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I want to import my outlook express 6 address book (.wab) into Windows Live mail.  I can't seem to find anyway to do this.  There is supposed to be some icons on the upper right side to click on buy I see nothing.  Any ideas?
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by:andrewmcc
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Have a look on;
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-networking/how-do-i-transfer-my-contacts-and-emails-from/de96a888-dd83-4208-ac6d-7827b70cd347

Transferring data from Outlook Express to Windows Live Mail:

For messages:
Copy the *ENTIRE* OE message store folder to a flash drive. (Folders.dbx must be included). Place this on the Desktop or other location on the machine using WLMail. Open WLMail and: File | Import | Messages | Microsoft Outlook Express 6 and point to where you saved it.

OE Message Store Location:
In OE: Tools | Options | Maintenance | Store Folder will reveal the location of your Outlook Express files. Write the location down and navigate to it in Windows Explorer or, copy and paste it into Start | Run.

In WinXP, Win2K & Win2K3, the OE user files (DBX and WAB) are by default marked as hidden. To view these files in Windows Explorer, you must enable Show Hidden Files and Folders under Start | Control Panel | Folder Options Icon | View, or in Windows Explorer | Tools | Folder Options | View.

For Addresses:
Open the Address Book in OE and File | Export | Address Book (wab) and save it to the Desktop. Copy to a flash drive. Place this on the Desktop or other location on the machine using WLMail.

Open the Contacts list in WLMail, (Go | Contacts on the Menu Bar), and File | Import | Windows Address Book (wab) and point to where you saved it.

Note: If you use a CD or DVD instead of a flash drive, after placing on the new machine you must remove the Read Only attribute in Properties before you import.
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Swapnil Prajapati earned 500 total points
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In Windows Live Mail, open the Contacts list, hit ALT to bring up the menu bar, go to File, Import, Windows Address Book (.WAB).
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by:mkramer777
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WHere is this?

Open the Contacts list in WLMail, (Go | Contacts on the Menu Bar), and File | Import | Windows Address Book (wab) and point to where you saved it.

I can't find it anywhere.  There is no go.  This is the newest version of Windows LIve mail. I just downloaded it 2 hours ago.  THere is no menu bar
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by:andrewmcc
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That was the bookmarked solution last time I used it.
If you've already got a solution I'll update my notes.
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