DBX Viewer



FreeViewer DBX File Viewer Tool

Outlook Express is outdated now but, if you’re still having DBX files with several crucial emails then, don’t worry. You can open DBX files without Outlook Express installation on your system using this DBX Viewer Freeware simply.

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  • DBX File Viewer Software to Open & Read DBX Files with Attachments
  • DBX Reader Gives an Option of Quick Scan Outlook Express DBX Files / Folders
  • Multiple View Options Like Attachments, Properties, Hex, MIME, HTML, etc.
  • DBX File Opener Supports with All Versions of Windows Operating System
  • No Need to Install Outlook Express Email Client to Open DBX Files of Any Size

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Best Free DBX Viewer for Opening and Viewing DBX Files Without Outlook Express

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A Brief Overview of DBX File Opener

DBX File Viewer – Overview

Open, View, and Read DBX Files Emails Instantly

Microsoft Outlook Express and DBX Files

Outlook Express is a former email client developed by Microsoft that uses DBX files to store mailbox information. Every Outlook Express folder corresponds to a DBX file and these files are saved on the system hard drive. The information of entire folder tree is stored within a special folder named Folders.DBX. Today, Outlook Express is no longer supported by Microsoft and some of us are left with only DBX files. For opening Outlook Express DBX files including Folders.DBX , one can use Free DBX Viewer Software. The tool allows to read DBX files and newsgroup of Outlook Express with .dbx extension. In addition, if someone is still using Outlook Express then, the tool provides ‘Load from configured Outlook Express Profile’ option to automatically load Outlook Express email messages from their default system location.

Open DBX Files Without Outlook Express

Are you having DBX files that you cannot read or view? Are you trying to read DBX files without Outlook Express? If so then, use Best DBX Reader to open and view Outlook Express DBX files even without installing any additional email client or software. The DBX Viewer loads and displays DBX file emails along with all attachments in batch. It previews entire email content along with email properties like From, To, Cc, Bcc, Path, Date, Time etc. Despite this, one can sort the DBX emails on the basis of email subject, From, To, Sent Date, Received Date, and email Size (KB) in a single click. One can add single DBX, multiple DBX files or even a folder that comprises several DBX files directly to the software. Then, the DBX File Opener will view all the emails stored within the browsed DBX file/ folder in its preview pane.

Prominent Features of FreeViewer DBX Files Reader

Free DBX Viewer Tool for Opening Outlook Express DBX Files

Auto-detect DBX files from computer

Auto Detect DBX Location

The DBX Reader Freeware Tool provides an auto detect feature to locate .dbx files in the local system and open DBX files without Outlook Express. You can enable the auto-detection checkbox and find the hidden files from the system.

Note - ‘There are no profiles configured’ alert will prompt by DBX Files Reader if there’s no Outlook Express account configured.

Add DBX Files

Select Multiple File(s)/ Folder

In case of orphan Outlook Express DBX files, one can choose its ‘Select file(s)/folder from file system’ option of DBX Viewer Tool. With this one can add single or multiple DBX files or folder manually from the local machine for opening DBX files without Outlook Express.

Maintain Folder Hierarchy

Maintain DBX Folder Hierarchy

DBX File Viewer Free tool provides an option to maintain original folder hierarchy Outlook Express DBX files and displays DBX emails in the original structure. This makes easy for users to identify the root folder and subfolders along with emails.

View DBX Files

Read DBX Files & Attachments

Select any specific email from the list and at the bottom pane, the DBX Viewer Tool will display the original email message. Also, one can check other email attributes like Path, From, To, Cc, Bcc, Sent, Subject, Date Time as well as attachment(s) after viewing DBX files.

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Multiple Email View Options

DBX Viewer Tool provides multiple view options to open and view DBX file emails in a simplified way. One can read their DBX file emails in Mail, Hex, Properties, Message Header, MIME, Email Hop, HTML, RTF, and even in Attachments views.

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Offer Different Preview Modes

FreeViewer DBX File Opener Software is designed to view and examine Outlook Express DBX emails. To open a DBX file, it provides Switch View option to view the emails in horizontal and vertical mode. Using DBX Viewer Freeware, one can open and access DBX emails accordingly.

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Sort and View DBX File Emails

The DBX File Viewer allows to sort DBX emails as per different criteria like From, Subject, To, Sent Date, Received Date and the Size of Emails (in KB). This makes easy for users to organize and read DBX files on the basis of their basic properties.

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Search and Analysis DBX Emails

A user can easily search and analyze the DBX file in detail to get useful information. One can find a specific email from large DBX file. Multiple preview options of DBX Viewer can help a user to analyze & read DBX files without Outlook Express.

DBX Viewer Software Specifications

Download DBX Reader Free Tool to View DBX Files

Software Download

Size: 12.6 MB

Version: 4.3

Trial Limitations

Free DBX Viewer only preview DBX file's Emails with Attachments, Upgrade to DBX File Viewer Pro to Export Outlook Express DBX Emaills to PST, EML, HTML, MSG Format.

System Specifications

Hard Disk Space
100 MB of free hard disk space required

500 MB of RAM (1 GB is recommended)

1GHz processor (2.4 GHz is recommended)

Application Pre-Requisites

If you are using Windows 10/8.1/8/7 or Vista, then please launch the tool as "Run as Administrator".


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Features Free Version Pro Version
No Email Client Required
Preview Attachments of Email
Scanning of DBX Files
Multiple View (Normal, Hex etc.)
Free Installation on Multiple PCs
Run on Windows 7, 8, 8.1 & 10 version
File Naming Convention
Selective Folder Export
Multiple Export Settings
Cost FREE $39

Frequently Asked Questions

Listed Commonly Asked Questions and Answers

Explain the working of DBX File Viewer Tool?

Follow steps:

Step 1: Install and run DBX Viewer application.

Step 2: Click on Add File button and choose the options: Load from configured Outlook Express Profile or Select file(s)/folder from file system

Step 3: Browse & select the DBX file. The software will load the file automatically and shows the preview all the data items in an original folder hierarchy.

Step 4: You can export to various file formats with the help of Pro versions of the software.

Outlook Express Database (.DBX) is the file format used by Outlook Express Email client. The file signature hexadecimal value of .DBX is 0xcf 0xad 0x12 0xfe. The .DBX has content class identifier (CLSID), CLSID: 6F74FDC5-E366-11d1-9A4E-00C04FA309D4 for message database and CLSID: 6F74FDC6-E366-11d1-9A4E-00C04FA309D4 for folder database.
When you are not aware of the location of the DBX files, then you can simply use the command in the Windows command prompt to get its location: DIR/S *.DBX>DIRDBX.TXT.
Though the Outlook Express DBX Viewer Freeware supports different versions of the Outlook Express Email client such as (4.1, 5.0, 5.0, 5.5 and 6.0). The main point to remember is that all long as your file is in .DBX format, you will be able to view DBX file emails easily.
Yes, DBX Reader Outlook Express Tool is designed in such a way that it displays DBX emails along with associated attachments.
Yes, the DBX Mail Reader tool is compatible with all the available versions of Windows OS including Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 and below.
In case if you want to export DBX files to PST/ EML/ MSG/ MBOX file format after viewing DBX files then, you can upgrade to DBX Viewer Pro. This will allow you to view and export DBX file emails in multiple file formats.
Of course yes. The Outlook Express DBX Reader is an independent utility that loads and displays DBX emails even if the Outlook Express application is not installed on your system.

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