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07-03-2001, 01:12 PM
When I cleaned up my hard disk I saved the address book to a Zip disk as a .pst file which I then imported back into Outlook 98 O.K.
I would like to put a shortcut, to the Address Book, on the desktop but can't.
Start/Programs/Accessories/Address Book gives an error message 'C:/etc.etc Outlook Express wab.exe is not a valid WIN32 File.
I have tried the Find File and Windows Explorer but can't seem to be able to bring up a working Address Book.
Ta for any help on this.

07-03-2001, 03:16 PM
Had a similar problem some time ago. Had to re-install outlook from stratch!

07-03-2001, 04:07 PM
Thanks David - I might have to re-install Outlook as a last resort.

07-03-2001, 10:42 PM
Hi Murray,

I don't know anything about Outlook, but the address book in Outlook Express is a *.wab file which is stored in C:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Address Book\. Perhaps your Outlook address book will be there and if it is, it should be a wab file - not a wab.exe

If you find it, try renaming it (eg. Murray.wab) and then import the address book into Outlook.

Don't know if this is any help because as I said, I don't use Outlook but good luck anyway.

Cheers. Sharrea