Converting DBX files

  bruno 16:57 26 Aug 2006

My Hotmail storage is getting full with kept e mails.They are also stored on Outlook Express,but are stored as DBX files.Does anyone know of a free programme for converting them into a readable format?The other choice for me is to export them to another folder elsewhere on the computer,but they will still need converting I think.

  GroupFC 17:33 26 Aug 2006

I don't know of any programmes that will make a .dbx file (datsbase files) readable.

However I regularly copy the .dbx files to a new location before deleting old e-mails and have used OE viewer from click here to open the .dbx file and read an old message.

If you go to that page and click on "more info" under OE reader and then scroll to the bottom of the new page you will find a link to download -MiTeC OE Viewer 1.2 (Freeeware).


  Stuartli 17:33 26 Aug 2006

OEView allows you to read .dbx files:

click here

If you can't find them use the Search facility and also Enable it to search hidden files and folders.

If you create a folder to house them in My Documents with a Desktop shortcut you can transfer the .dbx files found to it.

  Stuartli 17:34 26 Aug 2006

If I've accidently deleted a wanted message or messages I use OEView to copy and transfer them individually to an OE message panel(s).

  GroupFC 17:57 26 Aug 2006

Great mind think alike - that is exactly the prog. I was referring to (but from a much more easily accessed link!)

  bruno 19:48 26 Aug 2006

Thanks for the replies.I found that viewer after I posted and I will now have a go at using it.The reason I wanted to clear my storage space on Hotmail is that I have a years worth of golf tips and nearly 500 jokes I did not want to lose.I can forward them individually but it will take forever.I hoped someone would have an easy way to do it.

  bruno 08:02 27 Aug 2006

I have managed to read individual messages ok in OEVIEWER,but when I locate the folders in Identities I cannot get them to separate into in single messages.Am I missing something?

  porridge 21:08 27 Aug 2006

Have you had a look at That really works and allows one to read the individual files.


  bruno 08:08 28 Aug 2006

Thanks Porrigde,I will have a look at it.

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