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Anonymous
September 7, 2005 5:52:35 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

I got a message today from someone who wants to move their addressbook
from their wife's webtv ( I know ... I know ) to his XP computer.

Is there a way to do that without typing all of the addresses and emails
in manually?

Thanks
Anonymous
September 7, 2005 8:42:29 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

If it is a Windows Address Book, shouldn't be a problem.

filename.wab the wab extension means that it is a Windows Address Book.

WAB transfer to a different machine

I'm assuming that the two machines are *not* connect in any way. Like a
network or a Direct Cable Connection. Copy your Windows Address Book to a
floppy.

Do a Search for *.wab
* is a wild card and will locate all wab files on your machine.
wab is the file extension for all Windows Address Books.
Mine is Wesley P_ Vogel.wab

Or Open Windows Address Book | Click Help | About Address Book |
Copy the path and paste it into the Start | Run box | Click OK

Typically located here >>
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Application Data\Microsoft\Address
Book\SomeName.wab

Once your WAB is located right click it and select: Send To |
3½" Floppy (A:)  Make sure there's a disk in the floppy drive.

Stick the disk you copied the *.wab to in the XP machine's floppy drive and
copy it to:
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Application Data\
Microsoft\Address Book

To open the floppy disk...
Start | Run | Type: a: | OK |
Right click your *.wab file and select: Copy

This will open the proper folder...
Start | Run | Type or paste the following:

%appdata%\Microsoft\Address Book\Microsoft\Address Book

Click OK or hit the ENTER key.

Right click the right hand pane and select: Paste

You should now see your *.wab file.

More info here...

Files and Settings
The Windows Address Book (WAB)
http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/files/wab.htm

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:nqITe.190279$E95.102878@fed1read01,
az-willie <sclause@npole.com> hunted and pecked:
> I got a message today from someone who wants to move their addressbook
> from their wife's webtv ( I know ... I know ) to his XP computer.
>
> Is there a way to do that without typing all of the addresses and emails
> in manually?
>
> Thanks
!