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Old July 6th, 2009, 02:22 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
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Default combining wab files?

win xp home, OE 6.x

Have two systems with seperate address books.
Building a new system and would like to combine the two address books into
one for new system.
Is it possible to merge the two .wab files into one?

Thanks,


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Old July 6th, 2009, 05:39 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
PA Bear [MS MVP]
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Default combining wab files?

1. Export both Address Books via Address Book: File | Export | Address Book
(WAB). You will end up with two (2) WAB files; e.g., JOE.WAB and MARY.WAB.

2. Place a copy of each WAB file on the desktop of the new computer,
right-click on each file, select Properties & remove any Read-Only attribute
the file may have.

3. Before adding any contacts whatsoever to your brand-new Address Book,
import both WAB files via Address Book: File | Import | Address Book (WAB),
pointing the wizard to each desktop file, in turn.

NB: Beware of dupes!

NB: You may find that any Address Book Folders or Groups will neither export
nor import.
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


L.S. wrote:
win xp home, OE 6.x

Have two systems with seperate address books.
Building a new system and would like to combine the two address books into
one for new system.
Is it possible to merge the two .wab files into one?

Thanks,


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Old July 6th, 2009, 07:06 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
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Default combining wab files?

Thanks

L.

"PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote in message
...
1. Export both Address Books via Address Book: File | Export | Address
Book (WAB). You will end up with two (2) WAB files; e.g., JOE.WAB and
MARY.WAB.

2. Place a copy of each WAB file on the desktop of the new computer,
right-click on each file, select Properties & remove any Read-Only
attribute the file may have.

3. Before adding any contacts whatsoever to your brand-new Address Book,
import both WAB files via Address Book: File | Import | Address Book
(WAB), pointing the wizard to each desktop file, in turn.

NB: Beware of dupes!

NB: You may find that any Address Book Folders or Groups will neither
export nor import.
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


L.S. wrote:
win xp home, OE 6.x

Have two systems with seperate address books.
Building a new system and would like to combine the two address books
into
one for new system.
Is it possible to merge the two .wab files into one?

Thanks,




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Old July 6th, 2009, 10:58 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
PA Bear [MS MVP]
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Default combining wab files?

YW & thanks for your feedback.

L.S. wrote:
Thanks

L.

"PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote in message
...
1. Export both Address Books via Address Book: File | Export | Address
Book (WAB). You will end up with two (2) WAB files; e.g., JOE.WAB and
MARY.WAB.

2. Place a copy of each WAB file on the desktop of the new computer,
right-click on each file, select Properties & remove any Read-Only
attribute the file may have.

3. Before adding any contacts whatsoever to your brand-new Address Book,
import both WAB files via Address Book: File | Import | Address Book
(WAB), pointing the wizard to each desktop file, in turn.

NB: Beware of dupes!

NB: You may find that any Address Book Folders or Groups will neither
export nor import.
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


L.S. wrote:
win xp home, OE 6.x

Have two systems with seperate address books.
Building a new system and would like to combine the two address books
into
one for new system.
Is it possible to merge the two .wab files into one?

Thanks,

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Old July 7th, 2009, 03:07 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
L.S.[_2_]
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Default combining wab files?

Follow up ???.

We're thinking about adding/combining our books on each of our existing
systems.

Sometimes she ask me to send an e-mail for her off my system and I won't
have the address. Also, some of our family, friends, etc. have changed
address' through the years and we need to update. If we end up with dupes,
I think, again, it would be easier to delete than trying to manually add an
address.

Since these are active, I don't want to 'play' with finding a solution and
mess things up.
Yes- I've backed up the wab's. I'm guessing most folks don't think about
that, me included.

Will your instructions be the same or is there something I should watch out
for?

Note: We are networked here at office.

L.


"PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote in message
...
YW & thanks for your feedback.

L.S. wrote:
Thanks

L.

"PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote in message
...
1. Export both Address Books via Address Book: File | Export | Address
Book (WAB). You will end up with two (2) WAB files; e.g., JOE.WAB and
MARY.WAB.

2. Place a copy of each WAB file on the desktop of the new computer,
right-click on each file, select Properties & remove any Read-Only
attribute the file may have.

3. Before adding any contacts whatsoever to your brand-new Address Book,
import both WAB files via Address Book: File | Import | Address Book
(WAB), pointing the wizard to each desktop file, in turn.

NB: Beware of dupes!

NB: You may find that any Address Book Folders or Groups will neither
export nor import.
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


L.S. wrote:
win xp home, OE 6.x

Have two systems with seperate address books.
Building a new system and would like to combine the two address books
into
one for new system.
Is it possible to merge the two .wab files into one?

Thanks,



  #6  
Old July 7th, 2009, 05:43 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
PA Bear [MS MVP]
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Posts: 2,690
Default combining wab files?

In this situation, you'd want to use a Standalone Address Book (SAB). See
this recent, related discussion:
http://groups.google.com/group/micro...7a6cdda5bd6c9c

L.S. wrote:
Follow up ???.

We're thinking about adding/combining our books on each of our existing
systems.

