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PAB File Extension

PAB aka Personal Address Book is the address book file associated with Microsoft email clients such as Microsoft Outlook or Microsoft Exchange Server application. It contains information for personal and organizational contacts. The PAB file stores address book separately from the email data. It can be added to account user's email profile and the contacts can be added manually.

Application Supported

  • Microsoft Outlook 2016/2013/2010/2007/2003
  • Microsoft Outlook Express
  • Microsoft Exchange Server
  • The PAB file belongs to the category of Text File.
  • Microsoft Corporation introduced PAB File to store the list of the contacts, used in MS Outlook 2003 and earlier versions. The PAB file is supported by Outlook 2016 for both Mac and Windows system.

The PAB file can be found at the following locations. The default location of PAB file depends of the version of OS installed in the user machine. For each version, the default location will be different:

Windows Vista/7/8/8.1

  • C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\

Windows XP/Windows Server 2003

  • C:Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\

PAB file act as address book for Microsoft Outlook and Exchange Server and It can be opened using these application.


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