Extract Outlook Express address book from damaged windows installation

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Gameface, Jun 5, 2004.

  1. Gameface

    Gameface Guest


    I am fixing a PC for a friend, his windows has come corrupted & i am saving
    all his work onto my PC using the old master-slave hdd method.

    I am wondering if it is possible to 'extract' his address book from his
    outlook express identities folder. He never actually exported the address
    book (or *.wab file) but is there a way to get his addresses back from the
    address book he made in the program but never got around to exporting.


    PS Its Outlook Express 6 (Win XP Pro)
    Gameface, Jun 5, 2004
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    Toolman Tim Guest

    The original address book is located at C:\Documents and
    Settings\user_name\Application Data\Microsoft\Address Book

    You should be able to copy it without any trouble.
    Toolman Tim, Jun 5, 2004
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  3. Gameface

    Gameface Guest

    Thanks tim,
    I will give that a go :)
    Gameface, Jun 6, 2004
  4. Gameface

    Toolman Tim Guest

    You're welcome - hope it all goes okay. (Don't forget his Internet favorites
    folder <g>)
    Toolman Tim, Jun 6, 2004
  5. Gameface

    Gameface Guest

    thanks it worked
    Gameface, Jun 6, 2004
  6. Gameface

    Gameface Guest

    Cheers for all the advice :D
    Gameface, Jun 6, 2004
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    ProfGene Guest

    There is a feature where you import addresses as text which I have used in
    the past after highlighting all the addresses and saving them as text on a
    ProfGene, Jun 6, 2004
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