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Windows Live Mail Contacts Export Crashes - how to get them?

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by zapp22, Apr 1, 2010.

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  1. zapp22

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    I've given up fighting Windows Live Mail [the client-side version] many bugs and have moved on. But I need to get the Contacts, and then the folders/Messages. Every time I attempt a .CSV Export of the Contacts WLM crashes [hangs, spins up CPU, does not resolve itself]. Anyone know the cause or cure for this?

    Failing a cure of this yet-another-bug, where is the Contacts store? Anyone know its file Extension? how to safely copy until I can figure out how to extract and use?

    Apparently WLM does not like any copies of OE on a system... it monkeys with Outlook Express system files when it cranks up - I guess they share stuff under the hood?.. dunno. Attempts to get answers to these various issues on "Microsoft Answer" are time-wasted, in my experience.
     
  2. Mumbodog

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    Contacts are stored here

    C:\Users\Your user Name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail\Contacts\Default

    Try exporting while in safe mode.

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