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Windows 7: Reinstalling Windows

30 Dec 2010   #1
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
Reinstalling Windows

Hi Guys -- Yea, I have to do that. There are three files that I need to save before I reinstall. Can someone tell me what the name of the Outlook 2003 Address Book file is, the Thunderbird Address Book file and the Internet Explorer 8 Favorites file? I am not able to use Macrium because of some other problems, so I have to do it from scratch. Thanks,


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30 Dec 2010   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

You can Export IE8 favorites to bookmarks file from the Favorites>Add to>Export button. The same Favorites should also be in the active User's Favorites file.

Export Outlook 2003 address book: How to copy your Personal Address Book to another computer

Export Thunderbird address book: Export Thunderbird's Address Books and Contacts
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30 Dec 2010   #3
BriceH

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I know that the Internet Explorer favorites directory is C:\Users\Username\Favorites. I'll report back if I find out about the other two.
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30 Dec 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The IE8 favorites, you save here:


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30 Dec 2010   #5
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

If I am correct, Outlook should be under,,,

c:\users\profile name\appdata\local\microsoft\outlook

it should either be a .PST file, or a .PAB file.


Favorites are stored in,,,,

C:\Users\profile name\favorites


I do not know about Thunderbird.

However,, Greg's way might be safer.
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30 Dec 2010   #6
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Thanks for the info.
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30 Dec 2010   #7
BriceH

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You're welcome.
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