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Convert Outlook Express dbx file to Outlook pst file

Q: Convert Outlook Express dbx file to Outlook pst file

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

Preferred Solution: Convert Outlook Express dbx file to Outlook pst file

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: 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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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 Several years ago I had imported the files into Outlook, although that data did transfer it is now way out-of-date and full of duplicates.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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I want to convert PST file to Office 365 with a third party device. I used many tools but changes only some folders at a time. I have several folders that need to be changed. If you know about any other device that changes all the files in a while.

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If you don?t have any technical skill then the only option you have is using a third party tool like  OST to PST Converter. If you have lost your Outlook mailbox
including all the folders like inbox, outbox, sent-items, deleted-items, drafts, contacts, calendars, notes (To, Bcc, Cc, Subject, Object, Date, and Time).
Read More Info: https://www.bulkecommerce.com/store/ats-ost-to-pst-converter-software-159.html

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I've got my PST located on my external HDD. Imoved the location a while ago and I must have still been on OfficeXP 2002. All my machines are Office 2003 Pro and was wondering if it would benefit me to change the file folders to the new Outlook File Folders format.

Secondly, I've been trying to read up on converting possibilities. Would I just create a new PST (I guess in the same folder on my External HDD) and then move all my folders (Contacts/Inbox...) to the new Personal Folder in the list, then delete the old PST file.

I've read a lot about creating Profiles on the machine via Control Panel--> Mail. If I do that on each of my machines, would that cause any glitches (some error message that a folder is missing or something) whenever I plug in my external HDD and use outlook because the profiles may be slightly different for whatever reason on each machine. Right now, my Outlook runs really smooth in terms of email, contacts and calender.

The only bump I keep getting is if I am writing an email and I click the 'To' button to show my address list, I get a message that the list is missing. It must be trying to look for the contacts folder on another machine's setting, but in reality it should be looking at the same Contact List from the PST file on my External HDD.

A:Convert PST from 97-2002 Folder to the new Outlook File Folders

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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 wasnít aware of that. Thus, had to convert all my .DBX files to .PST.... Need Suggestions Please...

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 have a dead laptop and I need to get the Outlook Express file off the computer. I know with the full version of Outlook I can just nab the .PST file. But I am not sure what hold all the info in OE. I found a whole bunch of DBX files - it there just one main one that has all the email and addresses in it??

Any pointers here?

A:Outlook Express file?

OE stores its data in various .dbx files...inbox.dbx, sent items.dbx, etc. So you'll need to grab all the .dbx files that you want data from.

The address book is a .wab file stored in a different location than the .dbx files. Search the drive for "*.wab" (without the quotes, with the asterisk and dot). If it finds more than one, the one that's the largest file size is probably your address book.

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I have added a couple of extra folders in outlook express, e-bay, to store related mail and Keepers to store items I want to keep.

Problem is the files just disappear from time to time never to return.

Can someone tell me what might be causing this?

Running XR Pro, Pentium 3.2, 512 Ram.


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I had to reformat my hard disk the other day, so, before doing this I went and backed up my address book and I wanted to backup my folders inside OE5.

I did a search for (Folders.*} and Folders.dbx came up. I copied this file also to another partition and went ahead with the format and re-installation of Win98.

Now, after installation is complete, I went and copied the (Folders.dbx which is about 3MB in size)back to the OE folder.

The problem is that when I start OE5 and try to import the Folders.dbx, OE5 cannot see it. Any suggestions ?

A:Outlook Express .dbx file

Did someone tell you it would be called "folders"?

Here's what Technet says:

" Copy the .mbx files to another folder. To do so, follow these steps:

Quit Outlook Express.

Create a new folder to store the .mbx files. For example:


For information about how to create a folder, click Start, click Help, click the Index tab, type "new folder" (without quotation marks), and then double-click the "New Folders" topic.

Click Start, point to Find, and then click Files Or Folders.

In the Named box, type "*.mbx" (without quotation marks), and then click Find Now.

For each mail folder that you want to create a backup copy of, copy the corresponding <filename>.mbx file to the folder that you created in step 2. For example, the Inbox.mbx file is the Inbox folder.

