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

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  1. jfniss Win User

    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.

    :)
     
    jfniss, Mar 11, 2016
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  2. watchar Win User

    N97 sync with outlook contacts

    ChilyCat said:

    imported a CSV of my contacts to Outlook Express (XP) then exported it to my desktop as a WAB file, then opened PC Suite, opened Contacts, then selected and dragged all contacts from the open WAB into Contacts window...



    What is a WAB file? Not listed as file type when I try to export my Outlook contacts.



    Tim
     
    watchar, Mar 11, 2016
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  3. People - How do you import contacts into People for Windows 10?

    I would like to import from widows contacts (windows 10) into the people app. but can't fid a way to do it. I have a .WAB file from Outlook Express from XP and Vcard files. They seem to only import into Windows Contacts.
     
    PhilCarcione, Mar 11, 2016
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  4. Berton Win User

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

    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
     
    Berton, Mar 11, 2016
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  5. jfniss Win User
    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
     
    jfniss, Mar 12, 2016
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  6. Berton Win User
    Thunderbird is okay but sometimes more difficult to work with when changing computers.
     
    Berton, Apr 5, 2018
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