outlook express ver 6.0

  Kingfisher 17:38 16 Apr 2004
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I am about to purchase a new p.c. running with win xp home, I wish to import my address book from my old p.c. to the new one. My old p.c o.s is win 98se and I only have floppy drive, no cd rewriter on my old p.c.Can it be done?
thanks

  Diodorus Siculus 18:16 16 Apr 2004

Open the adress book and choose file, export, and save it to floppy.

Then on the other machine, do it in reverse order (i.e. file, import).

  Ironman556 18:16 16 Apr 2004

There should be an option to save or export your adddress book to a file.

Do that then either copy the file to floppy and you can restore from there. If the file's too big for floppy you could email it or use winzip to span it across several floppies, or (my favourite) use the file splitter from click here, it will split up a file into floppy (or anything you specify) sized pieces then you can remake it at the other end.

  cycoze 18:25 16 Apr 2004

adding to the above , when you click file>export>address book , save it as a `text file(comma seperated values) , and give it a simple name ie:- myaddys , then follow the prompts to save what information you want.

  Diodorus Siculus 18:41 16 Apr 2004

cycoze - why not save as "wab" - windows address book?

I don't use OE so don't know much about it, but this is the advice I give people.

  cycoze 19:38 16 Apr 2004

Only half a post there , you can indeed do it the way you have suggested , but if its a large address book the text file is a far smaller file.

When i read down the posts and saw Ironman556`s regarding spanning i automatically took it size was a factor (after re-reading i can see Kingfisher hasnt suggested the book was very large).

Also i missed out , open Outlook Express ! so here goes...open Outlook Express click file>export>address book , save it as a `text file(comma seperated values) , and give it a simple name ie:- myaddys , then follow the prompts to save what information you want.

  Diodorus Siculus 20:29 16 Apr 2004

cycoze - ok, thanks for that one - I did wonder about the rationale of saving as a text file. Now I know!

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