OLEXP: Address Book Entries Missing After Uninstalling Outlook Express 5

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SYMPTOMS

After you uninstall Outlook Express 5 and revert to Outlook Express 4.x, entries may appear to be missing from the address book. When you add new contacts to the address book, they do not seem to be added.

CAUSE

This behavior occurs because uninstalling Outlook Express 5 does not uninstall the Outlook Express 5 version of the Windows Address Book component. Outlook Express 4.x does not display address book items per identity, as does Outlook Express 5. Instead, Outlook Express 4 displays entries that are listed on shared contacts by default.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue, uninstall the Windows Address Book component manually:
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. Type the following line in the Open box, and then click OK:
    "%ProgramFiles%\Outlook Express\setup50.exe" /APP:WAB /uninstall

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Article ID: 244459 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 2.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0
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