Outlook address book - please help!

  spindlefox 12:54 29 Sep 2003

I have recently imported an address book into Outlook Express - however it appears to have overwritten / replaced the address book I had in Outlook 2000. Have I lost my old address book or is it still recoverable? Please help!

  Peverelli 13:02 29 Sep 2003

Address books should have a wab extension. So search (Find in W98) for *.wab and see if it's still on your system.

  spindlefox 13:11 29 Sep 2003

When I search for *.wab on the whole of my harddrive it does not return any results - bur surely there must be at least one file? I can find a wab.exe file though

  Taff36 13:30 29 Sep 2003

When searching make sure you choose the option to search hidden files and folders otherwise you won`t find any at all. What OS are you using?

  spindlefox 14:01 29 Sep 2003

Win 2000 - how do I enable the search for hidden files facility?

  Peverelli 14:37 29 Sep 2003

In Search, click on 'more advanced options' and put a tick in 'search hidden files and folders'

  Taff36 14:45 29 Sep 2003

I don`t have 2000 but the principle is: In windows explorer click on your C Drive and then CTRL+F key. (Or right click and choose search) Look for files or folders and in advanced or options you should find a tick box to select hidden files or folders.

  spindlefox 14:52 29 Sep 2003

Under Search, Advanced Options, I only get 3 additional options, 'Search sub-folders', 'Case sensitive', and 'Search slow files'. Am I looking in the right place?

  dth 15:01 29 Sep 2003

what o/s do you have?

  spindlefox 15:03 29 Sep 2003

Windows 2000, Outlook 2000 and Outlook Express 6

  Taff36 16:25 29 Sep 2003

I`m on unknown territory here but nobody with 2000 has jumped in. I think that this click here;en-us;230657&Product=win2000 may unhide the files. Follow the instruction and redo the search. Let us know if you have any success. See you tomorrow.

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