How to import .dbx files to Windows® Mail from any other e-mail client
What is the method to import .dbx files to Windows Mail from any other e-mail client?
Windows Mail is the e-mail client program included along with the Windows Vista operating systems. .dbx files are the file types used by the Microsoft Outlook Express application to store the folders and files upon the tool. So the user can find inbox.dbx files, sent items.dbx files, draft.dbx files etc within Microsoft Outlook Express. The dbx files can be moved from the Microsoft Outlook Express application to any other e-mail client program after copying and storing the Microsoft Outlook Express folder. Importing .dbx files to Windows Mail application from any other e-mail client requires to follow the below mentioned steps. Open the Windows Mail application window and click on file option at the top of the window. From the file menu options, choose import and then messages option. Browse to select the destination folder from which the dbx files should be imported and then click on finish button after mentioning the storage place. Thus the messages got imported as a folder into the Windows Mail application.
Discussed below are some points related to the importing of data to Windows Mail:
- Data cannot be imported
- Import the whole application folder
- Tips to solve issues
Data cannot be Imported
Certain data that are stored as .dbx files upon the mail application folders could not be imported. An example for the data is newsgroup messages that are stored upon the mail application tool. Also Windows Mail application cannot import .dbx files from the HTTP or IMAP e-mail accounts in any other e-mail applications. The importing folder or the data should be present at the correct destination folder mentioned at the process. Else the user could not import the files.
Import the Whole Application Folder
The .dbx files are the file types found in the Microsoft Outlook Express e-mail application. While importing the dbx files, the user should copy the e-mail application folder as a whole to the computer running Windows Mail. The importing process of individual dbx files is not possible upon the Windows Mail. Only the import process for the whole folder is possible upon the Windows Mail.
Tips to Solve Issues
As a primary step to perform the importing process upon the Windows Mail application, the user should copy the folder from the old application and store the folder upon the user computer running the Windows Mail. In certain cases, the folder may be hidden upon the system. Also change the folder type as read only to enable the files to get imported into the Windows Mail.
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