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Importing *.wab file

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turgilles

#1
Hi,
I'm trying to import an addres book (*.wab) file from Outlook 2002. I
follow the procedure and when I select the *.wab file nothing happens. Can
someone help me on that problem?
Best regards.
 

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...winston

#2
If referring to importing into WLM from Outlook.
Export the Outlook Address book as a csv file then import in to WLM.


Suggestion..if the Live ID is also capable of Hotmail access, import the csv file using the Hotmail web interface).
Close WLM, open WLM and signon with that same Live ID..the contacts will sync downward.



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"turgilles" <turgilles@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:40D84EE5-F814-4347-AF83-E0B34DA440F2@xxxxxx

> Hi,
> I'm trying to import an addres book (*.wab) file from Outlook 2002. I
> follow the procedure and when I select the *.wab file nothing happens. Can
> someone help me on that problem?
> Best regards.
 

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Michael Santovec

#3
A WAB file would be from Outlook Express. Office Outlook 2002 would be
using a PST file for its contacts.

Which mail program were you using?

If you were actually using Office Outlook 2002, you need to export the
Contacts to CSV and then import that to WLM.

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"turgilles" <turgilles@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:40D84EE5-F814-4347-AF83-E0B34DA440F2@xxxxxx

> Hi,
> I'm trying to import an addres book (*.wab) file from Outlook 2002. I
> follow the procedure and when I select the *.wab file nothing happens.
> Can
> someone help me on that problem?
> Best regards.
 

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Walter Blanchard

#4
The OP says *wab file; that's an Outlook Express file.

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"...winston" <winstonmvp@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:uW$SuDNNJHA.1304@xxxxxx

> If referring to importing into WLM from Outlook.
> Export the Outlook Address book as a csv file then import in to WLM.
>
>
> Suggestion..if the Live ID is also capable of Hotmail access, import the
> csv file using the Hotmail web interface).
> Close WLM, open WLM and signon with that same Live ID..the contacts will
> sync downward.
>
>
>
> --
> ...winston
> ms-mvp mail
>
>
> "turgilles" <turgilles@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:40D84EE5-F814-4347-AF83-E0B34DA440F2@xxxxxx

>> Hi,
>> I'm trying to import an addres book (*.wab) file from Outlook 2002. I
>> follow the procedure and when I select the *.wab file nothing happens.
>> Can
>> someone help me on that problem?
>> Best regards.
>
>
 

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turgilles

#5
Hi Michael,
I'm using Outlook 2002 and there's file called Gilles.wab. In Outlook 2002
there's no option to export to CSV unless I didn't do the procedure the right
way. The only other option I have is to export to a .pst file. Two
questions for you. Is there a calendar function and a task function in WLM
like in Outlook 2002?
Best regards.
--
Gilles Turmel


"Michael Santovec" wrote:

> A WAB file would be from Outlook Express. Office Outlook 2002 would be
> using a PST file for its contacts.
>
> Which mail program were you using?
>
> If you were actually using Office Outlook 2002, you need to export the
> Contacts to CSV and then import that to WLM.
>
> --
>
> Mike - http://pages.prodigy.net/michael_santovec/techhelp.htm
>
>
>
> "turgilles" <turgilles@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:40D84EE5-F814-4347-AF83-E0B34DA440F2@xxxxxx

> > Hi,
> > I'm trying to import an addres book (*.wab) file from Outlook 2002. I
> > follow the procedure and when I select the *.wab file nothing happens.
> > Can
> > someone help me on that problem?
> > Best regards.
>
>
>
 

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D. Spencer Hines

#6
When I try to import a *.wab file of address-book contacts from OE 6
into the WLM beta the following happens:

1. The file imports cleanly and all contacts in OE 6 are present.

2. I close WLM

3. The next time I open WLM beta the contacts are gone. I have zero
contacts.

Do I need to do something to *save* the contacts in WLM beta?
--
DSH
Lux et Veritas et Libertas
Vires et Honor

"Walter Blanchard" <Walter_B@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:1266479E-458E-4323-B579-13AD7E5A11CB@xxxxxx

> The OP says *wab file; that's an Outlook Express file.
>
> --
> Walter B
>
> "...winston" <winstonmvp@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:uW$SuDNNJHA.1304@xxxxxx

>> If referring to importing into WLM from Outlook.
>> Export the Outlook Address book as a csv file then import in to
>> WLM.
>>
>> Suggestion..if the Live ID is also capable of Hotmail access,
>> import the csv file using the Hotmail web interface).
>> Close WLM, open WLM and signon with that same Live ID..the contacts
>> will sync downward.
>>
>> --
>> ...winston
>> ms-mvp mail
>>
>> "turgilles" <turgilles@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:40D84EE5-F814-4347-AF83-E0B34DA440F2@xxxxxx

>>> Hi,
>>> I'm trying to import an addres book (*.wab) file from Outlook
>>> 2002. I
>>> follow the procedure and when I select the *.wab file nothing
>>> happens. Can someone help me on that problem?
>>> Best regards.
 

