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I recently reformatted my computer, and saved my Outlook Express Inbox, Sent, and addresses . The only way I could find to save them was in .dbx files, which I cannot seem to find a way to open!! In looking on line, I find programs ...to buy...that will open them, but surely there must be a better cheaper, more accessable way ? I keep thinking that if that is the common way to save these, I must be missing the common way to open them. Please tell me how to proceed
To backup the data files, in OE go to Tools > Options > Maintenance > Data Folder. Copy down the location of folder. Navigate to folder and backup
Also do a search for and back up <user>.wab file. This is your contacts files. You need to unhide hidden files to see this file and above folder. In Windows XP, open Windows Explorer or any folder. Click on Tools > Folders Options > View. Check "Show hidden files and folders". If you want to see system files as well, unclick Hide protected operating system files. Click OK.
DBX Viewer Tool found on reader .dbx files, and it can help almost managed to scratch out all the messages from the file! Then save them as separate files, and then put back into OE. While working. Now we have to find the address book, it is also somewhere to go away until I found :
Posted on Apr 18, 2015
Not sure about the dbx files, but I installed open office (for free) and it opened my word and excel files without problems.
look here for the free office suit:
For outlook I installed mozilla Thunderbird and it works great.
free download here:
Posted on Apr 17, 2015
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