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Windows 7: import contacts in outlook 07

05 Jan 2010   #1
squeeler642

Windows 7/Ubuntu 9.04
 
 
import contacts in outlook 07

is there any way to import contacts from an old windows instalaion to a new one? i have the contact files in the contacts folder, but outlook doesnt recognize them.... HELP PLEASE!!!!


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05 Jan 2010   #2
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

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05 Jan 2010   #3
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squeeler642 View Post
is there any way to import contacts from an old windows instalaion to a new one? i have the contact files in the contacts folder, but outlook doesnt recognize them.... HELP PLEASE!!!!
Did you export it before you installed Win7? If not hopefully you have a backup copy of the Outlook.pst file. This has old emails and calander.
If you have a backup of the file named Outlook.pst you may just copy this over to the new location in Win7.
Here is where it should go.
You're User Name is different.
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05 Jan 2010   #4
squeeler642

Windows 7/Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

i have all the contacts from the contacts folder, but not the .pst file... any other way?
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05 Jan 2010   #5
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squeeler642 View Post
i have all the contacts from the contacts folder, but not the .pst file... any other way?
What is your contact list look like?
I mean can it be read in Excel? or Notepad?
Is this a copy that your old Outlook used? What is the file name?
Lots of questions no answers yet.
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06 Jan 2010   #6
squeeler642

Windows 7/Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

they are literally all individual contacts.... the ones outlook creates in the "Contacts" folder in the user's file directory... windows contacts. I just looked and they are ".contact" never heard of that before- i dont know what i can do in exel or notepad, and yes, it is the same version... Outlook 2007.
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06 Jan 2010   #7
Casca

 

In the Contacts folder, select EXPORT from the toolbar.

I would use the CSV format (text file, fields separated by commas). This is a virtually universal format.

In Outlook - File, Import Export, Import From another program, CSV

NOTE:
Outlook, for inexplicable MS reasons, will make two DIFFERENT versions of filename.PST (Outlook.psts default). If you export from within Outlook, you get a lesser inclusive file. If you close Outlook and copy the file manually (%userprofile%\appdata\ ... filename.pst) you will get everything - mail, contacts, calendar etc.
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07 Jan 2010   #8
squeeler642

Windows 7/Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

That did it! Thanks!
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08 Jan 2010   #9
Casca

 

Another one bites the dust.

I am currently experimenting with Live Mail to determine if I really need Outlook. I like the simplicity of the single PST file, but I am testing a 100% freeware install.
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