Transfering .dbx files into Outlook 2002


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Mark

I used to have my calendar and contacts in an older version of Outlook. I
then upgraded my Outlook to Outlook 2002. Unfortunately, my calendar and
contacts did not import into Outlook 2002. I did find files called
Calendar.dbx and Contacts.dbx in my Outlook Express folder (I'm not sure how
my Outlook files got into Outlook Express). After trying to import the .dbx
files into Outlook 2002, I was unable to access the dates on my calendar or
my contacts.
How could I get my calendar and contacts from the .dbx files to Outlook 2002?

Thanks alot in advance!
 
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DL

OL stores data in a *.pst file, often a hidden file.
You will have dbx files on your sys. as OE is installed with IE/Win*
Unless you specifically transfered data from OL to OE your calender/contacts
data will not be in the dbx files.
Search for *.pst files, note location, then, within OL, open them
This assumes you 'were' using OL origonally.
 
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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]

Mark said:
I used to have my calendar and contacts in an older version of
Outlook. I then upgraded my Outlook to Outlook 2002. Unfortunately,
my calendar and contacts did not import into Outlook 2002.
There was no need to import. Upgrading does not require this. Did you
somehow end up with a completely empty, new PST file when you upgraded?
Never use the file/import/export wizard for PST files for this purpose - you
can just open up the one you wish. Exporting & importing can result in
missing data (although not of the sort you mention).

Search your hard drive for *.pst - and if on an NT-based OS like 2k/XP,
include hidden/system files in your search. Outlook stores all its data in
PST files (unless you connect to Exchange). Your PST file should be easy to
recognize by the size/date.

I'd make a copy of this PST file and put it your My Documents folder (or
wherever you store your data - I prefer c:\mydocs or c:\myname or c:\data)
in a subfolder called outlook. Rename the PST file to myname.pst

In your mail profile properties (control panel | mail) , add this PST file
and open Outlook. Then in tools | email accounts, view/edit, set that PST
file as the default delivery location. Close/re-open Outlook. You should get
a message about 'you've changed the delivery location'.

When you're satisified that all is as it should be, remove the old/unwanted
PST file from your mail profile.
I did find
files called Calendar.dbx and Contacts.dbx in my Outlook Express
folder (I'm not sure how my Outlook files got into Outlook Express).
Nor am I, especially as calendar and contacts don't exist in OE. OE uses the
Windows Address Book (wab) for its addresses and has no calendar feature.
 
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Brian Tillman

Mark said:
I used to have my calendar and contacts in an older version of
Outlook. I then upgraded my Outlook to Outlook 2002. Unfortunately,
my calendar and contacts did not import into Outlook 2002. I did find
files called Calendar.dbx and Contacts.dbx in my Outlook Express
folder (I'm not sure how my Outlook files got into Outlook Express).
Since Outlook Express doesn't have a calendar, the Calendar.dbx file is
representative of just another mail folder. There is no calendar data in
it. The same for the COntacts.dbx file. Outlook's contacts are stored in
the Windows Address Book, not in any OE folder.
After trying to import the .dbx files into Outlook 2002, I was unable
to access the dates on my calendar or my contacts.
You can't import DBX files into Outlook. Period. If you want information
moved from OE to OL, you must either export it from within OE or import it
from within OL.
How could I get my calendar and contacts from the .dbx files to
Outlook 2002?
DBX files cannot contain calendar and contacts data. The contain messages
only.
 
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Mark

I tried looking for the .PST file. I found one, but it was only 32kb. This
file obviously doesn't contain my calendar or contacts. Is it possible that
even though I have my contancts and clendar in .DBX files, that the data is
unretreivable?
 
M

Mark

I found a .PST file, but it was only 32kb in size. I opened it and there was
no data at all. Is it possible that even though my calendar and contacts are
in .DBX files, the data in those files is unretreivable from Outlook 2002?
 
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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]

Mark said:
I tried looking for the .PST file. I found one, but it was only 32kb.
This file obviously doesn't contain my calendar or contacts. Is it
possible that even though I have my contancts and clendar in .DBX
files, that the data is unretreivable?
Erk - well, if you do not have a backup of your PST file from the last time
it worked, and you can't find any other PST file anywhere (including
hidden/system folders, right??) and your upgrade somehow mysteriously hosed
it (I have never seen that happen, btw), I'm pretty sure your data is lost.
 
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shestakjoe

Hi,

if you have .wab file then use WAB Converter and open this below link –

http://www.wabconverter.com/

And if have .dbx file then employ DBX Converter simply by Google search.
If want to avoid the number of search then directly use -

http://www.dbxconverter.com/

Both are suitable to transfer calendar and contacts from the .dbx files to Outlook 2002.

(I am gratified for both, my journey from OE to Outlook become easier when I used)

Best of Luck!
 

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