import contacts from a .wab file

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Jim

I upgraded to Windows 7 and saved my contacts in a *.WAB file. Is there a

way to install these in Outlook?

Thanks
 
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John Nice

"Jim" <Jim> wrote in message

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> I upgraded to Windows 7 and saved my contacts in a *.WAB file. Is there a
> way to install these in Outlook?
> Thanks

>


Try Googling: install .wab in outlook

John
 
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Russ Valentine

Outlook does not use a WAB file and never has. There is no way you saved

Outlook Contacts as a WAB file. Figure out which program you were actually

using and ask in in a Windows 7 group whether that program is supported in

Windows 7.

Russ Valentine

"Jim" <Jim> wrote in message

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> I upgraded to Windows 7 and saved my contacts in a *.WAB file. Is there a
> way to install these in Outlook?
> Thanks
 
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DL

Locate your wab file in Documents, within OL File>Import etc

"Jim" <Jim> wrote in message

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> I upgraded to Windows 7 and saved my contacts in a *.WAB file. Is there a
> way to install these in Outlook?
> Thanks
 
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Russ Valentine

Outlook cannot import a WAB file.

Russ Valentine

"DL" <notvalid@spoofaddress.co.uk> wrote in message

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> Locate your wab file in Documents, within OL File>Import etc

> "Jim" <Jim> wrote in message
> news:C4A7E6A3-7B32-4C8A-9D6F-B48903F9073B@microsoft.com...
> >I upgraded to Windows 7 and saved my contacts in a *.WAB file. Is there a
> > way to install these in Outlook?
> > Thanks


>
 
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Peter Foldes

Jim

Are you talking about Outlook or Outlook Express. *.wab file extensions are mainly

used by Outlook Express and it signifies the Address Book that OE uses

Peter

"Jim" <Jim> wrote in message

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> I upgraded to Windows 7 and saved my contacts in a *.WAB file. Is there a
> way to install these in Outlook?
> Thanks
 
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DL

Yes of course, my bad :(

"Russ Valentine" <russval@mvps.org> wrote in message

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> Outlook cannot import a WAB file.
> > Russ Valentine
> "DL" <notvalid@spoofaddress.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:%238Z2BSVVKHA.504@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> > Locate your wab file in Documents, within OL File>Import etc
>

>> "Jim" <Jim> wrote in message
> > news:C4A7E6A3-7B32-4C8A-9D6F-B48903F9073B@microsoft.com...
> >>I upgraded to Windows 7 and saved my contacts in a *.WAB file. Is there
> >>a
> >> way to install these in Outlook?
> >> Thanks

>

>>

>
 
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Russ Valentine

I knew you knew better. Importing from a WAB file is a perfectly reasonable

request and would be a useful feature. That's why it doesn't exist.

Russ Valentine

"DL" <notvalid@spoofaddress.co.uk> wrote in message

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> Yes of course, my bad :(

> "Russ Valentine" <russval@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:OO%23zq0VVKHA.5368@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> > Outlook cannot import a WAB file.
> > > > Russ Valentine
> > "DL" <notvalid@spoofaddress.co.uk> wrote in message
> > news:%238Z2BSVVKHA.504@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> >> Locate your wab file in Documents, within OL File>Import etc
> >
>>> "Jim" <Jim> wrote in message
> >> news:C4A7E6A3-7B32-4C8A-9D6F-B48903F9073B@microsoft.com...
> >>>I upgraded to Windows 7 and saved my contacts in a *.WAB file. Is there
> >>>a
> >>> way to install these in Outlook?
> >>> Thanks
> >
>>>

> >


>
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
Probably a WAB - Win7 doesn't include a mail/news reader so he can't

reconnect the WAB in Win7.

I don't know if address magic or other app at

http://www.slipstick.com/config/convaddr.htm might be able to import the

disconnected wab into outlook.



"Peter Foldes" <okf22@hotmail.com> wrote in message

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> Jim
> Are you talking about Outlook or Outlook Express. *.wab file extensions
> are mainly used by Outlook Express and it signifies the Address Book that
> OE uses

> > Peter

>

>

> "Jim" <Jim> wrote in message
> news:C4A7E6A3-7B32-4C8A-9D6F-B48903F9073B@microsoft.com...
> >I upgraded to Windows 7 and saved my contacts in a *.WAB file. Is there a
> > way to install these in Outlook?
> > Thanks

>
 
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Russ Valentine

I thought you could download Windows Mail for free in Windows 7. No?

