Importing from Outlook Express Address Book removes the "subfolders"



Address Book
8 years ago
6 years ago


(Reporter: MrX1980, Unassigned)


(Depends on: 1 bug)

Windows XP

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8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; de; rv:1.9.2) Gecko/20100105 Firefox/3.6
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de; rv: Gecko/20091204 Thunderbird/3.0


Subfolders of .wab adress books seams not to be imported in Thunderbird 3.0
For my father this is very important that all subfolders are imported.
Please see the sample screenshot, where the "test" subfolder is missing in Thunderbird.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Outlook Express Address Book with subfolders (.wab)
2. Start Thunderbird the first time and choose "import from Outlook Express". Or use the Adress Book Import feature of Thunderbird.
3. All contacts are in one folder and all subfolders are gone. 
Actual Results:  
Outlook Express-Adressbuch -> Jens ...
Outlook Express-Adressbuch -> joheinz1@...

Expected Results:  
Outlook Express-Adressbuch -> Jens ...
Outlook Express-Adressbuch -> test -> joheinz1@...


8 years ago
Version: unspecified → 3.0

Comment 1

8 years ago
MY problem is that I recently installed Win7Pro(64bit).  I used PCmover to get over some of my stuff from WinXP_Pro_sp3(32bit).  I installed Thunderbird v.3.0.2 and it successfully imported all my mail folders and mail and accounts and settings, BUT not my address book.  When I try Tools|Import|Address Books|Next|Outlook Express|Next, I get "No address books were found to import." beneath "Addresses successfully imported from Outlook Express." !!!  
No addresses were actually imported, and I can find no way to force T-bird to do so, nor is there an option to "Browse..." to show T-bird where the '.wab' file is!

Comment 2

6 years ago
similar to:
- bug 222725
- bug 514105
- bug 546422
- bug 714236
Depends on: 222725
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