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How can I migrate my group lists with my address book?

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I have moved from Windows XP to Ubuntu (YEAH!). I was using TB in XP and I was able to successfully move my address book with all of my contacts' information by copying and pasting the abook.mab file. But I seem to have lost (or at least I am currently missing) the group lists that I had created using that address book. Where is that information stored and how do I transfer it to TB in Ubuntu? Is it as simple as copying another certain file or will I have to extract and then import some information from some file(s)? Those group lists were almost as important as the address book itself and I made the assumption (yes, I know!) that the group list info was integral to the address book itself. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!

I have moved from Windows XP to Ubuntu (YEAH!). I was using TB in XP and I was able to successfully move my address book with all of my contacts' information by copying and pasting the abook.mab file. But I seem to have lost (or at least I am currently missing) the group lists that I had created using that address book. Where is that information stored and how do I transfer it to TB in Ubuntu? Is it as simple as copying another certain file or will I have to extract and then import some information from some file(s)? Those group lists were almost as important as the address book itself and I made the assumption (yes, I know!) that the group list info was integral to the address book itself. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!

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Problem solved: my bad! The group lists *are* actually there in the abook.mab file, there was just a little arrow beside the "Personal Address Book" label that I had to click in order to display them. Sorry about that.

And I started snooping a little further in the old #appdata# files and found a file called history.mab. I copied it across and now I have my "Collected Addresses" back too.

Thank you for your time!

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Did you try exporting the book on the old system and then importing on the new?

I am surprised that moving the file did not do it, although I have never tried that.

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No, I did not export and then import the address book. I just copied the .mab file. Is that what I have to do? Is there another file, or portion thereof, that I can just copy across? I have all those #appdata# files saved, but i do not have Windows running anymore. I have also now noticed that my "Collected Addresses" were not contained in the abook.mab file either. It would be good if I could recover them too.

Thanks again for any help. Much appreciated!

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Problem solved: my bad! The group lists *are* actually there in the abook.mab file, there was just a little arrow beside the "Personal Address Book" label that I had to click in order to display them. Sorry about that.

And I started snooping a little further in the old #appdata# files and found a file called history.mab. I copied it across and now I have my "Collected Addresses" back too.

Thank you for your time!