contacts can't be accesed after importing

i'm using windows xp and outlook xp the .pst was backed up and imported into the new install.
all the email and contacts are there but when you try to access the contacts you get a message that access is denied. there is now read only attribute. If I export the contacts as a .csv file and then erase the contacts and reimport them it works but there must be a better way

TIA
maggot210Asked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

MBarber1957Commented:
Locate the .wab file in the user's profile. A quick way is to right-mouse-click on the Start button and select Explore. An Explorer window will open showing the user's profile. Within Application Data->Address Book will be the user's *.wab file. Right mouse click on it and select Properties->Security. Add the new user to the security list and give them Modify access.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
MBarber1957Commented:
The location of the *.wab file is Microsoft->Application Data->Address Book.
0
MBarber1957Commented:
Sorry, it's still not right, it's Application Data->Microsoft->Address Book; the user's logon ID followed by .wab.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Outlook

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.