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Where does Outlook 2002 store email address files? Trying to export!

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Where does Outlook 2002 store email address files? Trying to export!

cleverschoolers
Hi - I have a new laptop running Windows Vista. I am trying to transfer my email addresses contacts from Outlook 2002 to Windows Mail, but I can't find where the email address files are stored in Outlook 2002. Can anybody help? Thanks!
Bonnie
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    IC-IT

    Outlook 2002. Open your contacts. Go to the File menu and select import/export. You will want to export it to the desktop as a .PST file. Then copy it onto a flash drive, network share, floppy, etc.
    From the Mail program import it back in.

    You can go directly to the path, but there are often problems when coping it from that location. You need to set your folder options to display hidden files. A sample path would be like this;
    C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

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    cleverschoolers

    Ok - I was able to backup the Outlook contacts to the desktop, but I'm not sure which option to select under type of file on the import menu in Windows Mail. There's no selection for PST. The choices are CSV, LDIF, WINDOWS address book files, and Works address book. which should I choose? Thanks!

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    IC-IT

    Sorry I was unaware that it would not handle the .pst format.
    Please export again and use the CSV option.

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    cleverschoolers

    Thanks - I got it worked out - for some reason,though, some of the email addresses didn't transfer with the names, and some did. I just cut and pasted the missing addresses into the Windows mail address book individually for the ones that didn't show up. Thanks for your help!

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    IC-IT

    Outlook 2002. Open your contacts. Go to the File menu and select import/export. You will want to export it to the desktop as a .PST file. Then copy it onto a flash drive, network share, floppy, etc.
    From the Mail program import it back in.

    You can go directly to the path, but there are often problems when coping it from that location. You need to set your folder options to display hidden files. A sample path would be like this;
    C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

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    cleverschoolers

    Ok - I was able to backup the Outlook contacts to the desktop, but I'm not sure which option to select under type of file on the import menu in Windows Mail. There's no selection for PST. The choices are CSV, LDIF, WINDOWS address book files, and Works address book. which should I choose? Thanks!

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    IC-IT

    Sorry I was unaware that it would not handle the .pst format.
    Please export again and use the CSV option.

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    cleverschoolers

    Thanks - I got it worked out - for some reason,though, some of the email addresses didn't transfer with the names, and some did. I just cut and pasted the missing addresses into the Windows mail address book individually for the ones that didn't show up. Thanks for your help!