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Change the default location of “Microsoft Address Book”.

With this setting, you can change the default location/path of the “Microsoft Address Book”. Upon changing the path, all subsequent changes to the contact list will be saved, by default, at the new location.

Tweak for : Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows provides an address book for managing your contacts. The “Address Book” is an application and service that enables users to keep track of people. It is a convenient place to store contact information for easy retrieval from programs such as Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, etc.

This setting enables you to change the default location/path of the “Microsoft Address Book”.

For this, go to Start > Run, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. Now, double-click the Value Name “Default” under “Wab File Name” key, to define a new path in the Value Data field for managing your contacts.

Refresh view of your computer for the changes to take effect.

NOTE:
After changing the path you have to copy the “.wab” file from the old location to the new location. All subsequent changes to the contact information will be saved at the new location by default.

Default path of Outlook Express address book.reg

The ".reg" file can change the default path of Microsoft Address Book.

Default path of Outlook Express address book (default).reg

The ".reg" file can set the default path of Microsoft Address Book.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Second, go to the [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\WAB\WAB4\Wab File Name\] key, right-click on the "Default" String value and click on "Modify".

Finally, enter the desired path such as "C:\Documents and Settings\systweak.wab" in the text box and click on 'OK'.

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