Address List MIA, Need To Get It Back.

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Well, those *******s at Microsoft have done it again. The Address List in Microsoft Outlook Express that docks at the lower left side of the OE window is gone missing on me and I have no idea how to restore it and I have wasted over an hour screwing with it to no avail.

A normally intelligent person would believe that restoring the Address List should be a one click operation but obviously that is too hard for those ***-wipes at Microsoft to accomplish so they made it a hide & seek Address List.

It is times like this that make me think seriously about taking a baseball bat to my Windows computer and then buying an Apple Computer. At least then I would know I have something that works the way it is supposed to.

If anyone can please give me a set of directions (and please keep it to under 50 pages; but that may not be possible the way the morons at Microsoft write their code) on how I can restore my Address List I would really, REALLY appreciate it.

Thanks and Happy Holidays to all.
 
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Have you tried View->Layout from the menu bar & putting a checkmark in the box that says Contacts ?

I don't see how MS had anything to do with you losing it. . . . . . .:rolleyes:

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It's not MS's problem keeping track of YOUR address book! I suppose if your hard drive crashed and your address book was missing it would still somehow be Microsoft's fault.
 
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Search your computer for *.pst. Usually called "outlook.pst" .

If you do find it you can just click File >open.

Make sure to set Outlook to make a backup somewhere familiar for the future.

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daddyhominum said:
Search your computer for *.pst. Usually called "outlook.pst" .

If you do find it you can just click File >open.

Make sure to set Outlook to make a backup somewhere familiar for the future.

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He's using Outlook Express . . . . . ;)
 
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daddyhominum said:
Doesn't Outlook Express use a .pst file?

Where does it store address information ?
.wab = address book

.dbx = Outlook Express folders

But I don't believe the address book has gone missing in this case, just that it's not being shown on the layout.
 
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