DBX File associations problem

  PhiltheFragger 15:59 07 Apr 2005

An Idiot chum has managed to associate all his DBX files with Word (Just don't ask).

Obviously all his emails are now unaccessable from outlook express.

how do we correct this, I have tried uninstalling word.


  Yoda Knight 16:11 07 Apr 2005

Find a dbx file, hold shift and right click it, choose open with, outlook express, tick always open with option

  User-312386 16:17 07 Apr 2005

If he is on XP

Open OE

Now right click INBOX and select properties

Now copy and paste the C:Docs and settings etc etc, but DO NOT copy the inbox.dbx part of the line

Now open My Documents and paste that in the top

Now you will see all the .DBX files

Right click one of them and select open with and then click on the "Select a programme from a list"

When the next box pops up select OE

  pj123 16:17 07 Apr 2005

Yoda Knight, that has never worked for me. I always have to highlight the file then go to File, Open with/Associate and do it from there.

  Yoda Knight 16:19 07 Apr 2005

I think u actualy have to highlight the file 1st, then hold shift and right click it, and choose Open With.

But it does work

  PhiltheFragger 16:24 07 Apr 2005

Thanks guys

i will give it a go

Post back later

  pj123 17:29 07 Apr 2005

Yoda Knight, yep correct. Just tried it select first then Shift + right click. Works OK. Thanks a lot.

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