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A file that is named "~" appears on the desktop or in another location on the hard disk when you edit a contact in the Outlook Express Windows Address Book
Article ID: 830921 - View products that this article applies to.
Important This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
When you edit a contact in the Microsoft Outlook Express Windows Address Book (WAB), a file that is named "~" may appear on the desktop or in another location on the hard disk, such as C:\Program Files\Outlook Express.
This problem may occur if the following conditions are true:
C:\Documents and Settings\User_Name\Application Data\Microsoft\Address BookHowever, when this problem occurs, Outlook Express creates a backup file that is named "~." The backup file may be stored on the desktop or in another location, including the following folder:
C:\Program Files\Outlook Express
Update informationTo resolve this problem, install security update 823353. For additional information about security update 823353, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
To work around this problem, move the "~" file to a location that you want.
Note Do not delete the file because it is a backup of the Windows Address Book. You may need the backup file if you lose the Windows Address Book. To use the backup file, you must rename the backup file User_Name.wab and then copy the file to the following folder:
C:\Documents and Settings\User_Name\Application Data\Microsoft\Address BookFor additional information about how to restore the Outlook Express Address Book and mail folders, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/188854/ )How to back up the Outlook Express Address Book and mail folders
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.
Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
To disable this update after you apply it, change the following registry subkey:
Change the value of the subkey to the following value:
Article ID: 830921 - Last Review: March 29, 2006 - Revision: 3.4