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    live mail address book

    I have the previous accounts files and have imported the messages but how do I import the address book. I can't use the import option in the program because I don't have a csv or current user address book and the previous account came from a dead computer so I couldn't make a csv file. Any help will be appreciated, I have a lot of addresses I'll lose if this can't be done. And shame on Microsoft for making this so difficult. Outlook Express rules!!
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  2. Posts : 54,463
    Windows 10 Home x64

    Welcome to Seven Forums Doctor Dan. Do you have the old Hard Drive, and can you access that with the new PC? If you can add the drive as a second internal drive, or via an external enclosure, you can still import the files

    Transfer mail from drive to Windows Live Mail

    If you do not have access to the old HDD, then it is a different matter. A Guy
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  3. Posts : 2,362
    Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1

    Hi DD, what email account were you using?
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  4. Posts : 3
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    Thread Starter

    Thank you for your responses but as I stated in my original question; I have successfully transferred the emails it is the address book I am after. The message transfer did not transfer the address book and I have no idea how to do it. I do have the edb files so I just need to know what to do with them. I have tried just copying them into the new account but that just causes the contact section of the new account to go blank. I can move the Windows Live Contacts of course but that is not the address book. I can't believe this is so difficult to do.
    Thanks again for your responses and I'm hoping someone has an answer.

    Roderrunner: I'm not sure what you mean by account? Does it matter? It's Windows Live Mail and my account is from my isp if that helps.
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  5. Posts : 54,463
    Windows 10 Home x64

    This should be what you want then:

    To anyone finding this in the future, THIS CAN BE DONE! Use this program - EseDbViewer - to export the file to a CSV file, and then you can import that where ever you want.

    Note that you pretty much need the whole file structure containing the edb, not just the edb file.

    Hat-tip to @MicrosoftHelps on twitter.

    There is another method listed above that one at the source as well. Let us know how it goes. A Guy
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  6. Posts : 2,362
    Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1

    Doctor Dan said:

    Roderrunner: I'm not sure what you mean by account?
    Does it matter?
    It's Windows Live Mail and my account is from my isp if that helps.
    It can do. Some accounts other than a Microsoft account can be used to sign-in to WLM. If yours doesn't, I suggest opening one, then when WLM is opened it will include your contacts addresses if they are added to it, using .csv format to export / import them.
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  7. Posts : 3
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    Thread Starter

    A Guy the esedbviewer did not work. It just froze when I tried to run it.
    Thanks for trying though.
    I'm closing this topic because it's going nowhere. Other than A Guy everyone hasn't read my original post and learned that I don't have a .csv or any way to make one.
    Microsoft sucks for making this problem; but I can't say I want to use something else; I'll just make a backup .csv every month or so.
    Good bye.
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  8. Posts : 54,463
    Windows 10 Home x64

    I would see if esedbviewer would perhaps work in Safe Mode. I can ask others to look at this thread, we don't like to give up

    A Guy
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  9. Posts : 3,056
    Windows 10

    Hi Doctor Dan :) , as A Guy said we don't give up that easily here on SF.
    You can also try ESEDatabaseView - View/Open ESE Database Files (Jet Blue / .edb files) to recover the contact list.
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    Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

    I don't know if this could be of any use but it is worth a go.

    Make a bootable Ubuntu disk Download Ubuntu | Ubuntu
    Set the BIOS to boot from the optical when the machine boots it will show you a screen with TRY or INSTALL > select TRY
    When it is finished - it takes very little time you will get a screen like in the pic .
    Open the drive you want > User and dig down until you get to the WLM settings you may be able to copy / paste the material you want doing this.

    I am not sure if it will but I have recovered tons of data etc using this method both on "dead" or just plain drives that you cannot get data from using Windows.
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