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Need HELP! opening Outlook Express dbx files

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#1 blanketboy


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Posted 25 September 2011 - 02:36 AM

I'm going to provide too much info because those of us who are computer knuckleheads think everything is important since it's all a mystery to us.

My main computer crashed and data has been retrieved from the hard drive including all my Outlook Express dbx files. There are four years of e-mails in these files and critical that I be able to open them.

My only working computer runs XP. It has Outlook Express installed on it and was once used for e-mail, but no longer and not set up with my provider to send or receive if that matters at all.

I have read many explanations on how to open dbx files on various sites - every one is different and most are beyond my level of expertise.

Is there a fairly painless way to open these files? I don't want to attempt anything that could damage them. Please....any solution please walk me through in the simplest terms - I'm 64 but pretend you're explaining the process to a 7 year old. Yes, I'm that lame!

Sorry for writing a novel and thanks to anyone who will take their time to help the clueless!

Edited by blanketboy, 25 September 2011 - 06:17 AM.

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