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Convert Outlook Express Folders and Address Book to Outlook in WIN 7

Q: Convert Outlook Express Folders and Address Book to Outlook in WIN 7

I have over 13 years of Outlook Express folders and addresses that I desperately need to convert to Outlook 2007. I should have imported them into Outlook before I made the "Easy File Transfer" to the new Win 7 machine, but didn't know I needed to do that. Several years ago I had imported the files into Outlook, although that data did transfer it is now way out-of-date and full of duplicates.

The up-to-date data is still in my old machine and also in an external hard drive backup. I have isolated the Outlook Express personal folders into .dbx format and the addresses into .wab format.

Is there a way this can be reformatted into Outlook? Or is there some other way? I would probably also need to delete what is already in Outlook first, or I would have many more duplicates.

I welcome any suggestions.

Dick Sevier

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A: Convert Outlook Express Folders and Address Book to Outlook in WIN 7

See if this Microsoft tutorial can help.
Import your messages or account from Outlook Express to Outlook - Outlook - Office.com

Please note : there is ........
a link for Outlook and OE installed in the SAME computer
a link for Outlook and OE installed in DIFFERENT computers.

Hope that helps.

Editing ...... I don't use Outlook nor did I ever use OE, so I can't help you much other than to offer you the link above.

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I have a seven year old computer running on Windows 98 (second edition) and on the verge of purchasing a Dell PC configured with XP.

I have been told that transfering or copying OE folders, files and the address book can be a very difficult chore to carry out. Please provide the procedures on how to make this happen.

Your response would be really appreciated.



A:copying (or transfering) outlook express files, folders and address book

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Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0NW73C
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled

Could someone please help me or direct me to a link, so that I may import my Outlook Express Contacts (XP) on one pc to Outlook (Windows 8) on a new pc? The other pc is a Dell Dimension 4700.

A:Importing/Exporting address book from Outlook Express (XP) to Outlook (Windows 8)

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I have tried to import my .WAB file from Microsoft Office Outlook 2002 to Outlook Express. I used File, Import from within Outlook Express. I select the .wab file to import, and I get a message in about 1/2 a second saying it has been done but no addresses are imported.
Do you have to have both programs open? Is there another way to import addresses into OE?

A:Import Outlook 2002 address book to Outlook Express

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how do i transfer my outlook 2000 address book to outlook express 6?

i've switched to express (because address auto complete) but in the address book it only shows name and email.
i also want home address, phone numbers, etc to show and can't see how to "switch it on"... can anyone help?

thanks in advance

A:how do i transfer my outlook 2000 address book to outlook express 6?


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I am running OS Xp Pro with Office Xp Pro.With OS 98 I was able to add new contacts in Micrutlook and they would also be in Outlook Express automatically.I have looked everywhere on XP to share contacts etc but cannot get the same result.I have to export/import to get the new contacts into Outlook Express.Thanks for help.T

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I was trying out the export address book function and exported it. (ME just says export, no option to where). Well I found it in outlook express program files. I checked where it's supposed to live and it was there too so thought my export was just a copy and deleted it from OE program files.
Now my address book isn't a .wab file it's an unkown application, still works but will give me probs when backing up. On doing a search I haven't got a .wab address book any more. How do I get my address book to be a .wab (windows address book) file again?

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How can I make my address book display display mobile phone numbers? I managed to synchronize my mobile phone address book with Outlook Express 6, using a USB cable. Now I want to download it to my address book on my new mobile phone. (This should be much easier than just putting in the sim card, as my sim only holds 250 contacts, wheareas the mobile phone itself holds lots more, & it's very fiddly switching sim cards, then copying from card to phone, deleting from card, back into old phone, copying again, etc. etc...) But before that, I want to check over my address book to delete old, duplicated & unwanted contacts. The problem is, when I display my address book, it lists Name, E-Mail Address, Business Phone, & Home Phone. I cannot find a way of making it list Mobile Phone, even though this info is stored on it; if I click on any entry & click Properties, it correctly lists Mobile under the Summary tab, also Mobile number can be edited under Home tab.

In Outlook Express Help, search for address book mobile lists ... 0 topics found.

Any ideas? Thanks

A:Outlook Express Address Book

Hi RicardoVerdi,I don't quite understand your question.... is it address book mobile lists.

