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Error Message: The MAPISVC.INF File Is Missing

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NOTE: In this article, the term "Windows Messaging" refers to bothMicrosoft Exchange and Microsoft Windows Messaging.
SYMPTOMS
When you attempt to import a Windows Messaging personal address book (PAB)into Outlook Express, you may receive the following error message:
The following unrecoverable error has occurred: The MAPISVC.INF file is missing

To exit, click Finish.

When you click Finish, you receive the following message:
There are no profiles. Choose the Mail and Fax icon in the Control Panel to create a new profile.

When you click OK, you receive the following message:
Address book import has completed successfully.

When you click OK, you are returned to the Address Book Import Tool dialogbox, but the Windows Messaging personal address book is not imported intoOutlook Express.

CAUSE
This error message can occur if Windows Messaging is not installed on yourcomputer.
RESOLUTION


To resolve this behavior, install Windows Messaging, and then import theWindows Messaging personal address book into Outlook Express. To do so,follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type the following line

    <drive>:\tools\oldwin95\message\us\wms.exe

    where <drive> is the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive containing your Windows 98 CD-ROM.
  3. Create a new Windows Messaging profile using the personal address book you want to import into Outlook Express. For information about how to do so, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    ARTICLE-ID: 129211
    TITLE : Frequently Asked Questions About Microsoft Exchange Profiles
  4. Import the Windows Messaging personal address book into Outlook Express. For information about how to do so, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    ARTICLE-ID: 175017
    TITLE : How to Import and Export Address Books in Outlook Express
MORE INFORMATION
Windows Messaging is not included in Windows 98. If you upgrade a Windows95 installation in which Windows Messaging is installed, Windows Messagingis available in Windows 98.
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Article ID: 180506 - Last Review: 01/11/2015 01:42:52 - Revision: 2.2

Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0, Microsoft Outlook Express 4.01 Service Pack 1, Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0, Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0, Microsoft Outlook Express 4.01 Service Pack 1, Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition

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