How to convert DBX to PST File Format?


  • Hey folks..!

    I needed to convert my DBX to PST format. Actually I have switched to a new company where I'm using MS Outlook. By at my previous work, I used Outlook Express. Now I need to access my old but crucial emails here in my new email client which is MS Outlook. I searched a lot on the Internet, but I found that the DBX files cannot be directly imported to MS Outlook as it may harm them. What I'm searching now is a manual trick that can help me import my DBX files to MS Outlook. If no manual trick is available, please suggest me some third-party tools (freeware or paid).


    Tuesday, June 2, 2015 6:08 AM


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  • Hi,

    What is your Outlook version?

    Regarding your request, I've found these articles which may be helpful to you:

    Import your messages or account from Outlook Express to Outlook

    How to upgrade from Outlook Express to Outlook 2010, to Outlook 2007, to Outlook 2003, or to Outlook 2002

    How to upgrade from Outlook Express to Outlook

    Have you checked any of them?


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    Wednesday, June 3, 2015 3:24 AM
  •  Hi,

    You can use this manual process to convert DBX to PST file format.

    1. Install Windows Live Mail in your computer.
    2. Click on File tab > Import Messages.
    3. In Import Messages dialog box, Microsoft Outlook Express should selected, then click Next there.
    4. Select All Folders > Next.
    5. Now Windows Live Mail will import your mail box data from Outlook Express in Windows Live.
    6. Follow step 1 again.
    7. Move your on Export email > Email Messages.
    8. Export Mail setup program will appear, select Microsoft Exchange and click Next.
    9. You will be notified with a confirmation message, click OK.
    10. Select All Folder like step 4.
    11. Now, click on Finish.



    Wednesday, June 3, 2015 6:54 AM
  • It's all best solution to convert DBX to PST file, User can try the DBX to PST conversion software to recover and convert all damaged and corrupted Microsoft Outlook Express DBX files into Microsoft Outlook PST files. Read more here:
    Saturday, January 28, 2017 11:01 AM
  • Hi,
    I have used free tools, manual techniques, and third party tools too… to convert DBX files ti PST format.
    But every techniques and tool have some limitations which you have to understand.

    Manual Techniques: They are complicated and not for novice users. Plus no guarantee to get a quality result.
    Free Tools: Free tools are also there in the market but they are also not as good as the paid ones. 
    Paid Tools: But with paid tools, the greatest advantage is that its simple interface and the result assurance. Plus it is not so complicated and time-consuming affair.

    So if you go as per my suggestion, I would suggest you go for a paid tool.
    I have used one tool lately and it helped me out a lot. I would surely give it a thumbs-up.
    I can’t review other products as I have not used …but this one is quite good. even the interface is also very simple…plus they have a demo version too.


    Saturday, April 22, 2017 12:54 PM
  • I search a best free tool to convert DBX file to PST. this is a excellent solution to convert your DBX file data to Outlook PST file for 100% free.

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 11:05 AM
  • Firstly, you need to have DBX file and then download Windows Live Mail. After that following process will follow:

    First, Export Outlook Express files then download and configure Windows Live Mail
    Second, Import files in Windows Live Mail
    Third, Export the Windows Live Mail files to MS Outlook.

    Detailed steps to Convert DBX to PST Manually.
    Monday, September 4, 2017 4:15 PM
  • Did you try the manual solution described in above answer?  If requires complete manual steps to migrate from Outlook Express DBX Files to Outlook PST.  Read this article carefully:- Manual Solution to Import Outlook Express to Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007

    But there are certain limitations of using manual solution

    • Lengthy and Sophisticated Process
    • Risk of Data Loss
    • Human Error
    • Requires Some technical knowledge of Email Client such as Windows Live Mail, Microsoft Outlook
    • Does not allows to import complete Outlook Express items such as contacts etc.

    So In my viewpoint Manual solution is not feasible and advisable. Then In such case you can take help of automated solution such as SysTools DBX File to PST Converter Software. The software provides multiple advanced features to convert dbx file to pst with accuracy.

    Natalie Chopra Data Analyst

    Saturday, November 4, 2017 6:07 AM
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    Saturday, January 13, 2018 7:34 AM
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    Saturday, March 24, 2018 9:45 AM
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    • Proposed as answer by Jesse Manny Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:02 PM
    Tuesday, April 3, 2018 10:47 AM
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    Wednesday, April 4, 2018 11:37 AM
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    Monday, August 27, 2018 10:31 AM
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    Thursday, October 4, 2018 4:11 AM