Extracted OE messages can’t seem to view .DBX file.

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Extracted OE messages can’t seem to view .DBX file.

Postby DuaneFowler » Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:43 am

I just built a new comp, and I decided to export some messages off OE onto a floppy. I transfered the .DBX files from the old store folder onto the floppy then into the Store folder of the new comp and they are not showing up. I tried to export them from the disk, but i get the error:

NO messages can be found in this folder or another application is running that has the required files open. Please select another folder or try closing applications that may have files open.

Please help! Thx.
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Re: Extracted OE messages can’t seem to view .DBX file.

Postby ReinoHovinen » Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:12 am

Hi,
From the old computer , did you go the location that is given in the "Store folder" and copied inbox.dbx or which dbx file did you get ?

In the new computer , open OE. go to tools --> options --> maintainence and look for store folder. Check the path.
go to that path and paste the inbox.dbx or any dbx that you got in that floppy (which you had got from old computer). If you have got anything other inbox.dbx, outbox or sent items then the corresponding folder name should be there in OE.
For example, if you are transferring a.dbx from old computer , then go to the folders in new computer's OE and create a folder A under inbox.
If that doesn’t help then try extract .dbx files via OE-Mail Recovery. This will allow you to easily and quickly export the files right where you need to be.
{ Edit: Link deleted.. Karlsweldt}
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Re: Extracted OE messages can’t seem to view .DBX file.

Postby ReinoHovinen » Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:14 am

Maybe you should look through the sites of Microsoft's products.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/283205
{Edit: Link outdated, deleted.. Karlsweldt}
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Re: Extracted OE messages can’t seem to view .DBX file.

Postby Karlsweldt » Wed Jan 27, 2016 4:55 pm

Sorry to take out those links, ReinoHovinen. Outdated or not applicable to general needs.
But welcome to Motherboards org!

A floppy disk is not the best media for file transfers. There may be a very minor difference in alignment (how the heads read the tracks), and data is "not there" with some drives. Best would be a USB flash drive, or via LAN.
Did find a suggestion that may help DuaneFowler successfully transfer those .DBX files.. might apply to different Windows versions. With some newer Windows OS versions, older programs are not compatible.. and the file format may not be recognized on newer versions. Especially true with Word Pad!
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/wind ... ok-Express
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