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Windows 7: Salvaging Email addresses from old PC (XP)

14 Dec 2009   #1

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Salvaging Email addresses from old PC (XP)

After browsing the Email section of the Windows 7 Forum it looks like my Email Address Book will not just transfer into Windows 7 from my old XP PC.

The majority of my info from my old PC (XP) was transferred into my new Windows 7 PC but the guys at the shop just hung their heads when I said I was using Outlook Express as my Email client.
They said they could not just transfer the Email Address Book.
The mother board was fried but the hard drive was okay.

What are my options for retrieving 5 years of Outlook Express Email addresses?

Can I take the old PC to the shop and ask them to hook up the hard drive to their test equipment and print out all those adresses on paper?
Can they burn a CD (of all those Email addresses) from that XP hard drive that I can then run on my new Windows 7 and then copy and paste them one by one into my Comcast SmartZone address book.

If I just had them to look at I could at least pick and choose the most important ones to add to my new address book.

The old PC was 32 bit and my new one is,

HP P6240F 64 bit
Intel R Core TM 2 Quad Q8300

8 gig memory
750 HD

I'm no PC Guru so I won't be attempting to hookup the old HD to my new PC.
Whatever my options are I'll take it somewhere to retrieve the Email addresses if that's possible.

--CadillacPat the UnCustomizer--

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14 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 & 8 64-bit, Mac OSX 10.8.2

The "Contacts" application in Windows 7 does have an option to Import a "Windows Address Book File (Outlook Express contacts)". You need to get the .WAB file from the hard drive of your old PC, which shouldn't be too much of a problem if you can get the hard drive connected up as a slave drive in your (or someone's) PC. Alternatively, install the drive in an external USB enclosure.
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