Address book and favourites

Posted 8/24/2009 4:49 PM
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oldie66 Valued member

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If I "export" my favourites folder and e-mail address book to files in "my documents" , then the backup utility will send the new version to the online backup. Can I set the utility to access these files directly, so that if I amend them I'll automatically get a backup?

I think what I'm really asking is: what's the full address for these files, in windows xp?
Posted 8/26/2009 4:39 AM
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Alin Vlad Advanced member

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First off all, tell me what browser are you using ?
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Posted 8/26/2009 8:42 AM
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oldie66 Valued member

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I'm using Internet Explorer 7 7.0.5730.13) , but the e-mail is Outlook Express 6 (6.00.2900.5512) .
Posted 9/3/2009 2:33 PM
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Alex S. Advanced member

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Before trying this, you should know that we don't recommend backing up either the browser favorites or address book contacts directly from their locations, as they might be in use at the time of the backup, and can be omitted or the process could slow down Internet Explorer and/or OE.

However, if you still want to try it, first set up a backup profile for when the computer is idle (for this, you need to create a new profile - select Files, then go to the "When" tab in the following window, and select "When my computer is idle".)

After you do, you should find the files you're looking for in these locations:

IE favorites: C:\Documents and Settings\YOURWINDOWSUSERNAME\Favorites

OE address book files: the location of these files can vary by the way you setup your account, or by OE version. However, what's certain is the fact that even if they're stored in a single file or separately, their extension is .wab, so all you need to do is perform a search for "*.wab" in order to locate them.
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Posted 9/4/2009 12:22 PM
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oldie66 Valued member

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Hi Alex

Thanks, I've added the favourites, and found out the name of the address book.


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