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I am running Windows ME and recently upgraded to IE6. I believe that coincidental with this upgrade, I have no longer been able to access my address book in Outlook Express 6. I have reinstalled several times with no success. When I try and open the address book, I get the message that the Address Book was installed improperly and I should reinstall. Having done that several times I am now stumped. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

A:Outlook Express 6.0 Address Book

Hiya and welcome

Have you uninstalled and reinstalled properly? Have a look here




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When I click on a name in my address book and I click "Send Mail"
A box will appear "Inbox setup wizard" giving me the options for Microsoft mail or internet mail.

I know a couple of weeks ago I tried to download a desktop theme and my outlook express was no longer my default email.
I got my Outlook express mail top become to default, but how to I switch my address book?



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My old Gateway desktop screen died, so I bought a new Dell. The Gateway screen cable is not compatible with my Dell. I have a transfer cable for Windows 7 and I had Carbonite on the Gateway and have it on the Dell, so the .map file is probably there somewhere. The problem I have is that I was running Outlook 2003 on the old computer and I am running Office 2007 on my new computer, but it didn't have Outlook. I bought- Outlook 2010 but it won't let me import the old file. I really need my address book. Help!

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Two problems.
1/.I cannot edit my address book in outlook express.ie.no edit no delete then add again.

2/. On my laptop my settings are the same as my PC but a different provider and I keep getting the same error readings ie.
The server could not be found.(Account) `jaguar.supanetwork.co.uk`,SMTP Server:`smtp.relay.plus.net`. error number: Ox800cccOd)
The server could not be found.(Account) `jaguar.supanetwork.co.uk`,
POP3 Server :jaguar.supanetwork.co.uk`, error number: Ox800cccOd)
This is exactly what is said, unfortunatly I seem to have lost the ability to take a screen shot or I would have sent you that.
Please can you HELP.

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When my old computer with Windows 98 finally died, I had almost everything backed up to a cd, everything except my e-mail address book. A friend of a friend did some magic and put the folders from the e-mail program on another cd. He said to look for the wab files for my addresses. Now I have a new computer, Windows XP. When I attempted to follow his instructions, all I can find is dbx files and it is unreadable. And of course the guy is long gone. Can anyone help me with this PLEASE. I am totally lost.

A:Outlook Express Address Book

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the option to automatically store email addresses i have sent to in the address book is not working properly. It does not store all address and it tells me i have the address already in the address book but when i go to it it is not there. This prevents me clicking on an address to add it to the address book and means i have to manually enter each one

A:outlook express and address book

Sarah, try reinstalling Outlook Express. To do that, go to Add/Remove programs and remove it, then go back and add it back in. If this does not work, you could try deleting your address book. However, first export the address names to either a "WAB" address book or a text file, then import them back after you create your new address book. In fact, I would export the entries out to both in case you have a problem. I would definitely want to have a text file copy of my address book as that would be easy to recreate in any program.

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I recently transfered a HDD from an ailing computer to a new one. On the old one I was unable to get XP backup to work so I used Nero Backitup. I have the old files in a restore folder on the new computer but I can't figure out what the names of the files are that would contain my address book and my folders, such as Inbox, Deleted mail, and Drafts. Or how to restore them. I've has quite a bit of luck restoring other areas of the HDD but not here. A big help would be to know what the names of the files are.

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I lost my outlook express address book when I migrated with stompsoft PD transfer from a win98 to a win xppro computer. Anyone know where it could be hiding? thanks

A:address book in outlook express

It should still ber there if you did an upgrade to Windows XP Pro but if you did a clean install with foramtting your address book, favorites etc are gone.

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outlook express 6 is unable to open address book please reinstall outlook

A:Outlook express ^ address book

Check the event viewer for more specific information.

Uninstall IE 8.
Backup *.wab & folders containing *.dbx

Try to open OE. If it will open, tools > accounts > mail > export settings.
Save file.

Delete OE identity / identities.

Re boot.

Re-create OE identity / identities.


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I am running Win XP SP2. Problem is in Outlook Express Address book; my group address lists are being limited in number of addresses. One is stuck at 18 total names, so I started a second similar group and it is limited to 9. If I try to add a name to either of these, it goes on but another name is bumped off. Nothing is on MS KB or anywhere else that I can find on this. Everyone I talk to says there is no limit on address book size. Help!

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Is it urban myth or is there a ' bogus ' email you can enter at the top of the Address Book which will block viruses that feed off of the Address Book.?

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I accidentally deleted my Outlook Express address book. Now I cannot send outgoing e-mail. The messages say that I need to re-install it, but when I try to do that using the latest update from the Microsoft website, it says that I have a newer version of Internet Explorer and will not reinstall.

