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Import DBX files into Outlook 365 and Other Versions of Outlook

Ugra Narayan Pandey | Modified: 2021-11-08T13:24:05+00:00|Tips | 4 Minutes Reading

Given below article represents how to Import DBX files into Outlook 365 in a simple way.

What do you figure out by the word “Email client”?

Casually we can say that email clients are the applications which provide facility to send and receive email messages with attachments.

Now in the market there are plenty of email clients that stay and go from time to time or are discontinued. 

Hence, Microsoft is one of the companies which has both types of email application, those which maintains there shares in market as well as those which are now discontinued.

One of them is “Outlook Express”, the 20th century’s most popular email app. That  creates “DBX files” but now it is a terminated email application.

.dbx AKA DBX file stores email messages with attachments. You can’t just open it by double clicking on it. You’ll need either Outlook express app or convert it into another file format i.e. import DBX files into Outlook 365.

Here, another question arises, why use Outlook or Office 365?

Both are a well known example of a Cloud-based emailing platform. People are adapting it in their day to day life cycles as it provides ease to its users. 

Organization and professional users are switching their entire email client data to Outlook 365.

Since, every data is on cloud (Onedrive), it is secure from any kind of threat.

Users will get the latest versions from time to time as Microsoft gives regular updates.

User Query to Import DBX Files into Outlook 365

I have got some user queries and one of them says:

“Hey, I’m Christoff from South Iceland. I have some .dbx files in my laptop, I want to know what’s in it. And I only use the Outlook 365 app. Could you help me find a reliable solution?” 

Queries like this also give me the ideas to write something and contribute my knowledge to others. 

Importing one file format to another is never an easy task.

Then, why is it mandatory to do so? Obviously because there is no other option available.

Not every email client supports every file format.

Importation process requires planning, investment, monitoring, risk mitigation, etc. to get the desired and accurate results once it gets completed. 

Doesn’t it sound like putting everything on stake? 

Can’t we do it in a simple way?

Yes, there are ways to do it effortlessly.

Import DBX files into Outlook – Efficient Way

First convert DBX files to PST :

  1. Install and run SysTools DBX to PST converter 
  2. Click on Add files option >> add Path of the DBX files >> hit on Next option
  3. Now, click on Export >> select on PST Export as Microsoft Outlook (.pst) file and  click Browse after that Press on Export.
  4. Your DBX to PST files exportation is done.

Now, to add PST files in Outlook, follow the given steps:

  • Run Outlook app 
  • Hit on Files option
  • Click on Open & Export and then, hit on Import/Export option
  • Select Import from another program or file
  • Now, hit on Outlook data file (.pst) >> then, Browse 
  • Select destination folder >> click on Finish

This Import/Export option is only available in Outlook 2007/10/13/16 versions. So, if you want to import DBX files into Outlook 2019 or 365 then, use the given below steps once you have converted your Outlook Express DBX data items into PST format:

  • Install and run Office 365 Import software
  • Add email ID credentials (admin account)
  • Hit on Add files(s)/folder button and add .pst & .csv files >> Next
  • Add category and date filter
  • Click the Incremental import option as it starts the import process from where it was halted >> now, hit on the Import button.

Afterwards, the import of DBX files into Outlook 365 is done.

There is no manual and one way step available for this importing process. 

The Ending

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