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How do I convert DBX files to a readable file? Windows XP.

Dec 7, 2008 9:32PM PST

Yesterday I backed up several folders from Outlook Express on an external drive. They are there but in DBX but I can't read them. There was a bunch of badly needed info in my SAVE folder. All of the backed folders are gone from Outlook Express by the way.

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Re: How do I convert DBX files to a readable file? Windows X
Dec 7, 2008 11:02PM PST
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Dec 8, 2008 12:58AM PST

Thanks....will try!

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Re: backed up .dbx
Dec 8, 2008 12:06AM PST

Backing up a file (any file) shouldn't delete the original, of course. So you either must have a very strange backup program or did something wrong.

Anyway, the easy procedure to get your data back is like this:
1. Create a new folder in Outlook Express.
2. Check what new .dbx file is created.
3. Copy your backup file save.dbx over that newly created file.

Ready. All your mails are back.


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Easy tool to convert DBX files to EML (easy to read) file
Jan 4, 2009 1:18PM PST


You can also try the DBX Converter software that will convert DBX files to EML (easily readable file). I found DBX Converter tool as a very accurate software and gives the best results.

Download the software from the following website:

Then you can easily read your Outlook Express DBX files. All the BEST!!!