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    Outlook Express to Outlook (2000)

    I recently had to re-install Office. When Outlook installed it asked if I wanted to make Outlook my default email reader. I said no to keep Outlook Express.

    Guess what? I've changed my mind!

    I've looked in vain for an option to select Outlook as the default.

    I could re-install Outlook from the Office disk but then how would I ever learn anything?

    Hints and tips gratefully received

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    Re: Outlook Express to Outlook (2000)

    This is done in Internet Explorer:
    - Select Tools | Internet Options...
    - Activate the Programs tab.
    - Select Outlook in the E-mail dropdown list.
    - Click OK.

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    Re: Outlook Express to Outlook (2000)

    Thanks Hans

    I'll have a look when I get home

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    Re: Outlook Express to Outlook (2000)

    Ok, I've changed the default email client to Outlook and I've imported all the emails and contacts from Outlook Express.

    The contacts were originally taken from my pc at work by exporting a csv file. As Outlook Express is a cut down version some of the information is missing.

    I've now made a new copy of my contacts folder on my work machine, deleted the entries I don't need at home and put it in my personal folders. So now I'm using Outlook at home what's the best way to get this contacts information on my home pc?

    The email account needed all the pop3 details to be entered which I did. No problem there but the news group thing can't find the server and so won't allow me to subscribe to news groups. I've not done news groups before so I won't miss it, but if this sounds like a familiar fault with an easy fix then I'm up for it!


    TIA

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    Re: Outlook Express to Outlook (2000)

    Are you using Outlook at work? If so, you should be able to export the custom contacts folder to a .pst file (File | Import and Export..., Export to a file) Transfer this file to your home PC, and import it (File | Import and Export..., Import from another program or file)

    Outlook does not do newsgroups itself: OL2000: Installing and Using the Outlook Newsreader.

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    Re: Outlook Express to Outlook (2000)

    Thanks Hans

    I've just got back from the pub, it's a lovely 23c in Tunbridge Wells this afternoon.

    Yes I've used Outlook at work for a number of years which is why there's a lot of contacts!

    I did the export to file, selected 'Personal folder file (.pst)' and found the newley created contacts in the personal folders. In the 'Export Personal Folders window the 'Save exported file as default:' text box defaults to:

    C:WINNTProfiless242855Application DataMicrosoftOutlookbackup.pst

    When I click finish I get a message box telling me "This name is not valid"

    If you're busy don't worry too much 'cos I can probably do this with a csv but it would be nice to know what's going on!

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    Graeme

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    Re: Outlook Express to Outlook (2000)

    You should specify a path and name yourself, not use the default name. (And preferably, don't store it in your profile, if you have roaming profiles, everything you place in your profile will have to be saved to the network each time you log out.)

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