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Microsoft KB Archive/169524

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OLEXP: Cannot Import Address Book in Outlook Express

Article ID: 169524

Article Last Modified on 11/21/2003


  • Microsoft Outlook Express 4.0
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 4.0

This article was previously published under Q169524

For information about the differences between Microsoft Outlook Express and Microsoft Outlook e-mail clients, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

257824 OL2000: Differences Between Outlook and Outlook Express


When you attempt to import an address book in Outlook Express version 4.0, the address book may not be imported and an error message may not be displayed.


This issue can occur if the Wabmig.exe file is missing or damaged.


To resolve this issue, reinstall Outlook Express. If the Wabmig.exe file is damaged, rename the file before you reinstall Outlook Express. To do so, perform the following steps:

  1. Click Start, point to Find, and then click Files Or Folders.
  2. In the Named box, type wabmig.exe, and then click Find Now.
  3. Use the right mouse button to click the file, and then click Rename.
  4. Rename the file to
  5. Reinstall Outlook Express.

Additional query words: 4.00

Keywords: kbprb KB169524