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NOTE: DBXtract has been superseded by DBXpress. You can still purchase DBXtract, but it may not recover all of your messages, and you may need to purchase DBXpress instead. If that is the case, no credit will be given for the DBXtract payment towards the purchase of DBXpress. DBXpress is a completely different program and is not an upgrade.   Click here to purchase DBXpress instead.


Version 5.01 Updated 07/22/04

Cost $ 14.00


OE5 and OE6 have a proprietary binary format that makes archiving individual messages difficult. In addition, a number of people have indicated that their message folders have become corrupted and OE can not read them. Consequently, they have lost all the messages in that folder.

DBXtract extracts all mail and news messages from individual dbx files. After extracting the messages one can drag them from a Windows Explorer folder into an Outlook Express mail folder.

It requires the existence of the VB6 runtime dll, msvbvm60.dll. If you do not have that in your windows\system (or system32 for NT / 2000) directory, you can download it directly from Microsoft, by CLICKING HERE .

The program runs in Win9x, WinMe, NT, Windows 2000, WindowsXP, and Windows Server 2003.

After installing the VB6 runtime files, you can then run DBXtract.

New to Version 5

1. One can select multiple dbx files from which to extract.

2. One can extract to subdirectories named after the file from which one is extracting. For instance, if extracting from the inbox, the extracted files are stored under a subdirectory called "Inbox".


DBXtract will not function properly with Asian versions of Windows. If your dbx file is copied to a machine that has a non-Asian version of Windows, then you can use DBXtract on that machine to extract your messages. Then you can copy the extracted messages back to the machine with the Asian version of Windows and then reincorporate the messages into OE. You also might try changing the user interface from Asian to English and see if that fixes the problem. Alternatively, one can try installing a Unicode character set instead of a DBCS (double byte character set).

If you get a message with "Error 75" during extraction, then the dbx file is likely cross-linked and you can either try making a copy of the file and running DBXtract on that, or run scandisk first and then try DBXtract again.


The author makes no guarantees as to this software and the user, upon downloading and executing it, does so at his own risk. DBXtract has been extensively tested, however, and any risk would appear to be minimal. There is no guarantee that the program will be able to recover lost messages.


DBXtract 5 costs $14.00 for a single computer license. The program is Copyright 1999-2011 © Stephen L. Cochran, Ph.D. and all rights are reserved under international agreements.

To order DBXtract mail $14.00 to :

S.L. Cochran, Ph.D.
P.O. Box 132
Lookout Mountain, TN 37350

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3. If you do not receive an email confirmation with download instructions after one hour, then send an email to the oehelp.com address listed in your PayPal transaction. Do NOT email PayPal! Email me at the oehelp.com address provided with your transaction.


The author is greatly indebted to Majik for his continued valuable debugging assistance and suggestions during the period of development of this project.

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