Need to recover Windows Live Mail 2011 address book
Posted on 2013-06-04
Greetings wise wizards of EE:
I'm helping a friend whose Toshiba Windows 7 laptop experienced a hard drive failure. Fortunately, she had signed up with Carbonite online backup. I purchased & installed a new hard drive, and ran the Toshiba recovery disks to breathe new life into her machine.
All has proceeded well, with the exception of recoverying her Windows Live Mail 2011 address book. She never took the step to export the book as a back up file (such as a .csv or Vcard file), so this Windows Live Mail only exists in its "natural" form, which for the life of me, I cannot find in the Carbonite backup. I did find her old Windows Live Mail messages, so I am in the ball park. I also Google searched for an answer, but the Microsoft support sites were less than helpful.
I am hoping one of you fine wizards can tell me:
1. In what format does the Windows Live Mail 2011 address book exist?
2. What folder contains the address book?
3. Is restoring the address book a matter of simply dropping it into the current WLM folder she is using, or does it need to be imported?
Please enlighten me with the answers to the above questions if you are able.
Many thanks in advance,