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Address Book O/E

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Tony, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. Tony

    Tony Flightless Bird

    I seem to have "lost" original Address Book for O/E - it has been replaced by
    Address Book - Main Identity. I have then tried to replace addresses in
    Address Book - Main Identity by using previously sent emails, however message
    comes up that address already exists and will not accept address I'm trying
    to add. Any ideas on how I can reinstall old address book.
     
  2. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen Flightless Bird

    Do a search and include Hidden Files and Folders. Search for:

    *.wab

    If you find the Address Book there, right click on it and send it to My
    Documents. Open OE and the open the Address Book and: File | Import |
    Address Book (wab) and point to where you saved it.

    Any luck? If not, create a new Identity. File | Identity | Add New
    Identity. See if the Address Book will import there. If it does, import
    all your messages and use that as your primary identity. When you are sure
    all is well, you can delete the old identity.

    Note: Do not use the word Main in the name of the new identity.

    How to Create and Use Identities in Outlook Express
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=209169

    Outlook Express General Newsgroup:
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.outlookexpress.general

    On the Web:
    http://www.microsoft.com/communitie...px?dg=microsoft.public.outlookexpress.general
    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA


    "Tony" <Tony@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:AD81638C-A581-4178-A4C0-43290FFD2183@microsoft.com...
    >I seem to have "lost" original Address Book for O/E - it has been
    >replaced by
    > Address Book - Main Identity. I have then tried to replace addresses in
    > Address Book - Main Identity by using previously sent emails, however
    > message
    > comes up that address already exists and will not accept address I'm
    > trying
    > to add. Any ideas on how I can reinstall old address book.
     
  3. sgopus

    sgopus Flightless Bird

    Try an OE group, not an XP general group

    http://www.microsoft.com/communitie...57e-ceea-4691-9cf6-efbe673e7b70&lang=en&cr=us

    "Tony" wrote:

    > I seem to have "lost" original Address Book for O/E - it has been replaced by
    > Address Book - Main Identity. I have then tried to replace addresses in
    > Address Book - Main Identity by using previously sent emails, however message
    > comes up that address already exists and will not accept address I'm trying
    > to add. Any ideas on how I can reinstall old address book.
     
  4. Anteaus

    Anteaus Flightless Bird

    If you're happy with using regedit, the value which controls which
    address-book is opened is here:

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

    The addressbooks are typically under

    C:/Documents and Settings\{user}\Application Data\Microsoft\Address
    Book\{user}.wab

    You may need to 'Show hidden files' in Explorer to get into this folder.
    Obviously, replace {user} with your logon.
    Once you've found the right one, adjust the registry entry.

    "Tony" wrote:

    > I seem to have "lost" original Address Book for O/E - it has been replaced by
    > Address Book - Main Identity. I have then tried to replace addresses in
    > Address Book - Main Identity by using previously sent emails, however message
    > comes up that address already exists and will not accept address I'm trying
    > to add. Any ideas on how I can reinstall old address book.
     

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