Where can I find the database file?
C:\Documents and Settings\[user's folder]\Application Data\GAS Softwares\Free Address Book\AddressBook_2.0.mdb
- Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10:
C:\Users\[user's folder]\AppData\Roaming\GAS Softwares\Free Address Book\AddressBook_2.0.mdb
- The [user’s folder] marked in the paths is the name of the logged in user.
- In case of an XP operating system the Application Data is a hidden folder, and in case of the others AppData folders are hidden. „Displaying of hidden folders” option has to be switched on in Windows in order to display them.
- In case of older versions of Free Address Book version 126.96.36.199, the database name is AddressBook.mdb
In case of a portable version, the database file can be found in the folder of the programme, also by the name of AddressBook_2.0.mdb.
The database is created during starting of the programme. If a database file has already existed on the given path, (for example which was created by an older version) the programme uses it.
NOTE: The version which is older than the 188.8.131.52 version used another structure. That is why if you switch from a programme like this to a newer version, you have to convert your old data into the new database manually. It can be done by the Tools -> Export – Import -> Import contacts from older version menu item.