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Re: Lost address book

  • Subject: Re: Lost address book
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2006 20:56:37 +0000
  • Newsgroups: uk.comp.misc
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
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__/ [ Dave ] on Tuesday 14 March 2006 19:52 \__

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> __/ [ "Trev" ] on Monday 13 March 2006 23:08 \__
>>>"Dave" <davenpat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>>>>Dave wrote:
>>>>>No. 1 son has just phoned to say that after updating microsnot office 97
>>>>>to 2000, he has lost his address book from outlook depressed.
>>>>I should have mentioned that he is running XP. Not sure if it is home or
>>>Sure he is not using Outlook?
>>>No reason for Outlook express to lose its files. But they will not be
>>>available until imported into Outlook
>> Try finding the raw data files under progra~1. They should be there unless
>> purged by the user. Outlook Express is not a part of office, whereas
>> Outlook actually /is/. It needs importing onto Outlook, I imagine.
> I just tried looking for the address book and I think I must have my
> win98 head on. I thought that it was a file that looks like
> 'username.wab. What is the file extension in XP please?

I am afraid I can't answer that. Windows 98 is when I lost touch with
Redmond. See the reply from John of Aix.

>> Recommend
>> Thunderbird: Open formats, easily exportable and unaffected by opaque
>> upgrades.
> He is one those dedicated windoze users. He thinks microsnot has sun
> beams coming from its nether region  :-)

Tell your friend that Thunderbird is the next version of Outlook; change the
default Thunderbird icon accordingly (Firefox likewise). Joint with some
extensions, Thunderbird has all the features Outlook boasts, calendar

Best wishes,


Roy S. Schestowitz, Ph.D. Candidate (Medical Biophysics)
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