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Q: Transferring Personal Contacts Directory from CD to Outlook Express ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Transferring Personal Contacts Directory from CD to Outlook Express
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: transitionphase-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 30 Jan 2004 13:19 PST
Expires: 29 Feb 2004 13:19 PST
Question ID: 301895
A personal contacts directory has been exported from Microsoft Outlook
onto CD. Am now seeking to import this personal directory held on CD
under a CSV file into Outlok Express on my home computer which
operates on  Windows XP?
Subject: Re: Transferring Personal Contacts Directory from CD to Outlook Express
Answered By: clouseau-ga on 30 Jan 2004 13:41 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello transitionphase,

Thank you for your question.

This should be relatively straightforward for you as Outlook Express
includes the facility to import address books of several varieties.

Open Outlook Express and then your address book. Go to File / Import
and the Other Address Book. The last listing of the new window that
opens should be CSV and should allow you to select your saved address
book on CD and import smoothly.

For additional information on this, I searched for articles that might
be helpful for you. Xtra Help in New Zealand has this helpful guide:,,6155-889111,00.html

Importing a non Outlook Express Address Book.

And this page from Microsoft on importing into Outlook Express:

Importing Items into Outlook Express

"...Address books. From Microsoft products and other products, such as
Netscape Communicator and Eudora. You can also import address book
data that uses the comma separated values (CSV) format..."

And probably most helpful is this page which shows how to select which
fields to import and a "remapping" button to be sure the fields you
have are moved into the proper fields in your OE address book:

I think this should probably be all you need to get this task accomplished.

Search Strategy:

import csv +"outlook express" +"address book"

I trust my research has provided you with the solution for importing
CSV files in the Outlook Express Address Book. If a link above should
fail to work or anything require further explanation or research,
please do post a Request for Clarification prior to rating the answer
and closing the question and I will be pleased to assist further.


transitionphase-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Has worked successfully thanks. The Web pages you referred to me were
easy and simple to follow

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