Sometimes she ask me to send an e-mail for her off my system and I won't
have the address. Also, some of our family, friends, etc. have changed
address' through the years and we need to update. If we end up with
dupes,
I think, again, it would be easier to delete than trying to manually add
an
address.

Since these are active, I don't want to 'play' with finding a solution and
mess things up.
Yes- I've backed up the wab's. I'm guessing most folks don't think
about
that, me included.

Will your instructions be the same or is there something I should watch
out
for?

Note: We are networked here at office.

L.


"PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote in message
...
YW & thanks for your feedback.

L.S. wrote:
Thanks

L.

"PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote in message
...
1. Export both Address Books via Address Book: File | Export | Address
Book (WAB). You will end up with two (2) WAB files; e.g., JOE.WAB and
MARY.WAB.

2. Place a copy of each WAB file on the desktop of the new computer,
right-click on each file, select Properties & remove any Read-Only
attribute the file may have.

3. Before adding any contacts whatsoever to your brand-new Address
Book,
import both WAB files via Address Book: File | Import | Address Book
(WAB), pointing the wizard to each desktop file, in turn.

NB: Beware of dupes!

NB: You may find that any Address Book Folders or Groups will neither
export nor import.
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


L.S. wrote:
win xp home, OE 6.x

Have two systems with seperate address books.
Building a new system and would like to combine the two address books
into
one for new system.
Is it possible to merge the two .wab files into one?

Thanks,


  #7  
Old July 7th, 2009, 10:32 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
L.S.[_2_]
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Posts: 68
Default combining wab files?

Again PA, thanks. Good article/discussion.

"PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote in message
...
In this situation, you'd want to use a Standalone Address Book (SAB). See
this recent, related discussion:
http://groups.google.com/group/micro...7a6cdda5bd6c9c

L.S. wrote:
Follow up ???.

We're thinking about adding/combining our books on each of our existing
systems.

Sometimes she ask me to send an e-mail for her off my system and I won't
have the address. Also, some of our family, friends, etc. have changed
address' through the years and we need to update. If we end up with
dupes,
I think, again, it would be easier to delete than trying to manually add
an
address.

Since these are active, I don't want to 'play' with finding a solution
and
mess things up.
Yes- I've backed up the wab's. I'm guessing most folks don't think
about
that, me included.

Will your instructions be the same or is there something I should watch
out
for?

Note: We are networked here at office.

L.


"PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote in message
...
YW & thanks for your feedback.

L.S. wrote:
Thanks

L.

"PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote in message
...
1. Export both Address Books via Address Book: File | Export | Address
Book (WAB). You will end up with two (2) WAB files; e.g., JOE.WAB and
MARY.WAB.

2. Place a copy of each WAB file on the desktop of the new computer,
right-click on each file, select Properties & remove any Read-Only
attribute the file may have.

3. Before adding any contacts whatsoever to your brand-new Address
Book,
import both WAB files via Address Book: File | Import | Address Book
(WAB), pointing the wizard to each desktop file, in turn.

NB: Beware of dupes!

NB: You may find that any Address Book Folders or Groups will neither
export nor import.
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


L.S. wrote:
win xp home, OE 6.x

Have two systems with seperate address books.
Building a new system and would like to combine the two address books
into
one for new system.
Is it possible to merge the two .wab files into one?

Thanks,




  #8  
Old July 7th, 2009, 11:24 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
PA Bear [MS MVP]
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Posts: 2,690
Default combining wab files?

Once again, YW & thanks for your feedback.

L.S. wrote:
Again PA, thanks. Good article/discussion.

"PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote in message
...
In this situation, you'd want to use a Standalone Address Book (SAB).
See
this recent, related discussion:
http://groups.google.com/group/micro...7a6cdda5bd6c9c

L.S. wrote:
Follow up ???.

We're thinking about adding/combining our books on each of our existing
systems.

Sometimes she ask me to send an e-mail for her off my system and I won't
have the address. Also, some of our family, friends, etc. have changed
address' through the years and we need to update. If we end up with
dupes,
I think, again, it would be easier to delete than trying to manually add
an
address.

Since these are active, I don't want to 'play' with finding a solution
and
mess things up.
Yes- I've backed up the wab's. I'm guessing most folks don't think
about
that, me included.

Will your instructions be the same or is there something I should watch
out
for?

Note: We are networked here at office.

L.


"PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote in message
...
YW & thanks for your feedback.

L.S. wrote:
Thanks

L.

"PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote in message
...
1. Export both Address Books via Address Book: File | Export |
Address
Book (WAB). You will end up with two (2) WAB files; e.g., JOE.WAB
and
MARY.WAB.

2. Place a copy of each WAB file on the desktop of the new computer,
right-click on each file, select Properties & remove any Read-Only
attribute the file may have.

3. Before adding any contacts whatsoever to your brand-new Address
Book,
import both WAB files via Address Book: File | Import | Address Book
(WAB), pointing the wizard to each desktop file, in turn.

NB: Beware of dupes!

NB: You may find that any Address Book Folders or Groups will neither
export nor import.
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


L.S. wrote:
win xp home, OE 6.x

Have two systems with seperate address books.
Building a new system and would like to combine the two address
books
into
one for new system.
Is it possible to merge the two .wab files into one?

Thanks,


 




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