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Lynley Stone
09-12-2004, 07:03 AM
Can anybody tell me what is the file path (or file name) for the MS Works address book? I'd also be grateful for general advce on how the MS Works addressbook relates, or doesn't relate to the MS Outlook Express address book, as outlined below.

I'm helping a friend recover data from an old PC where Works has stopped working, and therefore we cannot simply export the file (not sure of the version of Works - was installed new in 2000 on a PC running Windows ME).

My friend was using Works to manage snail mail addresses and Outlook Express to manage email addresses. I don't use either program myself but from looking at them both it seems they should both access the same database. However, the address book that I have exported from her Outlook Express does not contain the snail mail information.

We've managed to extract all Works files apart from the address book. Any suggestions gratefully accepted.

09-12-2004, 07:33 AM
Try searching for these .
*.pab = outlook Personal Address Books
*.PST == outlook personal folder
*.wbd file. = works address book
*.WAB = windows address book
Works: How to Import Data from a Works Database File into the Windows Address Book
here (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;241034)
Works 6: Not All Data Is Imported from Earlier Version of Address Book
here (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;239995)