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Solved: How to restore the AB in OE 5?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by harrypayne246, Feb 22, 2015.

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  1. harrypayne246

    harrypayne246 Thread Starter

    Feb 17, 2015
    There is the user's profile - how to restore the Address book Outlook Express 5? How to find or restore the .wab file? Messages lie in dbx-files.
  2. Lance1


    Aug 4, 2003
    Welcome to TSG harrypayne246.

    First of all, there is no Outlook Express 5 in Windows 7. What version of Windows are you running?
  3. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    Windows XP came with Outlook Express 6, so my first thought was Windows 98 or Windows ME.

  4. magnusjohannesso


    Feb 15, 2015
    1-Finish operation of application of Outlook Express.
    2-go to the "start" menu and select "Files and folders" under the "Find" button.
    3-Enter the value *.wab in the search bar and press the "Find" button.
    4-Create a copy of the found file, type the USER.wab, in the address book folder.
    5-Repeat steps listed in step 1.
    6-Enter the value *.mbx in the search string.
    7-Select the drive C:\ in the drop-down menu of the section "Where to look" and raise the flag on the line "Include subfolders".
    8-Press the "Find" button and make sure that clear the path to the folder shown in the column "Folder". Finish "Search results".
    9-go to "start" and select "Windows Explorer" in the "Programs"section.
    10- Pass to the folder found earlier with the help "Windows Explorer ".
    11-Rename the Inbox.idx, Inbox.mbx and Folders.nch files randomly.
    12-Go to the folder with archived .mbx files in Windows Explorer and copy the file Inbox.mbx.
    13-Paste the copied file in the folder with the previously renamed mail files by using the "Insert" menu, "edit" Windows Explorer".
    14-Close Windows Explorer and open Outlook Express. Address book recovered.

    see if the following article would help:

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