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15-Nov-2002, 10:11 PM #1
What folder does Outlook put email in?
I was wondering if anyone knew what folder outlook and outlood express put the email into? Thanx




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15-Nov-2002, 10:15 PM #2
If you are talking about the individual folders such as inbox, deleted, etc.......
in your search box, type in *.dbx


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15-Nov-2002, 11:31 PM #3
Outlook Express uses *.DBX files for each box (inbox, outbox, etc.).
Typical directory: C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook Express\Mail

Outlook stores the mail boxes in one *.PST file (usually outlook.pst).
Typical directory: C:\WINDOWS\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
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16-Nov-2002, 03:22 AM #4
Your e-mail messages are stored in *.dbx files.

To determine the location of your store, in Outlook Express click Tools/Options/Maintenance/Store folder.
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26-Apr-2003, 10:18 PM #5
so, is there any way to open dbx files? i put an old hd in a new pc and was hoping to retrieve and store/transfer old e-mail messages from the old hd to the new one, but i can't find them to open them. i have Outlook 5.5 on the old hd and Outlook 6.0 on the new one, but i when i open Outlook on the old hd, it opens as the new version of Outlook with none of my old e-mails.
i can find the dbx files but i can't figure out how to open the old ones or get Outlook to open them.

thanks!
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27-Apr-2003, 03:39 PM #6
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27-Apr-2003, 04:46 PM #7
Have a look at <A HREF="http://chattanooga.net/~scochran/DBXtract.htm">DBXtract</A>

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27-Apr-2003, 05:53 PM #8
thank, Tony!
i knew somebody out there would know of there some nifty utility to deal with this....but what an ordeal! i am surprised out how difficult and tedious this is (even with the DBXtract).

thanks again!
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28-Apr-2003, 03:13 AM #9
I had to do this for a guy at work (the getting old emails into a new Outlook), and I just imported the old ones from within Outlook, no dramas, no hassles.
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28-Apr-2003, 05:24 AM #10
i woulda if i coulda...i had OE6 on the new drive and OE 5.5 on an old drive in the same pc, but when i went to import messages, OE 5.5 was not one of the choices to import from...OE6 could find no old messages.
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