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Peter

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Export/import Address book
« on: January 11, 2014, 01:49:07 PM »

I've just bitten the bullet and bought a new PC, running Windows 8, while I'm pleasantly surprised that is not as difficult as I had expected I just cannot find out how to import my email address book from my old PC running WinXP.

I'm using Team Viewer to move files I need to keep but cannot seem to find a way to import to new pc or export from the old one.

Can anyone help please, bearing in mind my IT skills are limited.

Regards,

Peter
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Re: Export/import Address book
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2014, 04:11:07 PM »

Hi Peter,

Windows easy transfer would have simplified transferring from XP to windows 8, see here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/transfer-data-from-old-computer-to-windows-8/.

Easiest way to just import your contacts to live mail from Outlook express is as follows.

  • From the menu in Windows Live Mail, Select Go -> Contacts
    • You may have to hold down Alt to see the menu bar.
  • To import Outlook Express contacts from a different computer or old Windows installation
    • Copy the desired *.wab file from the computer or installation (old computer) to the computer running Windows Live Mail (new computer).
  • From the menu in Windows Live Mail, Select File -> Import -> Windows address book (.WAB)
  • If you want to import contacts from Outlook Express alongside Windows Live Mail
    • Select File -> Import -> Address book for current Windows user from the menu in Windows Live Mail.
  • Click OK.
The location of the *.wab file is be default found here

C:\Documents and Settings\user_name\Application Data\Microsoft\Address Book\user_name.wab

Please note user_name will not be displayed it will be replaced be the name of the user account you have logged
on with.

hope that helps
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Re: Export/import Address book
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2014, 02:53:56 PM »

Thank you Berrick, if I can stop sneezing and coughing long enough I'll do that.

Apologies for the delay in answering.

Peter
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Re: Export/import Address book
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2014, 07:38:37 PM »

In Win XP Outlook Express my email address book was broken down in groups such as;

Family
Friends
Home Watch
and so on, is it possible to do something like this with W8 contacts?

Peter


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Re: Export/import Address book
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2014, 05:09:37 PM »

Well I've got the mail category's set up pretty much as I wanted, however nothing runs smoothly.

According to Win 8 for Dummies to mail to a group all I need to do is right click a group select 'mail' and type my message, but, ( there's always a 'But'!)  The Mail option is greyed out and I don't know how to activate it, can anyone help please?

Peter
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Re: Export/import Address book
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2014, 08:58:08 PM »

Hi Peter,

I don't use live mail but I'm sure I recall others having this problem the solution they came up with was to select all (ctl + A) the members of a group then do a right mouse click and select send mail?

Give it a try and report back.
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Re: Export/import Address book
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2014, 04:08:47 PM »

Top notch Berrick, that worked good, no option to send it bcc but I can cut and paste it from the 'To' bar.

Many thanks.


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Re: Export/import Address book
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2014, 06:10:15 PM »

A pleasure glad its all working
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