Windows only: Whether you’ve suffered a hard drive crash, an Outlook error, or an over-eager “Delete” click, losing your entire Windows Address Book (WAB) can be painful. DiskInternals makes a free tool that can help you get it back.
The Windows Address Book is an essential component of Outlook, Windows Mail, and other applications that rely on your OS’ native contacts file for the who and what of your communication. DiskInternals’ free tool looks through your entire hard drive for the distinguishing characteristics of a Windows Address Book (WAB), then pulls it back from the ether, if it can. You should, of course, be backing up such a crucial file using online means, such as Dropbox or another tool, but if it comes down to a Hail Mary play, here’s your quarterback. It’s a free download for Windows systems only.