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...winston

#7
Walter,
<qp>
I'm trying to import an addres book (*.wab) file from ***Outlook 2002***
</qp>


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"Walter Blanchard" <Walter_B@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:1266479E-458E-4323-B579-13AD7E5A11CB@xxxxxx

> The OP says *wab file; that's an Outlook Express file.
 

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...winston

#8
Export to csv is present in Outlook 2002.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA011489021033.aspx?pid=CH011542541033
- this help is for importing to Google, but the export process to a csv file is the same.

http://www.digiportal.com/support/choicemail/technotes/notes/exportcontactsfromoutlookxp.htm
- another step by step


The calendar function is being beta tested. It is not as powerful or flexible as Outlook's calendar nor would one expect it to be a
complete substitute. To use the Live Calendar beta, one must have a Live ID and install both betas(Windows Live Mail and Windows
Live Calendar). If you wish to use the beta Calendar in Outlook one needs Outlook 2003 or 2007 and also the beta version of the
Outlook Connector.

ie....not the best environment for managing Calendar data at this time(requires 2 betas or 3 beta and a newer version of Office).


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"turgilles" <turgilles@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:269BFAC5-D636-40BF-838F-680C2EBAAB82@xxxxxx

> Hi Michael,
> I'm using Outlook 2002 and there's file called Gilles.wab. In Outlook 2002
> there's no option to export to CSV unless I didn't do the procedure the right
> way. The only other option I have is to export to a .pst file. Two
> questions for you. Is there a calendar function and a task function in WLM
> like in Outlook 2002?
> Best regards.
> --
> Gilles Turmel
>
>
> "Michael Santovec" wrote:
>

>> A WAB file would be from Outlook Express. Office Outlook 2002 would be
>> using a PST file for its contacts.
>>
>> Which mail program were you using?
>>
>> If you were actually using Office Outlook 2002, you need to export the
>> Contacts to CSV and then import that to WLM.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Mike - http://pages.prodigy.net/michael_santovec/techhelp.htm
>>
>>
>>
>> "turgilles" <turgilles@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:40D84EE5-F814-4347-AF83-E0B34DA440F2@xxxxxx

>> > Hi,
>> > I'm trying to import an addres book (*.wab) file from Outlook 2002. I
>> > follow the procedure and when I select the *.wab file nothing happens.
>> > Can
>> > someone help me on that problem?
>> > Best regards.
>>
>>
>>
 

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Michael Santovec

#9
The Gilles.wab would have been left over from an installation of Outlook
Express. Your Outlook 2002 would Not have been using the Gilles.wab
file and the Gilles.wab may or may not have any contacts in it.

For your other questions, see Winston's reply.

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Mike - http://pages.prodigy.net/michael_santovec/techhelp.htm



"turgilles" <turgilles@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:269BFAC5-D636-40BF-838F-680C2EBAAB82@xxxxxx

> Hi Michael,
> I'm using Outlook 2002 and there's file called Gilles.wab. In Outlook
> 2002
> there's no option to export to CSV unless I didn't do the procedure
> the right
> way. The only other option I have is to export to a .pst file. Two
> questions for you. Is there a calendar function and a task function
> in WLM
> like in Outlook 2002?
> Best regards.
> --
> Gilles Turmel
>
>
> "Michael Santovec" wrote:
>

>> A WAB file would be from Outlook Express. Office Outlook 2002 would
>> be
>> using a PST file for its contacts.
>>
>> Which mail program were you using?
>>
>> If you were actually using Office Outlook 2002, you need to export
>> the
>> Contacts to CSV and then import that to WLM.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Mike - http://pages.prodigy.net/michael_santovec/techhelp.htm
>>
>>
>>
>> "turgilles" <turgilles@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:40D84EE5-F814-4347-AF83-E0B34DA440F2@xxxxxx

>> > Hi,
>> > I'm trying to import an addres book (*.wab) file from Outlook 2002.
>> > I
>> > follow the procedure and when I select the *.wab file nothing
>> > happens.
>> > Can
>> > someone help me on that problem?
>> > Best regards.
>>
>>
>>
 

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D. Spencer Hines

#10
When I try to import a *.wab file of address-book contacts from OE 6
into the WLM beta the following happens:

1. The file imports cleanly and all contacts in OE 6 are present in
WLM.

2. I close WLM

3. The next time I open WLM beta the contacts are gone. I have zero
contacts.

Do I need to do something to *save* the contacts in WLM beta?

