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What folder does Outlook put email in?

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by marcg, Nov 15, 2002.

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  1. marcg

    marcg Thread Starter

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    I was wondering if anyone knew what folder outlook and outlood express put the email into? Thanx




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  2. mtbird

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    If you are talking about the individual folders such as inbox, deleted, etc.......
    in your search box, type in *.dbx


    Debe
     
  3. Ratboy

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    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
     
  4. TonyKlein

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    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.
     
  5. theknife

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    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!
     
  6. theknife

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    *bump*
     
  7. TonyKlein

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    Have a look at <A HREF="http://chattanooga.net/~scochran/DBXtract.htm">DBXtract</A>

    Cheers,
     
  8. theknife

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    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!
     
  9. vidmac

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    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.
     
  10. theknife

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    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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