For information about how to copy a file, click Start, click Help, click the Index tab, type "copying" (without quotation marks), and then double-click the "files or folders" topic.

For additional information about backing up mail folders, click Contents And Index on the Help menu in Outlook Express, click the Index tab, type "backing up mail folders" (without quotation marks), and then click Display. "

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My husband and I share one computer. We each have separate email accounts. My husband uses Outlook 2000 for his email (along with his own address book). I use Outlook Express and had by own address book created. Recently, when using Outlook Express, I noticed that my original address book/list was replaced by my husbandís address book/list (which he had created for Outlook 2000. I cannot seem to locate my original address book/list I had for Outlook Express. Can you help me locate the address book for Outlook Express separate from one created for Outlook 2000?



A:Outlook express address file

Outlook Express uses a wab file, so search on the hard drive for *.wab and that will direct you to your address book.

Outlook 2000 uses pab file, so your husband's file would have the pab extension on it.

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Hi, i'm hoping you can help me. I got the KAK virus but have sorted all out, however, since then when i want to send a new email the following message comes up ...

The signature file specified does not exist. This signature feature has been disabled.

i click ok and then can start my message .... can you help me enable this signature file once again?

A:signature file in outlook express

Go into Outlook Express - Tools - Options - Signatures . The virus probably tried to spread by using your Signature option in your e-mail. Delete or remove any Signatures and create a new one if you want to include a personal signature with the e-mails you send. Or leave it blank.

[This message has been edited by RonK (edited 05-16-2000).]

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Does anyone know which files I need to copy for all of my Outlook Express emails and address book so I can transfer to another computer?


A:Outlook Express Email File

OLEXP: How to Back Up and Recover Outlook Express Data

Outlook Express backup and restore


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I have Outlook Express and have recently found that access has been denied to some file attachments attached to e mails sent to me. There is a line at the top of the e mail stating : "OE removed access to the following unsafe attachments in your e mail" These attachments are generally Microsoft Word documents - .doc documents. I have not had a problem previously with access to such documents and attached photos are not a problem. Further I have discovered that all such document attachments that I have saved to files within Outlook Express which I have previously opened and had access to cannot now be opened, access being denied. I have AVG antivirus software on my computer which I run regularly and which has not detected any viruses at all.
Can you help please.

Mr. J. Considine.

A:Outlook Express - File Attachments

Hi Mr. Considine and welcome to TSG.
First thing to check is at the top of OE click on Tools. Then click on Options. Next click the Tab that says security. Uncheck the box next to "Do not allow attachments to be saved or opened that could potentially be a virus". Also uncheck "Block images and other external content in HTML e-mail". These are kind of redundant if your AVG E-mail scanner is on and up to date.
If that doesn't work, disconnect from the internet and disable the AVG and see if they will open. Remember to enable it again before going back on line. Let us know if that works for you or not.

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Good afternoon,

I recently made the switch to Mac and backed up my old emails from Outlook Express (I think) and it created a .pst file.

Now, I searched and searched for how to get those emails on to my Mac, but I've given up and don't really care that much. The reason being, I have an old Sony laptop that is running Win98SE and has Outlook Express on it. The backup was made on an old Dell, then transfered around for a bit before it found it's home on my laptop.

For the life of me, I can't seem to figure out how to "import" the .pst file into Outlook Express. From looking through these forums, I believe I can only do this through using Outlook, not OE.

If anyone can help me, I would be very appreciative. The .pst fils is only 90MB give or take.

A:Outlook Express 6 and the .PST file I can't open

Im not sire you will be able to import a .pst file into Outlook Express as a .pst file is for Microsoft Outlook.

You can try this method thogh.

Open Outlook Express. Click File > Import > in the list select Outlook express 6 (or 4 if its an old version) > Click Next > Select the middle option 'Import mail from an OE6 Store directory' and click OK > Browse to the .pst file and click Next.

