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Windows 7: Corrupted Address Book in Outlook Express

19 Nov 2014   #1

windows 7 32 bit
Corrupted Address Book in Outlook Express

My father's note running win8, has suddenly decided that the address book in outlook express (ie6)is corrupt and it must be re-installed. I have looked around the web and this seems to be a fairly common problem, however the correction of this seems fairly complex, surely Microsoft must have come up with a quick fix to this problem, especially as it seems of their making, what with faulty updates and the complexity of outlook and outlook express.
Please does anyone have a simple resolution to this problem, that we both can understand.
Thanks in advance to all those that take the time to reply.

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19 Nov 2014   #2

Windows 10 64 bit

The last Outlook Express was in Windows XP. This is no longer supported (for fixes). Surely he has a backup he can recover from (or should).

I use an older Outlook 2003 (which is the same as Windows XP - no longer supported by Microsoft) but it still works flawlessly even with all the updates. I still use Outlook 2003, but in the process of evaluating other e-mail programs and seriously considering the free Thunderbird. That may be an alternative for your father's old Outlook Express.
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20 Nov 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP

Outlook Express uses WinXP's Windows Address Book, in Start, All Programs, Accessories. The addresses can be Exported as a .csv/Comma Separated Value/Variable text file and used in a spreadsheet program and/or imported into other places.
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