Address Book With Missing WAB File



Tim
07-10-2005, 12:36 AM
Just curious. Recently I tried to find my address book "WAB" file,
searching my hard drive with the search string "*.wab". No file was found.
However, my OE address book still has entries in it. It it possible to have
address book entries without any WAB file? If so, what file is storing them?
I'm using Windows XP Pro. TIA

Jonybrv
07-10-2005, 12:36 AM
Possibly you have MS Outlook installed. Check for *.pab
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"Tim" wrote:

> Just curious. Recently I tried to find my address book "WAB" file,
> searching my hard drive with the search string "*.wab". No file was found.
> However, my OE address book still has entries in it. It it possible to have
> address book entries without any WAB file? If so, what file is storing them?
> I'm using Windows XP Pro. TIA
>
>
>

PA Bear
07-10-2005, 12:36 AM
In WindowsXP, the OE user files (DBX and WAB) are by default marked as
hidden. To view these files in Explorer, you must enable Show Hidden Files
and Folders under Start>Control Panel>Folder Options>View.

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Tim wrote:
> Just curious. Recently I tried to find my address book "WAB" file,
> searching my hard drive with the search string "*.wab". No file was
> found.
> However, my OE address book still has entries in it. It it possible to
> have
> address book entries without any WAB file? If so, what file is storing
> them?
> I'm using Windows XP Pro. TIA

Peter Foldes
07-10-2005, 12:36 AM
Did you try the Search with wab.exe Try it with that line. Post Back
with result

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"Tim" <ixnay@ontheamspay.com> wrote in message
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> Just curious. Recently I tried to find my address book "WAB" file,
> searching my hard drive with the search string "*.wab". No file was found.
> However, my OE address book still has entries in it. It it possible to have
> address book entries without any WAB file? If so, what file is storing them?
> I'm using Windows XP Pro. TIA
>
>

T. Waters
07-10-2005, 12:36 AM
Jonybrv wrote:
> Possibly you have MS Outlook installed. Check for *.pab
>
>> Just curious. Recently I tried to find my address book "WAB" file,
>> searching my hard drive with the search string "*.wab". No file was
>> found. However, my OE address book still has entries in it. It it
>> possible to have address book entries without any WAB file? If so,
>> what file is storing them? I'm using Windows XP Pro. TIA

Stop it, Quintin!

Winux P
07-10-2005, 12:36 AM
Crikey Jonybrv!. Tim I've searched for as you have as well and found
nothing. From Windows Explorer when I navigate to the folder;

"C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR_USER_NAME_HERE\Application
Data\Microsoft\Address Book", I find it. Is it in there for you?
Post back.

-Winux P

"Jonybrv" <Jonybrv@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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: Possibly you have MS Outlook installed. Check for *.pab
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: Jonybrv
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: "Tim" wrote:
:
: > Just curious. Recently I tried to find my address book "WAB" file,
: > searching my hard drive with the search string "*.wab". No file was
found.
: > However, my OE address book still has entries in it. It it possible to
have
: > address book entries without any WAB file? If so, what file is storing
them?
: > I'm using Windows XP Pro. TIA
: >
: >
: >


Address Book With Missing WAB File