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Lost OE address book

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by DanielLee, Feb 1, 2003.

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  1. DanielLee

    DanielLee Thread Starter

    Oct 27, 2001
    I just updated a computer running windows 98 with IE4 and Outlook Express 4.

    When I updated to IE 6 service pack 1 I lost the address book and emails. The emails I can live without but I want the address book. Is there a way to get it? I have tried quite a few of the tips listed on various sites with no results. The address book must be somewhere.

    I did a search for .wab files and I got the following results in the windows root directory


    Are these the right files? How do I get them into OE 6?

    Any assistance appreciated.

  2. Davey7549


    Feb 28, 2001
    How awful!
    Try this and see if it will works.

    First create a new backup of your registry.
    Step 1- Start\Run, type in scanregw and hit enter
    Step 2- Ignore the message that a backup already exists for today and let it create a new backup
    Note: That creates a Rbxxx.cab backup file that you can restore back from using scanreg /restore

    Now boot into DOS and type in Scanreg /Restore and hit enter. Note space between g and forward slash.

    Select date prior to update to IE6.

    After completion restart system and see if files are present in OE. If so Export your Wab file somewhere for safe keeping.

    Now do another scanreg /restore and use the backup you just created to bring you back to current registry.

    Use the Import function to bring Wab into OE6.

    Long shot but I hope that works since it is all I can think of.

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