Hopefully this will work. If not, go back to the origional pc with outlook express, and follow these steps:

Copy Mail Files to a Backup Folder

To make a backup copy of your Outlook Express e-mail message files:
1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
2. On the Maintenance tab, click Store Folder.
3. Select the folder location, and then press CTRL+C to copy the location.
4. Click Cancel, and then click Cancel again to close the dialog box.
5. Click Start, and then click Run.
6. In the Open box, press CTRL+V, and then click OK.
7. On the Edit menu, click Select All.
8. On the Edit menu, click Copy, and then close the window.
9. Right-click any empty space on your desktop, click New, and then click Folder.
10. Type mail backup for the folder name, and then press ENTER.
11. Double-click the Mail Backup folder to open it.
12. On the Edit menu, click Paste.
13. Close the Mail Backup window.

Export the Address Book to a File

NOTE: This step is very important when multiple Identities are in use. A .WAB (Windows Address Book) file is used by Outlook Express 5... Read more

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hi all! i desparately need to open subject file..i tried to open it with outlook express, but the folder that contains the information couldnt be opened. would so so appreciative! thanks!
"Don't wait for an employer, friend, or mentor to show appreciation for your work. Take pride in your own efforts on a daily basis." D.Waitley

A:Solved: .dbx file outlook express

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Hi, First Time poster on here. I have a problem with Outlook express 6. I have let my sent file folder (sentfiles.dbx) get too big, its at 2Gigs+ and is now corrupt. When I try to look in the sent item file nothing shows up. I need to retrieve some of those sent files as I had not archived them yet to specific folders. I know that Outbox, Inbox and Sent Files should not get bigger than 2 gigs or they become corrupt, I also already know that if I just delete the file Outlook will automatically create new ones getting Outlook to run properly again. What I need to know is if it possible to retrieve my individual emails from the corrupted sent file folder and how do I go about this. I've tried to research it online but I keep getting sent to retrieval software sites that must be purchased, I would prefer doing this without buying anything if possible. Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

A:Outlook Express Corrupt Sent File DBX

Try DBXtract.

How to Use DBXtract

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I received a file that i needed to open...i clicked on the attachment and it said: Graphic1.cdr
i clicked on it and a Mail attachment window popped up and said do you want to open this file? I clicked on open than a error message appeared: This file doesnt have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options Control Panel. What program do i need to open this type of file...and how do i do this?

A:Outlook Express File attachment

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Does anyone know the names of the files that contain the messages in Outlook Express?

Thanks for any help,

A:Outlook Express file names

They have a .DBX extension.

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I have Outlook Express 5.5 which I use as my main e-mail programme. I am going on holidays for several weeks, and there will be internet access available at the holiday location.
I would like to 'upload' the contents of all or most of my e-mail files and folders to one of my webmail files so that I can go on with some e-mail projects I have.

Is there any way to do this? Any advice appreciated.

A:Outlook Express file transfer

Hi rover1...<BR><BR>Tricky... but it can be done. I take it you mean you want to copy e-mails from the Drafts folder of your desktop to the Drafts folder on your Laptop or an on sight computer?<BR><BR>Like I said... tricky. Have a floppy disk ready. First you open the e-mail you want to transfer. Then either on the open e-mail or in the top toolbar of Outlook click "File" then "Save as..." In the new window that pops up... first make sure the file type at the bottom is "Mail(*.eml)". Then name the file and save to a floppy disk. Now you can take the e-mails and load then to any computer.<BR><BR>Now comes the tricky part... getting them back into Outlook. First after you put the floppy into the other computer. Then open the floppy. (My Computer double click A: ) Then reduce the window and open Outlook. Then Put floppy window back up and open one of the e-mails you want to transfer. The key on getting it back into Outlook is to change something in the saved e-mail. Even if you have to change it back. (Good way is to type anything at the end of the last sentence in an e-mail then remove it.) Then try to X out said e-mail. You will then be asked "Do you want to save changes to this message". At witch time you will click the "Yes" button. This will drop the e-mail into the Outlook Drafts folder of any computer.<BR><BR>I don't personally know any other way to do as you ask. Hope I... Read more

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Relatively new PC with Windows {OEM} XP Home SP 2 OS running with
Intel Core 2 Duo E6850
ASUS P5K: Intel P35, PCIE x16
4 GB (2 x 2 GB) Mushkin memory
512 MB NVidia GeForce 8500GT
Western Digital 500 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA 3.0
OK....so I am fine using Outlook Express for sending and receiving
of email so this isn't a major problem but I'm freaked out by the
"regeneration" of .dbx file after I've cleaned out all the .dbx files
(except, of course, the folders.dbx which I've left alone) within
the OE folder within owner/local settings/application data/identities.

