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    Stuff happens!
    Somewhere along the way, I think when data was being copied to a new laptop,
    some of my .doc files got copied as .dbx files.
    I can't open them.
    How do I get them back to .doc format?
    Thanks,
    Joe

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    What happens if you change the extension of one of those files from .dbx back to .doc? Does it open correctly in Word?

    If so, you can use a utility such as Bulk Rename Utility (free) to change the extension of all .dbx files.

    If not, one wonders what exactly happened to the documents...

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    Are you sure that these files are not your Outlook Express files?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Thanks, but I can't change the .dbx.
    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Petree View Post
    Thanks, but I can't change the .dbx.
    In what sense? Do you get an error message? If so, what does it say?

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    What are some of the Full file names of the dbx files?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveA View Post
    What are some of the Full file names of the dbx files?

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    Egg on my face!!!
    These files were emails that I wanted to to save with associated word documents.
    I simply clicked and dragged them over, instead of saving them as a word doc.
    Win Explorer showed them as a dbx file. Ex:
    Name (Family) Date Mod(1/26/2007) Type (DBX) Size(137kb).
    They couldn't be opened or changed.
    Thanks for scratching your heads.
    Joe

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