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    how to read the *.dbx files from OE

    how to read the *.dbx files from OE

    Hello,
    Does anyone know how or with what programm I can read the database files from Outlook Express 6?
    For example the deleted items.dbx file.
    Thanks
    Worldbird

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    Try DBXtract

    OE5 and OE6 have a proprietary binary format that makes archiving individual messages difficult. In addition, a number of people have indicated that their message folders have become corrupted and OE can not read them. Consequently, they have lost all the messages in that folder.

    DBXtract.exe extracts all mail and news messages from individual dbx files. After extracting the messages one can drag them from a Windows Explorer folder into an Outlook Express mail folder.

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    Be forwarned to extract to a folder or else you'll have extracted mail all over the place.

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    re reading dbx in OE

    Thanks for the DBXtract tip.
    It works in most cases. I have to try more.
    Worldbird

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    Worldbird,just a little posting tip:
    when you want to reply to a thread,use the "Post Reply" button,and not the "New Thread" button.That way it keeps all the follow up replies in the original thread that you started.
    Thanks
    Last edited by Reverend; August 7th, 2003 at 23:46 PM.

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