Rather than just creating an inbox.dbx folder... my computer/OE
instead makes a folder called inbox (1).dbx and that has never
happened before. All my incoming mail is being stored in that folder.

If I try to rename the folder my inbox emails just disappear. I have
a program called DBXtract that I've used to try and workaround with no
success.... good program but hot helpful with this particular issue.

Could mail settings with my ISP (verizon) somehow affect settings
directly within my OE ? I'm guessing the answer is yes and thinking
my problem may lie with my mailbox/settings at Verizon Central....

Has anyone had or heard of this problem?

Thanks, BILL

A:Outlook Express Generating Odd Dbx File ?

Do you also still have an Inbox.dbx along with the Inbox (1).dbx, or just the one?I'm still looking through Google about this, but here's something you could try. First off, do some backing up first so nothing important is lost forever. A lot of this backing up is redundant, but we want plenty of options left to try.1. Go into your identity and copy the whole darned OE Identity folder into My Documents.C:\Documents and Settings\YourName\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities(You probably only need the folder containing your dbx files, but we're playing it safe.)2. Create a "Backup" folder in OE and move the emails from your Inbox to that folder.2a. Optional. You didn't say exactly how DBXtract failed to help you. But if you doubt it recovered a usable backup of your emails, here is another program (free) that I saw mentioned on several forums.Outlook Express Extraction (scroll down a bit to find it)http://macallan.club.fr/index.htmUnfortunately I haven't found any description of what it looks like, what it actually does, or how to actually use it. But no one said it did any harm. Your choice.2. Empty your recycle bin. This is just to make it easy to find anything you might need to restore.3. Make a System Restore PointNow try deleting the Inbox.dbx (if you have that too) and Inbox (1).dbx again. (I'm assuming you already knew that OE should be closed when doing this?)Restart OE to recreate the new Inbox.dbx. Is your Inbox em... Read more

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I have a document saved on my laptop(windows 98) and it was created by Microsoft Word. I wanted it on my other computer that has Windows XP. So, I just sent the file to myself as an attatchment. It was received, but when I clicked on the attatchment it would not open. There was a message saying it was "unsafe". It is a .doc file. Why does Outlook Express reject it and what can I do to move it over. I tried "save as" but it tells me the file already exists, so I can not change the type file it is, in some way, like somebody at work suggested. Thanks for advice.

A:y does outlook express reject .doc file?

Open Outlook Express
Go to Tools | Options | Security tab

Uncheck Do Not Allow Attachments to be saved ....

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I have been sent a file thru outlook express but cannot find it. I have looked in options but still cannot find it much less open it. must be doing something wrong. If anyone can help I would appreciate it. Thanks, matkernic!

A:file access in outlook express

Tools - OPtions - Security - Uncheck Do not allow attachemnts............

But BE VERYcareful what you open - you should really save an attachment and scan it before opening..

Not sure if you will be able to get it in the current message, it may need to be resent.

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how to see *.dbx file content in C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Identities\{72740160-93C8-11BE-8D0C-9F8520A7A76F}\Microsoft\Outlook Express?
When I make double click on this file, the answer is "dbx was not a valid path file". But i.e. I see my inbox.dbx is 1,5 MB capacity.
Thank you.
The problem is OE deleted my inbox messages and maybe I will be able to find them there.
many thanx.

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I don't recall this being a problem before I upgraded to OE6 but hope someone can help.
When I receive emails with jpg attachments they are listed as expected. If I open the email and right click on the attachment I get the message
'This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel'
I had already done that using mpaint instead of the default MS PhotoEditor (which works fine) If I do it again by going to File Types, scroll down to jpg, browse to Program Files/Windows NT/Accessories/ and select mpaint.exe
I get the same message.
The attachments are fine bexause I can right click on them, Save As, to Desktop and double click opens them in paint. So the fie association I set up works on the Desktop but not in OE.
Am I doing something wrong?

