copying address book


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Karen F

I want to copy my address book (contacts) from my Windows Vista computer to
my Windows 7 computer. On Vista I used Windows Mail and on the Windows 7
computer I use Windows Live Mail. Can you help? Thanks
 
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Gene E. Bloch

I want to copy my address book (contacts) from my Windows Vista computer to
my Windows 7 computer. On Vista I used Windows Mail and on the Windows 7
computer I use Windows Live Mail. Can you help? Thanks
If the wab files are compatible, you could possibly just copy the old one.
For safety's sake, back up the Live Mail's original file first.

If that doesn't work, then Export from one and Import to the other.

You might have to use a CSV file. (Since I don't have access to Windows
Mail, I don't know how it exports.)
 
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Dick Mahar

Gene E. Bloch said:
If the wab files are compatible, you could possibly just copy the old one.
For safety's sake, back up the Live Mail's original file first.

If that doesn't work, then Export from one and Import to the other.

You might have to use a CSV file. (Since I don't have access to Windows
Mail, I don't know how it exports.)
If all else fails, there is always pencil and paper.
 
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R. C. White

Hi, Karen.

MVP Winston Natoli (...winston) is the guru on Contacts issues. Post your
question in the NG microsoft.public.windows.live.mail.desktop and he should
see it and respond. (Who knows how long that MS public NG will be
available; MS has announced that they will all be closed by October.) If
your news server doesn't carry that NG, you can still reach it (as of today)
at:
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windows.live.mail.desktop

If no luck that way, please post back here and we'll help you find the
answer. But usually it's just a matter of arranging your hardware (HDD, USB
flash drive, network cable...) so that Win7 can "see" your Contacts on your
Vista computer - including making sure that your Win7 User has permission to
see those files. Then WLMail can usually handle the transition almost
automatically. Or use WET (Windows Easy Transfer), first on your Vista
computer and then on Win7.

RC
--
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
(e-mail address removed)
Microsoft Windows MVP
Windows Live Mail 2010 (15.3.2804.0607) in Win7 Ultimate x64

"Karen F" wrote in message
I want to copy my address book (contacts) from my Windows Vista computer to
my Windows 7 computer. On Vista I used Windows Mail and on the Windows 7
computer I use Windows Live Mail. Can you help? Thanks
 
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R. C. White

Hi, Gene.

"Wab files" is XP-speak. :^{

Neither Windows Mail (in Vista only) or Windows Live Mail use that extension
or that format.

I haven't had to do one of these transitions since moving to WLMail in 2006
while it was still in beta (and still called Windows Live Mail Desktop).
But I never Export from OE or WM. Win7 has all the tools that we need to
Import from the .wab or other files. All we have to do is arrange for WLM
to be able to see and have permission to Import from those files.

Hmmm... I see this Wave 4 beta I'm running offers to Import only from .wab
or .csv files, so maybe my experience is now out of date. At any rate, the
Import Contacts function is not in the main Mail window of WLM. We must
first click the "Contacts" icon (normally at the bottom of the Folders List)
to open the Contacts window. Then, in this Wave 4 view, "Import" is near
the right end of the Home Ribbon.

As I told Karen, her best bet may be to ask in the WLMD NG and let
....winston show the way.

RC
--
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
(e-mail address removed)
Microsoft Windows MVP
Windows Live Mail 2010 (15.3.2804.0607) in Win7 Ultimate x64


"Gene E. Bloch" wrote in message

I want to copy my address book (contacts) from my Windows Vista computer
to
my Windows 7 computer. On Vista I used Windows Mail and on the Windows
7
computer I use Windows Live Mail. Can you help? Thanks
If the wab files are compatible, you could possibly just copy the old one.
For safety's sake, back up the Live Mail's original file first.

If that doesn't work, then Export from one and Import to the other.

You might have to use a CSV file. (Since I don't have access to Windows
Mail, I don't know how it exports.)
 
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Stan Brown

(Who knows how long that MS public NG will be
available; MS has announced that they will all be closed by October.)
Microsoft may choose to close its portals, but it has no power to
close a newsgroup.
 
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relic

Stan Brown said:
Microsoft may choose to close its portals, but it has no power to
close a newsgroup.
microsoft.public.xxxxx newsgroups are all on Microsoft servers. Microsoft
can shut them down anytime they want. They were pretty worthless, so closing
them by October sounds pretty good; too bad it won't be sooner.
 