Does anyone have insights into this and perhaps a solution?
--
DSH
Lux et Veritas et Libertas
Vires et Honor

"Walter Blanchard" <Walter_B@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:1266479E-458E-4323-B579-13AD7E5A11CB@xxxxxx

> The OP says *wab file; that's an Outlook Express file.
>
> --
> Walter B
>
> "...winston" <winstonmvp@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:uW$SuDNNJHA.1304@xxxxxx

>> If referring to importing into WLM from Outlook.
>> Export the Outlook Address book as a csv file then import in to
>> WLM.
>>
>> Suggestion..if the Live ID is also capable of Hotmail access,
>> import the csv file using the Hotmail web interface).
>> Close WLM, open WLM and signon with that same Live ID..the contacts
>> will sync downward.
>>
>> --
>> ...winston
>> ms-mvp mail
>>
>> "turgilles" <turgilles@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:40D84EE5-F814-4347-AF83-E0B34DA440F2@xxxxxx

>>> Hi,
>>> I'm trying to import an addres book (*.wab) file from Outlook
>>> 2002. I
>>> follow the procedure and when I select the *.wab file nothing
>>> happens. Can someone help me on that problem?
>>> Best regards.
 

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D. Spencer Hines

#11
Is this a "known issue"?

When I try to import a *.wab file of address-book contacts from OE 6
into the WLM beta the following happens:

1. The file imports cleanly and all contacts in OE 6 are present in
WLM.

2. I close WLM beta.

3. The next time I open WLM beta the contacts are gone. I have zero
contacts.

Do I need to do something to *save* the contacts in WLM beta?

Does anyone have insights into this and perhaps a solution?
--
DSH
Lux et Veritas et Libertas
Vires et Honor
 

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BkStCrawler

#12
"D. Spencer Hines" <panther@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:eSaGj3rNJHA.1164@xxxxxx

> Is this a "known issue"?
>
> When I try to import a *.wab file of address-book contacts from OE 6
> into the WLM beta the following happens:
>
> 1. The file imports cleanly and all contacts in OE 6 are present in
> WLM.
>
> 2. I close WLM beta.
>
> 3. The next time I open WLM beta the contacts are gone. I have zero
> contacts.
>
> Do I need to do something to *save* the contacts in WLM beta?
>
> Does anyone have insights into this and perhaps a solution?
> --
> DSH
> Lux et Veritas et Libertas
> Vires et Honor
>
Don't know if this will help. Check to see if there is a sub-folder named
"Ignored" in your "Contacts" folder. If your contacts are there, copy and
paste them back into your "Contacts" folder. This is what happened to me
with the present "Gold" WLM. Never did get an answer as to the reason for
this, but I've had no problem since.
I have not tried the new beta as yet. This may not help you at all, just a
thought.

David

--
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to the town gossip, is to have lived well"--Will Rogers


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D. Spencer Hines

#13
Thanks very much for your post.

Unfortunately, I don't have an _Ignored_ folder...

Just an _All Contacts_ folder.
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"BkStCrawler" <daerob@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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>
>
> "D. Spencer Hines" <panther@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:eSaGj3rNJHA.1164@xxxxxx

>> Is this a "known issue"?
>>
>> When I try to import a *.wab file of address-book contacts from OE
>> 6 into the WLM beta the following happens:
>>
>> 1. The file imports cleanly and all contacts in OE 6 are present in
>> WLM.
>>
>> 2. I close WLM beta.
>>
>> 3. The next time I open WLM beta the contacts are gone. I have
>> zero contacts.
>>
>> Do I need to do something to *save* the contacts in WLM beta?
>>
>> Does anyone have insights into this and perhaps a solution?
>> --
>> DSH
>> Lux et Veritas et Libertas
>> Vires et Honor
>>
> Don't know if this will help. Check to see if there is a sub-folder
> named "Ignored" in your "Contacts" folder. If your contacts are
> there, copy and paste them back into your "Contacts" folder. This is
> what happened to me with the present "Gold" WLM. Never did get an
> answer as to the reason for this, but I've had no problem since.
> I have not tried the new beta as yet. This may not help you at all,
> just a thought.
>
> David
>
> --
> "To live so that you would not be ashamed to sell the family parrot
> to the town gossip, is to have lived well"--Will Rogers
 

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Bob Lucas

#14
"D. Spencer Hines" <panther@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:uwykMa5NJHA.1552@xxxxxx

