Exporting Address File from Outlook 98 to Outlook Express 6 on Different PCs

Discussion in 'Computing' started by David Springthorpe, Jul 1, 2004.

  1. I've just bought a new PC on which OE6 is loaded, and my (very) old computer (no
    CD reader or writer) has Outlook 98. Is there any way I can transfer my largish
    address file to the new PC at all ?

    Thanks,
    DS
     
    David Springthorpe, Jul 1, 2004
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    Rod Speed Guest

    One of the simplest ways is to email it to yourself.

    Send it on the dinosaur, read it on the new PC.
     
    Rod Speed, Jul 1, 2004
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  3. I sort of guessed that part, but exactly what file (.pst ?) do I send ? Will
    this include all my kept e-mails also (apologies if seems a dummy's question) ?

    DS
     
    David Springthorpe, Jul 1, 2004
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    Rod Speed Guest

    Thats more complicated and you may well have a problem with
    sending a file that big by email if you want the old emails too.
    Nar, its not a dumb question at all, its more complicated than it looks.

    I'd install OE6 on the dinosaur, from the web. Then import what you
    want from the Outlook 98 install on the dinosaur to the OE6 install
    on the dinosaur, from within OE and then move the OE files you
    want from the dinosaur to the new PC by email. If say the inbox
    and sent items files are too big to attach to individual emails,
    put all of them into a single archive file and break it up into
    bits small enough to be emailled individually, using winrar.

    It would probably work to identify the pst file you need on the
    dinosaur by sending a test email and checking which pst file
    has it in it from the time stamp, send that archived into bits
    again and the importing from that on the new PC. More risk
    that it wont work tho.
     
    Rod Speed, Jul 1, 2004
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    glossolalia Guest

    If you want your kept emails... select them all and forward them as
    attachments in a single email but don't send it... choose the 'save
    attachments' option and they will all be saved individually to whatever
    location you choose. Zip them up into a single file and send that.
     
    glossolalia, Jul 1, 2004
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  6. Thanks for all the advice, but I decided to take the low tech route and
    (partially) re-coded the addresses. Luckily, for the main addresses I needed (a
    club list of about 130), I had put together a HTML dropdown 'mailto:' menu page
    (which I had transferred to the new computer), so for each of these I was able
    to initiate an e-mail, do an 'Add to Contacts' and code the name only
    again.....took a couple of hours. There was only 20 or so of other addresses I
    really needed so I just re-coded them from scratch.....

    DS
     
    David Springthorpe, Jul 3, 2004
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