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how do I save "address book" file in Outlook Express

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  1. bj nick

    bj nick Thread Starter

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    I am getting ready to install windows 98 again on my new system, and I'd rather not have to re-enter all my email addresses into the address book. Anyone know how to save this file? I've checked out several files marked "address book," but none of them seem to store my addresses.

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  2. Paul Nagel

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    I am not postitive but i think they are saved in .WAB or .CVS files. With OE open you can go to files>export>address book and i think that it can be saved to a floppy. I tried it as a .cvs(comma separated values) and saved it to floppy which when opened looked like an Excel file. I tried the other option but had no option i could see to save it to a floppy and even though it said it was exported, i dont know where it went.
     
  3. bj nick

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    Hey Paul- I went ahead and saved the address book to floppy as you suggested, and I opened it, and it's there, so I'll assume it will work when I reinstall win98 (gee, how could anything possibly go wrong with something so simple...?) :)

    Thanks for the tip, and I'll keep you posted if it works or not.

     
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