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    Question Is there any alternative to Windows Address Book for Windows 7??

    Please can anyone tell me if there is a similar programme to Windows Address Book from Win XP that I can use in Win 7. I have nowhere to keep all my contacts, addresses & info.
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    What email client are you using? did you save your info from WAB as a csv file? (export to csv file) Most email clients will allow you to import that csv file into the email client. For example I use Windows Live Mail (WLM) a part of Windows Live Essentials. You can choose which portions of WLE to download. You do not have to download the whole suite. I was able to import all my contacts, saved emails, etc from the csv file I created.
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    Looking for Windows Address Book?

    You might have noticed that Windows Address Book isn't included in Windows 7. You can still manage your contacts by installing a program from another company or by using a free solution from Windows Live.


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    I'm using Incredimail for my emails. I saved my info from WAB as a csv file but I had stuff in the notes section as well as the names, addresses, phone No's, etc. It was very handy & user friendly and now I haven't got anything to import the file into that will give me the same kind of interface.
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    I've never used Incredimail, so can't help, sorry.
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    Thanks Ted but it isn't my email client I was wanting to use, it's Windows Address Book but Windows 7 doesn't have it. I can't believe they've made a so called more modern & up to date OS without including the obvious items that help to keep your info organised. Thanks for taking the time to reply anyway.
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    Because of all the legal problems Microsoft had in the not too distant past, the programs in Windows Live mentioned by BruceR in post #3 were removed from the standard Windows release and became a separate offering. Some OEMs include the Windows Live suite on their PCs. Others do not. If you PC does not have Windows Live it is your choice to download or not. Again see post #3.

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    You could try Thunderbird. It has all the features you mentioned and will import the Outlook express WAB file. I don't use it myself as I use Outlook which also would work but its not free.

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    Just noticed you saved the address book information as a csv file. I think you will have better luck getting all the information into the correct fields if you use the original wab file and use Import from Outlook Express in whatever new Email/Contacts program you use.

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    Thank you all for your replies. Sorry folks, I'm getting quite confused. I thought Windows Address Book was a stand alone programme. I never went through my email to access it, just clicked an icon in the programmes list & there it was, opened and ready to use. Am I wrong in thinking it's a a stand alone programme???
    Is there anywhere I can download WAB from does anyone know please?
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    The windows Address book was used by Outlook Express but was able to be used by itself as you discovered. I found the following instructions for using the Address Book in Thunderbird by itself:

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    Wink Windows Address Book not in Win 7

    Thanks for that jwitalka, I'll have a go & see if I can use Thunderbird's address book as a stand alone instead if I can't manage to get WAB. Appreciate you help.
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