Import .dbx files into Outlook 2003


I have a backup of an old computer that crashed. I have .dbx files from my
old email system on it.

I bought a Windows 7 64-bit machine. I am not able to install Outlook
Express onto this machine. I get errors during installation.

On my new machine, I was able to import he .dbx files into Windows Live Mail
and am sucessfully using it for email. However, I would rather use Microsoft
Outlook 2003 for email.

I have tried a number of things to get the .dbx files to import, and to
import directly from Windows Live Mail, but I can't find the right sequence
of steps to work online or in Help.

So, I have a bunch of .dbx files, and a running version of Windows Live
Mail, and I would like to somehow get the email info from either of those
into Outlook 2003.

Any suggestions?


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I have followed the procedures in the knowledge base for importing dbx files
into Outlook 6.0. These files were created on Outlook 6 on a diffferent PC.
However, I continue to get the message that Outlook cannot recognize the
files. They are not "read only", and the Folders.dbx file has been recreated
to ensure it's not corrupt. Any suggestions?
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William Likins




I have a backup of an old computer that crashed. I have .dbx files from my
old email system on it.

I bought a Windows 7 64-bit machine. I am not able to install Outlook
Express onto this machine. I get errors during installation.

On my new machine, I was able to import he .dbx files into Windows Live Mail
and am sucessfully using it for email. However, I would rather use Microsoft
Outlook 2003 for email.

I have tried a number of things to get the .dbx files to import, and to
import directly from Windows Live Mail, but I can't find the right sequence
of steps to work online or in Help.

So, I have a bunch of .dbx files, and a running version of Windows Live
Mail, and I would like to somehow get the email info from either of those
into Outlook 2003.

Any suggestions?




Outlook Express stopped working on my computer yesterday and in spite of a
day of trying all the workarounds to get it back because of the MSOE.dll
error message, I've had no luck.

But I am able to run Outlook 2003. The problem is that I can't import the
old mail on my hard drive from Outlook Express using the wizard because OE
can't be opened. (I get a message while using the wizard that OE can't be
opened.)

I know where all of the dbx files are on my computer for Outlook Express.

Is there a way to import the dbx files from Outlook Express into Outlook
2003 without having to be able to open Outlook Express?




I've tried:

Importing via Outlook | Import from another Program or File
Importing via Outlook | Import Internet Mail and Addresses
Exporting from Outlook Express

Tried Many, many times...

Can Microsucks make this any more complicated...

It's a FREAKIN' DBX file collection
NO - No other Application has it Open.
YES - The Files ARE there
YES - the Internet Account IS there

Yes - I've wasted more of my time IMPORTING into Outlook Express in
VISTA just to RE-EXPORT back to Outlook. What a bunch of freakin'
idiots...

Another 2 hours wasted - because one Microsoft application can't read
it's OWN file format.

Unfortunately - the *real* idiots are the sales managers that forced
the programmers to push it out before it was ready - so they could
increase Microsoft sales by .002%.




I've tried:

Importing via Outlook | Import from another Program or File
Importing via Outlook | Import Internet Mail and Addresses
Exporting from Outlook Express

Tried Many, many times...

Can Microsucks make this any more complicated...

It's a FREAKIN' DBX file collection
NO - No other Application has it Open.
YES - The Files ARE there
YES - the Internet Account IS there

Yes - I've wasted more of my time IMPORTING into Outlook Express in
VISTA just to RE-EXPORT back to Outlook. What a bunch of freakin'
idiots...

Another 2 hours wasted - because one Microsoft application can't read
it's OWN file format.

Unfortunately - the *real* idiots are the sales managers that forced
the programmers to push it out before it was ready - so they could
increase Microsoft sales by .002%.




I am looking for an way to import multiple .rtf files into Outlook 2003.

The user has created an new contact in Outlook, filled in all the data and
then (for some strange reason) "Saved As" an .rtf file on their user area,
so no data is actually saved in Outlook.

I need to import 100+ addresses from .rtf files into Outlook, ideally
keeping the structure (name, address, email) in tact.

Does anybody have any ideas??

Many Thanks

Mark




I saved my contacts from windows 2000 outlook 2003(old computer) in a .pst
file.
New computer with win XP, now unable to import the file into outlook 2003 as
message says this is not a .pst file.
Any suggestions?




Hi,

Would like to know how to open/import an outlook 2007 pst file, into Outlook
2003. When I try to import/open, i get an error message that says the 2007's
..pst file is not compatible with the current version of the Personal Folders
information service, in Outlook 2003.

SG




I am looking for an way to import multiple .rtf files into Outlook 2003.

The user has created an new contact in Outlook, filled in all the data and
then (for some strange reason) "Saved As" an .rtf file on their user area,
so no data is actually saved in Outlook.

I need to import 100+ addresses from .rtf files into Outlook, ideally
keeping the structure (name, address, email) in tact.

Does anybody have any ideas??

Many Thanks

Mark




Old machine crashed but had fortunately backed up data, including important
OE .dbx files.

How do I import these .dbx files into outlook (no longer have OE) so I can
access the content?




Old machine crashed but had fortunately backed up data, including important
OE .dbx files.

How do I import these .dbx files into outlook (no longer have OE) so I can
access the content?




Old machine crashed but had fortunately backed up data, including important
OE .dbx files.

How do I import these .dbx files into outlook (no longer have OE) so I can
access the content?




I recently reformatted my hard drive and was wise enough to back up my
contacts to a USB hard drive. Now I am having trouble pulling them into
Outlook 2003.

This contact list is a .wab file format and was migrated from an older
computer.

I have Vista Home Premium on my computer so concise paths would be
appreciated. I don't understand the local, local roaming and roaming things
yet.

