Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    3 Star Lounger midnight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Almost Deep East Texas
    Posts
    352
    Thanks
    42
    Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts

    How to back up address book

    I hate it when I draw a blank on doing something I have done lots of times before!!!

    That said...... how do I backup the contents of my Outlook 2007 address book? I don't want the PST file, just the address book.

    Now that I have "discovered" DropBox, I want to store them there. I usually keep on a flashdrive, and you may remember I have had a flashdrive fail recently.

    Many thanks.

    BJ

  2. #2
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    2,850
    Thanks
    89
    Thanked 347 Times in 312 Posts
    File, Import and export, Export to a file ...

    Bruce

  3. #3
    3 Star Lounger midnight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Almost Deep East Texas
    Posts
    352
    Thanks
    42
    Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
    Thanks Bruce, but in this case it only exports the headers...... no data. Must have done something wrong....

    BJ

  4. #4
    Super Moderator jwitalka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    4,878
    Thanks
    68
    Thanked 558 Times in 506 Posts
    Did you export it to a .pst file?

    Jerry

  5. #5
    3 Star Lounger midnight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Almost Deep East Texas
    Posts
    352
    Thanks
    42
    Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
    Finally exported to a .csv file and gave up. Also did a current .pst but that is not really what I wanted. I guess I was remembering doing it in XP where it was easy.

    I also found that my C:\Users\Contacts file does not contain everything currently in my Outlook 07 address book.

    My Office 2007 for Dummies book is no help either!

    BJ

  6. #6
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Fitchburg, MA, USA
    Posts
    15
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    This may or may be overkill for most folks, but I use OutbackPlus ($39.95/license) to backup Outlook and more, which lets me selectively restore any part of the pst, (any single message, folder, contact, etc.), My Documents, browser, etc. I am in no way affiliated with AJsystems, just a customer. Learn more here: http://ajsystems.com/outbackplus/obp.html. As with any backup utility I strongly recommend performing a practice restore ahead of a disaster.

  7. #7
    2 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Denver, Colorado, USA
    Posts
    121
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    OK, I really like what OutbackPlus can do for backup and restore in the Outlook world.
    But I have a different problem.
    I am trying to backup my Outlook 2003 Contacts in a VCP format that I can import to my iPad.
    Actually, I am also trying to export my iPad Contacts in a VCP format that I can import to my Outlook as well, but that's an Apple issue.
    I guess what I'm really trying to do is "synch Contacts" between Windows and iOS.
    I would really like to avoid the whole CSV format thing and stick with VCP if possible.
    Anyone got a magic wand?

  8. #8
    Super Moderator jwitalka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    4,878
    Thanks
    68
    Thanked 558 Times in 506 Posts
    DrRon, did you try Apple's solution for syncing outlook?
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1296

    Did it with my wife's Ipad and had no problems.

    Jerry

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to jwitalka For This Useful Post:

    DrRon (2012-09-20)

  10. #9
    2 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Denver, Colorado, USA
    Posts
    121
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Jerry,
    That looks like just what I needed! Thanks. I'll check it out.
    Ron

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •