transfer outlook express address book

By old tecno
Jun 12, 2005
  1. Can anyone tell me how to send the address book entries to another pc so the receiver does not have to type them all in?
  2. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    Search [username].wab and copy this to the same place on the second computer.
  3. old tecno

    old tecno TS Rookie Topic Starter

    outlook express address book transfer to a remote pc

    can I send address book to remote pc by email so that it works in the new pc without typing in
  4. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,666

    In Windows 98 the address book is a *.WAB file like IronDuke said. Usually located in something like C:\windows\application data\microsoft\address book\ and is usually named by the name of the Outlook Express user, such as "Jonny.wab" for example. Just do a seach for "*.wab" you will find it.

    Note that the WAB file is completely "self opening", just double click it and it will pop up your address book. So when you find the right file, zip that up and E-mail it.

    On the other end, if you don't feel like finding the WAB and replaceing it, I believe there IS an "import" function so you can just tell it to pull all the addresses out of the WAB file you copied. Have them go into the Address Book in OE and click File-import or like. Then just select the file.

    On XP it is a very similar technique, only the WAB file is located in the profile directory instead of the Windows directory.

    If you are talking about E-mailing an address book so that it install automatically, not so. They will have to swap files or import it.

    Good luck.
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