Files with wab extension may be found as contact archives in Microsoft Windows Address Book format that was used in Outlook Express, a now discontinued email client.

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WAB file extension - Microsoft Windows Address Book file

What is wab file? How to open wab files?

File type specification:

Settings, options, themes or skins file type icon Settings, options, themes or skins file type

wab file icon: wab filetype icon

The wab file extension is associated with Microsoft Windows Address Book. Windows Address Book is a component of Microsoft Windows that lets users keep a single list of contacts that can be shared by multiple programs.

It is most commonly used by Outlook Express. It was introduced with Internet Explorer 3 in 1996 and improved in subsequent versions.

The Windows Address Book API can query LDAP servers or read/write data to a local .wab file. In Windows Vista, Windows Address Book was replaced with Windows Contacts.

The *.wab files are very similar to Microsoft Personal Address Book *.pab files.

The default software associated to wab file type:

Microsoft Windows icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Windows  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows is a family of operating systems developed by the Microsoft Corp.. The first Windows was released in 1985 as a GUI add-on to MS-DOS.  MS-DOS based Windows versions were developed to 2000, when was released the last version called Windows ME. Windows based on NT core started in 1993. Windows NT family are developed to these days, the latest version is called Windows 10.

Microsoft Outlook Express icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Outlook Express  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Outlook Express is an e-mail client distributed with Internet Explorer from version 4.0 to version 6.0. It is also pre-installed in several versions of Microsoft Windows, from Windows 98 to Windows XP.

Outlook Express is user-friendly and easy to use application, which supports standard POP, IMAP accounts, composing rich HTML e-mails, e-mail encryption, privacy protection, malware protection, e-mail sorting etc.

In Windows Vista is Outlook Express replaced with Windows Mail.

Windows Mail icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Windows Mail  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Windows Mail is default e-mail client installed in the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system.

Microsoft Outlook icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Outlook  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Outlook is e-mail management tool and personal information manager distributed with Microsoft Office suite. Outlook integrates e-mail application, calendar, task manager, contact manager, note taking in to one application.

Microsoft Outlook is used as a stand-alone application and also can work with Microsoft Exchange Server and SharePoint Server.

The predecessor of Outlook was called Schedule+. The newest version is called Outlook 2016.

Windows Live Mail icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Windows Live Mail  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Windows Live Mail is an e-mail client for Microsoft Windows. It is available in Microsoft Windows Live products. Windows Live Mail is successor for Microsoft Outlook Express and Windows Mail. It is more advanced then its predecessors and takes new features based on Microsoft Outlook. Microsoft Windows Live Mail is available only for Microsoft Windows.

Windows Live Mail will be discontinued in on January 10, 2017!

Help how to open WAB files:

Usually *.wab files are imported to email clients and other personal data managers.

How to convert file with extension WAB:

Some programs may offer an export function for contacts so they can be saved in a separate exchange format like ICS or VCF.

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List of software applications associated to the .wab file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open wab file, edit wab file, convert wab file, view wab file, play wab file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

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Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the wab files.

  • Open wab file
  • Save wab file
  • Edit wab file
  • Create wab file

Software that open wab file - Microsoft Windows Address Book file

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