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Outlook express 5.x and 6.0 versions use a .WAB file for saving email addresses and other information. The information stored in this address book can be transferred to other installations of Outlook Express itself using the Export feature.

You can save all the addresses in a .csv (comma separated values) file. This file can be viewed using MS Excel. A .csv extension is a very common data transfer format, and a file exported to this format can easily be imported into most email programs. To export the address book to a .csv file, follow the steps below:


  1. On the File menu, click Export, and then click Address Book.
  2. Click Text File(Comma Separated Values), and then click Export.
  3. Click Browse.
  4. From the Save in menu, select floppy disk
  5. In the File Name box, type address book backup (or any other name you prefer), and then click Save.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Click to select the check boxes for the fields that you want to export, and then click Finish.
  8. Click OK and then click Close.
The exported file will be saved on a floppy disk as a .csv file

To save your message is even easier. Make a folder on your desktop name it messages backup or something like that. Open Outlook Express, select a message from and box, inbox, sent items, deleted items or a folder of your own making and drag it into the new folder named "messages backup". Then save this onto floppy disc.


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