Thank you in advance

Dennis




Old LAptop died, was using Outlook Express. Hard drive recovered enough and
recovery guys got all my old email files and email folders and they are
stored as .dbx files. However they just put them on the hard drive of the
new laptop, NOT in the Outlook 2007. I need a way to import or put these
..dbx files into Outlook 2007. The Import / Export in 2007 isn't working
ebcause it isn't in a version of Express it is just the files.

How do I get these files into my new Outlook 2007.

Thanks!





"kimkreis" wrote:

> Old LAptop died, was using Outlook Express. Hard drive recovered enough and
> recovery guys got all my old email files and email folders and they are
> stored as .dbx files. However they just put them on the hard drive of the
> new laptop, NOT in the Outlook 2007. I need a way to import or put these
> .dbx files into Outlook 2007. The Import / Export in 2007 isn't working
> ebcause it isn't in a version of Express it is just the files.
>
> How do I get these files into my new Outlook 2007.
>
> Thanks!

For that both OE and OL need to be installed however such cannot
be the case in Vista.

1. Back-up and import the data into Windows Mail first; see
http://www.oehelp.com/backup.aspx

2. Then /export/ the data *from* Windows Mail to Outlook. Do NOT import the
Windows Mail data *into* Outlook!

In case of .dbx file corruption , Their is a third party outlook express
recovery software: http://www.outlookexpress-recovery.com
to repairs & recovers corrupted, damaged Outlook Express .mbx & .dbx files
& restores folders, emails, addresses, attachments etc.




I am reinstalling windows for a friend and backed up the outlook data files as .pst. I noticed he had a directory called outlook contacts in which all his contacts were gathered as .contact files. So I backed-up this directory. Now I don't know how to import these files into outlook.




When importing .pab file into Outlook 2007, the options regarding duplicate
entries is grayed out and cannot be changed. How can I import the .pab
without duplicating entries?




Thanks to both of you guys, just saved my lofe

"DL" wrote:

> your welcome
>
> "Tony" wrote in message
> news:BDBEEF96-4BCE-4513-9498-D0CE378EDB5A@microsoft.com...
> > dl,
> > you are "da man" . thank you. i got the job done once i sidstepped the
> > desktop and network!
> > i apprecioate your assistance
> > be well,
> > tony
> >
> >
> >
> > "DL" wrote:
> >
> > > Simply copy the old pst to a location on the hd. If you are
> > > transfering/copying over a network this can cause corruption in the pst.
> It
> > > is not supported by MS
> > > I have seen posts regarding problems with files, not just pst, placed on
> the
> > > desktop as apposed to a hd location.
> > > Not sure what you mean by 'which is shared' if you mean a pst is shared
> over
> > > the network, see above.
> > > OL requires exclusive use of a pst.
> > > Do NOT import.
> > >
> > > "Tony" wrote in message
> > > news:A4927BCB-0713-4FAB-AA36-9D3D1A8A460F@microsoft.com...
> > > > thanks dl,
> > > > i opened the old outlook and exported the data to old.pst on that
> systems
> > > > desktop. before i did so i checked the propreties for that file and
> made
> > > > sure it was not a "read only" i also unclicked "archive" and applied
> these
> > > > changes. it looks like the data is now in the file. i then came down
> to
> > > the
> > > > new system and accessed that file (which is shared) but i got the same
> > > > message.
> > > > "file access denied. you do not have permission to access the file
> > > old.pst"
> > > > if you have any other ideas i would love to try them out. i am trying
> to
> > > > import everything in one fell swoop...contacts, folders, sub folders
> etc.
> > > > be well,
> > > > Tony
> > > >
> > > > "DL" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > 'Moved the file' how?
> > > > > Is the read only property off?
> > > > > Name the file old.pst
> > > > > Place the file in a folder, do NOT overwrite any existing pst, then
> in
> > > OL
> > > > > File/Open/data File.....browse to location and open it.
> > > > > Importing can cause problems
> > > > >
> > > > > "Tony" wrote in message
> > > > > news:B1C7082C-6D1E-4F91-BB49-938E414B5526@microsoft.com...
> > > > > > ei ran outlook on my old system and saved messages and addresses.
> i
> > > tried
> > > > > to
> > > > > > import them into outlook 2003 on my new system but hit a wall.
> Can
> > > you
> > > > > help?
> > > > > > i exported all of the personal folders including my contacts to a
> ..pst
> > > > > file
> > > > > > i named backup.outlookbackup. then i moved the file to the
> desktop of
> > > my
> > > > > new
> > > > > > system. but when i tried to import the file into outlook 2003 i
> get a
> > > > > > message that says file access denied i do not have permission to
> > > access
> > > > > the
> > > > > > file. i never passworded anything. can you help me please?
> > > > > > thanks, tony
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
>
>
>




I am trying to export DBX files from OE6 to Outlook 2000. It tells me that
Outlook is not the default email program. I've tried setting Outlook to be
the default in the Internet Options Control Panel, but it never saves the
setting. Each time I go back in, it shows OE to be the default email program.
Since Outlook is not the default email program, it won't export the messages.

I tried asking my question in the OE forum, and the person there told me to
try importing the DBX files into Outlook rather than trying to export them
from OE6. I tried that, but Outlook does not have a DBX file type for
importing. When I asked where to find the DBX file type for importing, I was
told to ask my question in the Outlook forum.

Here, in searching some of the messages relating to exporting from OE and
importing into Outlook, they recommend exporting from OE and seem to suggest
that you cannot import DBX files into Outlook directly.

So now I'm stuck. How do I export messages from OE if I can't set Outlook as
the default email program? This is all on Win XP Professional.

Dan