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Gordon

"relic" wrote in message



microsoft.public.xxxxx newsgroups are all on Microsoft servers.

Wrong. I read them using news.eternal-september.org...
 
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Ken Blake

Microsoft may choose to close its portals, but it has no power to
close a newsgroup.

True, but without its portals, traffic on them has already dropped
dramatically.

I'm afraid that in not very much longer, in most if not all of them,
traffic will have dropped so close to zero that effectively what
Microsoft wanted to happen (closed newsgroups) will have happened.
 
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Nil

OMG you're stupid! If Microsoft shuts them down, they will cease
to exist on ALL servers after awhile. Even if your dumb-assed
server continues to list them, no new posts will be seen.
You don't seem to understand how usenet works. The microsoft newsgroups
will continue to exist with or without Microsoft's participation. They
have no control over them, which is probably one reason they're getting
out of that game.
 
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nooneyouknow

Nil said:
You don't seem to understand how usenet works. The microsoft newsgroups
will continue to exist with or without Microsoft's participation. They
have no control over them, which is probably one reason they're getting
out of that game.
If you don't think Microsoft has any control, post a bunch of crap like has
just been posted here. The "overseers" will first delete the posts, then
they block the poster. Try it.
 
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Nil

If you don't think Microsoft has any control, post a bunch of crap
like has just been posted here. The "overseers" will first delete
the posts, then they block the poster. Try it.
You also don't have a clue how usenet works. I can post anything I want
here and all Microsoft could do is delete it from their own servers.
The message will still exist on every other news server in the world
that carries the group. Microsoft can do nothing about it. They are
only the "overseers" of the servers within their direct control.
 
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Sunny

nooneyouknow said:
If you don't think Microsoft has any control, post a bunch of crap like
has just been posted here. The "overseers" will first delete the posts,
then they block the poster. Try it.
How are they going to do that ?
1. alt.windows7.general is not carried by the soon to be defuked MS news
server,
2. Microsoft cannot delete any post from servers other than their own.
3. Read up on Usenet and not Microsoft spin as they would like to do
things.
4. Any thing they "block" is only blocked from the users of the microsoft
server, not the real World.
 
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Stan Brown

microsoft.public.xxxxx newsgroups are all on Microsoft servers
Newsgroups aren't on a particular server; they are distributed on
every server that chooses to carry them.

Yes, Microsoft has a portal on its servers, and it can close down
that portal if it wishes, but that doesn't close the newsgroup. If
you brick close and lock a door, does your house cease to exist?
 
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Stan Brown

OMG you're stupid! If Microsoft shuts them down, they will cease to exist
on ALL servers after awhile. Even if your dumb-assed server continues to
list them, no new posts will be seen.
Of course they will, as long as people keep posting.

It's undoubtedly true that traffic will diminish, because people who
believe nonsense like the above won't trouble to find a different
news server. But the Excel groups that Microsoft "closed" months ago
are stiff getting new articles.
 
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Stan Brown

You don't seem to understand how usenet works. The microsoft newsgroups
will continue to exist with or without Microsoft's participation. They
have no control over them, which is probably one reason they're getting
out of that game.
I suspect it's the principal reason. :)
 
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Stan Brown

True, but without its portals, traffic on them has already dropped
dramatically.

I'm afraid that in not very much longer, in most if not all of them,
traffic will have dropped so close to zero that effectively what
Microsoft wanted to happen (closed newsgroups) will have happened.
There's a lot in what you say, Ken. As a longtime Usenet user, I
hope people will gradually discover the truth and start posting again
through real news servers.

In the meantime, I will try to counter the falsehood that Microsoft
can "close a newsgroup".
 
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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Ken said:
True, but without its portals, traffic on them has already dropped
dramatically.

I'm afraid that in not very much longer, in most if not all of them,
traffic will have dropped so close to zero that effectively what
Microsoft wanted to happen (closed newsgroups) will have happened.
I only subscribe to a few specialized microsoft.public groups, and I am
accessing them with my ISP Usenet server. There is plenty of talk around
about the demise of the MS server and the Usenet alternative. If people
fail to follow groups to new servers, it won't be because of ignorance.
I suspect any drop will be in new membership due to newbies going to
Microsoft looking for help and being (mis)directed to those god-awful
forums.
 
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Jack

Sunny said:
How are they going to do that ?
1. alt.windows7.general is not carried by the soon to be defuked MS news
server,
Not even a microsoft.public group. Not even under discussion in this thread.
 

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