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Download Outlook Express email and save on your computer

Outlook Express uses "DBX Files" to store your emails Whenever you receive emails inside your Outlook Express inbox, they are stored inside a big file: each email folder you have in Outlook Express is actually stored behind the scenes as separate "DBX" files, which makes backing up your emails an easy process.

But individual messages can be saved as well, and this tutorial explains how to download Outlook Express emails to your computer, which allows you to store a copy of them outside the email program itself. For important emails you want to download, this is an ideal solution, even if you regularly backup entire folders of messages under your profile ("identity").

Download Outlook Express emails to your desktop / hard drive

Follow these simple steps to download a copy of an email from Outlook Express:

This is all you need to do to download email messages from Outlook Express!

Tip: if you resize your Outlook Express window to be able to see your desktop in the background, you can simply drag one or more selected emails and drop them on an empty area of the screen, as shown below: this will create copies of all the messages in question - you can then double-click on them to open them, use them as backup of important information, which you can store on an external drive, for example, or even a different computer.

Download a copy of an Outlook Express message to your desktop

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Tutorial last updated on October 27, 2011
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