DBX to PST Converter

How to easily transfer your mail from Outlook Express to Office Outlook

If you need to process 20 user accounts or more, please visit our “Large-Scale Migration” page.

Converting from DBX to PST should be easy, right? After all, both files types are from Microsoft. But, unless you’re still on Windows XP, you’re out of luck! Office Outlook won’t import your Outlook Express files.

So what are your options?

We suggest two solutions: one free and one commercial. The free method is great if money is tight. The other is better if you value your time and accurate results. Keep reading to know which is best for you.


How to Convert DBX Files to PST – the Free Way

This method requires two programs: Windows Live Mail and Office Outlook. Note that this solution only works if your DBX files include a matching Folders.dbx file.

But beware! There is a risk of email data loss with this method. We’ll talk more about that in a minute. For now, let’s look at how it’s done.

Start by installing Windows Live Mail if you haven’t already got it on your computer. To do that, you’ll need to download Windows Essentials. Read more >


Why the Free Method Isn’t Your Best Bet

The most visible problem has to do with your photos, graphics and other images inserted in messages. After migration, they show up as broken pictures in Outlook—you can no longer see them in the context of the message body.

Another problem is the loss of all original email SMTP headers. If you value the integrity of your messages, especially if you work in the field of computer forensics, this is completely unacceptable.

Last but not least, this free method is very time consuming if you have many accounts to migrate. And we all know that time is money. So paying for a competitively priced tool may actually save you money.

Let me tell you about a simple solution that saves both time and money. Read on…


How to Convert from DBX to PST – the Simple Way

You need a quick, easy, affordable way to transfer emails from Outlook Express to Office Outlook. There are free options, as explained above, but as you can see, they take a lot of time for unpredictable results.

If you want an email conversion tool you can trust, that will get your job done fast without compromising quality, and one that’s competitively priced, it’s simple. Get Aid4Mail.

Aid4Mail offers a modern wizard interface and includes a well-documented user manual. But since context-sensitive help is provided on each wizard screen, there’s a good chance you’ll never need to open the manual.

Aid4Mail’s user-friendly wizard interface
Screenshot: Aid4Mail’s user-friendly wizard interface

With Aid4Mail you simply select Outlook Express as your source mail and Office Outlook PST file as your target format, and press Start.

That’s it!

  • There is no loss of data with Aid4Mail.
  • It automatically restores your Outlook Express folder tree in Outlook without any manual intervention.
  • It correctly transfers the status information of your emails (like unread, replied, forwarded, and flagged) to Outlook.
  • And, if necessary, you can also export your messages directly to Office 365—or to Microsoft Exchange using our Aid4Mail Professional edition.

Although Office Outlook must be installed, there’s no need for Outlook Express or Windows Live Mail. And, unlike the free method, Aid4Mail will successfully convert your DBX files even if the Folders.dbx file is missing.

Note that we also offer a special command-line edition if you need to migrate a large number of user accounts (see our large-scale migration page).


Thousands of Satisfied Customers Can’t Be Wrong

Aid4Mail has thousands of satisfied clients in more than 100 countries around the world. They include businesses of all sizes, government agencies, leading universities, as well as a large number of students and home users.

Some of them you’ll recognize: Harvard University, MIT, NASA, US Department of Justice, Hewlett Packard, Hoffmann-La Roche, The British Library and Credit Suisse.

Others we can’t name because of non-disclosure agreements. But we can tell you this: Our mail processing engine is so good, it’s used to power services of a leading search engine and a prestigious financial institution in NYC with offices around the world.

These brands have the budget to select the finest resources for every project they complete. If Aid4Mail is their first choice, shouldn’t it be yours as well?

“This software works! It does what it promises, and the Tech Support is excellent. I wish I’d known about it 3 weeks earlier, which would have saved me hours of time and many headaches. I am so grateful that Aid4Mail was able to convert my Outlook Express files to PST, which enabled me to get them into Outlook 2013.”
– Lisa B., USA
“I was also fascinated with the fact that Aid4Mail churned through my mail without crashing, stuttering, or spitting out any error messages: it just simply did the job.”
– Chris Jenkins, USA
“In our testing, even with large mail files Aid4Mail produced problem-free exports in a few seconds.”
– PC Magazine, USA
“I hated to spend money to get mail from one program to another, but I know I would have pulled my hair out without your program.”
– Richard W., USA
“Aid4Mail converted the e-mails without a hiccup and the import went smoothly. Took all of 10 minutes!! Thanks for a terrific program!”
– Hank Arnold, USA
“The product has done a fantastic job and the support has been first class.”
– Peter Hopkin, UK

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Be sure to install Outlook before you begin migration.
Double-check the system requirements here…

  • Operating System : Aid4Mail runs under Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000, Server 2016, 2012, 2008 and 2003 or Linux in conjunction with Wine. Both Windows 32-bit and 64-bit are supported.
    Windows NT4 / ME / 98 / 95 should work but are not officially supported.
  • Internet : Online license activation, validation, and re-activation require an internet connection (offline activation option available with Aid4Mail eDiscovery editions).
  • Hardware Requirements : 64 MB of RAM, 12 MB disk space. Pentium (or compatible) processor.

