I recently had a client that had a hard drive crash. The drive failed most IDE drive tests but I was able to connect the drive to a second pc and retrieve most of the users data.

The question that came up was “How can I save my contact list from Outlook Express?”
The file is located in the “C:Documents and SettingsusernameApplication DataMicrosoftAddress Book” folder. The file has a .wab file extension and should be named the same as the outlook profile you created.
You can recover that file and import into other email clients.
Hope this helps.