Updated on April 10th, 2023
Summary: In this article, we will discuss the simple ways to convert MS Outlook Express to MS Outlook 2016 PST files manually.
When we talk about DBX to PST conversion, there are many options available. And if we specifically talk about email clients, there are many options available in the online marketplace. Many times people want to know the ways to convert DBX to PST file format in Windows 10 Manually and easily. Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Outlook Express are two popular email clients commonly used by Windows users. For a long time, the Outlook Express client has been discontinued by Microsoft, and email users often switch to Microsoft Outlook.
Although it’s easy to switch from one email client to another, sometimes email migration becomes a bit challenging and tiresome, especially when the email clients support different file formats. In this article, we’ll go through an easy manual method to import emails from Outlook Express to Outlook 2016. In the end, we’ll also talk about a professional solution to convert DBX to PST in Windows 10 file format.
Although both the email clients are provided by Microsoft, they don’t support the same file format.Let us read further to know about the MS Outlook express files and MS outlook files so that we get idea about both.
Outlook Express stores all the email messages in a DBX file format, an Outlook Express email folder. There are multiple DBX files associated with a given email account that you can configure in Outlook Express. Each file in outlook express contains email messages for a specific mailbox. Generally speaking, the names of DBX folders correspond to the email mailbox, such as Inbox.dbx, Sent Items.dbx, Drafts.dbx, and Deleted Items.dbx. One more DBX folder, Folders.dbx is present that stores the master index for all the mailboxes. In case if this folder is missing due to any reason, Outlook Express reindexes the mailboxes and recreates it again.
On the other hand, Microsoft Outlook creates an Outlook data file, called PST aka personal storage table. The PST files stores email messages, attachments, contacts, calendars, notes, tasks, journals, etc. The problem is that Outlook client doesn’t support DBX file format. So if you want to switch from MS Outlook Express to Outlook, you must convert DBX to PST file format. DBX to PST conversion is only possible through a professional converter software tool. However, there’s an easy DIY trick that can help you import emails from Outlook Express to Outlook. Lets read further to know more.
If you are keen on using a free solution for converting DBX to PST files then you should use the DIY trick I’m sharing here. Microsoft Outlook provides a built-in Import feature which you need to use here. Follow the simple steps given below:
Within a couple of minutes, all your email messages and address will be imported from Outlook Express to Outlook successfully.
If you want to know more about another way to import the email messages from Outlook Express to Outlook. You can refer to this article –Migrate Outlook Express to Outlook
Step 1: This method involves downloading the Windows Live Mail. In Windows Vista, the program is available by default and if you’re using Windows 7 or 8, you can easily download the Windows Live Mail program from the Internet easily
Now that you have converted your DBX file into PST format manually, Let us discuss the pros and cons of this method.
Nowadays there are many vendors in the market that provide DBX to PST Converter software. So it is a bit confusing to know which one to try and use for your business. If you are confused and don’t know what to use, then you can always download the demo version. Most of these software tools with their demo/trial version are available for free online.
By using the demo version, you can check the performance and capabilities of the software before purchasing its licensed version for further use. If you see that the software provides good performance, then you can buy the licensed version and use it accordingly. So if you want to convert MS Outlook Express to MS Outlook 2019/2016 PST manually then this is the solution.
I can suggest you try the DBX to PST Converter tool provided by SysInfoTools Software. It’s one of the best solutions to convert DBX to PST file format without requiring any prior technical expertise. It contains a wide range of features that make DBX to PST conversion easy, effortless and less time-consuming:
You can follow the following steps to use the software:
I hope after reading this article, you might have got some idea about the easy way to convert MS Outlook Express to MS Outlook 2019/2016 PST manually. By going with the manual method, you can perform the conversion but it is not guaranteed and the process is long. This manual process is also not very easy for non-technical people to perform either.
So, I would recommend using the DBX to PST converter tool available online to do the job easily and quickly.
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