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how do I transfer email addresses in OE from crashed xpto new XP


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madmaven

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Hi, I have 2 computers running XP home. The one I was using crashed and is completely dead tested powersupply etc and it is cooked. I have another with clean install of XP home I want to take my addresses out of the Outlook express address book and put them in the new OE addressbook. I have connected the old hard drive via usb and i can see the folders but cannot import the addresses. I know how to from a floppy or cd but when I try to import by oopening the OE on the C drive and clicking import it does not show the addresses on the F drive it appears to default to the c drive every time. If I go in and try to open up the F drive address book it comes up empty. I have had this happen before and never did resolve the problem. It's my neighbors computer. I learned to make a backup he did not. can you tell me how to dothis? I appreciate any help. thanks alot.
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I did some more research asnd found that the address book is stored in my documents and settings/(user name)/application data/microsoft/address book/wab.NOT IN OUTLOOK EXPRESS WAB.EXE First you have to go to folder options and show hidden folders. I was able to import it by opening OE address book (on the C drive) and importing wab and finding this file. WHEW> why is it so easy after you know how to do it, and so difficult before? thought I would post what I found incase someone else want to read this. Sorry to bother you guys. MM

Edited by madmaven, 12 September 2010 - 02:09 PM.

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