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By pikikoko ·
I need to transfer the outlook express address book from a win98 hard drive to a winxp pro hard drive. Where are these files? Will Xp Pro open these files? Do I import them, copy them, cut and paste? The master HD is the Win XP while the Slave drive contains the old win 98 files. I need to know the extensions and location of files.
Thanks Mike

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by maxwell edison In reply to outlook express address b ...

Outlook Express files in Windows 98 are located in the folder:

C:\Windows\Application Data\Identities

Be advised, however, that this may be a hidden folder, and you'll have to select folder View menu, select Options, and select Show hidden files and folders.

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by maxwell edison In reply to

By the way, you should import them. In Outlook Express go to the File menu - Import - Messages - And Select the version of Outlook Express from which you are importing - navigate to the path where they reside (described above), except since this is a slave drive, I assume it's the D-Drive. So the files would be in:

\Windows\Application Data\Identities

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by maxwell edison In reply to

Of course, TheChas is right. I should learn to read. You asked about the address book, but I read it as asking about mail.........okay, where's that coffee?

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by TheChas In reply to outlook express address b ...

Max has it right for the messages.

However, importing your OE stored messages will NOT import your address book.

OE uses the Windows Address Book.
You will need to import the address book separately.

If memory serves me well, the location of the address book in W98 is:

C:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Address Book

The file will have your old user name followed by the extension .wab

Chas

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by TheChas In reply to

Windows 98 folder with your stored messages:

C:\Windows\Application Data\Identities\{a string of letters and numbers}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

Chas

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by pikikoko In reply to outlook express address b ...

Sorry about the confusion. I need to import,copy the email address in the old slave drive which was a win98 drive. I now have winxp pro on the new C drive. So it is the emaill address I need.
Thanks

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by maxwell edison In reply to outlook express address b ...

The address contacts that you want to import reside in a .wab file. The name of the file will be, most likely, YourName.wab (YourName = the Outlook Express account name).

TheChas indicated where that file may be found. Be advised, it might be in a hidden folder, and you'll have to change your folder options to allow viewing of hidden files and folders (see message one).

This Microsoft article may be helpful:

How To Import Contacts into Your Address Book in Windows XP

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308670&sd=tech

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