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How to recover Outlook Express contacts

Discussion in 'Computers & IT' started by jgreetham, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. jgreetham

    jgreetham Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    May 3, 2010
    Hi all,

    I have, for many years, done backups every night of my entire C: drive with Norton Ghost. I have restored the whole drive several times from them, too. Well, last week my PC (XP Home) died. So now on the new one (Win 7) I've recovered all that I've wanted to so far EXCEPT the dratted Outlook Express contacts.

    Most of what I've read so far about that indicates a *.wab in the Identities directories but I have found none there and a couple I have found on the backups are not the latest version - I guess I had explicitly exported those at some time.

    I've also found some things about Shared Contacts but nothing about where they are stored or any recovery mechanism.

    It makes me so mad I could tear my Kleenex! I thought I would be able to recover anything!

    I suppose I could make an image backup of the Win 7 PC, restore the old XP one & export the contacts, then restore the Win 7 one again. OR just stay on XP again

    Any other ideas?



  2. momoceio

    momoceio Well-Known Member

    Dec 14, 2009
    Sr. Systems Administrator
    St. Louis
    So, you have the .wab file from the old XP machine and you are trying to import it into Win 7 contacts?

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