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Need To Find/pull Outlook Express Address From Backup File...


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#1 ba-doyn

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 10:46 AM

I have a friend/client who gave me his external drive where he backs up his main drive. He backed up his computer and then due to a massive crash a few days later, had to reformat and reinstall Windows XP. He's dropped off his hard drive and asked me to see if I can just pull his Outlook Express Address Book off the backup. I told him I would try.

Is there a way to locate and just pull off the Address Book? If so, how?

I'm not an expert, so some hand-holding would be great.

Thanks,
Michael

Moderator Edit: Moved topic to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Edited by Animal, 19 June 2007 - 12:03 PM.


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Posted 19 June 2007 - 12:48 PM

Search the drive for any files ending in .wab. Open the search application and type *.wab and choose the drive you want to search from. That should find the Address book you are looking for.
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#3 ba-doyn

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 01:51 PM

But will this search within the Windows Backup file?

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Posted 20 June 2007 - 08:49 AM

Probably not. What application did you use to create the backup file? Was it the windows app or a different one?
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Posted 20 June 2007 - 12:38 PM

The app used (by my client) was Windows Backup.

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