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Importing outlook express contacts into outlook 2010

I have a laptop running windows xp, i'm currently using outlook express for my email client... I would like to start using microsoft outlook for my email client and calendar management... The only thing i'm concerned with is getting my contacts imported into outlook... i'm going load outlook 2010... when i try to import my outlook express profile in outlook 2010, it just dumps all my contacts into the main contacts folder... but in outlook express i have folders setup under my 'main identity contacts' different folders that are categorizing my contacts, such as clients, personal, others, etc... this is how was keeping my contacts organized so I didn't have to file through one big list of contacts... but is there a way to get this organization into outlook 2010... thank you very much...

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  • steffensco Aug 03, 2010

    thanks a million !

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Try to hit import and export in the file area..but when the window opens choose import mail and adreses..or the other with import settings first ..and than import from other program ...this way it may make the settings first and keep folders..if not you will have to try to make folders and such like you used to have ..and choose to import at the folder level from folder..ex..if you make an folder into the addresses contacts..and name it clients ...than select this folder and after that choose from file import from another program ..and next ,, and at the end choose only the folder named clients from the other side...During the process you will have to choose the display format in the folder...
anyway if it do not want to import them in this form direct from the other outlook ..just select the folders one by one ..and make normal notepad or word documents files with those information ..and when you import import from them into the new location ..if you pay attention you have the choise what to and how ...in that window ..the way is to select import from other program ..and you cab even import the contacts from a text doc..if you already copied them into one ..and they are arranged by lines..

Posted on Aug 03, 2010

  • Catalin Turcu
    Catalin Turcu Aug 03, 2010

    the general idea to be concise is to make folders like they used to be in the other version ..and select the folder in wihich to import to ..and after that import only the target folder at the time ..

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Outlook Express Homepage - http://www.microsoft.com/windows/oe/.
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your xp computer.
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