Martin Feitag wrote:
u...@domain.invalid schrieb:
Martin Feitag wrote:
Eric schrieb:
Martin Feitag wrote:
u...@domain.invalid schrieb:

>> abook.mab
>> See<>
This link/site says:
To restore that data in a new location, open the SeaMonkey address
book window, so SeaMonkey creates it's own abook.mab file. Close
SeaMonkey and replace the newly created abook.mab with your saved
To restore additional address books, use the Import menu to import
LDIF files you saved.

Hi Martin (and Chris),

I have the link, and tried hard to follow it, but I must be doing
something wrong. I tried dragging, transferring, etc., but I cannot
my abook. to my SeaMonkey address book. I tried copying, and then
pasting, but the "paste" is always grayed out and non-functional.

I would be most grateful if either of you could walk me through the
steps that I must take to get these hundreds of addresses into my
SeaMonkey address book.

Thanks again,


Hello Mort,

you need to open the Seamonkey addressbook-window just once and then
close ALL seamonkey windows. It needs to be completely closed.

Afterwards you need to open the directory of your old
Seamonkey-profile and copy the abook.mab file. Then paste it into the
new profile-folder.
All this is done within windows while Seamnkey is closed, not in
Seaonkey itself and not while Seamonkey is open as the files would be
in use then.
Good luck!


Why don't you just google Mozilla Backup from Jasnapak? and install it
on both computers. Then copy the backup file to a thumb drive, CD, DVD
or however you want to get the backup file to another computer the
restore it to the new computer?


This involves copying anyway, so it doesn't really matter if he copies
a backup or the abook directly ;-P

Hi again,

I opened up and tried every "profile" on my hard drive, and could not
move the abook.mab to my SeaMonkey address book. I tried dragging, to no
avail. I clicked on copy, but then paste was all grayed out. So near and
yet so far. I have my e-mail set up so that as I send out a message, its
address is automatically added to my SeaMonkey address book. However, my
hundreds of important oldaddresses are still sitting there on my h.d. in
narrative form.

I'm repeating myself but just to make things clear: you are not supposed to drag it on your seamonkey addessbook. You are supposed to drag/copy it from a folder to another folder in windows itsself (from your old profile to your new profile). This is just normal copying of a file, it does _not_ involve a running seamonkey at that time. Have you done exactly that?


Hi Martin,

I appreciate your help and patience. I did try to take your advice re. old and new SeaMonkey profiles in Windows XP with SeaMonkey closed. The closest I came is to find a "SeaMonkey Profile Manager" which said:
Available Profiles:

Mort app
Mort app ff
Mort local ff

My usual user name is Mort. Right clicking gives nothing, and left clicking on any of these just opens SeaMonkey. I simply cannot find my profiles (old, new?) to copy the abook.mab to.As things are, the old abook.mab file on my hard drive is in narrative form and thereby almost useless. The current SeaMonkey Address Book has only about 30 recent addresses.

Thanks again.


P.S. For some reason, my laptop refuses to copy sent messages, to this group only, to my sent folder, and gives my sender name as invalid or similar. It works to all other recipients. Weird.
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