Restoring a deleted Address Book in Outlook Expre

  MIKE. 17:15 08 Feb 06

A friend of mine has deleted his Address book main folder in Outlook Express by mistake is there anyway to restore this folder and the data it contained. I have tried system restore but to no avail. I created a seperate folder in Outlook Express on my own machine and deleted this new folder a warning comes up saying the delete action cannot be undone. Any advice please!!!!!

  Skyver 17:22 08 Feb 06

Look for a backup named *.wab~. Unfortunately they're
generated in the same folder as the actual address book (.wab) file so if the folder is gone, the backup is too. Plug in a USB thumb drive, install this click here and allow it to install onto the thumbdrive (not the main hard-drive) - then do a recovery. Uninstall before unplugging the thumb drive.

  MIKE. 17:44 08 Feb 06

Thanks skyver for your help, I will look tomorrow to see if he still has the *.wab or *.wab~ files available.

  Skyver 17:46 08 Feb 06

When I type *. I mean the wildcard for the search ; just to be clear. The actual address book will be the user name eg. Skyver.wab

  MIKE. 22:03 11 Feb 06

Hi Skyver just to let you know with your help I managed to restore the address book. Again Skyver many thanks for your help where would we be without the help of the readers of PC Adviser.

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