Evidently Outlook Express is part of Internet Explorer and cannot be installed separately.

How can I get an address book so my Outlook Express will work correctly?

A:Outlook Express Address Book

I really don't think just adding an address book file will help you because if I am not mistaken, Outlook Express usally creates a new blank address book if it doesn't find one in the default directory. If you want to give it a try anyways, I have attached a blank address book to this message. Just save the attachment and change the file extension from .txt to .wab and then copy it to the directory that normally contains your Outlook Express Address Book. The path will be something similar to what I have typed below. If you can't find the path, just search for the directory called "Address Book" and dump the file into there. What is the exact error message that you are getting?

C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR USERNAME\Application Data\Microsoft\Address Book


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the Adress Book failed to load, Outlook Express is incorrectly configured , please re-install.

Outlook express 6 was working fine but I went to send an email out with several addresses and it would kick it back. I then got a single email and couldn't open it.
I saved my messages and accounts in the stored folder and I saved my address book in csv. as told to by micro soft support. I uninstalled the outlook in both the add/remove ( windows components area) and I think when doing a change in registry they suggested too. I think I may have deleted something.
I tried a restore of the computer but it didn't work. I do have a earlier registry saved on my desktop but don't know how to restore that.
All this happened the night of the big updates from microsoft too. I even took off my email scan.
I have got outlook express working again but it gives me the above message each time I reload it.
I changed some of the files that had wab to old and in the registry I set the data to (0) at the dword area. I even changed the idenities in window explorer too. But I can't get the address book to load. I also can't import my messages that I saved , there is a blank in the wizard when transfering (no programs like outlook express). Like I said the accounts imported fine. I have a xp pro thinkpad with about 1.5mhz , 1GB ram, with office but I never used outlook, just outlook express. Thank you for the help.

A:outlook express address book

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Can anyone help me export ALL fields from the Outlook Express Windows Address Book (WAB) to Excel or CSV? I believe that the WAB DLLs have a bug. In any version of the WAB you cannot select "Spouse" or "Children" as a field to be exported.

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I did a recovery of all applications on my HP recovery cd that came with my computerand now oulook express works with everything but the ADDRESS BOOK so does anyone have suggestion? it says address book is locked by another application and to close that application- Have not a clue how to fix. Ialready reinstalled recovery and it is still like that. I just want it to let me prceed from today and not necessarily retrive address book at this point-so frustrated.Thanks in advance for any help


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nancy, please post only once per problem

Reply here:


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Can anyone tell me how to get the mobile number in the view when looking at the address book? Only business, email home is coming up even though when you hold the cursor over the name it does bring up mob numb in a box.


A:Outlook express address book

Try double clicking on the name.

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OK it goes like this. You delete the unwanted addresses in your address book. You then save it as a new address book.

After that you import it into another account and guess what, all the "deleted" addresses are there not just from that time - but the very begining time well so it seems.

Anyone know how to delete entries correctly and save the address book properly not remembering "dead" addresses ?


A:Outlook Express 5.5 Address Book


Have you tried the long method? You could try saving it, then exporting then importing it back again. I know this sounds like a long winded approach, but it may work.


Did you get any error messages coming up?



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Running XP Pro SP3, Outlook Express 6, Internet Explorer 8
Unable to use outlook express functions that require address book/reference. following error messages received:
When launching outlook express after system restart, get following
The address book failed to load. outlook express is incorrectly configured, please re-install.
When atempting to use Creeate, Reply, or Foward, get the following
There was an error opening this message
When attempting to access the address book, get the following
Unable to open the address book. The address book may not be initialized propertly.
All attempts to download/re-install outlook express 6 have failed! Looking for any suggestions.
Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Outlook Express Address Book

If it won't reinstall, I suggest you go to http://www.mozilla.com and download Thunderbird, install it and import whatever you can rescue from OE. Thunderbird is a far superior e-mail handler anyway and OE has now been superceded by Microsoft with Windows Live Mail.

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I just set up new computers in my office. I copied the old Windows 98 hard drives to the new XP ones, and pointed everyone's new Outlook 2003 to their original *.pst files they were using with Outlook 2000 before we upgraded. One lady in my office had her contacts organized into folders. They all seem to have transferred over, but when she opens a new e-mail message and clicks the "to" button to choose an address, all that shows up in the address book are the addresses that are not in separate folders. Is there anything in the settings that I can tweak to fix this?

