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OUTLOOK EXPRESS BACKUP FILE

My Toshiba Satellite with MS Vista appears to make backups of my email files (folders) according to some pre-scheduled setup instructions (transparent to me). These files showup in the Recycle Bin bearing a .BK extension. I've been unable to restore them however. For some unknown reason, some of these email file folders just vanished a few weeks ago. I thought "no particular problem". I'll just restore them with these backups but I'm not able to. Am I wrong about this - it's not possible to restore them? Or, these folders with the .BK extension aren't backups like I thought??. .

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BAK and BK files usually are backups of other documents or files.

The BAK (or BK) file extension normally represents files that are backup copies of other file. There is no 'standard' file format for BAK files. BAK files can represent virtually anything.

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Recover Outlook Express e-mails which are not displayed anymore in INBOX


Try this first:

How to restore Outlook Express items

Note To restore items when you use multiple identities in Outlook Express, you may have to re-create the identities before you follow these steps. Repeat each step as needed for each identity. Step 1: Import messages from the backup folder
  1. On the File menu, point to Import, and then click Messages.
  2. In the Select an e-mail program to import from box, click Microsoft Outlook Express 5 or Microsoft Outlook Express 6, and then click Next.
  3. Click Import mail from an OE5 store directory or Import mail from an OE6 store directory, and then click OK.
  4. Click Browse, and then click the Mail Backup folder.
  5. Click OK, and then click Next.
  6. Click All folders, click Next, and then click Finish.
Step 2: Import the Address Book file
  1. On the File menu, click Import, and then click Other Address Book.
  2. Click Text File (Comma Separated Values), and then click Import.
  3. Click Browse.
  4. Select the Mail Backup folder, click the address book backup.csv file, and then click Open.
  5. Click Next, and then click Finish.
  6. Click OK, and then click Close.
Step 3: Import the mail account file
  1. On the Tools menu, click Accounts.
  2. On the Mail tab, click Import.
  3. In the Look In box, select the Mail Backup folder.
  4. Click the mail account that you want to import, and then click Open.
  5. Repeat these steps for each mail account that you want to import.
  6. Click Close.
Step 4: Import the newsgroup account file
  1. On the Tools menu, click Accounts.
  2. On the News tab, click Import.
  3. In the Look In box, select the Mail Backup folder.
  4. Click the news account that you want to import, and then click Open.
  5. Repeat these steps for each news account that you want to import.
  6. Click Close.

How to preserve the Blocked Senders list and other e-mail rules

For more information about how to preserve the blocked senders list and other e-mail rules, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 276511 How to back up and restore Outlook Express Blocked Senders list and other mail rules.
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If not try this:OE-Mail Recovery (download) is a tool for repairing Outlook Express folders if they are damaged or corrupted. OE-Mail Recovery (Outlook Express mail recovery tool) extracts and saves e-mails from .dbx files in which Microsoft Outlook Express stores messages and folders on the local drive. The DBX Recovery tool will help you avoid troubles with Outlook Express folders, fix the problems with Outlook Express folders that you can't open or recover .dbx of Outlook Express.

Mar 01, 2015 | Microsoft Outlook Express

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Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express Maintenance.


If you are often facing the problem of slowness in Outlook or Outlook Express then the total mails may be on the higher side or the mail file size would have been increased. If that is the case please follow the following steps.
1. If the mails have exceeded more than 1500 mails then create sub-folders in inbox and move the mails into that folder (Note: Classify the folders according to the company or persons or type of transaction or Month wise and move the mails into that particular folder accordingly)
2. Delete unnecessary mails or outdated mails by frequently checking it. Even remove it from the "Deleted Mails" folder.
3. Before continuing the following steps try to backup or export mails and keep a copy of your mails.
4. Compact the folders, so that the space occupied by the email file size gets reduced (Note: Even after deleting the emails, the file size remains the same, only after compacting the deleted space will get cleared at the time of compact and the file size gets reduced.)

(Note: Before doing the above steps be careful of taking the Backup on another drive)

on Sep 11, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How to back up Outlook Express items


Step 1: Copy message files to a backup folder
Step A: Locate the Store folder
1. Start Outlook Express.
2. Click Tools, and then click Options.
3. On the Maintenance tab, click Store Folder.
4. In the Store Location dialog box, copy the store location. To do this, follow these steps:
a. Put the mouse pointer at one end of the box under the Your personal message store is located in the following folder box.
b. Press and hold the left mouse button, and then drag the mouse pointer across the Your personal message store is located in the following folder box.
c. Press CTRL+C to copy the location.

