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Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0 PROBLEMS

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by dr911, Apr 24, 2010.

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  1. dr911

    dr911 Thread Starter

    Sep 21, 2005
    Hello All,

    I was backing up all my e-mails and mistakenly changed all the files (DBX) to open with a XML Editor. How do I restore them all to the original file, the file that you can not open.

    Second, after I reformat my drive (XP-Home), How do I "import" them back to my Microsoft Outlook Express ?

  2. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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  3. EAFiedler

    EAFiedler Retired Moderator

    Apr 25, 2000
    Hi dr911

    Remove the DBX association to XML:
    Control Panel > Tools > Folder Options > File Types tab
    Scroll down to the DBX extension and Delete it, it does not belong in the File Types window.​

    After reformatting, copy all the DBX files to a folder on the Desktop, it must have the Folders.dbx file to complete the Import.
    Verify the DBX files do not have the Read Only attribute.
    Start Outlook Express and Import the messages back into Outlook Express:
    File > Import > Messages > Microsoft Outlook Express 6 > Next > Import mail from an OE6 directory > OK
    Browse to and Select the folder containing the DBX files on the Desktop.
    Next > Next
    The Import should start immediately.
    Click Finish once the Import is completed.​

    Or use the method etaf posted.

    Let us know how it goes.
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