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Hi Guys and Girls, I am running windows 98 and I came accross aa program that enhances Email called Annotis. I thought it would Jazz up my Email as I run a group called Happy Shakers for us people with Parkinsons. Thats why the double letters, sorry.
I did not have outlook Express on my computer. In order to download it I needed to download IE6 which I did. When I tried to download this Attonis I get an error message that says can't find MSIEXEC which I believe is the outlook express program. Trying to get some more information from Microsoft they say the requirements are 350mghz I only have 166mghtz. I reaalize that has nothing to do with the missing file but my computer has slowed to a crawl. I would like your advice. What should I do ? Caan I go back to IE5 and keep outlook express 6.? I believe you can't download outlook express by itself. I am really short of memory and I read outlook express takes quite a chunk. Would that missing MSIEXEC be the maain file for out look which is actually msien.exe. Your advice would be appreciated . thanks Larry

A:Outlook Express File Missing

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I keep getting the error that's designated in the picture ive attached. "Some errors occured while processing tasks..." I get this when trying to send out an email but only when sending some emails. The emails are still apparently getting through to the recipient but im never certain. I assume there is some sort of virus or bug in the outlook files?Here is Hijack log...Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:10:53 PM, on 7/17/2008Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\gua... Read more

A:Virus/bug In Outlook Express File

I keep getting this error in outlook express "Some errors occured while processing tasks. Please review the list of errors below for more details." I get this when trying to send out an email but only when sending some emails. The emails are still apparently getting through to the recipient but im never certain. I assume there is some sort of virus or bug in the outlook files?Here is Hijack log...Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:10:53 PM, on 7/17/2008Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG A... Read more

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NOTE: Perhaps I should have broken this post down into separate posts with separate questions in different forums. If so, I would appreciate being so advised and I will withdraw this post and do the breaking down. I have kept it as one post because the questions arise out of the same facts and perhaps are interrelated.

I have a file in C:\My Documents\My Pictures which contains a photo I took with my digital camera. The file is Type IrfanView and the size is 902kb, and it has a .tif extension. When I open the file, I see the photo I took.

A few days ago, when I was experimenting with my new camera, I went to my Hotmail account through Outlook Express and emailed the file to my daughter, with a copy to myself, as an attachment. The email shows up in my Hotmail inbox, but when I try to open the attachment I get an IrfanView error message telling me that "This is not a valid TIFF file.


Today, I went directly to my Hotmail account (not through Outlook Express) and opened up the email in my Hotmail inbox. But when I returned to my inbox I found that it showed the email as having been sent a second time and as having a size of 468kb. In My Pictures the size is shown as 902kb in the first email, the one I actually did send, it is shown as 1412kb. Well, I opened up this second sending in my Hotmail inbox and when I returned to my inbox it showed a third sending, this... Read more


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I need to know the name of the files and/or folders of the in and outboxes of Outlook Express in WinXP. I'm backing up now to swap hard drives and I REALLY need my mail...

A:Name of Outlook Express folder/file in Win XP

Here is the path (modify for your name/drive/etc.):

C:\Documents and Settings\Name\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{Long Number Stuff}\Microsoft\Outlook Express



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I have an Outlook Express user that just lost their "Sent Items" log. I know in Outlook I can search for *.pst files and then try to recover the user's data.

In Outlook Express, what's the file extension for the user profile.

I'm guessing that this user had the account changed and the original account is still there.

Well..I found half the answer to my question: the file file extension is sentitems.dbx. NOw I'm having a doozy of a time importing the data. Any sugestion??

A:Outlook Express: file extension?


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Can anyone tell me why a file attachment sent using Outlook would not be received by Outlook Express when I send it. Have unchecked the section that says block potentially harmful attachments but still the program does not seem to receive some files.
I am at a loss as to why this happens and have it occur on many different machines not just the one.
Any help or advice would be much appreciated

A:File Attachments with Outlook Express

Will need your OS and version numbers along with names of programs involved in your problem. Always better to post too many details than not enough.

There are a few recent threads on similar problems, check those as well.


