How do I import my old address book into a new computer?

Question

I just switched to a new computer. Is there a way to put existing email things like my address book and files on disks to transfer them to my new computer? What is the best way to accomplish what I am trying to do?

Answer

This question was answered on August 22, 1999. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Your profile indicates that your new computer runs Windows 98, we are making the assumption that you have Internet Explorer 4.x or 5 preloaded on your system.

When using Outlook Express, you can import address books and business cards from, and export address books and business cards to, other e-mail programs To do so, follow the steps in the appropriate section below:

Exporting Address Books or Business Cards

To export an address book or business card from Outlook Express to another e-mail program, follow these steps in Outlook Express:

On the Tools menu, click Address Book

On the File menu, point to Export, and then click Address Book or Business Card (vcard)

If you are exporting an address book, click the address book you want to export, click Export, and then proceed through the wizard If you are exporting a business card, locate and click the .vcf file you want to export, and then click Save

Importing Address Books or Business Cards

To import an address book or business card from another e-mail program to Outlook Express, follow these steps in Outlook Express:

On the Tools menu, click Address Book

On the File menu, point to Import, and then click Address Book or Business Card (vcard)

If you are importing an address book, click the address book you want to import, and then click Import Depending on the type of address book you are importing, either locate and click the address book file, and then click Open, or proceed through the wizard If you are importing a business card, locate and click the .vcf file you want to import, and then click Save

Outlook Express supports importing and exporting the following types of address books:

Export:

Microsoft Exchange Personal Address Book

Text File (comma Separated Values)

Import:

Eudora Pro or Light Address Book (through v3.0)

LDIF - LDAP Data Interchange Format

Microsoft Exchange Personal Address Book

Microsoft Internet Mail for Windows 3.1 Address Book

Netscape Address Book (v2 or v3)

Netscape Communicator Address Book (v4)

Text File (comma Separated Values)

Business Card (vCard)

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on August 22, 1999