How to Convert WAB to CSV

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How to Convert WAB to CSV
Convert your Outlook Express address book to a CSV file. (e-mail simbol image by vladislav susoy from

WAB (Windows Address Book) is a file format used in Microsoft Outlook Express to store all your contact information. If you want to transfer your Outlook contacts to another e-mail program, such as Google's Gmail, your best option is to convert your contacts to a Common Separated Values (CSV) format. This is a standard format that is used to import contacts to other programs. To convert a WAB file to CSV, you must export your Outlook Express address book to a CSV file.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Log into your identity in Outlook Express.

  2. 2

    Click the "File" menu.

  3. 3

    Click "Export." Select "Address Book."

  4. 4

    Click "Text File (Comma Separated Values)." Click "Export."

  5. 5

    Type a name for the CSV file in the "File Name" box. Click "Save."

  6. 6

    Click "Next." Select which address book field you want to export. Click "Finish."

  7. 7

    Click "OK" and click "Close."

  8. 8

    Locate the new CSV file on your hard drive. This is the file you will import to another e-mail program when needed.

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