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Hi to All on TSG!

Knowing that MS has stopped all support for OE, I wondered if I could backup all the relevant files to a CD in case I need to format my HD.

I know where OE folder is on the C-Drive but how would I go about reinstalling OE? Do I just copy the files from the disc to the C-Drive?

Many thanks

A:Solved: Outlook Express executable file

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I want to keep some of the emails in my Deleted Items file but I also want to cleanout/delete the file-It's huge-over 5000 emails. As far as I can tell, I either have to dump the whole file or delete them one at a time.

If I clean it out will I get reduce frequency of messages to "compact the file to save disk space"? I get it several times an hour now.

Thanks, Jon

A:Outlook Express-Deletions in the Delete File?

Welcome to TSG forums​
I would say you are lucky that OE works at all.

I say this in the nicest confused state of mind as I can...

WHY would you have so many emails in your Deleted
Items folder?

WHY are there some you want to keep, sitting in your
Deleted Items folder?

WHY haven't you been compacting?

1) Always store emails in custom folders. Never store
emails for any length of time in any of the default folders,
the Inbox being the worst folder of all for storage. It can
lead to losing your emails.

2) There is a limit to the amount of emails you keep in a
folder - not so much for the folder itself but the files that
actually run and manage the OE database. They have
the extension: .DBX and are commonly referred to that
way, as dbx files. The larger they are, the more likely
OE will get corrupted.

3) Always compact when prompted. It should come up
after every 100 times OE is used.

Rather than deleting and then saving the emails you want,
you should have been saving the good ones right along.
And emptying your Deleted Items folder right along.
1st step for you is to create some custom folders.

To create folders is easy. In the left pane, you should
have the folder list. Right click on Local Folders->New.
Choose any name you wish to call your folders. You
could save them by various individuals (John, Jane, etc.)
or call the folder "Old Emails." Whatever you like.

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Is Microsoft Outlook Express put the patch on the Outlook Expree E-mail for blocking the VBS file? There's a regular Outlook e-mail that has a patch if the people download it for blocking the VBS file.or When will Microsoft put the patch on the outlook express soon?



A:Is Microsoft Outlook Express for blockingthe VBS file

Bob the best antivirus Attachment protector is yourself, don't open it if you are unsure of it's origins. Saying that, the I Love You Bug certainly had it's own appeal. I was bitten as it had a coworkers name on it who certainly wasn't in love with me, so I wanted to know why... Ten minutes later we all knew something was up.

There is a simple way to view attachments without opening them. Hit Ctrl+F3 and a message source box will open, scroll down and if you see code then it is advisable to delete the entire e-mail. Shift+Delete.

Now, there is another way to transmit a virus and it is through a Signature. The Kak worm is successfully doing that. I was protected the other night from viewing that Signature while in Outlook Express, a prompt came up asking if I wanted to run an activeX component not marked as safe. Being a bit more cautious with my own computer I said no and was rewarded with the reason. The poster was complaining about a signature being added that was calling for a kak.htm file. I also hit Ctrl+F3 and scrolling down the message source, I could read the entire code for the Kak virus. With that said these are my settings for Internet Zones in IE Tools>Internet Options>Security>Custom Level
Running IE5 version 5.00.2314.1003 and Outlook Express 5
ActiveX controls & Plug-ins
Download Unsigned ActiveX Controls
Initialize and script ActiveX Controls not marked as Safe
Run ActiveX controls and Plug-Ins
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I am trying to send a file (mvi) to a friend using outlook express and get a timed out error w/ a error of Ox800ccc19. The file gets to the end and stops, then nothing happens and the error message comes on. I am using windows xp, w/ firefox browser, and have tried outlook express and outlook with both doing the same thing. My digital camera is a cannon A85. I can watch the video but can't e-mail it. I have not been able to send any of my mvi files so far.
Thanks for any help.

A:Having trouble sending mvi file by outlook express

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Augh! Good grief! My bitterness towards Microsoft grows stronger every day:

I use "The Bat!" for e-mail, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a very good alternative to Outlook. Within the past month, I have found that every time I boot up, my .eml file extensions have been bushwacked by Outlook Express. The real interesting part of this is that I can't even find where Outlook Express is starting. I don't have it in my Startup directory, and it's in none of the Run registry keys.

