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Old March 5th 05, 10:44 PM
Joseph Childs
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Default Can't Export Address Book

I can't export then import the Outlook Express address book from one
computer to another. Both computers have XP Home.
The proceedure I followed:
1. Went to Outlook express and selected File/Export/Address Book. An
Address Book Export Tool window comes up with message, " Select the program
or file type to export your address book to". The only file shown is, Text
File(Comma Separated Values). This permits the address book to be exported
as a .csv file. When I try to import the address book into the second
computer, the computer asks for a file with a .wab extension and doesnt
recognize the .csv file.
What is wrong?

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Old March 6th 05, 12:28 AM
Wesley Vogel
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Default Can't Export Address Book

I'm assuming that the two machines are *not* connect in any way. Like a
network or a Direct Cable Connection. Copy your Windows Address Book to a
floppy.

Do a Search for *.wab
* is a wild card and will locate all wab files on your machine.
wab is the file extension for all Windows Address Books.
Mine is Wesley P_ Vogel.wab

Or Open Windows Address Book | Click Help | About Address Book |
Copy the path and paste it into the Start | Run box | Click OK

Typically located here
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Application Data\Microsoft\Address
Book\SomeName.wab

Once your WAB is located right click it and select: Send To |
3" Floppy (A Make sure there's a disk in the floppy drive.

Stick the disk you copied the *.wab to in the XP machine's floppy drive and
copy it to:
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Application Data\
Microsoft\Address Book

To open the floppy disk...
Start | Run | Type: a: | OK |
Right click your *.wab file and select: Copy

This will open the proper folder...
Start | Run | Type or paste the following:

%homedrive%%homepath%\Application Data\Microsoft\Address Book

Click OK or hit the ENTER key.

Right click the right hand pane and select: Paste

You should now see your *.wab file.


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Joseph Childs hunted and pecked:
I can't export then import the Outlook Express address book from one
computer to another. Both computers have XP Home.
The proceedure I followed:
1. Went to Outlook express and selected File/Export/Address Book.
An Address Book Export Tool window comes up with message, " Select
the program or file type to export your address book to". The only
file shown is, Text File(Comma Separated Values). This permits the
address book to be exported as a .csv file. When I try to import the
address book into the second computer, the computer asks for a file
with a .wab extension and doesnt recognize the .csv file.
What is wrong?

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Old March 6th 05, 02:35 AM
Joseph Childs
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Default Can't Export Address Book

I found that if I go to Outlook express and then to Addresses which opens
the address book listing and from there got File/Export/Address Book(WAB),
this allows me to create the .wab file and define its location. However,
after I did that, when I attempted to import the file into the other machine
an error message appeared: "An error occured during the import process. The
import process could not be completed." Now what?

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Old March 6th 05, 01:51 PM
Wesley Vogel
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Default Can't Export Address Book

Joseph,

Copy your Windows Address Book to a floppy as a *.wab file.

In my opinion, a *.csv file is worthless.

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
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In ,
Joseph Childs hunted and pecked:
I found that if I go to Outlook express and then to Addresses which
opens the address book listing and from there got File/Export/Address
Book(WAB), this allows me to create the .wab file and define its
location. However, after I did that, when I attempted to import the
file into the other machine an error message appeared: "An error
occured during the import process. The import process could not be
completed." Now what?

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Old March 6th 05, 04:24 PM
Frank Saunders, MS-MVP
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Default Can't Export Address Book

"Joseph Childs" wrote in message

I can't export then import the Outlook Express address book from one
computer to another. Both computers have XP Home.
The proceedure I followed:
1. Went to Outlook express and selected File/Export/Address Book. An
Address Book Export Tool window comes up with message, " Select the
program
or file type to export your address book to". The only file shown is, Text
File(Comma Separated Values). This permits the address book to be exported
as a .csv file. When I try to import the address book into the second
computer, the computer asks for a file with a .wab extension and doesnt
recognize the .csv file.
What is wrong?


When importing choose Other Address Book and then Text (Comma Separated
Values).

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Old March 6th 05, 04:46 PM
Joseph Childs
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Default Can't Export Address Book

Frank Saunders,
Your suggestion your sugestion to choose Other Address Book and then
Text(Comma Separated Variables) worked and solved all of my problems. I do
want to thank all the others for their helpful suggestions.

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