How to Find Microsoft Outlook Express Store Location Of DBX file in My System?

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    October 18th, 2013
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    April 8, 2021
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Microsoft Outlook Express is an e-mail and news client for Windows and Macintosh. Although it is an old version of Outlook, many users are still using it because of their important data. Outlook Express only supports DBX file format which is an old file format of Outlook. There are many users who are unable to find the Outlook Express store location or do not know the exact location of DBX file on their personal computer so in this article I’ll resolve this problem. Usually, users look for the location just to see the DBX files and compare the data of backup files with the Outlook Express email server.

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I hope finally you are able to find the store location of Outlook express and view all the DBX files. It not so difficult to find the location of DBX files into your PC. There free simple steps which can make your task easy. I suppose now you’ll not face any kind of uncertainties in locating the store location.

To take back up of Outlook Express DBX files first we need to find them. This might be a little difficult task for a novice user to locate the Outlook Express files and folders, or sometimes even a technical user may not be able to locate them. Outlook Express application stores all our mail folders, messages, local IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol), all the subscribed newsgroups and other data items in a folder. This folder is known as “store root” or “store root folder”. It is also called the “Store root directory”.

Locate the Outlook Express store location?

By default it is stored in this location:

C:\Windows\Application Data\Outlook Express\{GUID}
C:\Documents and Settings\<User>\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{GUID}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

GUID means Global Unique Identifier. It is a unique reference number that is used to specify an Identity. The path shown above is the path of “Store root directory” in Windows XP. It might be located somewhere else if you are using other Windows Operating Systems.

To know about the location of your “Store root folder”:

  • First, click on Tools, then Options.
  • Now, click on the Maintenance tab.
  • Here, you will see the Store root folder.
  • Copy the Outlook store location onto the clipboard.
  • Click OK.
  • Open the Windows Explorer.
  • Paste the location of OE in the address bar.
  • Hit Enter.

Final Words

Sometimes there is a need to find the Microsoft Outlook Express Store Location is to know the default location of the inbox.dbx files. In the above content, we have explained you the procedure to locate DBX files, hope you find this blog helpful.

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