5. Click Cancel, and then click Cancel again to close the dialog box.
Step B: Copy the contents of the Store folder
1. Click Start, click Run, press CTRL+V, and then click OK.
2. On the Edit menu, click Select All.
3. On the Edit menu, click Copy, and then close the window.
Step C: Create a backup folder
1. Right-click any empty area on your desktop, click New, and then click Folder.
2. Type Mail Backup for the folder name, and then press ENTER.
Step D: Paste the contents of the Store folder into the backup folder
1. Double-click the Mail Backup folder to open it.
2. Right-click inside the Mail Backup folder window, and then click Paste.
Step 2: Export the Address Book to a .csv file
Important Make sure that you follow this step if you use multiple identities in Outlook Express.

Microsoft Outlook Express 5.x and Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0 use a Windows Address Book (.wab) file to store Address Book data. The individual data for each identity is stored in a folder by user name within the .wab file that is used.

The only way to separate the Address Book data for different identities is to export the data to a .csv file while you are logged in as a specific identity. If the .wab file becomes dissociated from the user identities, the data can be exported only as one total. In this case, the data cannot be exported folder by folder.

There is another reason to export the .wab file to a .csv file. If the .wab file not exported to a .csv file, but the .wab file is shared with Microsoft Outlook, the addresses are stored in the personal folders (.pst) file in Outlook. When you export the file to a .csv file by using the File menu in Outlook Express, the correct contacts are exported. However, if the Address Book is shared with Outlook, you cannot use the File menu option to export from the Address Book. This option is unavailable.

To export the Address Book to a .csv file, follow these steps:
1. On the File menu, click Export, and then click Address Book.
2. Click Text File (Comma Separated Values), and then click Export.
3. Click Browse.
4. Select the Mail Backup folder that you created.
5. In the File Name box, type address book backup, and then click Save.
6. Click Next.
7. Click to select the check boxes for the fields that you want to export, and then click Finish.
8. Click OK, and then click Close.
Step 3: Export the mail account to a file
1. On the Tools menu, click Accounts.
2. On the Mail tab, click the mail account that you want to export, and then click Export.
3. In the Save In box, select the Mail Backup folder, and then click Save.
4. Repeat these steps for each mail account that you want to export.
5. Click Close.
Step 4: Export the newsgroup account to a file
1. On the Tools menu, click Accounts.
2. On the News tab, click the news account that you want to export, and then click Export.
3. In the Save In box, select the Mail Backup folder, and then click Save.
4. Repeat these steps for each news account that you want to export.
5. Click Close.
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How to restore Outlook Express items
Note To restore items when you use multiple identities in Outlook Express, you may have to re-create the identities before you follow these steps. Repeat each step as needed for each identity.
Step 1: Import messages from the backup folder
1.
On the File menu, point to Import, and then click Messages.
2. In the Select an e-mail program to import from box, click Microsoft Outlook Express 5 or Microsoft Outlook Express 6, and then click Next.
3. Click Import mail from an OE5 store directory or Import mail from an OE6 store directory, and then click OK.
4. Click Browse, and then click the Mail Backup folder.
5. Click OK, and then click Next.
6. Click All folders, click Next, and then click Finish.
Step 2: Import the Address Book file
1.
On the File menu, click Import, and then click Other Address Book.
2. Click Text File (Comma Separated Values), and then click Import.
3. Click Browse.
4. Select the Mail Backup folder, click the address book backup.csv file, and then click Open.
5. Click Next, and then click Finish.
6. Click OK, and then click Close.
Step 3: Import the mail account file
1.
On the Tools menu, click Accounts.
2. On the Mail tab, click Import.
3. In the Look In box, select the Mail Backup folder.
4. Click the mail account that you want to import, and then click Open.
5. Repeat these steps for each mail account that you want to import.
6. Click Close.
Step 4: Import the newsgroup account file
1.
On the Tools menu, click Accounts.
2. On the News tab, click Import.
3. In the Look In box, select the Mail Backup folder.
4. Click the news account that you want to import, and then click Open.
5. Repeat these steps for each news account that you want to import.
6. Click Close.
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on May 10, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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How I can restore damaged .DBX file of OE?


