.dbx to .pst


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sf903

I upgraded my system and now have Outlook 2007. Before upgrading (I actually did a clean install), I saved all my old emails from Outlook Express (inbox, sent, etc) as .dbx files by exporting them and saving into a folder. I now want to import those into Outlook 2007 and can't figure it out. If I had Outlook Express still installed, then it wouldn't be an issue (just use the import/export function and go through the steps). After lots of online research, I can't seem to figure this out and really need some help. One place said it would work to put those .dbx files on your desktop, use Outlook's import feature, select from another file/program, select Outlook Express, then when it wouldn't find any OE accounts, continue and say yes to import emails from OE. That didn't work. Plus, I can't even find Outlook Express to install. If I could at least do that, then I could import my files into the actual program, export to outlook, and delete the old OE. I found a dbx to pst converter but it costs $50 and I'm sure there is some other solution. Someone please help. Thank you so much!!!.
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sf903

Hi - thank you for your response and the information. Unfortunately, when I saved my Outlook Express info I didn't use the method described in your link. I only have the .dbx files - there's one for each email category (inbox, folders, sent, deleted items, and so on) each ending with .dbx. So what can I do with that? I would appreciate anyone who can help me. THANKS!





outlookmvp wrote on Thu, 01 April 2010 18:11
Did oyu save the entire folder where the dbx files were? You need the
folders.dbx then you can use the method here:
http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/convert_oe.htm

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sf903 said:
I upgraded my system and now have Outlook 2007. Before upgrading (I
actually did a clean install), I saved all my old emails from Outlook
Express (inbox, sent, etc) as .dbx files by exporting them and saving into
a folder. I now want to import those into Outlook 2007 and can't figure
it out. If I had Outlook Express still installed, then it wouldn't be an
issue (just use the import/export function and go through the steps).
After lots of online research, I can't seem to figure this out and really
need some help. One place said it would work to put those .dbx files on
your desktop, use Outlook's import feature, select from another
file/program, select Outlook Express, then when it wouldn't find any OE
accounts, continue and say yes to import emails from OE. That didn't
work. Plus, I can't even find Outlook Express to install. If I could at
least do that, then I could import my files into the actual program,
export to outlook, and delete the old OE. I found a dbx to pst converter
but it costs $50 and I'm sure there is some other solution. Someone
please help. Thank you so much!!!. Submitted using
http://www.outlookforums.com


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Diane Poremsky [MVP]

According to your list, you have folders.dbx... so the method I suggested
will work. Point the mail program (Mail or Live Mail) to the location where
all the dbx files are located.


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Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]

Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com/

Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
mailto:[email protected]

Do you sync your mailbox with a smartphone or pda?
http://forums.slipstick.com/showthread.php?t=39473

sf903 said:
Hi - thank you for your response and the information. Unfortunately, when
I saved my Outlook Express info I didn't use the method described in your
link. I only have the .dbx files - there's one for each email category
(inbox, folders, sent, deleted items, and so on) each ending with .dbx.
So what can I do with that? I would appreciate anyone who can help me.
THANKS!





outlookmvp wrote on Thu, 01 April 2010 18:11
Did oyu save the entire folder where the dbx files were? You need the
folders.dbx then you can use the method here:
http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/convert_oe.htm

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]

Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com/

Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
mailto:[email protected]

Do you sync your mailbox with a smartphone or pda?
http://forums.slipstick.com/showthread.php?t=39473

sf903 said:
I upgraded my system and now have Outlook 2007. Before upgrading (I
actually did a clean install), I saved all my old emails from Outlook
Express (inbox, sent, etc) as .dbx files by exporting them and saving
into a folder. I now want to import those into Outlook 2007 and can't
figure it out. If I had Outlook Express still installed, then it
wouldn't be an issue (just use the import/export function and go
through the steps). After lots of online research, I can't seem to
figure this out and really need some help. One place said it would
work to put those .dbx files on your desktop, use Outlook's import
feature, select from another file/program, select Outlook Express, then
when it wouldn't find any OE accounts, continue and say yes to import
emails from OE. That didn't work. Plus, I can't even find Outlook
Express to install. If I could at least do that, then I could import
my files into the actual program, export to outlook, and delete the old
OE. I found a dbx to pst converter but it costs $50 and I'm sure there
is some other solution. Someone please help. Thank you so much!!!.
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sf903

I got it! Thank you everyone for your help. Even though it explains in your link to use Windows Live Mail to do this, I wasn't thinking and kept trying directly through Outlook. Duh... I need to read more carefully. :) Anyway, opened up Live Mail, did the import, connected it with Outlook, and all is well. Thanks again!.
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