Adress Book from XP to VISTA?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Ritter197, Sep 1, 2007.

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    Ritter197 Guest

    Can I copy an Address book from Windows XP and somehow import it to VISTA?
     
    Ritter197, Sep 1, 2007
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    JerryM Guest

    You may have to manually copy the address book from XP to CONTACTS in Vista.

    Before you do, type CONTACTS on the search line to see what is there.

    Jerry
     
    JerryM, Sep 1, 2007
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    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Outlook Express: File > Export > Windows Contacts > CSV

    Windows Mail: File > Import > Windows Contacts > CSV
     
    Cal Bear '66, Sep 1, 2007
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    Ritter197 Guest

    I use Windows Live Mail, not Outlook Express.
    Where do I copy or export from there. When I go to Export it only shows
    Messages, not Address Book.
     
    Ritter197, Sep 2, 2007
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  5. Yes, if you mean a *.WAB file.
     
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Sep 4, 2007
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    Tesst* Guest

     
    Tesst*, Jul 6, 2008
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    Tesst* Guest

    I've tried sending myself the wab from xp to my vista laptop and using an
    external hard drive to import Windows mail blocks the file at the server and
    asks for security changes to unzip from the new desktop (on my laptop) I've
    never had such trouble. It would probably be faster to type it all in
    manually at this point (not really). This is driving me nuts. Why won't
    microsoft support it's own platforms a little more simply? HELP?
     
    Tesst*, Jul 6, 2008
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    Guest Guest

    The security changes it's asking for are probably to mark it read-write
    instead of readonly, which some transfer methods will make it. Also,
    Windows Mail often has trouble using files on any kind of external drive,
    so it's a good idea to copy it to a directory on your C: drive first.
    A directory you create under your Documents directory is a good choice.
    Then start Windows Mail, click on Tools, then Windows Contacts, then
    Import, then Windows Address Book File (Outlook Express contacts),
    then Import, then find the .wab file and click on it, then Close, then
    close the Contacts window.
     
    Guest, Jul 6, 2008
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