> Thanks very much for your post.
>
> Unfortunately, I don't have an _Ignored_ folder...
>
> Just an _All Contacts_ folder.
> --
> DSH
> Lux et Veritas et Libertas
> Vires et Honor
>
> "BkStCrawler" <daerob@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:OYTXiB4NJHA.2100@xxxxxx

>>
>>
>> "D. Spencer Hines" <panther@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:eSaGj3rNJHA.1164@xxxxxx
>

>>> Is this a "known issue"?
>>>
>>> When I try to import a *.wab file of address-book contacts from OE
>>> 6 into the WLM beta the following happens:
>>>
>>> 1. The file imports cleanly and all contacts in OE 6 are present in
>>> WLM.
>>>
>>> 2. I close WLM beta.
>>>
>>> 3. The next time I open WLM beta the contacts are gone. I have
>>> zero contacts.
>>>
>>> Do I need to do something to *save* the contacts in WLM beta?
>>>
>>> Does anyone have insights into this and perhaps a solution?
>>> --
>>> DSH
>>> Lux et Veritas et Libertas
>>> Vires et Honor
>>>
>> Don't know if this will help. Check to see if there is a sub-folder
>> named "Ignored" in your "Contacts" folder. If your contacts are
>> there, copy and paste them back into your "Contacts" folder. This is
>> what happened to me with the present "Gold" WLM. Never did get an
>> answer as to the reason for this, but I've had no problem since.
>> I have not tried the new beta as yet. This may not help you at all,
>> just a thought.
>>
>> David
>>
>> --
>> "To live so that you would not be ashamed to sell the family parrot
>> to the town gossip, is to have lived well"--Will Rogers
>
>

This is probably an over-simplification. However, the present (stable)
version of WLMail (2008 Build 12.0.1606 on my WinXP Professional (SP3)
computer) can access two separate versions of the contacts list.

If you allow WLMail to sign on to your Windows Live account (like
yourname@xxxxxx or yourname@xxxxxx), WLMail will display a mirror
image of your contacts list / address book that resides on the hotmail
server. (Incidentally, I have found that the most reliable way to save
contact details in WLMail is to make all additions, deletions and
amendments via the webmail server).

If you run WLMail without signing on to your Windows Live account,
WLMail will display a local, off-line version of your contacts list
(which may be completely different from the contacts list on the hotmail
server).

If WLMail has signed onto your Live account, it will display the on-line
version of your contacts list. If WLMail has not signed into your Live
account, it will display the local version of your contacts list.

AFAIK, you cannot access the local version of your contacts list, when
WLMail has signed into your Live account.
 

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D. Spencer Hines

#15
"Bob Lucas" <bob@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:OGB5OEEOJHA.4760@xxxxxx

> This is probably an over-simplification. However, the present
> (stable) version of WLMail (2008 Build 12.0.1606 on my WinXP
> Professional (SP3) computer) can access two separate versions of the
> contacts list.
>
> If you allow WLMail to sign on to your Windows Live account (like
> yourname@xxxxxx or yourname@xxxxxx), WLMail will display a
> mirror image of your contacts list / address book that resides on
> the hotmail server. (Incidentally, I have found that the most
> reliable way to save contact details in WLMail is to make all
> additions, deletions and amendments via the webmail server).
Yes, I have a full contacts list for my account on the hotmail server
and I do sign on to my hotmail/msn account but the contact list on the
web does not "flow" down to the version on my hard disk.

I'm using the WLM 14.0.5027.0908 beta on XP Pro SP3.

Perhaps this is another flaw in the beta.

> If you run WLMail without signing on to your Windows Live account,
> WLMail will display a local, off-line version of your contacts list
> (which may be completely different from the contacts list on the
> hotmail server).
Roger.

> If WLMail has signed onto your Live account, it will display the
> on-line version of your contacts list. If WLMail has not signed
> into your Live account, it will display the local version of your
> contacts list.
Yes, I understand.

> AFAIK, you cannot access the local version of your contacts list,
> when WLMail has signed into your Live account.
Right.
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...winston

#16
Correct..
Though one can navigate to the WLM store \Contacts\Default folder to view them and use the Windows Explorer email link to send mail
using the default client.

Note: If iTunes is installed and the Apple Mobile Device Support(installed with the latest iTunes)is also present..the email link
may not function. If Outlook 2003 or 2007 is the default client, then mail to links might not function causing outlook.exe process
to be loaded(use Task Mgr to end). Also links(url) in news or email messages might not function to open IE using Control+click on
link.
- to rectify then remove Apple Mobile Device Support(note this may render some iPhone and iPod features to become no longer
functional..ie. Catch 22)
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>
> AFAIK, you cannot access the local version of your contacts list, when WLMail has signed into your Live account.
 

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