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11-12-2006, 05:25 AM
How do I open and read *.dbx files?

11-12-2006, 05:37 AM
They can be one of several types. Most likely though is that they're Outlook Express mail folders. Therefore try use Outlook Express to open them. Right-click, Open with... etc

11-12-2006, 05:46 AM
Thanks Greg, but how do I open them?

I am trying to recover "saved" e-mail files from C:\Documents and Settings\Jack\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{E136064B-47C7-4B6B-8AD6-45CBABC728D9}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

I can get to the dbx file, but can't open them

11-12-2006, 06:22 AM
What options do you get when you right-click the file in Windows Explorer?

11-12-2006, 07:34 AM
You need to import them into OE, File/Import/Messages/OE6 or whatever/select store folder..etc or use DBXtract

11-12-2006, 08:19 AM
Only way that I know of is with DBXtract, as Snoopy says. Actually, DBXtract won't open them, it extracts all the emails from within that file so that you can view them in OE.

11-12-2006, 08:31 AM
Thanks to all.