IF YOU’LL BE PROCESSING OUTLOOK/EXCHANGE: Read more >

Aid4Mail can read mail from:

  • Microsoft Exchange through Outlook/MAPI (1) (except Aid4Mail Home) or IMAP (2),
  • Outlook Personal Storage files (1) (*.pst),
  • Outlook MSG files (1) (*.msg),
  • Outlook Express versions 5 and 6 (*.dbx, *.eml and *.nws),
  • Outlook Express version 4 (*.idx and *.mbx),
  • Windows Live Mail (*.eml;*.nws),
  • Windows Mail (Vista mail client),
  • IMAP accounts,
  • Webmail services that offer IMAP access, e.g. Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Amazon WorkMail, FastMail, GMX Mail, Outlook.com, Outlook 365, etc.,
  • Mozilla Thunderbird mailbox files,
  • SeaMonkey mailbox files,
  • Netscape mailbox files,
  • Apple Mail (Mail.app) message files (*.emlx),
  • Qualcomm Eudora mailbox files (*.toc and *.mbx),
  • Eudora OSE mailbox files,
  • Macintosh Eudora mailbox files,
  • Google Takeout files (*.mbox),
  • Google Vault files (*.mbox),
  • Generic mailbox files (mbox, Entourage MBOX, Evolution, Berkeley mail, BSD mail, Unix mail format),
  • EML message files (*.eml),
  • MHT Web Archive files (*.mht),
  • Pegasus mailbox files (*.pmi, *.pmm, and *.cnm),
  • The Bat! mailbox files (3) (*.msb and *.tbb),
  • PocoMail mailbox files (*.idx, *.idb, and *.mbx),
  • Barca mailbox files (*.idx, *.idb, and *.mbx),
  • FoxMail mailbox files up to version 6.5 (*.box),
  • Opera mailbox files (*.mbs),
  • Calypso and Courier archive files,
  • Forte Agent mailbox files (*.idx),
  • Pine mbox files (with limited “From ” escaping),
  • PMMail message files (*.msg),
  • Maildir folders (local copies),
  • MSN Mail v8 (*.MailDB),
  • Mailbag Assistant mailbox files (*.mbg),
  • E-mail Examiner mailbox files (*.pmx),
  • Aid4Mail ZIP archives (*.zip).

Aid4Mail can export/save mail to:

  • Microsoft Exchange through Outlook/MAPI (1) (except Aid4Mail Home) or IMAP (2),
  • Outlook Personal Storage files (1) (*.pst),
  • Outlook MSG files (1) (*.msg) – only if source mail comes from Microsoft Exchange or Outlook files,
  • Windows Live Mail,
  • Windows Mail (Vista mail client),
  • IMAP accounts,
  • Webmail services that offer IMAP access, e.g. Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Amazon WorkMail, FastMail, GMX Mail, Outlook.com, Outlook 365, etc,
  • Mozilla Thunderbird mailbox files,
  • SeaMonkey mailbox files,
  • Eudora OSE mailbox files,
  • Netscape mailbox files,
  • PocoMail mailbox files (*.mbx),
  • Barca mailbox files (*.mbx),
  • Generic mailbox files, (mbox, Entourage MBOX, Evolution, Berkeley mail, BSD mail, Unix mail format),
  • EML message files (*.eml),
  • XML files (*.xml),
  • Plain text files (*.txt),
  • MHT Web Archive files (*.mht) - linked from an HTML index page or an MS Excel Workbook file (not available in Aid4Mail Home),
  • MHT files with tab-delimited data file for import into a database (not available in Aid4Mail Home),
  • Adobe Acrobat PDF files (not available in Aid4Mail Home),
  • Aid4Mail ZIP archives (*.zip).

Notes:

  1. To process (from/to) Outlook MSG files, PST files, and Outlook/MAPI mail profiles, Aid4Mail requires either a 32-bit version of Office Outlook or a standalone version of MAPI. For details, free options, and limitations, see the System Requirements.
    Only Aid4Mail Console can export a source MAPI profile or PST file to a target MAPI profile or PST file. With Aid4Mail Home, Aid4Mail Professional, and Aid4Mail eDiscovery, the workaround is to first export your emails to the Outlook MSG format, and then re-export those files to your target format.
  2. Microsoft Exchange can either be processed through an Outlook/MAPI mail profile (1), or through the IMAP protocol in which case the Exchange server needs to be set up for IMAP access (see instructions).
  3. Aid4Mail cannot process encrypted The Bat! mail files. In this case, you will first have to export your messages with The Bat! to a Generic mailbox format, which Aid4Mail can then process to any of the supported formats.
  4. Aid4Mail currently does not offer tools to convert address books, filters, or account settings from one format to another.

Prefer to Try Before You Buy?

If you’re not ready to buy, no problem. Simply take advantage of our free trial and start using Aid4Mail today.

There’s no sign-up form to download Aid4Mail and you can run it in trial mode for as long as you need. Take it for a test run. See for yourself how easy it is to use. We want you to be confident that Aid4Mail is fully compatible with your computer and does what you need.


P.S.

If you need a fast and reliable DBX to PST converter, you can trust Aid4Mail to do the job for you. Get your license now and start converting your DBX files today, or test drive Aid4Mail for free in trial mode and experience the Aid4Mail difference yourself.

Aid4Mail has thousands of satisfied clients in more than 100 countries around the world. They include businesses of all sizes, government agencies, leading universities, as well as a large number of students and home users.

They’re loyal users because Aid4Mail makes it so simple to complete email conversion projects. But for you to grasp how easy it is, you’ll need to test it yourself.

Try it today. It’s time to get your conversion done right.