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CompuServe 2000 or 7.0 address book file

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Hello,

I was given some CompuServe 7.0 or 2000 (I think it is the same) data. This is an acquaintenances grandfathers email. It looks like the file struture is similar to AOL format. I have found, I believe, the email file but I can't seem to find what file contains the addresses. If you know what file(s) would contain addresses or what extensions to look for I would appreciate it. Also, it is always possible that this person upgraded to this version of compuserve so if you know what the older file or format would be please let me know, too.

Thanks,
John
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Greetings, jhieb !

Compuserve has address book extension us ADR3.

Best wishes!
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Hi,

Thanks. Is this extension version specific? I tried to use a conversion tool and it looked for a file called addrbook.dat. But, I don't seem to have that file. I looked for files with a .ADR3 file extension and didn't see any of those. Either the address book doesn't exist or it has a different extension. Any other insight you might have would be appreciated.

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John
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John,

I usually use a program like ePreserver to locate and convert Compuserve address book and email, so I do not know of another extension name.  Compuserve email and address book are called WinCIM File Cabinet and Address Book, if that helps you find the address book.
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I've already tried that program and also tried UniAccess. UniAccess looks for DAT and ABX files and the ePreserver. The ePreserver only seems to look for AOL even though it says it supports CompuServe, too. I know AOL bought Wincim but up until version 2000 I believe the format and file extensions were different. I am beginning to suspect that the addresses just aren't there. Hopefully, the addresses are also stored online. Maybe, they can be downloaded. Can you think of anything else? Either way, please let me know and I will resolve this incident.

Thanks,
John
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John, does the user still have the Compuserve account.  If he does, you can copy and paste the address book to an Excel spreadsheet, and save it as a CSV file.  Then many email client can read the CSV file.
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I'll check. Thank you very much for the help and I appreciate it.
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