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    Lost Addresses

    Today I upgraded my system at work. I went from Office97 SBE, SP2 and IE4 to Office2000 SBE and IE5. Previously I kept most of my contact information (600 - 700 entries) in Outlook and email addresses (100 or less) in OE. But when I upgraded only my Outlook information is available in OE. It appears that I have lost all my email addresses. During the upgrade process there was one question I did not understand. It said something like "Do you want to make Outlook your news and mail client?" I accepted the default of Yes. I don't know if this is relevant. All my folders and email transfered over fine, only the addresses are gone.
    My questions are: Are the old OE email addresses still available, and if so where? If not, are there files I can restore to get them back? I have a current backup.
    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: Lost Addresses

    first, what outlook mode are you in? see help > about. it sounds like internet mode and that you have address book sharing enabled. i think the option is in the address book properties (access using the toolbar icon)

    which program is default does not matter BTW.

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    Re: Lost Addresses

    WAY TO GO MARY! Address book sharing is the correct answer. I still don't know what mode I'm in, it did not say in help>about, but it does not seem to matter since the addresses are back.
    Here is a follow up question just for my own knowledge, does addresses book sharing really mean addresses book overwrite? When addresses book sharing was turned on all of the OE entries were gone and the Outlook entries seemed to take over. If they were really sharing wouldn't both sets of info be available? Or do I not understand sharing as it applies to Office?
    Thanks for your prompt help,
    Jeff

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    Re: Lost Addresses

    not understanding sharing as appling to office? nobody understands much about why MS does what they do with office [img]/w3timages/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

    as you saw, it really wasn't overwritten, but it also doesn't share both ways, only one way -> outlook to express.

    (you're in IMO mode, corp mode doesn't share at all.)

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    Re: Lost Addresses

    Maybe you can do something with one of these .

    http://www.sover.net/~whoi/WinUtils3.html

    Panic Over ( POP ) saves your email, address book, favorites
    and docs so you can restore them after a reload of
    Windows 98. You must have a D or E drive to run this program.

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    http://chattanooga.net/~scochran/DBXtract.htm

    OE5 has a proprietary binary format that makes archiving
    individual messages difficult. In addition, a number of
    people have indicated that their message folders have
    become corrupted and OE can not read them. Consequently,
    they have lost all the messages in that folder.

    DBXtract.exe extracts all mail and news messages from
    individual dbx files. After extracting the messages one
    can drag them from a Windows Explorer folder into an Outlook
    Express mail folder.

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    http://www.zdnet.com/downloads/stori...,,001267,.html

    Requirements:Pentium 90, and Windows 9x, NT, 2000, or Me

    Purchase Information: Free

    Ever wish you could convert the address database from one email
    program's format to another? Dawn is a free utility that makes
    it possible. It's rather spartan main interface could be more
    intuitive, but luckily it can be run in a much friendlier wizard
    mode. You can use Dawn to convert data between
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    Internet Explorer/Outlook Express/Windows Address Book,
    MS Outlook 98/2000, Juno, WordPerfect 8.x, Eudora 3.x and 4.x,
    and Pegasus Mail 3.x. (It can't help you with Netscape 6, though.)
    Dawn should also work with other programs that can use/import/export
    LDAP/LDIF, Comma Separated Value (CSV), plain text, or one-per-line
    or comma-separated formats or store addresses in a text file suitable
    for extraction. Note: This is a beta version, so it could be buggy
    and/or unstable. The developer welcomes your comments.

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