Russ Valentine

"Diane Poremsky [MVP]" <outlookmvp@msn.com> wrote in message

news:897384DC-87F5-4343-9112-AE9134219160@microsoft.com...
> Probably a WAB - Win7 doesn't include a mail/news reader so he can't
> reconnect the WAB in Win7.
> I don't know if address magic or other app at
> http://www.slipstick.com/config/convaddr.htm might be able to import the
> disconnected wab into outlook.

> >

> >

>

>

>

> "Peter Foldes" <okf22@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:ed9O25WVKHA.4704@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> > Jim
> > Are you talking about Outlook or Outlook Express. *.wab file extensions
> > are mainly used by Outlook Express and it signifies the Address Book that
> > OE uses
>

>> > > Peter
>

>>

> >

>

>> "Jim" <Jim> wrote in message
> > news:C4A7E6A3-7B32-4C8A-9D6F-B48903F9073B@microsoft.com...
> >>I upgraded to Windows 7 and saved my contacts in a *.WAB file. Is there
> >>a
> >> way to install these in Outlook?
> >> Thanks

> >
 
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Roady [MVP]

Yes, it's called Windows Live Mail though (which is a bit different from the

Windows Mail client in Vista) and it can indeed import from a wab-file as

well.

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"Russ Valentine" <russval@mvps.org> wrote in message

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> I thought you could download Windows Mail for free in Windows 7. No?

> > Russ Valentine
> "Diane Poremsky [MVP]" <outlookmvp@msn.com> wrote in message
> news:897384DC-87F5-4343-9112-AE9134219160@microsoft.com...
> > Probably a WAB - Win7 doesn't include a mail/news reader so he can't
> > reconnect the WAB in Win7.
> > I don't know if address magic or other app at
> > http://www.slipstick.com/config/convaddr.htm might be able to import the
> > disconnected wab into outlook.
>

>
>> > >

>

>> >

>>

>

>>

>

>>

> >
>

>> "Peter Foldes" <okf22@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:ed9O25WVKHA.4704@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> >> Jim
> >> Are you talking about Outlook or Outlook Express. *.wab file extensions
> >> are mainly used by Outlook Express and it signifies the Address Book
> >> that OE uses
> >
>>> > >> Peter
> >
>>>

> >>

> >
>>> "Jim" <Jim> wrote in message
> >> news:C4A7E6A3-7B32-4C8A-9D6F-B48903F9073B@microsoft.com...
> >>>I upgraded to Windows 7 and saved my contacts in a *.WAB file. Is there
> >>>a
> >>> way to install these in Outlook?
> >>> Thanks
> >>

>
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
Ah... you need to open the WLM contacts module to import. I looked on the

import menu while in mail and only saw messages - OE and mail have contacts

and account on the import menu.



"Roady [MVP]" <newsgroups_DELETE_@_DELETE_sparnaaij_NO_._SPAM_net> wrote in

message news:#uh1yXiVKHA.4704@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> Yes, it's called Windows Live Mail though (which is a bit different from
> the Windows Mail client in Vista) and it can indeed import from a wab-file
> as well.

> >

> ---
> "Russ Valentine" <russval@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:OXKpIUiVKHA.3720@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> > I thought you could download Windows Mail for free in Windows 7. No?
>

>> > > Russ Valentine
> > "Diane Poremsky [MVP]" <outlookmvp@msn.com> wrote in message
> > news:897384DC-87F5-4343-9112-AE9134219160@microsoft.com...
> >> Probably a WAB - Win7 doesn't include a mail/news reader so he can't
> >> reconnect the WAB in Win7.
> >> I don't know if address magic or other app at
> >> http://www.slipstick.com/config/convaddr.htm might be able to import the
> >> disconnected wab into outlook.
> >
>>
>>> > >>

> >
>>> > >
>>>

> >>
>>>

> >>
>>>

> >>
> >
>>> "Peter Foldes" <okf22@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> >> news:ed9O25WVKHA.4704@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> >>> Jim
> >>> Are you talking about Outlook or Outlook Express. *.wab file extensions
> >>> are mainly used by Outlook Express and it signifies the Address Book
> >>> that OE uses
> >>
>>>> > >>> Peter
> >>
>>>>

> >>>

> >>
>>>> "Jim" <Jim> wrote in message
> >>> news:C4A7E6A3-7B32-4C8A-9D6F-B48903F9073B@microsoft.com...
> >>>>I upgraded to Windows 7 and saved my contacts in a *.WAB file. Is
> >>>>there a
> >>>> way to install these in Outlook?
> >>>> Thanks
> >>>

> >
 
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