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DBX file extension - Microsoft Outlook Express e-mail folder

What is dbx file? How to open dbx files?

File type specification:

Email related data file type icon Email related data file type

Document file type icon Document file type

dbx file icon: dbx filetype icon

The dbx file extension is mainly related to the Microsoft Outlook Express, an e-mail and news client included in earlier releases of Microsoft Internet Explorer.

The dbx files are used for storing users messages that Outlook Express saves in a folder on your computer. To find this folder, open outlook express and select the maintenance option (tools → options → maintenance).

In this folder, you may find a number of dbx files, one for each message. So inbox.dbx will contain emails from your inbox for example.You can also find a file called folders.dbx. This file contains an index of all your message folders.

It is quite difficult to extract individual emails from a *.dbx file, however there are many applications available that are able to do this.

Microsoft Outlook Express is obsolete software, replaced by Windows Mail and Windows Live Mail applications.

This dbx file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

The default software associated to open dbx file:

Microsoft Outlook Express icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Outlook Express  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Outlook Express is an e-mail client distributed with Internet Explorer from version 4.0 to version 6.0. It is also pre-installed in several versions of Microsoft Windows, from Windows 98 to Windows XP.

Outlook Express is user-friendly and easy to use application, which supports standard POP, IMAP accounts, composing rich HTML e-mails, e-mail encryption, privacy protection, malware protection, e-mail sorting etc.

In Windows Vista is Outlook Express replaced with Windows Mail.

Help how to open:

Outlook Express is able to access *.dbx files. DBX format can also be imported to Windows Live and Windows Live Mail.

How to convert:

Typically whole e-mail folders can be transferred from one e-mail client to another, or single messages can be exported and saved individually.

Find conversions from dbx file:

dbx to dbc

dbx to dbf

dbx to eml

dbx to mbox

dbx to pst

dbx to txt

Related links:

Differences between Outlook and Outlook Express


List of software applications associated to the .dbx file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open dbx file, edit dbx file, convert dbx file, view dbx file, play dbx file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting dbx files.

Software that open dbx file - Microsoft Outlook Express e-mail folder

Programs supporting the exension dbx on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Microsoft Outlook Express for open dbx file action.

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