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Solved: Nobody can tell me how to re-install my Contacts application?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by shpadre, Oct 14, 2008.

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  1. shpadre

    shpadre Thread Starter

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    I posted this several days ago:

    "I can't open my Contacts files with the normal application anymore - the application seems to have disappeared (although I still have my Contacts data - the files themselves, which I can open with something like WordPad, but the data is really hard to read then).

    "How do I reinstall the application normally associated with Windows Vista Contacts files?"

    Many people looked at my post and seemed to read it, but nobody has replied.

    Can anybody tell me: Is there something I can re-install from my Vista CD? How do I do it?
     
  2. alwrmc

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    I'm confused by the question. What "normal application" seems to have disappeared? Can you provide any other information/details? What are "Windows Vista Contacts files"? Are you referring to email address lists?
     
  3. shpadre

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    Further explanation/clarification: When I open my Contacts folder, I see .contacts files (I can see my data still - the names, addresses, phone numbers, etc. of all my friends and family). But when I try to open (double click on) one of these files (to see a different/full view of a contact), it doesn't open/display it in the traditional way (the way it did when I first got the computer). It now asks me how I want to open this .contact file and suggests WordPad. That is about the only way I can "open" one of these .contact files, but it's hard to read the data I want (I see the addresses, telephone numbers, etc., but there's a lot of extra info there too). I tried to tell Windows to open .contacts files with another program (I think the one I want is wab.exe), but this program seems to have disappeared from my computer all together.

    Maybe I have not described the problem correctly - what is truly happening. But basically I need to know how to read a .contact file in Vista in something other than WordPad - what is the default way of Vista reading/displaying/allowing me to edit a .contact file and how can I get it back?
     
  4. Everway9

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    Yeah, the one you want is 'wab.exe'. It should be in 'Program Files\Windows Mail' Is it still there?
     
  5. shpadre

    shpadre Thread Starter

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    No, wab.exe is not in that folder. I searched on my computer and it's nowhere to be found. It's part of the Vista OS, right? Can I re-install wab.exe from my backup Vista CD? Or where or how can I find it and put it back?
     
  6. Everway9

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    I can email it to you if you want. Do not post your email address on this page though. PM me if you want.
     
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