Microsoft® Outlook Express address book backup
Learn about the various methods to back up the address book in Microsoft Outlook Express
Outlook Express is an e-mail program developed by Microsoft that allows the user to store, manage, send and receive e-mail messages. Outlook Express is the most popular e-mail program of all the available e-mail programs. Outlook Express provides complete integration of e-mail, calendaring, and contact management. Outlook Express helps the user to find and organize information so that the user can work seamlessly with Office applications, communicate and share information more effectively. Losing the e-mail messages, address book, etc can create difficulties for the user. That’s why creating a backup of the address book become a good idea. The best solution is to save the back up to a CD.
The following are the ways to create a back up and techniques to restore the address book back up for Microsoft Outlook Express:
- Method to back up the address book in Outlook Express
- Exporting the Outlook Express Address Book
- Technique to restore the address book back up for Outlook Express
Method to back up the address book in Outlook Express
To create a back up of the address book, click on the 'Options' from 'Tool' menu. On the 'Maintenance' tab, click on 'Store' folder. Select the folder location and press 'CTRL' + 'C' to copy the location. Click 'Cancel' to close the dialog box. Click on 'Run' from the 'Start' menu and in the open box click 'CTRL' + 'V' to copy the entire selected file. Close the window and right click on an empty space in the desktop and click on 'New' followed by folder. Type Address back up name and press 'Enter'. Open the folder by double clicking it. On the 'Edit' menu click 'Paste' and close the address back up window.
Exporting the Outlook Express Address book
To export the address book back up, on the 'File' menu click on 'Export' and then address book. Then click Text File (Comma Separated Values) and then click 'Export'. Now click 'Browse' and locate the address back up folder created earlier. In the file name type address book back up and save it. Click 'Next' and select the check boxes for the fields that have to be exported and click 'Finish'. Click 'OK' and then 'Close'.
Now the user has a backup copy of the Outlook Express address book and can easily restore the contacts from that file in Outlook Express. Select Address book from the 'Tools' menu in Outlook Express. Now from the File menu select 'Import' followed by 'Address Book' from the address book menu. Then select the back up copy of the Outlook express address book. Click 'Open' and then 'Ok'. This will restore the address book backup for Outlook Express.
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