transferring/importing multiple inbox sub folders from outlook express (6.x) to outlook 2007


  • I have a user that has many, many well organized subfolders within the inbox of OL Express.  I can see the .dbx files for each of them as well when I saved them off-drive before updating him to Outlook 2007.  The problem now is that the email messages were not imported into those sub-folders and are now all co-mingled in one inbox.  Is there a solution to import each subfolder .dbx into its own Outlook '07 folder under the Inbox? 


    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 5:01 PM


  • Hi

    Unfortunately you cannot import DBX files individually.  Outlook looks to the existing Identity for the source of the Emails.  While testing this, I found that the import process maintained the folder structure (ie.. it created new Sub folders in the same relative location as they were in Outlook Express and populated them accordingly).
    Can you tell me the steps you are going through to import the .DBX files?


    Larry - MSFT


    • Marked as answer by Harry Yuan Friday, March 04, 2011 6:40 AM
    Thursday, February 24, 2011 11:13 PM