Migration from outlook express to outlook 2016 RRS feed

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  • I have an XP machine with outlook express and a folder structure. I have tried folder Aid4mail which uses the dbx files in identities and creates a new pst file. Is there a way to also preserve the original folder structure. I have many same name sub folders in different folders. I'm moving to to win 10 and outlook 2016.


    Monday, September 4, 2017 11:53 PM

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  • Hello,

    Free download DBX to PST converter tool and migrate your Outlook Express data to Outlook 2016. I also find an informative article on how to convert Outlook Express to Outlook, you can check


    Thanks & Regards,

    Kelvin Howard

    Tuesday, September 5, 2017 12:29 PM
  • I'm finding it impossible to import the pst into outlook properly. It always sorts the folders alphabetically. Howevever when i use the conversion program to preview the pst, it shows that the folder system is correct. What are the proper settings in outlook to keep the folder structure intact? 

    Another option is to strip the folders and just have the emails themselves in one inbox. How can i do this?

    Wednesday, September 6, 2017 12:38 AM
  • Hi Xev11,

    I work at Fookes Software (developers of Aid4Mail). Aid4Mail does preserve the original folder structure of DBX files, can I check that you ticked the "restore source mail folder structure" option in the "export options screen"? If you need us to help you out, just drop us a line here: http://www.aid4mail.com/support

    We'd be happy to help and we respond within 24 hours on business days. We look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind regards,


    Tuesday, September 26, 2017 3:04 PM
  • Hi,
    Unfortunately, there's no direct way for migration from Outlook Express to Outlook. In order to access DBX emails into Outlook, you have only one option left is using a 3rd party DBX to PST Converter tool that might be able to migrate DBX files into a PST format.
    GUI interface of this software is self-explanatory so that you can execute conversion in your own guidance. I don't know anything about that application, but perhaps you will not harm original metadata structure of DBX file throughout the conversion.
    Hope it might help you!

    • Edited by aliceaggie Friday, October 27, 2017 8:30 AM
    Friday, October 27, 2017 8:29 AM
  • Quick Read this article for smooth & simple migration of Outlook Express DBX files to Outlook PST. The article explains the complete solution to import Outlook Express DBX files to Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007.


    Natalie Chopra Data Analyst

    • Edited by Natalie_C Wednesday, November 1, 2017 7:56 AM answer editing
    Wednesday, November 1, 2017 7:56 AM
  • If you are search the best tool for DBX to PST converter in Outlook Express . here you can find some tools which convert the DBX to PST file format. http://www.osttopstapp.com/dbx-to-pst.html 
    Saturday, January 13, 2018 5:05 AM
  • I would like to suggest you use DBX to PST converter tool which is designed to convert Outlook Express data to PST file format for MS Outlook. This tool will transfer all mailbox items from Outlook Express to Outlook without any data loss. The free trial version is also available.

    Visit here trial version and more info:  http://www.dbx.topstconverter.com/

    • Edited by hlentryentry Saturday, September 29, 2018 8:47 AM
    Saturday, September 29, 2018 8:46 AM
  • No matter in which version of Windows OS you were using Outlook Express, you can migrate to MS Outlook without any hassle even without disturbing the original folder hierarchy. All the crucial steps and different techniques to perform Migration from outlook express to outlook 2016 are discussed in this article.

    Hope this will be helpful!

    Monday, May 13, 2019 7:55 AM
  • Use this well-known DBX to PST Conversion Application to migrate Outlook Express to Outlook PST files in the relaxed procedure. DBX to PST Tool supports altogether main Outlook versions including Outlook 2007, 2003, 2010 and 2013. Use this Outlook Express to PST App to convert DBX to Outlook files. 

    For More Info Search on Google:- Vooksoftware.com

    Wednesday, September 4, 2019 6:08 AM
  • Try ToolsGround DBX to PST Converter tool to convert dbx to pst files in easy steps. DBX to PST Converter supports all major Outlook versions including Outlook 2007, 2003, 2010 and 2013. Use this DBX to PST Converter to convert dbx to pst files.

    More Info;- https://www.toolsground.com/dbx-to-pst-converter/

    Thursday, September 12, 2019 5:27 AM