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ms address book recovery

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Hi,
I have recovered an address book .wab file from a 98 machine that was formatted but when I try to import the address book in outlook it gives me an error saying it could not be imported, is there any way to repair this file to get the contact addresses back?
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i try to do that but it says an error has occured, could not import file
Top Expert 2004

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So even in outlook express you are not able to import is it ?
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Try this
open OE
go to address book
then go to file --> import --> the wab file name. Try that way

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no i am not able to import it in outlook express
Top Expert 2004

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did u try my last suggestion aswell
Top Expert 2004

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try this

OLEXP: Cannot Import Address Book in Outlook Express
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;169524

OLEXP: Error When You Import an Address Book to Outlook Express
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;278599

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THe problem is we recovered the address book from a machine that was formatted using an easy recover, we've tried importing the file through oulook express on a few different pcs but on both computers it says that an error has occured and it cant be imported
Top Expert 2004

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Assuming OE on both machines are fine , I would guess the address book has got corrupted.

Did you check both the links I had sent in my previous suggestion ?

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yes i tried but no luck
guess it is corrupted
thanks anyhow
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