How to Import DBX Files to Outlook 2010
DBX files are the files that consist of .dbx extensions. They are those files that are used by the Microsoft Outlook Express e-mail client application in storing the e-mail messages. They can be accessed by the user from the store folder at the maintenance option in the tools menu at the Microsoft Outlook Express application. The DBX files store the e-mail messages at the inbox, sent items etc as .dbx extensions and the users need to extract the files for getting the messages. The import of the DBX files to the Microsoft Outlook 2010 application requires some more steps to be followed by the user. First the user should export the DBX files to the Windows Mail or Windows Live Mail application. Then import the files from any of the Windows mail application programs to the Outlook 2010 application.
Discussed below are some problems that may occur while importing the files:
- Files Cannot Open
- Incompatibilities while using other Mail Programs
- Issues with Third Party Software Tools
Files Cannot Open
While the user try to open the DBX files that are copied from the Microsoft Outlook Express, the error messages appear by notifying the user that the file cannot be opened on the system. The import of the .dbx files from the Microsoft Outlook Express application to the Microsoft Outlook 2010 program also displays such error messages since the direct importing of the .dbx files to the Microsoft Outlook 2010 application is not possible.
Incompatibilities While using other Mail Programs
The intermediate mail programs that are used by the users for the purpose of importing the DBX files into the Microsoft Outlook 2010 application are Windows Mail and Windows Live Mail. Both the programs are designed particularly for certain operating systems. The user should install Windows Live Mail on Windows 7 and the other on the older operating systems than Windows 7. Else the programs cause incompatibilities with the operating system upon which the user installs.
Issues with Third Party Software Tools
The third party softwares that provide the functionality to import the DBX files from the Microsoft Outlook Express program to the Microsoft Outlook 2010 program also causes issues with the user system. The softwares shows incompatibility issues with the operating systems and the program software versions. The softwares also causes issues while importing the files like files cannot be imported or moved etc.
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