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Convert dbx files to mac

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Fleurissime Calculating status...
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May 16, 2012 6:31 PM

I recently bought an iMac and organised a data transfer from my old pc. The team didn't transfer the dbx files from my pc as requested. My old pc is dead now but I have the dbx files from OE on a CDROM. I need access to these files - how can I do this with my  iMac? Hope I don't have to trail back to the store with the iMac! Thank you all.

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  • Johnb-one Level 3 Level 3 (675 points)
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    May 17, 2012 12:54 PM (in response to Fleurissime)

    not knowing what created the files, I'm guessing MS office, you could try OpenOffice or NeoOffice and see if either one of those will open the files

     

    John b

  • Johnb-one Level 3 Level 3 (675 points)
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    May 17, 2012 8:42 PM (in response to Fleurissime)

    thanks Fleuissime--I'd say your on the right track. Apparently this isn't as easy as one might think. Thanks for helping me out on what created a .dbx file (I was thinkin' of the electronics company when I heard that name). And yeah, it'll take a while. I think it's openoffice.org, but not too sure on that. All's I know is that it works fine and it's hard to beat that price...

     

    well thanks

     

    John B

  • unclenedly Calculating status...
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    Feb 10, 2013 1:22 PM (in response to Fleurissime)

    I have about 20 gigs of emails- over 20,000 messages- in 20 Windows XP Outlook Express email folders I'll want on a Mac Mini I plan to buy. I'm bothered that you say "The team didn't transfer the .dbx files from myPC as requested."... and you had to buy extra software for $50 to do this...

     

    If the Apple FAQ link http://www.apple.com/why-mac/faq/#move is to be believed, with Apple one to one, they'll transfer my files for me.

     

    Did you pay for the apple one to one and they didn't actually transfer your complete Outlook Express email folders for you?

     

    It seems to me transferring email files - even tens of thousands of them- is a reasonable request and shouldn't be such a big problem. But it seems like their website beats around the bush when I search this- they mention using an "Ethernet cable" like it's as simple as plugging in a magical USB cable from my old PC to the new Mac mini - without needing a network hub...

     

    Why shoud it be so much trouble just to find out how to transfer email files?

     

    I appreciate any insight you can give me. I'm worn out with buyer's remorse from the last couple of new Windows computers I bought and what to avoid it with a new Mac mini.

  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (48,105 points)
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    Feb 10, 2013 2:41 PM (in response to unclenedly)

    The file transfer itelf is not the hard part.

     

    Outlook uses a proprietary format.

     

    Even if the files had been transferred, you would still need a program to get them out of Outlook format into something ANY other mail program could access.

    Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers
  • unclenedly Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 11, 2013 2:58 PM (in response to Grant Bennet-Alder)

    Will my 20 gigs of emails- over 20,000 messages- in 20 Windows XP in Outlook Express .dbx format work after I transport and get them into Apple mail program? Or will it be impractical for some reason?

     

    The apple website  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/email-converter/id422322450?mt=12 shows an email converter, but the link to the App store just leads to  main app store page.

     

    The reviews are scary for the program Fleurissime used... on this CNet review of SoftSpire http://download.cnet.com/SoftSpire-EML-to-PST-Converter/3000-2369_4-12486381.htm l

     

    What's the best dbx converter program?

     

    Thanks again,

     

    -Ned

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