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OL98: Error Message: Windows Address Book (WAB) Is Missing
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When opening the Windows Address Book in Microsoft Outlook 98, you may receive one of the following error messages:
Missing Wab.dll file.
An error occurred while attempting to open the WAB. Unable to find the Wab.dll.
Windows Address Book DLL missing.
A dialog box displays with a red-X, an OK button, and contains no text.
Reinstall Microsoft Outlook Express in order to update the referenced Windows Address Book file.
Outlook uses the Windows Address Book and newsreader functionality installed by Outlook Express. Outlook Express is included with Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0. If neither of these are present on your computer when you install Outlook, Outlook Setup adds the required components.
If Wab32.dll is on your computer, rename it and then reinstall Outlook Express.
NOTE: the reinstallation steps listed below are different for Windows 95 and Windows 98. Select the appropriate steps for the version of the operating system you are using.
Reinstalling Outlook Express Using Windows 95You can replace the damaged or missing Wab32.dll file by running Setup for Microsoft Internet Explorer. To replace the file, follow these steps:
Reinstalling Outlook Express Using Windows 98You can replace the damaged or missing Wab32.dll file by running Windows 98 Setup. To replace the file, follow these steps:
Article ID: 189396 - Last Review: July 21, 2000 - Revision: 1.0