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Import DBX Files into PST Effortlessly

Switching from one to another platform is one of the common scenarios nowadays. As we know, there are varieties of email clients so; users can migrate to any of the application as per the requirement. However, this is also true that process of migration from one to another platform is not so easy. Microsoft develops outlook Express and Outlook, both. Their respective file formats are DBX and PST. Even then, users want to

Reasons to Export DBX Files to Outlook

Users quite often want to move from Outlook Express to Outlook because -

  • Microsoft Outlook is comparatively is more popular among users.
  • MS Outlook is an email client, which is used widely by organization employees.
  • Outlook is more secure as it saves whole of the data only in one file format, which is PST
  • Outlook is for those users who want to connect with the modern technology. Outlook Express is an email client used a little nowadays. The reason behind this is that Microsoft has launched many operating systems after Windows XP. Whereas Outlook Express is the default email client of this operating system.

Methods to Import Outlook Express DBX Files to PST

Manual Method to Import DBX to Outlook

In the manual approach for migrating Outlook Express files to MS Outlook, Windows Live Exchange act as an intermediary. To complete the process users need to follow these two steps as mentioned below:

  • Outlook Express (OE) to Windows Live Mail (WLM)
  • Windows Live Mail (WLM) to Microsoft Outlook

Steps1: Outlook Express (OE) to Windows Live Mail (WLM) 

  • Firstly, download and install Windows Live Mail

  • Then, select File >> Import >> Messages

  • Now, choose “Microsoft Outlook Express” followed by the click on “Next”

  • To proceed further, select “Import mail from an OE6 store directory” and then you need to click on “Browse”

  • Next, locate the DBX file; click on “Select Folder” and after that click on “Next”

  • Select between “All Folders” or “Selected Folders” and click on the option of “Next”

  • In the last step, click “Finish”.

Once the file of Outlook Express are imported into Windows Live Mail. Now, move these files to Microsoft Outlook. You need to follow both steps to import DBX files into Outlook Email Client. Once DBX files converted into PST format, then you can access file into Outlook.

Step2: Windows Live Mail (WLM) to Microsoft Outlook

  • First, open MS Outlook and Windows Live Mail

  • Now, you need to on click on File >> Export >> Email messages in Windows Live Mail

  • In the next step, select the “Microsoft Exchange” format and then click on “Next”

  • Now, a pop-up will come like this “all email will be exported to Microsoft Outlook”. Click on “Ok” to proceed further

  • Finally, once the process is completed you will have all your Outlook Express data in Outlook

Limitations of the Manual Method 

There are some limitations attached to Manual solution as mentioned below:

  • The process is a lengthy. Therefore, users have to devote much for the accomplishment of the task

  • Users can only convert the DBX files, which are stored in the system and are on known location. 

Alternative Method 

To overcome the limitations of manual methods, users can opt for an alternative way. They can take the help of a third party tool, namely DataHelp DBX to PST Converter for easy and trouble free way to import DBX files into Outlook. This is software is so easy in its interface although have so many unique features. This is a direct method for the conversion and comes up with the option of bulk migration. Users can convert as huge file as required regardless of the size of the file. This tool maintains the integrity of the data. Moreover, supports all the versions of Windows including Windows 10. 


Migration from one to another platform is required for the establishment of a successful business. There are so many reasons for this conversion as discussed above in the article. Therefore, we have discussed a manual approach for the same. If users want to make the task smooth and effortless, they can use an amazing converter tool ( to import DBX to Outlook.

Last edited Aug 22 at 2:42 PM by DataHelpSoftware, version 9