Import e-mail Messages from Outlook Express 6 to Windows Mail

I followed all the information to import e-mail messages from Outlook.  I saw the messages backwards as it was important.  There is a file 'Imported', but it is empty.  Where do they get the files 'dbx '?

. DBX Outlook Express folders to store files are and they keep all your e-mail messages.  When you import into Windows Mail, these messages are extracted from the. DBX files and placed in Windows as discreet Mail folders. EML files. Was this information that you took?

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