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Lost address book

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  • Igcine ukuphendulwa ngu Buster

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Here's what I did: - Copied the <Thunderbird/Profiles> folder - Uninstalled Thunderbird 60 - Installed Thunderbird 68 - Copied <Profiles> folder into new copy of Thunderbird - There was no Address Book, completely blank.

How do I get my Address Book back?

I have an Aug copy of <Profiles> that might have the Address Book in it but it will not have all E-mails. What files, exactly, would I need to copy from the Aug Profile to the new copy of Thunderbird to get my Address Book back (if that is possible)?

Any and all help is appreciated. I REALLY do not want to reconstruct my Address Book, it have 700+ addresses...

MilusC

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Wow folks I think I will have to wait until the Add on morefunctionsforaddressbook is updated to work with 68. Can anybody say if this is planned because there will be a lot of ex Windows Live Mail users looking for a new mail programme soon because Yahoo, and there may be others I don't know, are stopping allowing WLM to operate on their mail server.

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mbdev re :morefunctionsforaddressbook Please read: https://freeshell.de/~kaosmos/index-en.html

Basically the author has decided to completely end the development and support of all his extensions.

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Sorry the developer has closed down like that, I can only hope someone else picks up the gauntlet because as I already said there will be quite a few WLM users with big address books looking to transfer. so the answer to the WAS THIS HELPFUL TO YOU above has got to be No but thanks anyway. I think this thread demonstrates how difficult the task as an add on may be. In the meantime I may just have to sit and transfer my list one at a time.

Okulungisiwe ngu mbdev

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You mention the issue was about transfering WLM address books, but you do not need an addon to do that.

Export WLM address book as .csv file. Note: The import utility accepts only commas (",") as separators for csv, not semicolons (";").

Then in Thunderbird address book, 'Tools' > 'Import' > select 'address books' and click on Next Select 'Text file(LDIF, .tab, .csv, .txt) and click on Next locate the .csv file and click on Open then map the WLM fields to the Thunderbird fields.

Mind you it would make life and import easier if you opened the saved .csv file using program like Excel and modified/edit the column headers to match same names as used in Thunderbird and then used the Import to get into Thunderbird. Note: Thunderbird does store first name and last name separately. See info at this link to know the address book field name/column headers. http://kb.mozillazine.org/Import_address_list_from_text_file

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Toad Hall wrote You mention the issue was about transfering WLM address books, but you do not need an addon to do that.

Export WLM address book as .csv file. Note: The import utility accepts only commas (",") as separators for csv, not semicolons (";").

Then in Thunderbird address book, 'Tools' > 'Import' > select 'address books' and click on Next Select 'Text file(LDIF, .tab, .csv, .txt) and click on Next locate the .csv file and click on Open then map the WLM fields to the Thunderbird fields.

Thanks ever so much for this. My main error I think was I was trying to import VCF exports, which is I think what the morefunctionsforaddressbook addon did very well back in v60. I had a couple of attempts before I got everything lined up under the right headers but I am there now with a fully functioning address list. Thanks again.

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I seem to have a similar problem to the original OP. I have just installed TB 68.5.0 (64 bit) but have completely lost my address book. I have looked in my profile folder and have found x2 .mab files, abook.mab and history.mab but they are only 2kb each so not sure they contain any information. Is there any way I can get my contacts back again, anywhere else I can look?

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Before anyone gets too excited I've just answered my own question. It seems that the original abook.mab and history.mab had been renamed abook.mab.bak and history.mab.bak. in the profile folder, I exited TB, deleted the .bak from each filename clicked OK on the Windows warning message, started TB and my address book has been re-instated. Thanks for all the useful information on this thread.

Okulungisiwe ngu Buster

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