Keep a Backup of Contacts in Microsoft® Outlook Express
Do you know how to copy or backup the contacts of the address book in Outlook Express?
Outlook Express uses an address book to save the contact details of users who receive and send e-mails in Outlook Express. If you are using Outlook Express for a long time, then you may have a plenty of contacts stored in the application. The address book may get corrupted many times due to some infections or some application corruptions. So, it is always good to backup the contacts in address book of Outlook Express. Backup process can not be completed due to some corruptions in the backup folder. You need to ensure a proper backup storage location and proper backup file format to get the backup process completed successfully.
Here are some steps and tips to copy or backup the contacts of the address book in Outlook Express:
- Launch Outlook Express' address book
- Backup of contacts
- Tips for backup
Launch Outlook Express' address book
At first, you need to launch address book which is stored in 'Contacts' folder. All Outlook Express' address books is stored as an external Outlook Express tool. To open Outlook Express' address book, you need to open the application. Then, you need to select address book under Tools menu. You need to then press 'Ctrl, Shift and B' keys together and get address book opened.
Backup of contacts
You can backup or copy the contacts in Outlook Express manually. To do this, you need to open the file menu of Outlook Express and select 'Export' option. You need to then select address book which is stored as WAB file. It will open up Outlook Express' address book to export to dialog box. You need to then select 'Save as type' selection. You can then select the location to backup under Export address book dialog. You need to give proper name to the folder and select 'Save' button.
Outlook Express comes with an address book Export Tool. This can be used for exporting your contacts or address books as Microsoft Exchange Personal address books or as text files. This becomes useful for taking backup of your contacts in Outlook Express to other e-mail client programs. Exported Outlook Express address books can be used for backup your contacts in an efficient manner. It is always good to use the plain text file export method for taking the backup.
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