I am using Outlook Express 6 and would like to import my Inbox.dbx file.

Through Outlook Express, File/Import/Messages/Microsoft Outlook Express 6/Import Mail from an OE6 store directory/Brouse & select the "Mail" file with all the dbx. files, I am able to import all the files except the Inbox.dbx file.

The "source" Inbox.dbx shows it as having 10,737 KB.

When I move the "source" Inbox.dbx into it's own folder, and try to just import it, I get a:

"No messages can be found in this folder or another application is running that has the required files open. Please select another folder or try closing applications that may have files open." message.

Even doing a restart (soft boot) doesn't make any difference.
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Hi Gavin,

As far as I could understand, You have an issue importing your DBX files to Outlook.
If that is correct, than i would suggest you to do a conversion fo your DBX files to PST files.
It would be much more easy.
For that, I would suggest you to go for DBX To PST Converter.
I have used this tool and find it helpful.
You can also check it's reviews and use it's demo version before going for the full - version.

Hope it helps

Answered 01/24/2017 by: virat8586
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What are you importing this file into?
Answered 10/16/2014 by: EdT
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here is a link that might help you:   support.microsoft.com/kb/270670     'How to backup and restore outlook express data. Good luck.
Answered 10/17/2014 by: jerardi
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