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How to convert dba files to pst files ?

September 5, 2011 at 16:27:17
Specs: Windows 7
Am currently using Microsoft Outlook Express. In backing up my emails the exported emails are automatically saved as ".dba" files.

I need to transfer them into Microsoft Outlook 2010 in my new computer - which seems to require Imports as ".pst" files.

Would appreciate advice on how to convert ".dba" files into the ".pst" equivalent so that my emails/folders can be successfully imported into Microsoft Outlook 2010.

Thank you in advance.


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September 5, 2011 at 23:41:00
In Outlook Express look under the 'file' menu for 'import/export' - you have the option in there to export your messages (&Contacts) to a .pst file for Outlook.

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September 8, 2011 at 03:53:34
Thank you for your response.

I have tried using the Export option in Microsoft Outlook Express 6 (which is on my laptop computer).However after carrying out the "Export" command the highlighted exported copy of the emails appears to just 'disappear' - there is no prompt to the user to indicate where the receiving folder should be for the exported copies of the email. I am not able to locate where the destinationof the copied/exported emails are. Could it be because the same laptop does not have Microsfoft Outlook 2010 on it ? There is no sign of any .pst files being created as a resultof the "Export".

As a way to overcome the above, I have used the "Maintenance" option of Outlook Express to create a copy of the emails to be stored in an external hard disk - the end result is that each email is stored in the external hard disk as a ".dbx" file. The task now appears to be to find software to convert the ".dbx" files into ".pst"
files suitable for access by Outlook 2010.I am aware there are converter software packages that can do that. Am I on the right track?

Thanks for your attention.

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September 15, 2011 at 07:58:52
Here's a round-about way to do this:

Download and configure Outlook Express on the new computer.
Close OE.
Copy the dbx files to your profile on the new computer, replacing the existing.
Then, run the Import Wizard in Outlook; it will recognize the dbx files as being part of the OE profile you created.

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