Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Converting old OE6 email to something .... anything

11 Jul 2012   #1
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 
Converting old OE6 email to something .... anything

in an office, we have an old system running xp, that was the main office manager, secretary, jack-of-all trades, and she left the firm for brighter pastures. before leaving she called the ISP and asked them to nuke her email account. then deleted her account in OE6. I'm going to install a new windows 7 system for her replacement but there are important matters in the old stash of Outlook Express mail.
I spent almost 2 hours trying to get Thunderbird, Live Mail or various tools alleged to have conversion powers to work on the *.dbx files but none did. So I copied all of them and carted back to my shop.

can someone tell me how to deal with this mess? a way to convert to mbox, pst, eml, google mail, anything? csv? spreadsheet? text files??


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

11 Jul 2012   #2
Bumpkin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

If it was a company email account, try contacting the ISP and see if they might email files that can be recovered.

Maybe you can try making a new account in OE6, then rename the .dbx files and copy the files you have in your shop.

Here is how to move to W7 after you get it working in XP How do I move my Outlook Express email from Windows XP to Windows 7?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jul 2012   #3
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

tried both of the first two suggestions. Grandecom reports the user phoned in a request to remove the account 7/6. all deleted. I grilled the tech support guy as to how sure he is re: deletion of messages, because I have dealt with them a number of times and came away convinced they had two different databases [likely sub-contracted to a mail provider]. no go.

Tried fabricating a brand new OE acct in a 'spare' User Acct. Nixed the default inbox.dbx and pasted in the 205MB extant Inbox.dbx. no fly.

every tool returns, generally, the same error: "no messages found". but the *.dbx's were run on last Friday, and they are sizable. Just to help my frustration level I opened the Inbox.dbx in 'Wordpad'... as you can imagine it got very wobbly but I was able to slowly scroll through the mostly-encrypted content and clearly read the subject lines [I think] of a bunch of messages. all correct as best I can tell.

something is defeating the tools. I tried Mail Viewer, DbxConv, Live/Windows Mail, T'bird. nada.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bumpkin View Post
If it was a company email account, try contacting the ISP and see if they might email files that can be recovered.

Maybe you can try making a new account in OE6, then rename the .dbx files and copy the files you have in your shop.

Here is how to move to W7 after you get it working in XP How do I move my Outlook Express email from Windows XP to Windows 7?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


Reply

 Converting old OE6 email to something .... anything




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Outlook Email - Deleting Wrong Email Entry when starting new email
I have a situation where someone has 2 email addresses. One of them is now redundant and I have deleted it from the People section. However, when I am set to make a new email to that person and type the first letter of their name, in the pop up window (that you can click on) their old email...
Browsers & Mail
Where on hard drive does windows live email store email attachments?
I can open an email and open an attachment on that email. I can look on my harddrive and find the same email text file easily enough on my harddrive, and open that text file using notepad. But I cannot find where the attachment(s) is stored on the harddrive? I've looked everywhere. ...
Browsers & Mail
outlook 2007 changed email address so email was returned
I'll bet you have not heard this one before. I was attempting to send an email to a potential client. Everything seemed to work well except that it was returned. The problem was that the address was changed somewhere. His name is spelled with a j but somewhere along the line, it was changed to a...
Microsoft Office
Need help converting a file...
Okay, so I have a .key file that I need to convert to Powerpoint. From looking around, it seems that the only way to do that is with the program Keynote in iWorks. Does anyone know if there is any way to do this from within Windows...or, does anyone out there have a Mac with iWorks that would...
Software
Converting VOB to AVI
I just ripped by DVD, and because the files are VOB, I like to convert them to AVI. Sadly, I don't have anything that could do that, plus I don't want to download something that either a) doesn't do the trick, or b) is a bad download altogether. Does anyone know any download out there I can do...
Music, Pictures & Video
Converting mp2 to mp3 or WMA
Is there a good, free, save utility that converts mp2 to other formats (specifically mp3 or WMA)?
Sound & Audio

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:33.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App