How to convert Outlook Express6 messages to Outlook 2007
I down loaded the .dbx file form the laptop (XP)with OE6 to a file and installed that file on the Win7 desktop with Outlook 07. I have not been able to import the messages to Outlook 07. I did ask this a week ago and got a responce from Hal but it's not in "My Threads". Thanks for any help.
May 27th, 2010 9:33pm


I have met this issue before and I solved it by this method.

I downloaded DBXconv and saved it into a directory with a copy of my Outlook Express mailbox files. I ran the following command to extract the messages into .eml format.

dbxconv -eml *.dbx

The utility quickly created a folder for each of my .dbx files and created an .eml file for each of my messages. I was then able to import the files into Outlook 2007 by:

1) Dragging the .eml files into Windows Mail

2) Exporting the messages from Windows Mail

3) In Outlook 2007, Selecting File – Import and Export – Import Internet Mail and Addresses

4) Select Outlook Express 4.x, 5.x, 6.x or Windows Mail

5) Check the Import Mail and Import Address book boxes and press Next

6) In the Import Addresses window you can set how you want duplicates to be handled – Select the option and click Finish

In addition, I find this KB article on, it also introduces how to import Outlook Express messages into outlook 2007.

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May 28th, 2010 4:49am

See for the steps needed to convert from OE to Outlook.

ETA: you need the folders.dbx file along with the other dbx folders.

May 28th, 2010 8:15am

In reply of your quarry I recommend you to use DBX Converter

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February 22nd, 2013 12:31pm

Manually it is time consuming and complicated to transfer outlook express to outlook. The best way you can export your outlook express .dbx file into outlook 2007 is to go for PCVARE DBX to PST converter. Its an quick and instant solvent to export .dbx to .pst file.
July 3rd, 2013 3:41pm

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