DBX File Viewer

A program for reading DBX files. Easy search, viewing and printing of messages. Convert DBX into PST format. Outlook Express is not required.

  • Searching, viewing and printing of messages
  • Replying to emails stored in DBX databases
  • Conversion of DBX files to PST format
  • Exporting messages to EML format
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Product Overview

This software is designed for gaining access to content of the Outlook Express databases. The program allows you to open any DBX file, find and view (or print) required emails, and to extract and save any attachments. You can even reply to messages from DBX. If you do not know where your DBX files are being stored, our program can perform a search for all DBX on the hard drive. All of this is possible without being required to have OE installed in your computer.

You can open a single DBX file as well as all files from an Outlook Express identity. To open all files simply open the Folders.dbx file. Our program will download and show all of the Outlook Express folders while maintaining the folder hierarchy.

One of the most useful functions of our program is the ability to convert DBX into PST format used in MS Outlook. If you are looking to switch over from Outlook Express to MS Outlook, use DBX File Viewer as the most user friendly and flexible tool. In the process of conversion, the program keeps the same folder hierarchy. You can also select which folders and emails should be saved as PST files.

With our software, you can export messages stored within DBX databases as separate EML files. EML files can be easily imported to other email clients, such as Mozilla Thunderbird.

Product Specifications

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Release Date:
Installer size:
23.5 Mb
Version Support:
All versions of Outlook Express
Personal, Business

System Requirements

Pentium Class
Operating System
Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP
2 GB and above


Download now to start using DBX File Viewer

*Use the free trial version for viewing the contents of a DBX database. Demo version allows you to save or convert up to 25 messages from each database.

Main features

Viewing of DBX file contents

The program allows its users to open and view the contents of any DBX file with an option of quick search, access to email attachments and printing. You can view the files stored on the hard drive, USB drive, DVD or any other data storage device.

DBX to PST conversion

If you wish to transfer messages from Outlook Express to MS Outlook, the easiest way to do that is by using our software. Simply select an OE Identity or a separate DBX file and choose the name for your PST file. The rest is done by the program. You can also select the exact folders and emails from OE that you would like to convert.

DBX file search

If you do not know where your files are being stored, our program can perform a file search on the selected hard drive or another data storage device.

Exporting messages to EML format

You can export messages as individual EML files while maintaining the folder hierarchy. Messages saved in EML format can be easily imported to other email clients, such as Mozilla Thunderbird, Windows Live Mail etc.

Email printing

Messages can be printed while maintaining the original message layout and formatting.

Replying to messages

If you double-click on the message in our program’s window, it will open in the email program you use by default and allow you to reply to it.

Easy viewing of folder hierarchy

The program "understands" the format of the Folders.dbx file, where all the data about OE folders is stored. You can simply open the Folders.dbx file and all the DBX files will load automatically.

High speed file processing

The access to messages within DBX databases is possible with the help of indexes also stored within these databases. Thanks to this you can quickly find required emails.

Side note:

This software is not designed for opening corrupted or overly large (2GB and above) DBX databases. If you need to extract messages from corrupted or overly large files, please use the specially designed tool to do that - Repair Tool for Outlook Express

How It works?



No. Our program allows the user to open Outlook Express files in Windows 10, 8.1, 8 and Windows 7 if OE has not been installed.

Yes. To convert the emails from DBX to PST format you must have MS Outlook installed on your computer.

You can open and view DBX databases, perform email search, view and save attachments, print messages and reply to them. Free trial version only allows the PST or EML conversion up to 25 messages from each database.