I'm running XP, and did find it in Startup for one of the other accounts on my machine so I removed it from there. The best gag is that when I deleted the Outlook Express folder (since I can't locate IExplorer uninstall anywhere now) it magically reappeared moments later. I deleted from boot Command Prompt to finally kill it, but something is creating the directory on bootup.

Anyone had similar problems, or have suggestions for tracking down the culprit? I'm about at the end of my patience with Microsoft and Windows.

A:Outlook Express re-registering file extensions

I have not encountered that problem, but take a look at the following article and see if it might help you. You could just do the uninstall steps and then not reinstall and see if that takes care of the problem.



Another thing is MS Messenger running at startup also? The two of them are tied together in XP.

I would also run the following command from a command prompt

RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove

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I have Outlook Express 5.5 which I use as my main e-mail programme. I am going on holidays for several weeks, and there will be internet access available at the holiday location.
I would like to 'upload' the contents of all or most of my e-mail files and folders to one of my webmail files so that I can go on with some e-mail projects I have.

Is there any way to do this? Any advice appreciated.

A:(Solved) Outlook Express file transfer

if you have outlook express and you have a hotmail account, and the hotmail account is setup in outlook express, you can just drag your email to the hotmail inbox icon and it will upload it.

so if you have any webmail that works with outlook express you should be able to do it.

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Can you please help me 'coz whenever i open express outlook error is 
showin up and i cant receive or send e-mails. it's written"An outlook 
express store file may be damaged.Pls. use utility such as scandisk to 
verify & repair any damaged

A:An outlook express store file may be damaged.

The recovery of the information that was lost was done with the help of the following steps:
-The list of newsgroups from each news account is re-downloaded
-Subscribed newsgroups are reset and the messages are again downloaded
-IMAP's and the newsgroup folder's synchronization options are reset
-The message rules are edited, that are capable of moving and copying of messages to the folders, other than the Inbox
-The mail folder hierarchy is recreated with the dragging of the folders into place in the Folders list. The folders list will not contain the folders, which are created for the grouping of sub-folders and which do not contain messages. These folders are to be created again
More effective methods to solving your issue
http://www.filerepairforum.com/forum/microsoft/microsoft-aa/outlook-express/1476-error-message-in-oe-6 - here ask any question and get different answers
https://www.repairtoolbox.com/outlookexpressrepair.html Outlook Express Repair Toolbox - paid, but tested many users, and many reviews says that this software is quite good

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On a win98 box I need to export all the files (the emails) from a particular outlook express acount to another folder, preferably My Documents. Then i need to send My Documents from the 98 across a LAN to my WinXP box.

I have not the faintest how to do this. My friend mentioned NetBios( maybe?), which i'm assuming is a file-transfer protocol for machines on a LAN. I'm really new at all this, so assume nothing. If anyone could be of help with explanations, links, etc. I would love you and your kin. Or if you prefer i would leave you alone.

But i could use some advice. Getting files out of outlook express in win98, across a lan to winXP.

A:outlook express on win98 & LAN file transfer

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A friend is missing emails in Outlook Express 6. Every thing seems to be working fine but the inbox is missing email from August 2008 to June 2009. She say she didn't delete anything and there was nothing in her deleted folder. Looking in the store folder I found inbox.bak about 2 gig in size with a date that corresponded roughly to the time she was working with the files.

Things I've tried:

> Importing the messages from the back up file and got the same messages as the current inbox.dbx file minus about 30 of the most recent emails but none of the missing messages.
> Purchased dbXtract to try to recover messages but was only able to extract 23 messages before the screen went blank. Touched spacebar and screen came back showing dbXtract had completed. I tried the same on another machine with more memory and recovered 60+ messages before the screen went blank. I ran dbXtract on the sent.dbx which is over 1 gig and it extracted all emails pretty quick.

My question - does anyone know if there is a Outlook Express recovery tool that would be able to handle the 2 gig inbox.dbx file?

