\username\application data\local...)?

regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Will try and make this short and sweet. I had windows 7 and outlook express on it. The computer crashed. I had to get a whole new computer with windows 8 and just outlook. I have a folder with all my old outlook express emails in it but it is not compatible with outlook and I NEED an email in the old outlook express file. How the heck can I get this? When I try to open the old files it says " must be opened with outlook" Can anyone help me with this.

A:Problem with outlook express files

How did you get Outlook Express to run in Windows 7? Not supposed to be possible.

If you have a copy of Windows XP laying around you could install it as a virtual machine and then maybe open your Outlook Express mail files in it.

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I have just had to reformat my computer. I took it to someone to do this for me that they saved my outlook express files. When I reloaded xp-pro I can NOT move my email folders from where see them under documents and settings into outlook express. When I do the file-import-messages. It can not find the files. BUT when I do a search for all *.dbx I can see all 50 folders. I have taken it back to the computer people twice and they can move some files but not near all the files. Can you give me an answer?
 

A:find files to put in outlook express

50 FOLDERS !

You must have boo coos worth of accounts or identities!

I could use a little more info but let me go with what I can understand here. If you've got your FOLDERS then you can move your mail. One thing that always gets a little confusing at first is that what we call a FOLDER in OE (such as INBOX or SENT ITEMS) is really a FILE in the PC.

If you located your *.dbx files - they are your FOLDERS for OE.

OE is funny about transferring those folders. The main thing is that they have to be CREATED and ACTIVATED from within OE. But it is really a simple procedure. Read this post to learn how you can MOVE MAIL - especially #14

If this is not exactly what you are looking for, or if you have problems - get back with your questions
- Castleheart
 

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Recently I was looking for some E-mail folders I keep in Outlook Express. i probably have 50 folders. the folder were there but about half were empty with the message "There are no items in this view". I looked at the Local Folders file and all my folders were still listed with counts of how many messages were stored there. These seemed unchanged and it listed numbers of E-mails for folders where none were available and the message above appeared. I don't recall doing anything that would affect some folders but not the rest. Can you suggest how to retrieve these lost E-mail messages or do you think they are lost for good?

Jaxson4
 

A:Outlook Express lost files

Hi Jaxson4,

What OS do you have?

Try this:
Do a search for "folders.dbx". Rename all the ones you find to "folders.old".

Rerun OE and see if things are cleared up.

Keep me posted.
 

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My laptop died a horrible death. I have placed all my old outlook express emails and address book on a CD. However I cannot import these files into my new desktop.

After File / Import / messages / browse OE in file D, etc, OE claims that it cannot find the files.

Any ideas?

Noel
 

A:Importing Outlook Express files

Hi - welcome to the board.

The files on a CDR are read only unless you used packet writing. You might try copying them to a folder on the HD and changing the attribute. Maybe they will import then.

You can just do a search for a WAB file – that will be your address book. Replace it with the saved WAB file.

For the mail you can do the same using the various DBX files.

This might help: http://email.about.com/cs/oebackuphelp/
 

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Is there a way to permenantly remove emails in my Outlook Express from my computer?
 

A:Removing Files from Outlook Express

Hi dde

Deleting the email in the Deleted Items isn't what you are looking for?
 

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Recently I converted a good number of Mozilla Thunderbird files to DBX files.
Now I am trying to add and open these files in Outlook Express. I tried moving "sent" DBX folder of files to my sent box in Outlook Express. Initially got a dialog box indicating my security settings would not allow. So I changed my Outlook Express security settings and was able to move into mail message as an attachment which I sent to myself. This message came back but I am still unable to open all these messages and send to my Outlook Express "sent" folder. I need some help as many of these messages are important to me.
 

A:Moving DBX files into Outlook Express

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When I delete a message in my Outlook Express, it is not going into the deleted file. Not sure where it is going! And, as of yesterday when I was searching for messages (which I do a lot because of my business), my deleted file only shows messages through 11/9. And, I also get an error message when searching.

I did a restart of my computer thinking the stuff would reappear, but it didn't. I just deleted a message now, and am not sure where it went because it isn't showing up in the deleted folder.

So, I did a search on Google for the error message. It was called "unknown error has occurred' In the Google results was this solution http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q233264 I tried it and it screwed up my entire OE folder arrangement and did not fix the problem! It said to change the folders.dbx file to folders.old. ARGHHH! I tried to reverse what I did, but it isn't reversable.

Can anyone help with this?

I have Windows XP.
 

A:Outlook Express and deleted files

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It was necessary to do a full system restore on HP (ME operating system). Is there a way to recapture the addressbook and saved emails from the previous installation of outlook express?
 

A:recapture Outlook Express Files

Try doing a search for *.dbx (in My Computer) and see if you can find any old files.
Also the info here may help you.
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=258034

Good luck and welcome to TSG!
 

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I am getting ready to reformat my computer and having a problem in saving some of my files. I’m running W98 with Outlook Express. In Outlook Express I would like to save my “in box”, “sent”, and "draft" box messages so I can put them back in after I format. As I go up to “file” and then “export” and then “message”, I get a message that says “This will export messages from Outlook Express to Microsoft Outlook or Microsoft Exchange. This doesn’t mean a thing to me.

If I go to “file” then “folder’ then “compact” a box comes up showing the contents of the folder being transferred, but I have no idea where this information is going. Can you help????
 

A:Saving Outlook Express Files

Welcome to TSG!!

This site should get you through it. It looks like a lot of infomation but just take one step at a time. I've used it and it works!!
 

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i have a little problem...I want to create a directory without having to add each name one by one. How would i do that from a website.

This is the website that has all the address.

http://www.armorytrack.com/coachesdir.htm
 

A:Import Files into Outlook express

That's not bad at all, actually.
Select all the rows.
Copy.
Paste into Word (believe it or not)
Select all that you just paste, and NOTHING extra.
Hit Table-Convert-TExt to table.
Use a hyphen as the delimiter (might have to type under "Other")
Make sure it shows 3 columns will be used.
Hit Ok.
Copy the table. (Table-Select table, copy)
Paste into Excel.
Save as a CSV file.
Import into OE.

I can't swear it'll work. I don't use OE, but I do believe it'll take a CSV file--check first.
 

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