Windows 10: How to import contacts from Outlook Express (.wab file)?

  1.    12 Mar 2016 #1

    How to import contacts from Outlook Express (.wab file)?


    I am trying to migrate from XP to Windows 10. On XP, I have a large address book in a .wab file. I couldn't find any help about how to access it in Windows 10, so I tried clicking on the .wab file. Windows 10 then said it was importing my contacts. The process took a few minutes, and I could see my contacts' names flying by. It seemed to finish normally, but now I can't find the contracts on Windows 10. After the import, there was a message saying my contacts were in something called People. I found People in the Start menu under All Apps, but when it opened, it said "No contacts were found." Please help.
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       12 Mar 2016 #2

    jfniss said: View Post
    I am trying to migrate from XP to Windows 10. On XP, I have a large address book in a .wab file. I couldn't find any help about how to access it in Windows 10, so I tried clicking on the .wab file. Windows 10 then said it was importing my contacts. The process took a few minutes, and I could see my contacts' names flying by. It seemed to finish normally, but now I can't find the contracts on Windows 10. After the import, there was a message saying my contacts were in something called People. I found People in the Start menu under All Apps, but when it opened, it said "No contacts were found." Please help.
    Put Contacts in the Search or Run box and it should take you to the Contacts Folder in C:\Users\YOUR_NAMZE\Contacts. I usually use Windows Address Book on WinXP to Export the contacts to a .csv/Comma Separated Value file which can be use for importing into a number of E-Mail programs and some Webmail and can also be opened in a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel, Corel/WordPerfect Quattro Pro, Lotus 1-2-3, LibreOffice, OpenOffice, etc.
    OEClassic has a built-in address book. OE Classic - Easy to use Outlook Express replacement
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  3.    13 Mar 2016 #3

    XP to Win 10 migration problems


    Berton said: View Post
    Put Contacts in the Search or Run box and it should take you to the Contacts Folder in C:\Users\YOUR_NAMZE\Contacts. I usually use Windows Address Book on WinXP to Export the contacts to a .csv/Comma Separated Value file which can be use for importing into a number of E-Mail programs and some Webmail and can also be opened in a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel, Corel/WordPerfect Quattro Pro, Lotus 1-2-3, LibreOffice, OpenOffice, etc.
    OEClassic has a built-in address book. OE Classic - Easy to use Outlook Express replacement
    Thanks for your very helpful reply. I may need to consult you again as new XP migration problems arise. I'm sure I tried searching Contacts and got no result. (I can't try again now, because I've swapped back in the HDD with my XP system. XP works just fine for me. I'm being forced to upgrade because Google Chrome and other apps may stop working right after a while.) Does Windows 10 expect users to put their contacts and mail on the Microsoft cloud? That gives me pause ... OE Classic seems like a good solution, thanks for the link. What about Thunderbird?
    Best,
    Jim
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       13 Mar 2016 #4

    jfniss said: View Post
    Thanks for your very helpful reply. I may need to consult you again as new XP migration problems arise. I'm sure I tried searching Contacts and got no result. (I can't try again now, because I've swapped back in the HDD with my XP system. XP works just fine for me. I'm being forced to upgrade because Google Chrome and other apps may stop working right after a while.) Does Windows 10 expect users to put their contacts and mail on the Microsoft cloud? That gives me pause ... OE Classic seems like a good solution, thanks for the link. What about Thunderbird?
    Best,
    Jim
    Thunderbird is okay but sometimes more difficult to work with when changing computers.
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