How to convert DBX file into PST

How to convert DBX file into PST

Hey guys, do you sometimes feel the need to convert the DBX file into PST?. If yes, then you are in the right place.

As in this blog, We will provide you the best possible methods to convert the dbx file into pst. But before talking about various methods to convert dbx file into pst. let’s learn about what is dbx file?

DBX is the file format that outlook expresses uses to store all its data item.

Although it is helpful in many ways still it is a discontinued email and it is available as a component of Microsoft Windows.As it is a discontinued product so many users do not get support for it from Microsoft.

Therefore, a free method is needed to convert the DBX files into Window Outlook PST. Now the question arises how to convert DBX file into PST. So, here are some methods given to convert the dbx file into pst

1. Outlook Express and Outlook installed on the same window machine

Follow the steps given below:-

  • Open the Ms-Outlook program.
  • Next, Click on File the first tab in the menu bar as soon as you click on this tab a lot of option will pop up that include import and export.
  • Select the Import and Export tab.
  • Now, Import and Export tab window will open up on your system and then select the Import Internet Mail and address option and click on Next.
  • Select the Outlook Express to perform the action. After selecting it Outlook Import Tool screen will appear.
  • Now, In Outlook Import Tool Screen, select ‘Outlook Express 4.x,5.x or window mail’ check Import-Mailbox and then click next.
  • Once the email is transferred to ms-outlook for windows,a window with a message stating the completion of the conversion process will prompt on the screen.
  • Outlook Express dbx file content is now transferred to Microsoft Outlook PST File.

2. Outlook Express and Outlook installed on two different Window Machine

Basically, this process is divided into two parts:-

  • Import Outlook Express DBX file into Window Live Mail.
  • Convey from Windows Live Mail to Microsoft Outlook PST

Follow the steps given below:

  • Install Window Live Mail(WLM) on your system if you do not have the program installed on your system. To do so, you will have to download Window Essentials.
  • Open WLM, click in File tab present in the menu

Alternatively, you can press Alt and F Keys simultaneously to open the File menu.

  • Click on Import Message tab present in the file menu.
  • When you do this, Window Live Mail screen will come where you need to select a program and then browse.
  • Select Microsoft Outlook Express and click on the next tab
  • Then browse the folder that contains the DBX file and click on Next tab.
  • Now, the DBX file of Outlook Express will be imported into WLM.
  • Once the DBX file is imported in WLM, it can be easily converted to Outlook PST format with the use of Export Message’ option present in WLM.
  • Again, select the File in WLM, go to Export email tab and click on the Email messages tab.
  • A dialogue box will appear where you have to select the format you want to export the emails to, such as Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Window Live Mail, and then click on the next tab.
  • Next ‘Export Messages’ dialogue box is displayed, where you have to select mail folder you want to export from WLM.Two options are available here.
  1. All Folder.
  2. Selected Folder.

  Select either of these two options and then click the ok tab.

  • After you click OK the conversion process will begin. Finally, a message conveying that the email has been successfully exported will appear on the screen.


If all these manual tricks do not work for convert DBX file into PST then the only option that remains is to use a good and reliable professional solution.

One of the applications that I have used earlier is Cigati DBX to PST Converter .it is used to retrieve the data from corrupt and inaccessible OST files.

This tool import multiple DBX files of Outlook Express Outlook PST Format in a single click.It does the fast and reliable conversion of all express email into outlook pst converter.

Being an expert, I would recommend you to try the free demo version of this software as it will help you to evaluate the complete software and all its features

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