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For about 2 days I have been trying to work my way through sorting out this problem that has suddenly appeared. But I am getting nowhere fast. I am unable to reply to my emails as everytime I try I get this error "Address Book failed to load. Outlook Express is incorrectly configured, please re-install it." I have tried to reinstall, followed instructions in one of your forums re: wab file etc, looked at Microsoft outlook express support pages, searched google for suggestions etc but still got the same problem. When I try to open the address book from within OE I get "Unable to open address book. The address book may not be installed properly"

Can anyone please help me as I really need to get my email up and running again as I urgently need to reply to some of the emails. I am using windows 98se and outlook express 6.

Regards Anais

A:address book problem/outlook express 6

I have deleted OE 6 and reinstalled OE 5 but now I'm getting bounced emails...........it never ends.

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I'm using OE 5.5 on a Win98 Dell and recently began to actually try to organize my address book. I have some questions though, and of course the help files weren't helpful. Hopefully, someone can explain it to me. (I do not use "Outlook" at all/never have.)

When you select View and check Folders & Groups, you get the 2 pane view which I use. I have Shared Contacts and then Main Identity's Contacts as the two "main" headings, then I have four 'groups' which I created, and they are listed twice, once under each main heading. Additionally, I have a fifth group I created, but it's only under the Main Identity's Contacts heading. When I highlight the Shared Contacts heading, it shows I have 151 entries and the status bar in the lower left. When I highlight the Main Identity's Contacts heading, it shows I have 215 entries. What does this mean, and how can I just have one heading, (I'd call it "All Contacts"--makes more sense to me), and then list all my groups under that one heading? (In case this factors in to your reply, when I add new members to a group, I always add them as part of the main address book, instead of creating the entry for that group only.)
Thanks in advance for your help!
Michelle [email protected]

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Hi all, my computer decided to die today, but before reinstalling the OS I would like to retrieve the microsoft outlook express address book file. I can copy the file, but I need to know the file name.

A:Does anyone know the filename of outlook express address book?

Hi MrPizza

Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

Search for a .wab file extension.

What operating system and version of Outlook Express?

Let us know if you need to backup any other files for Outlook Express.

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Hi Anyone..

Just recently my address book has gotton jumbled, and contacts are now not in alphabetical order. I'm not sure what happened. I have checked Tools, Properties, and am seeing nothing giving me the option to re arrange them back in order. If worse comes to worse, I may have to write them all down on paper. Delete the complete address book and replace them one at a time. What a hastle that will be. I have done a Virus scan, with nothing shown or picked up. I don't recall doing anything out of the ordinary to cause it to happen.

Does anyone have any other iedas how I can get them back in order.? I may have overlooked some option that may exist, but I'm sure there isn't one.

Any help or advice would greatly appreciated..


A:Outlook Express address book problem??

View > Sort by > Name

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My OE address book decided to go south a couple of days ago. This prevents me from opening email or sending email. I can read it in the preview page. I went to MS and found that I cannot download IE6 because I have XP. Does anyone know how to replace IE/OE/Address Book so that I can once again re-use Outlook Express. Thanks.

A:Outlook Express Address Book Vanishes

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I have two family identities in Outlook Express, each identity has it's own address book.

We would like to have just one address book we both share. I've looked in the Address Book help/about address book/file in both identities and they both appear to point to the same file?

Any suggestions appreciated.


A:[SOLVED] Outlook Express Address Book

Inside Outlook Express - Files and Settings - OE Windows Address Book

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Would you please show me the way I can export the address book from aol v.9 to Outlook Express 6. Thanks

A:export aol address book to outlook express

AOL makes it virtually impossible to export their address book to any other emial client. The only way I have been able to do it is to copy and paste one at a time.

Some have sent a message from AOL to everyone in their address book, inclucing their own new POP address . . after setting OE to " Save Addresses of people I reply to in Address Book" then doing a "Repy All to the note they sent from AOL.

Not the most elegant solution, but it seems to work.

Good Luck . . wrs

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When trying to import outlook express address book I get the error message "An error occured during the import process the import process could not be completed.".

A:Outlook express address book not working

Try EXPORTING existing contents as VCF or LDIF and then you can IMPORT them into virtually any program needing contacts

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how do i transfer my contacts or address book to outlook express address book?

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New question on OE6.
I'm using Win XP Pro and Outlook Express 6 on my laptop.
My desktop also has xp pro and OE6.

