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.DBX File Extension

File Type 1Outlook Express E-mail Folder

3.3 (21 Votes)
CategoryMisc Files


This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is a DBX file?

Folder created by Outlook Express, a Microsoft email program; contains email messages for a specific mailbox; typically saved within the "Documents and Settings" user directory; may be copied to another folder in order to backup e-mail messages.

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DBX folders have names corresponding to their email mailbox. For example, common names are Inbox.dbx, Sent Items.dbx, Drafts.dbx, and Deleted Items.dbx. Folders.dbx stores the master index for all the mailboxes. If it is missing, Outlook Express will re-index the mailboxes and recreate it.

DBX mail folders can be imported into Windows Mail (included with Windows Vista) by selecting File → Import → Messages, then choosing Import mail from an OE6 store directory and selecting the DBX folder you would like to import.

DBX folders can be imported into Windows Live Mail (included with Windows 7) by selecting File → Import → Messages → Microsoft Outlook Express 6 and locating the appropriate DBX folder.

The Stellar DBX to PST Converter program can be used to convert Outlook Express DBX files to the Outlook .PST format. You can then save converted files to Office 365, HTML, RTF, and PDF formats.

NOTE: DBX folders should only be opened in Outlook Express or imported using another program. If opened or edited manually, they can become corrupted and cause Outlook Express not to function properly.

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Programs that open DBX files
Microsoft Outlook Express
Microsoft Windows Mail
Microsoft Windows Live Mail
Remo Recover Outlook Express
OE-Mail Recovery
Stellar DBX to PST Converter
Updated 8/6/2015

File Type 2AutoCAD Database Extension File

2.0 (4 Votes)
CategoryPlugin Files


This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

.DBX File Association 2

Extension file used by AutoCAD, an engineering and design CAD application; contains custom information used to read and write drawing information; written using Autodesk's ObjectDBX API, which enables developers to programmatically access drawing components.

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Third-party developers can read .DWG files by creating DBX extensions. For example, some versions of Adobe Acrobat bundle several DBX files for reading Autodesk CAD drawings.

Programs that open DBX files
Autodesk AutoCAD 2017
Updated 9/7/2010

File Type 3Visual FoxPro Table

1.3 (3 Votes)
CategoryDatabase Files


File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

.DBX File Association 3

Table created by FoxPro, which can be used within a FoxPro database; defines custom fields within the table and data types that can be entered via the table into the database.

Programs that open DBX files
Microsoft Visual FoxPro
Updated 3/5/2007

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