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    Address book copying (Outlook 2003)

    With a new computer , I am looking for "how to " copying and moving address/contacts - to new computer withOUT all the email stuff.
    I have Office 2003 in new XP PC - - - do I copy .pst file from OLD pc to new pc and then delete all the email ? thanxx ...te

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    Re: Address book copying (Outlook 2003)

    You could export your Contacts to a file, copy the file to the new PC, & then import the Contacts. See File | Import & Export to start the dialog.

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    Re: Address book copying (Outlook 2003)

    Joe's suggestion will work, but if you are able to open both the old and new PST from the new Outlook installation, it may be easier to select all your old PST Contacts and copy them to the new PST in one fell swoop, using click the first old PST Contact - shift-click the last old PST Contact to select them all, then Edit | Copy to Folder, browse to the new PST Contacts Folder, OK.
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    Re: Address book copying (Outlook 2003)

    I did a backup backup.pst and put it on a disk Went to new pc opened up Outlook 03 then import/export - put the disk in new pc went thru the import .pst , told it where to look

    and got " access denied" I don't have permission ? duh I being the only one on these pc's . Wonder if ?? I should move info on disk to a file on hardrive in a folder with same

    name and attempt ? to import it from that folder ? Hmmmm HOTT here in NC

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    Re: Address book copying (Outlook 2003)

    Whewww that worked thanks twas afraid I'd screw up BUT I copied file off disk into it's own folder then opened Outlook and proceeded with IMport. I have LAN , as both pc's hooked up to same router BUT unsure how to set that up ??as this router stuff is new to me , so doing it the old way worked Much Obliged to ya - I found one of your older notes 2004 telling me how to "view" folder- which to check and which to UNcheck

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    Re: Address book copying (Outlook 2003)

    Tom, if you put the PST on CD, the copy may be set read only; copy it to your hard drive and on the hard drive copy under File Properties clear the read-only attribute. (And, I still think my way is easier. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>)
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    Re: Address book copying (Outlook 2003)

    Good deal. <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15> If you have further questions on file sharing and files moving via LAN, check the "Networking your Home" Forum.
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    Re: Address book copying (Outlook 2003)

    That's a big help thanks for info ...te

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