Solved How to import .dbx-files?

May 17, 2016 at 05:08:03
Specs: Windows 7
Hi there,
I copied all .dbx-files from my old pc & oe5 to my new one (xp, oe6). I now try to recover them: put them in the folder where oe6 info and new .dbx-files are located, but oe did not recognize them. I copied them to another folder and then tried to import them using oe6 application, but I get error message "no messages where found in folder or another application is using the files".
What do I do?
Thanks a lot for your help!

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May 23, 2016 at 13:23:46
Since an import or complete replacement of files didn't work, try this.

1) Open Outlook Express and create folder named Restore
2) Close Outlook Express
3) Go to where OE6 is storing data and replace the Restore.DBX file with one of the files from your backup (e.g. Inbox.DBX)
4) Make sure that restored file (e.g. Inbox.DBX now named Restore.DBX) is not marked read-only
5) Start Outlook Express
6) Go to your restore folder and move the items out
7) Repeat steps 2 – 6
In that case, if he doesn't see these .dbx files, then try to recover files to a separate folder using OE-Mail Recovery or other software and then import them into OE6. OE-Mail Recovery



#1
May 17, 2016 at 05:42:12
You need the files to be converted to eml format.

Practice on a duplicate set of everything you want to import, using this.

UnDBX
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Intern...
https://sourceforge.net/projects/un...

message edited by Johnw


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#2
May 17, 2016 at 08:07:36
This link may also prove useful; as it discusses how to export them from one version/installation of OE to another. and also how to "import" them as it were if you have simply "copied" them to a cd/dvd or whatever...

http://tinyurl.com/z79j69v

If possible it's better to "export" from a previous installation to a new one (export the files to a whatever storage media, then import from that media to the new installation).

And this link - a list of useful how to... may also be useful/of interest:

http://www.insideoe.com/faqs/how.htm


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#3
May 17, 2016 at 10:01:13
OE is deleting your .DBX files in the store folder as you try to mount them. This is by design. When you attempt to move your store folder you are told you need to close OE and re-open it for the change to take effect. When you close OE these two entries are written into the registry.

"New Store Folder"
"MoveStore"

At this location:
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Identities\{2AE21A20-0784-11DB-AA4D-D78F89BC006D}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express\5.0]

If you remove the two entries before you re-open OE to mount the new store location, your emails will be there and will function as normal. Change your store folder location under Tools, Options, Maintenance. Backup your dbx files and keep them off the computer being used.

Lee


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#4
May 23, 2016 at 13:23:46
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Since an import or complete replacement of files didn't work, try this.

1) Open Outlook Express and create folder named Restore
2) Close Outlook Express
3) Go to where OE6 is storing data and replace the Restore.DBX file with one of the files from your backup (e.g. Inbox.DBX)
4) Make sure that restored file (e.g. Inbox.DBX now named Restore.DBX) is not marked read-only
5) Start Outlook Express
6) Go to your restore folder and move the items out
7) Repeat steps 2 – 6
In that case, if he doesn't see these .dbx files, then try to recover files to a separate folder using OE-Mail Recovery or other software and then import them into OE6. OE-Mail Recovery


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May 27, 2016 at 09:12:46
Thank you guys for your feedback and help. Sorry, that long time did not respond. This is because the issue was solved and I forgot to tell.) Thank you!

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