In the Folders section on the left side of my screen I have added several different folders. My son Bob Jr. and daughter Barb. I have also saved several of their respective e-mails in their respective folders.
Now I would like to copoy said folder information ans saved e-mails into OE on my desktop.
I tried copying "ALL" of the folders in my laptop OE folder to my desktop to no avail.
I have Imported my address book from the laptop to the desktop with no trouble.
But how does one copy the "Folders files and information to the Desktop.
OE Help says to
"1. select an e-mail folde.
2 On the file menu, point to folder, and then click "compact"
3. To back up the folder, find the foldere file, and then copy it to the back up folder, floppy disk, or network drive.
outlook express e-mail foldeers have a .dbx extension (for example, "Sent Items.dbx).folders

I have tried all of the above. No help.
I even did a search on both the laptop and desktop for (*.dbx files)
No dbx files found on either machine.
Any and all help would be appreciated.

A:Outlook Express 6 / address book Problems

Hi alder343

Yet another way to locate your .dbx files,

In Outlook Express, Tools>Options>Maintenance tab,
Click on the Store Folder button to see the directory in which your .dbx files are stored.

Open Windows Explorer and navigate to that directory, if you still cannot see your .dbx files you will need to change your options in Windows Explorer:
View>Folder Options>View>Hidden Files>Show All Files

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Can anybody tell me how to transfer or save the address book from Outlook express to a floppy disk to transfer to another computer???????????????? I am using windows 2000. thanks for your help jskeen

A:Transfering address book from outlook express

There are two ways you can do this. The first way is to copy and paste your .WAB file from its original location on the first PC to the same location on the second PC. It will be located in a path similar to the one below.

C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR_USER_NAME\Application Data\Microsoft\Address Book

Find the file with an extension of .WAB in the path above and copy it to a floppy. Put the floppy into the second PC and browse to the same location above and paste the copied .WAB

Make sure Outlook Express is closed when you copy and paste the address book file. If this method doesn't work you can follow the steps below to export the address book to a Comma Seperated Text file which can be imported by the second PC.

Select Tools --> Address Book from the menu in Outlook Express.

On the address book window Choose File --> Export --> Other Address Book

Select Text File (Comma Separated Values) as the export format.

Click Export.

Select the location you want to export your address book to using the Browse button and give your backup a meaningful name.

Click Next.

Select the fields you want to include in your backup.

Click Finish.

Click OK.

Select Tools --> Address Book from the menu in Outlook Express.

On the address book window select File -->Import --> Other Address Book

Highlight Text File (Comma Separated Values).

Click Import.

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Can someone tell me please where in the XP filestore I can find a user's address book for Outlook Express, and what the file extension for it is?

Sadly I lost mine when my system crashed and had to be rebuild, as it was not in the same folder where I had kept - and saved - all the Mailboxes. Is there anyway to relocate the address book as well? I want to try and make sure I dont lose it again!

A:Solved: Outlook Express Address Book

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Outlook Express 6.01 and address book won't work. OE won't come up and address book only saves entries to the shared identity option instead of the main identity option.

I called Microsoft and they suggested that Outlook Express needs to be deleted through the registry. They referred me to KB Article 263387. All of the steps in this article were carefully completed several times and I was unsuccessful at deleting Outlook Express and the address book from the registry. While completing these steps, the address book quit working and Outlook Express started showing up. However, if you clicked on address book or main identity in Outlook Express it would shut down.

Microsoft also had me try their OE Deletion Tool known as OE5REGCLEAN.exe. It didn't work as well. I would be willing to export a copy of my registry to anyone who wants to take a look at it.

Mickeysoft agreed to escalate the problem to their research department, but after several calls, they abandoned me. They didn't call me back and they dismissed me.

The deepest darkest mysteries of the universe are in my operating system.
Can anyone figure this out?

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I was told that this site is for computer problems and I am having one so I hope you can help. I just got a new computer and want to transfer my address book from my old computer to the new computer.

How do i go aboutgetting the addresses from outlook express into my new computer's outlook express? Please help as i have been working on this for 2 hours and cant figure it out.


A:How Do I Transfer My Outlook Express Address Book

Welcome to the site. Moving your addresses from one computer to another can be done fairly quickly. This does require a floppy or other storage to store the address book onto which you will then use on the new computer. Follow these steps in the order given:1. ?On the old computer open up outlook express.

2. ?On the old computer click on File, then click on export, then click on address book.

3. ?A new window will come up asking what type of file you want to export the addresses to. ?Click once on "Text File (Comma Seperated Values) and press export.

4. ?A box will come up asking you to type the name that you would like the file to saved as . ?In that field type: A:\addresses.csv and press next.

