Windows Address book.

  jack 22:15 28 Jul 2004

When installing Outlook Express 6 over existing OE 5 the old address book was not exported and saved and thus went AWOL.
The New Outlook has an empty file.
The system is ME
Is the old address book likely to be lurking some where to be reinstated?

  beeuuem 22:49 28 Jul 2004

Do a search for "*.wab" and see if you can find the address book. If you find it, note the location and import it into OE.

  LastChip 22:50 28 Jul 2004

Your address book is located in C:\Program Files\Outlook Express. Look for "wab". If you have extensions showing, it will be "wab.exe"

Have a look and see if there is more than one wab in that folder. OE may have made a backup when you updated OE, so there may be a file "wab.bak" or something similar. You could also take a look in the C:\Windows\temp folder, to see if anything has been sent there.

Finally, you could use the search function in Windows Explorer to search for;


This will find any wab files on your system, provided you tell the search to search My Computer.

You can soon tell if it's the missing address book, as double clicking it, will activate it.

It is unusual for an update to destroy your address book, so try the above and keep your fingers crossed.

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