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is there a utility that displays OE6 dbx files in a readable format?

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by davidreidok, Sep 30, 2003.

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  1. davidreidok

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    I just got a new desktop, Windows XP Home Edition and am using Outlook Express 6.0

    Attempting to move my email from the old Win 98 OE6 box to the XP machine.

    I am finding out what I can about how OE6 works.

    Have gotten a lot of information from TSG searches, but have not been able to transfer files at this point.

    Right now I would like to be able to display dbx file contents in some readable format and am wondering if there is a utility to do that or if OE6 can do it for me.

    Have downloaded OE Freebie Backup, but have not been successful getting it to reload to the XP Email dbx yet. Am wondering if the identities need to be the same or since I only have one identity on each machine if it just defaults.

    I am looking at dbx files on my W98 box and find that the send dbx folder has multiple files on it

    Examples

    Sent Items.dbx 75kb
    Sent Items (1).dbx 75kb
    Sent Items (2).dbx 165,...kb


    I am attempting to find out which dbx file I need to transfer.

    I just found out that I should not keep emails in the sent dbx file for historical reasons and should periodically move them to another file to keep the size reasonable. But am not quite sure how to do this.

    Any ideas or tips are very much appreciated.

    Dave
     
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