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.DBX File Extension

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File TypeOutlook Express E-mail Folder
DeveloperMicrosoft
Popularity
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CategoryMisc Files
File Format Description

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.

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.

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.

Program(s) that open .DBX files
Updated 6/14/2012

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File TypeAutoCAD Database Extension File
DeveloperAutodesk
Popularity
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CategoryPlugin Files
File Format Description

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.

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.

Program(s) that open .DBX files
Updated 9/7/2010

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File TypeVisual FoxPro Table
DeveloperMicrosoft
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CategoryDatabase Files
File Format Description

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.

Program(s) that open .DBX files
Updated 3/5/2007