5. ?On the next screen put a checkmark in all the boxes, and then click finish. ?The file should be saved to your floppy.

6. ?On the new computer open outlook express.

7. ?Take the floppy out of your old computer and put it into your new computer. ?

8. ?Click on File, then click on Import, then click on Other Address Book.

9. ?A new window will come up asking what type of file you want to import the addresses from ?Click once on "Text File (Comma Seperated Values) and press import.

10. In the next window, type A:\addresses. And press import.

11. On the next screen make sure all the boxes have checks in them.

12. Then press finish. ?All your addresses should be imported onto the new computer.Hope this helps.

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Can I send an email to a specific group in the OE address book without everyone seeing everyone else's email address? I prefer to not use the bcc option. This is not an attempt to SPAM...I am working with my yacht club membership list to send out renewal notices and would prefer that each look personalized without having to compose 150 seperate emails.

A:Outlook Express address book question

IM4DHERD, http://www.communicateusingtechnology.com/articles/mass_customized_email.htm
Check out this url and see if it does what you want. It walks you through the process of performing a mass mailing "merge". It does work, I've tried it. Send an identical mail to as many recipients as you want, but with each one personally addressed to a specific addressee.

Dave danger

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My PC crashed, I was able to recover the info on the hard drive. I have not been able to find and/or reload my address book for out look express 6.0. Can anyone help.

A:Recovering Outlook Express Address book

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Running windows 98. Outlook Express 5.
Not quite sure when my problem started with outlook. I changed my ISP and used the installation disk to connect. However, when I clicked on the icon on me desk top the following message appeared>
"The Address Book failed to load. Outlook Express is incorrectly configured please reinstall."
If click on the ok button, and outlook opens. When I go to the new mail icon, the following message appears>
"There was an error opening this message. An error has occured."
I can go on line, but if I click on the address book I get another error message>
" Unable to open Address Book. The address book may not be installed properly."

Following instructions from my ISP I have uninstalled and installed their software at least 4 times with no change. I have even installed WindowsME over my Windows 98. But the problem still persists. I have tried to follow the suggestions in ME's problem solver which suggest that the problem is a missing file "wab32.dll". They say that this file should be found on the cd, it should be extracted and then saved to:
" c:\ program files\common files\ system"
When I do this I receive a message saying that the files specified on c:\ dont exist. I am given the option of creating such, but when I click ok the instruction is refused.
What can I do??

A:Address Book problems Outlook Express

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My father's note running win8, has suddenly decided that the address book in outlook express (ie6)is corrupt and it must be re-installed. I have looked around the web and this seems to be a fairly common problem, however the correction of this seems fairly complex, surely Microsoft must have come up with a quick fix to this problem, especially as it seems of their making, what with faulty updates and the complexity of outlook and outlook express.
Please does anyone have a simple resolution to this problem, that we both can understand.
Thanks in advance to all those that take the time to reply.

A:Corrupted Address Book in Outlook Express

The last Outlook Express was in Windows XP. This is no longer supported (for fixes). Surely he has a backup he can recover from (or should).

I use an older Outlook 2003 (which is the same as Windows XP - no longer supported by Microsoft) but it still works flawlessly even with all the updates. I still use Outlook 2003, but in the process of evaluating other e-mail programs and seriously considering the free Thunderbird. That may be an alternative for your father's old Outlook Express.

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I am new to forums, so please bear with me.

I have used Outlook Express for several years and have never used Microsoft Outlook for my email. The vs of Outlook Express is OL 6 6.00.2600.0000. I have Windows XP SP3. I just recently had print problems with Word and Excel and removed and re-installed Microsoft Office 97. After re-imstalling Microsoft Office, I started to send an Email with Outlook Express. I went to the address book for the email address I wanted to use. I clicked on Address, then highlighted a name in Address Book, Clicked "Action" then "Send Mail" (normally at this point it takes you to the "input form" for the email and inserts the email address into the form) at the point mentioned above, it brought up a form for the Email with the email address inserted into the form.

However, this was not the Outlook Express email form, it was a Microsoft Outlook form. When I filled out the email form and clicked send. The form closed, but it does not send the email.

I assume that when I re-installed Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook somehow took over my address book and since it is not my email browser it is not configured to work with Outlook Express. (I realize now, that I should not have allowed Microsoft Outlook to install.)

I am at a loss as to how to reconfigure my address book back to Outlook Express. Outlook Express is still my email browser and I can click on "Create Email" and it will send an email. But without my ... Read more

A:Solved: Address Book with Outlook Express

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