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Outlook Express .WAB file location

by chmoore / January 11, 2006 6:16 AM PST

I want to relocate the Outlook Express address book .WAB file to a location of my choosing. I have done this on my desktops and now want to do it on my notebook but I can't remember how to get the address book to look for teh file where I want it located.

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(NT) (NT) Search for *.wab.
by Coryphaeus / January 11, 2006 9:40 PM PST
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Address book .WAB file location
by chmoore / January 12, 2006 1:18 AM PST
In reply to: (NT) Search for *.wab.

Something went wrong. There is nothing in the message I received.

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What message?
by Coryphaeus / January 12, 2006 2:26 AM PST

If you're talking about the message body in my reply, there was no text. Just the header for you to search for *.wab. Mine are listed in My Documents folders, yours will be too, burried deep.

When you see a message header/title with (NT) in front, that means there is no message in the body. Just a way for someone to give you information without typing anything else.


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Address book .WAB file relocation
by chmoore / January 13, 2006 12:39 AM PST
In reply to: What message?

You missed the point of my question. I can find the .WAB file with no problem. I want to relocate it and modify the Address Book to find the file in teh new location. How do I do that?

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Oh. . .
by Coryphaeus / January 13, 2006 4:28 AM PST

Don't know. Since it's embedded into OE a regestry edit would probably be necessary.

Just a gut feeling tells me that you could create large problems, or even make OE unusable.


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.WAB file location
by chmoore / January 13, 2006 5:33 AM PST
In reply to: Oh. . .

Thanks anyway.

I have relocated the .WAB file on the two Win 2000 Pro desktop machines I case for based on an article in either PC Mag or PC World. They are happily located on my D drive which is the one I back up frequently. OE finds and uses them.

I'm getting old and cannot remember how to redirect OE to the new location. ACn't find the article either.

Oh, well!

C. Moore

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.WAB file location
by chmoore / January 13, 2006 11:45 PM PST
In reply to: .WAB file location

Hey, success!

Went to Windows help and asked the Microsoft chat. Someone directed me to a back up article that showed how to do it.

You were right, it involves editing the registry.

C. Moore

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(NT) (NT) Be sure to back up the registry first.
by Coryphaeus / January 14, 2006 1:19 AM PST
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