Open Outlook Express. Right-click "Local Folders" and "New Folder.
Enter the command "backup" and press "Enter."
Highlight all the files you want to recover inside its folder by holding down "Ctrl" and "A" at the same time.
Right-click the highlighted files and choose "Move to Folder" from the sub-menu.
Click the "backup" folder you created and click "OK."
Right-click the damaged dbx folder and select "Delete."
Right-click the "backup" folder and choose "Rename." Type the name of the damaged dbx folder you just deleted and press "Enter."
Or use Outlook Express Fix Toolbox
https://www.fixtoolbox.com/outlookexpressfix.html

Feb 13, 2015 | Microsoft Outlook Express

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How to Repair BKF Files?


I would like to suggest you to try, this tool to recover and repair bkf files from lost and damaged backup files with simple way. This software supports all windows operating system like 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000 and 2003. Available in Free demo version.
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Feb 15, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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I want to open a dbx file. It is a file that went missing from outlook express that i managed to retrieve and copied it to a folder on my desktop


You may try to use repair dbx files. It launches under Windows 98 and higher. Tool is compatible with any software configurations. Application uses modern ways of recovering OE info. It can backup .dbx files too.

Jan 17, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How can I recover a OE folder that was just deleted from my folder list for no reason? The folder was there one day and the next day it was gone. I have OE 6. Thanks, Tom Larkin


There is a good chance you can recover them, but if you have a lot of folders in a tree-like structure, you will lose this structure, all the folders will appear under the main branch.
If this is OK for you, first you must locate the OE files - you must be able to see hidden folders for that, that's for starters.
Second thing is that you must positively identify the folder, especially if you have several OE Identities.
Once identified, I would make a backup copy of the whole folder (with OE closed of course), just in case. I know it can be big... :)
You will have various .dbx files there. If the dbx file for your lost folder is there, and has a substantial size, chances are that it's OK.
You should turn your interest to folders.dbx, which most often is responsible for such problems; it holds the whole folder structure, and sometimes gets corrupted.
The radical way is to delete it or rename to folders.dbx.old for example. Now start OE and it should re-create this file, but with all the folders coming from the main branch of the folder tree. If your lost folder re-appears and is intact, you can congratulate yourself and perhaps move the folders to reflect the structure they were in before.

I'm aware that I'm being a bit vague, but a person that doesn't know how to look for OE files, show hidden files, make a backup etc. etc. should not attempt to do it, as there's a risk of losing everything...

Good luck!

Oct 27, 2009 | Microsoft Outlook Express

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File with extension *.dbx


DBX files (files with *.dbx extension) are the files where Outlook Express stores email messages.They can be found in so-called Outlook Express Store Folder named"Inbox.dbx," "Sent Items.dbx," etc. To determine Store Folder locationclick Store Folder button at Tools>Options>Maintenance in OutlookExpress. DBX files may be copied to another folder in order to backup e-mail messages.

How to open and edit DBX files
To open Outlook Express dbx files you just should select a file anddouble-click on it. The software will be open a .dbx file, scan dbxfile and visualize e-mails.
How to extract emails from DBX files
It is almost impossible to extract DBX files manually. However,there are tons of DBX extracting software over the Internet, such as DBX to EML.

Open DBX file on Windows

Oct 12, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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OPENING OF OUTLOOK EXPRESS - BACKUP FILE WITH FOLDERS


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/270670

after your back up it here is how to restore it.

Nov 19, 2008 | Microsoft Outlook Express

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Trasfering emails and contacts from Windows Mail to Outlook Express


Hello
you can do it in many ways but I think this is the simplest.
copy addressbook
1. go to file>export>windows contacts
2. and save it to same backup folder on your desktop

copy msg
1. create a folder on your vista desktop(backupmail)
2. start vista mail
3. drag your messages that you want to the XP computer to the desktop backup mail folder you most drag emails you cannot drag and drop folders.
4. when you are done move the folder on a USB stick or something and move it to your desktop on your xp computer.

copy addressbook
1. go to file>export>windows contacts choose CSV
2. and save it to same backup folder on your desktop

copy your mail account.
1. go to tools>accounts>export
2. save the file in you backup folder on your desktop

then copy the backup folder on your desktop to a usb stick or something to transfer it to your xp computer


your xp computer.
import msg
1. paste the backup folder to your desktop
2. open outlook express and drag and drop the msg from the backup folder on your desktop

import contacts

1. click file import "other addressbook" and choose "text file" navigate to the desktop backup folder and you should find a file to import click OK.

import account settings

1.go to options> accounts
2. then mail tab and click import button
3. navigate to the backup folder on your desktop and choose the iaf file to import

then you are done

good luck hope I helped, get back to me if you need more help.




Sep 18, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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