How can I import my Address Book?

How can I import my Address Book?

Post by Steve W » Tue, 30 May 2000 04:00:00



Before I had to reformat my HD I saved my .wab and .wa~ files that were in
my Windows/Application Data/microsoft/Address Book folder and I tried to use
the Import feature to get them back but it just gives me an error that says
it can't be imported.  I realize I didn't use the Export feature so is there
a way I can get my Address Book back?
 
 
 

How can I import my Address Book?

Post by Doug Knox MS-MV » Tue, 30 May 2000 04:00:00


Steve,

Move the WAB files to the location of your choice.  I've actually started keeping them on a separate drive.

Close Outlook Express.  Click Start, Run and enter REGEDIT

Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\WAB\WAB4\Wab File Name

In the right pane you will see an entry for (Default)  Right click on the word Default and select Modify  Type in the path to where your WAB file is located, including the file name (example: d:\oemailandnews\Address Book\Doug.wab)

Open OE and your address book should be as before.
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> Before I had to reformat my HD I saved my .wab and .wa~ files that were in
> my Windows/Application Data/microsoft/Address Book folder and I tried to use
> the Import feature to get them back but it just gives me an error that says
> it can't be imported.  I realize I didn't use the Export feature so is there
> a way I can get my Address Book back?


 
 
 

How can I import my Address Book?

Post by Tom C. Koc » Wed, 31 May 2000 04:00:00


That can happen if the saved *.wab file was created by OE5.01 and you try to
import into OE5.0. You message headers indicate that you are now using
OE5.0, which is installed with Win98SE. Upgrade IE and OE to 5.01 and you
will be able to import the *.wab with no problem.

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Quote:> Before I had to reformat my HD I saved my .wab and .wa~ files that were in
> my Windows/Application Data/microsoft/Address Book folder and I tried to
use
> the Import feature to get them back but it just gives me an error that
says
> it can't be imported.  I realize I didn't use the Export feature so is
there
> a way I can get my Address Book back?

 
 
 

How can I import my Address Book?

Post by Steve W » Wed, 31 May 2000 04:00:00


Thank you Doug and Tom!  I think Tom's right though, after my reinstall I'm
back to IE5.0 when I was using 5.1 before, when I get the time to download
5.1 I'll give it a try =).



> That can happen if the saved *.wab file was created by OE5.01 and you try
to
> import into OE5.0. You message headers indicate that you are now using
> OE5.0, which is installed with Win98SE. Upgrade IE and OE to 5.01 and you
> will be able to import the *.wab with no problem.

> --
> Tom Koch  (MS MVP)
> http://www.xs4all.nl/~koch01/index.htm
> MVP Program:  http://support.microsoft.com/support/mvp/
> Awareness is free.
> - - Sorry, I cannot respond to unsolicited email support questions.
>      Please post questions and replies in the newsgroups.  Thank you.



> > Before I had to reformat my HD I saved my .wab and .wa~ files that were
in
> > my Windows/Application Data/microsoft/Address Book folder and I tried to
> use
> > the Import feature to get them back but it just gives me an error that
> says
> > it can't be imported.  I realize I didn't use the Export feature so is
> there
> > a way I can get my Address Book back?

 
 
 

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