I just need to copy my address book to my new laptop !

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icacream

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hello,


I do not seem to find a way to export my address book from outlook pro plus 2010 so as to transfer it to my new laptop


both machines run win7 and I want to import the address book into outlook pro plus 2010


thanks for your help !


icacream
 
The address book is the contact folder in your pst file. Copy the pst file and you'll have the mail, calendar, contacts, and tasks moved. Or just export contacts and import them in the new machine.
 
ok, thanks, I found it


but why isn't it updated ?


it contains some contacts I have deleted ages ago in my address book, and some newer ones are missing....
 
do you have more than one pst file? More than one contacts folder?
 
no, there is only the one

I ran a search to be sure... but it's just that one and it's not updated with my address book in outlook....

dunno if it's important but I use outlook 2007 SP3 - my question for outlook 2010 is to help a friend who does not speak enough English to come here !

I have not checked on her PCs yet - hers might be updated

but mine is not !!!!
 
An older copy i restored on your computer, but I'm sure that a updated copy will be available at your friends computer. Please do a cross check and let us know. We are here to help you.
 
is there a way to find out WHERE outlook stores the contacts ?

because my contacts folder is not updated (outlook 2007)

and on my friend's computer (outlook 2010) the contacts folder is... empty...
 
What type of email account do you have configured? Double check in File, Account Settings (Outlook 2010) oe Tools, Account Settings in Outlook 2007.

To see where the folder is, go to the Folder list (Ctrl+6) and find the contacts folder. You'll see which data file it is in and can check the data file location on your hard drive if you right click on the data file and choose properties.
 
hello,

I'm trying it all on outlook 2007 as I do not have daily access to my friend's computers

I found where outlook is storing the data files [C/users/Myname/AppData/local/Microsoft/outlook] - but there is no contacts file there

my email account is POP3

and I do not understand how to go to the folder list : (Ctrl+6) gives me nothing - where should I be when I use this keyboard shortcut ?

I hope I am not testing your patience too much.... :confused:
 
To see where the folder is, go to the Folder list (Ctrl+6) and find the contacts folder. You'll see which data file it is in and can check the data file location on your hard drive if you right click on the data file and choose properties.

hello

I'm still at a loss about what to do with Ctrl+6....
 
In Outlook, the default view is the Mail folders. If you press Ctrl+6, it will switch othe folders list, which shows calendar and contacts in the list too.

It's possible you are either already in the folder list or didn't notice the change - if you see all of these folders (and any custom folders you created) then you are in the folder list.

folderlist.png
 
To move your accounts, do this:

- start - run - regedit - search for: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\Outlook and export it.

After you import it on to the new PC, you will have the enter the passwords for those e-mail accounts.
 
hello


thanks for the precision


yes I always view folders view


and I had not noticed the contacts folder which indeed is there


the location is \\Personal Folders and it also opens in the view window of outlook




AND I STILL DO NOT UNDERSTAND why it's not updated with my contacts in the address book




this is up to date


address book.jpg




but here I have all kind of old contacts which I have deleted ages ago.... but the new ones show also


folders.jpg




HERE... deleted contacts are still in AND some new ones are missing !!


conttt.jpg




this is.... crazy... isn't it ? :confused:




 
The Contacts on the hard drive (last picture) are used by Windows Mail (or whatever they call it now :)), not Outlook. If you open that Contacts folder and click Export (may be hidden under a caret icon), you can export as CSV or vCards and import into Outlook.

CSV is easier to import, but if you only have a few (or they have photos you want to keep in the contact), you can drag the vcards to the Outlook contact's folder - they'll open and you can click Save and Close to save them in Outlook ( i have a macro at bulk import vcards that automates this). Then they will be visible in both the Contacts folder and Address book in the other screenshots.
 
yes, I can export from as CSV from this contacts folder which is not used by outlook....


and this brings me back to the original question : how do I find out where outlook stores its contacts (first picture of my earlier post) ?????


on properties it only says : \\Personal Folders.....




i01.jpg




this is the one I wish to copy.....
:(
 
Outlook keeps its contacts in the pst file - if you created the account in Outloko 2010 or 2013, the pst should be in My Documents\Outlook Files folder.

Go to File tab, Account Settings - select Data Files tab. Select the one called Personal folders then click the Open File location button - this will open Windows Explorer to the location where the pst file is stored on your hard drive.

- - - Updated - - -

Outlook keeps its contacts in the pst file - if you created the account in Outloko 2010 or 2013, the pst should be in My Documents\Outlook Files folder.




Go to File tab, Account Settings - select Data Files tab. Select the one called Personal folders then click the Open File location button - this will open Windows Explorer to the location where the pst file is stored on your hard drive.
 
thks

right now I'm trying to find the outlook contacts file in outlook 2007

and it's not in My Documents... :confused:
 
In Outlook 2007 and older the default location is under User directory, in local app data. Try typing or pasting

%localappdata%\Microsoft\outlook

in the address bar of windows explorer - press enter. It will open the folder to the default location in windows 7/8 and should work in XP too.
 
that worked beautifully, thanks !

now I have the right folder... which is the file containing my outlook contacts ?

outlook.jpg

:confused:

(I still so miss outlook express where all was simple....)
 
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