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How do I restore individual Outlook Express .dbx files? Answered

Hi, I have recovered files from a blown hard drive and there are 100's of .dbx files found in the email section.(These are what the recovery software thinks are Outlook Express folders). When you try import them through the OE6 interface, there's always an error. It appears that it's looking for a mail "Store" which is composed of a group of related .dbx files. But I have individual .dbx files. So, how can I read the individual files contained within each .dbx file and restore my recovered emails (Sent, Inbox,




Best Answer 4 years ago

You can try:

The user of the Recovery Toolbox for Outlook Express tool can recover mail messages from *.dbx files in the batch mode. If you recover messages in the Batch mode, messages are extracted from *.dbx files one by one and immediately saved to the hard drive. Batch message recovery can be used to recover correspondence from a large number of corrupted *.dbx files simultaneously. The Batch Mode will allows you to considerably save time and effort spent on organizing the process of recovering messages from corrupted *.dbx files.

For more inforamtion: https://recoverytoolbox.com/repair_outlook_express_batch.html

If doesn't help, look at the answer here: http://www.filerepairforum.com/forum/microsoft/microsoft-aa/outlook-express/974-outlook-express-problems


3 years ago

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3 years ago

had a similar problem once, switched to mac os and left behind a hard drive with win vista that wouldn't run anymore, just dbx files left as mail storage, and i coulddn't read some mails when vista still ran. this <a href="http://outlookexpress-thunderbird-dbx.7xl.org">web site</a> helped restoring the files in eml format, it's based on this freeware that's rather difficult to use: https://code.google.com/p/undbx/