I don't believe you can import a DBX file, though I could be wrong on this point. What I do is save my current DBX files, then copy my old DBX files into the same location. Then, when I'm done, I just copy the recent copies back. Since I rarely need to do this, it isn't to big of an issue or problem, but there are better ways if you need to do this on a regular basis, but they will require more work initially.
Hope someone can help me. I copied some .dbx files (e-mails and e-mail folders) onto a CD for backup purposes and deleted the e-mails.
I need to review one of the e-mails. I put the backup CD in and tried to use the "import" command in Outlook Express to import the .dbx from the CD. I got the following error message:
"No messages can be found in this folder or another application is running that has the required files open"
I looked at Microsofts support website. It gave the following resolution:
This behavior can occur if the files that you try to import have the read-only attribute set. The read-only attribute can be set if you copy the .dbx files to a CD-ROM by using a CD-R or CD-RW device.
To resolve this issue, copy the files to a writable disk (for example, a floppy disk or hard disk), and remove the read-only attribute from the file's properties. You should then be able to import the files by using the Outlook Express import feature.
I did as it suggested. I copied the file to the hard disk and made sure the "read only" box in its properties was not checked. It still will not import the .dbx file. I still get the same error message even though the file is not "read only" on my desktop.
Any ideas on how I can resolve this problem.
Thanks very much in advance!!!