Since Update-Can't open Outlook Express-Why?

  Kooji 10:47 04 Aug 2010

Hi all,
Windows Vista Office Outlook Express

I am in desperate need of advice. Since installing some MS Updates this morning once the computer re-started it will not open the Outlook Express programme which means I have no access to my emails or contact list which I need every day for work. I am using another machine for emails temporarily but this machine doesn't have any contacts on it so I'm really stuck. I have tried system restore to no avail. When I try to load up OE a pop up displays this message: Cannot start Microsoft Outlook Express cannot open Outlook Window.
All replies welcome.



  Jollyjohn 13:11 04 Aug 2010

Quick work around. Do a search for *.wab or *.pab
One of these should give you your contacts. Copy it onto a usb stick and open the file on the computer you are using, at least then you will have your contacts available.

  wee eddie 13:20 04 Aug 2010

You may not have known, that Outlook Express no longer exists.

It's had a makeover and a Name change and, as I don't use it, I use Outlook, I have no idea what the new Name is.

  Kooji 15:28 04 Aug 2010

Thanks for your responses both. I had a kind 'tech guy' sort it out for me. It took him a while but he has re-loaded the programme and all is back to normal.

  So Afraid 15:44 05 Aug 2010

I still use outlook express its not gone yet.

  March Hare 18:06 08 Aug 2010

OE's still available in Windows up to XP, but not in Vista or above.

  Sea Urchin 18:15 08 Aug 2010

For Vista it becomes Windows Mail

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