Good idea to suggest a viewer program to open those dbx files. I did a groups.google search on "dbx file viewer" and came up with more information:
From: Steve Cochran (firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: Message viewing issues...
Date: 2003-11-13 03:54:09
If you do lose your messages, you can try using my DBXtract program to
attempt to recover the lost messages. Note that dbx files are hidden in
Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
If you have upgraded your version of IE and OE or your OS version, and all your messages are lost, then see this article (note that the technique in
the article does not only apply to the issue addressed in the article
OLEXP: Mail Folders, Address Book, and E-mail Messages Are Missing After You Upgrade to Microsoft Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.as ... -us;313055
If File | Import | Messages does not work, ignore the error message, which is erroneous in itself, and try one of the following techniques to get your messages back:
aa. Right click on each dbx file or a selection of them and go to
Properties and clear the read only attribute of the files. Then try File | Import | Messages again.
bb. Import the dbx files individually. See the last paragraph on this page
for how to do that:
cc. As a last resort use DBXtract
From: Frank Saunders, MS-MVP (email@example.com
Subject: Re: Archiving DBX files on a CD
Date: 2003-06-06 02:38:43 PST
"mitan" <pascal@NOSPAMmitan.ca> wrote in message
> After searching a lot, here is a free software that can be used as a
> stand alone viewer (instead of OE) on a CD (or anywhere) to extract
> and read messages from DBX files:
There's no Readme file with it.
What can it do that DBXtract doesn't do?
DBXtract (free): http://www.oehelp.com/DBXtract/
It looks from the link you gave like all it does is extract the messages.
Frank Saunders, MS-MVP
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