Problem importing Outlook Express Address Book

  freaky 18:51 09 Mar 05
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I wanted to import the Address Book from my Wifes old PC which used Windows ME, to her new PC which has Win XP (SP2).

I exported the Address Book to a 3.5 floppy. The File is shown on this disc as: -

"Address Book Microsoft Excel Comma Separated Files" It is 7kb and is contained in a White Box with a large X in the top left and a little 'a'in the centre. I presume this reprsents an Excel File.

Anyway, I put this disc in the new PC, then opened Outlook Express and clicked Import, then Address Book. I then directed Windows to look in the 3.5 floopy disc. The floppy appeared but the above file was not showing!

I then copied the Address Book file from the floppy to the Desktop, then tried to import it from there but still no good!

I have opened this file and all her addresses are shown on it.

Would be grateful to know what is wrong ?

  VoG II 18:58 09 Mar 05

On your old PC open OE and go to File < Export < Address Book, select Text File (comma separated value), give it a name and nominate a destination folder (floppy disk).

Copy the "*.csv" file across to the new PC then go to File < Import < Other Address Book < Text File (comma separated value).

  freaky 20:58 09 Mar 05

Many thanks for your post, the problem has now been solved.

It did not work exactly as you stated, but nevertheless it worked!

Many thanks again,

freaky

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