Sorry for the long post

A:outlook express dbx file size limitation

this is a common, known problem.

a couple of years ago i purchased DBXtract and have used it several times, usually successfully.

edit: this program is not fast. it takes some time, brew a pot of coffee or grab a case of beer or whatever. it'll be a while.

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Hi...Can someone please tell me a program to use in reducing the size of a DBX file...I think by having a program that I can open my DBX files with and removing messages so that it is less than 2GB will hopefully allow me to load the files back into Outlook Express..Thanks Hk

A:Reducing the size of a DBX file...to use in Outlook Express

Did you "Compact Folders"?

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I bought a new computer and will be transferring my OE messages to the new computer. When I found the OUtlook Express folder and checked the properties I discovered the folder was a whopping 595MB!! That's crazy!! I keep my OE mail under control and delete old mail on a regular basis. When I checked the Properties of the deleted items.dbx file it checks in at 394 MB. My Deleted Items folder is hardly ever full and I keep my Recycle Bin empty as well.

What do I need to do to empty this deleted items.dbx file COMPLETELY and reduce the size of the Outlook Express folder altogether?


A:What's up with the Outlook Express deleted items.dbx file?

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In Outlook Express is there a way to change the location where it stores your email? We have a very small network in our office (NT on the server and Win98SE on the workstations). Is there a way to have OE store the mail on the server instead of the individual machines? I'd also want to keep eveyone's mail separate. This would be very helpful in terms of having a backup and also when we change computers on the network.


A:Outlook Express Mail File Locations

You can set the directory where OE stores its received messages by going to Tools / Options / Maintenance tab (in OE 5.5, at least), and clicking the button marked "Store Folder".

In the Store Folder window, you can then click the "Change" button, and browse the network to, for example, the user's "Home" folder on the server.

If your network is up all the time, this should create no problems. However, I'm not sure what would happen if a user tried to start OE with no message store available (if the PDC was down, for example).

Hope this helps. At the very least, it will pop your message back up to the top where more people will stop by and read it.

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I must format and reload windowsXP (and everything else) on my computer from scratch. I need to save my outlook express 6 emails (in, sent, etc) and my contact list(s) to restore back on my restored computer. Can someone please tell me how to save thses files and how to restore so them so that I do not lose my emails and address books. Thanks!!!

A:Outlook Express 6 file saving & restoring

Welcome to TSG!

How to back up and to restore Outlook Express data



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When I delete e-mails in Outlook Express 6, there are not showing up in my "deleted" files folder. Anybody have an idea of where they have gone and can I retrieve them?

thanks, Machinepro

A:Solved: Outlook Express Deleted File

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Outlook Express 6 running under XP locks up when I do the following :

New Mail
File Attachment
Select a file to send : Windows Movie Maker 2 Sample File
this is a small file, 628k

At this point Outlook quits responding and has to be killed thru task manager.

I tried this with some mpeg files I created as well that were larger and got the same result.

I should be able to send videos in email, right ?

What is going on ? Any ideas would be helpful !

A:OutLook Express not responding when attaching file

Hi riggo41

Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!
Happy New Year!

Do you have SP2 installed?

Have you been able to attach attachments before?

Let us know

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I have Windows 98, IE 6.0. Years ago, I erased everything that I knew was connected to Outlook Express. Now I want to try it again. I download the ie6setup.exe, which is 6_sp1, from Microsoft. I install Outlook Express. I've done it several times. I set it up and it can receive mail. By the way, from somewhere, it comes up with an old e-mail address I had when I tried it before; so information is in there somewhere. I found some info in user.dat, but am told not to mess with that.

OK, every time I reinstall, I get the message, "The address book failed to load. Outlook Express is incorrectly configured. Please re-install." OE opens anyway, I can receive mail, but if I click on address book, I get a similar message to the one quoted..

OK, it have read posts on several sites that say the *.wab file may be write protected or may be corrupted. So, find it, unprotect it, rename it. and the next time I open OE it will create a new address book.

The trouble is, there is NO *.wab file anywhere on my computer, no matter how many times I go through re-installing and reopening OE. What's going on? Can someone help me? Thanks so much.

A:Solved: Outlook Express 6.0 will not make *.wab file

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