restore .WAB files after reinstalling XP and Office XP

Posted on 2003-11-27
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Clients XP desktop won't boot at all, hdd may not be spinning.

I installed a new hdd, and reloaded XP and Office XP.

I changed the jumper on the old hdd to slave and copied everything to a folder on the new hdd.

So now I have everything from the old hdd. How do I access the old address book?
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Dear Newtons_Lawyer,

Check these

OL2000: (CW) How to Back Up, Restore, or Move Outlook Data

OL2000: (IMO) How to Back Up, Restore, or Move Outlook Data

Ways to Back Up Outlook 2000 Data

OL2002: How to Back Up, Restore, or Move Outlook Data

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Hi Newtons_Lawyer,
Opening WAB address Books

Locate wab.exe and run it from command line

wab  Opens the default Address Book, the one used by OE
wab /? Display this list of switches

wab /a Opens the default Address Book in administrator mode, allowing access to all folders of all Identities. This switch is not
displayed in the /? list.

wab /Open Shows a file dialogue to select a *.wab file
wab /New Shows a file dialogue to create a new *.wab file
wab filename.wab Opens the specified *.wab file
wab directory-name Opens a file dialogue to select a *.wab file in the specified directory (folder)


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