Import Microsoft® Outlook Express Address Book to Microsoft® Outlook
How can you import Microsoft Outlook Express Address Book to Microsoft Outlook?
Outlook Express and Outlook both are e-mail clients developed by Microsoft Corporation. But both of them are entirely different products. Microsoft Outlook Express comes mainly bundled with Windows XP Operating System. This e-mail client is also included with Internet Explorer 4.x and Internet Explorer 5.x. Microsoft Outlook is a stand-alone application. This application is being integrated into Microsoft Exchange Server and Office suite. It offers its high performance with Internet Explorer 5.5. With the help of these two e-mail clients, you could perform many tasks like importing and exporting of e-mails, contacts, address book, news account etc. Both of them is used for the viewing, sending and receiving of e-mails. Importing and exporting could be carried between Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Outlook Express also. There are two ways to store address information or address book. One method is to store all address to Windows Address Book and then exporting to Microsoft Outlook, by sharing address book from Microsoft Outlook Express to Microsoft Outlook Internet Mail Only.
Following are the ways to import Microsoft Outlook Express Address Book to Microsoft Outlook:
- Using Import Export wizard
- Sharing Address Book
- Tips to prevent issues while importing
Using Import Export wizard
For this, you have to click on the File menu after starting Microsoft Outlook. From this, click on Import and Export tab. After this select Internet Mail and Addresses option. In next step, click ‘Next' and choose Microsoft Outlook Express from the list. Select the combination of addresses from the items that are displayed. After this process choose the destination to save imported Address Book. At the end, select proper duplication items folder and click Finish to complete the process.
Sharing Address Book
This method is possible only if you have installed Internet Mail Only option of Microsoft Outlook. The address book from Microsoft Outlook Express could be shared with Microsoft Outlook. For this, go to Run, and type Wab and hit OK. It would open Windows Address Book, from the tools menu select options. From this you have to choose 'Share contact information' among Microsoft Outlook and other applications. From this select 'Address Book' and restart Microsoft Outlook Express.
There might arise some issues while importing Microsoft Outlook express Address Book to Microsoft Outlook. In order to prevent this, you are recommended to perform certain steps. The foremost tip to resolve the issues created while importing Address Book is to update the application installed. If the applications are outdated then it might create issues and importing process might get interrupted. You also have to disable or uninstall antivirus or firewall capabilities and repair all corrupted files before the process to avoid any possible clashes.
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