Strange ~ file in strange places

Strange ~ file in strange places

Post by Neil » Fri, 20 Feb 2004 07:36:34


I can't get an answer on the support line and this issue
has not been resolved yet they say it is. Does anyone know
of a fix to this problem? I tried this but it still keeps
coming back

Strange ~ file in strange places
After installing an OE update, you may discover a file
named just "~" on your desktop or some other location on
your hard drive. This is an automatic backup copy of the
Windows Address Book (WAB) used by OE. The file has always
been created automatically by OE and saved in the same
folder as the *.wab file itself, with a name like
<username>.wa~. A bug in an update causes the copy to be
made in the wrong location and with a truncated name. You
can simply rename it to *.wab and then double-click it to
see that it is indeed a copy of your address book. The OE
team at MS is aware of this bug and hope to include the
fix in a future update.

When will there be a fix for this?
 
 
 

Strange ~ file in strange places

Post by Bruc » Fri, 20 Feb 2004 07:43:31


I can't get an answer on the support line and this issue
has not been resolved yet they say it is. Does anyone know
of a fix to this problem? I tried this but it still keeps
coming back

Strange ~ file in strange places
After installing an OE update, you may discover a file
named just "~" on your desktop or some other location on
your hard drive. This is an automatic backup copy of the
Windows Address Book (WAB) used by OE. The file has always
been created automatically by OE and saved in the same
folder as the *.wab file itself, with a name like
<username>.wa~. A bug in an update causes the copy to be
made in the wrong location and with a truncated name. You
can simply rename it to *.wab and then double-click it to
see that it is indeed a copy of your address book. The OE
team at MS is aware of this bug and hope to include the
fix in a future update.

When will there be a fix for this?
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Only MS knows for sure.

Bruce