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How do I transfer my contacts to an external hard drive? [message #388144] Fri, 01 August 2008 22:04 Go to next message
Flash  is currently offline Flash
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I have outlook 2000 and do not know how to transfer my contacts to an
external hard drive. We are moving so I want to be sure I don't loose my
contacts. I do not use outlook for my email. I just want to replicate it on
the external hard drive so I can use it for contacts and print out a hard
copy when needed. Thanks!
Re: How do I transfer my contacts to an external hard drive? [message #388150] Fri, 01 August 2008 22:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Copy your outlook.pst file to the external drive.

See if this helps: http://www.slipstick.com/config/backup.asp

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"flash" <flash@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> I have outlook 2000 and do not know how to transfer my contacts to an
> external hard drive. We are moving so I want to be sure I don't loose my
> contacts. I do not use outlook for my email. I just want to replicate it on
> the external hard drive so I can use it for contacts and print out a hard
> copy when needed. Thanks!
Re: How do I transfer my contacts to an external hard drive? [message #388161] Fri, 01 August 2008 23:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Flash  is currently offline Flash
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Thanks a lot for you help. I still don't get it.
I was able to follow along and export to pst.
I don't know how to transfer that folder to the external hard drive.

Also, 2 posters were nice enough to help me. I don't know if I hit reply to
each of your emails or to my original ? Sorry if I do it too many times. I
really appreciate you trying to help.


"Tyson Moore" wrote:

> flash wrote:
> > I have outlook 2000 and do not know how to transfer my contacts to an
> > external hard drive. We are moving so I want to be sure I don't loose my
> > contacts. I do not use outlook for my email. I just want to replicate it on
> > the external hard drive so I can use it for contacts and print out a hard
> > copy when needed. Thanks!
>
> It's pretty simple.
>
> (These are for 2003, but it should be similar in 2000).
> Go to File --> Import and Export.
> Choose "Export to a file, and pick a PST file.
> When it asks you what folder to export from, pick Contacts.
>
> There you go. Just transfer that file to an external hard drive.
>
Re: How do I transfer my contacts to an external hard drive? [message #388162] Fri, 01 August 2008 23:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Flash  is currently offline Flash
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Thanks a lot for you help. I still don't get it.
I was able to follow along and export to pst.
I don't know how to transfer that folder to the external hard drive.

Also, 2 posters were nice enough to help me. I don't know if I hit reply to
each of your emails or to my original ? Sorry if I do it too many times. I
really appreciate you trying to help.

"Ben M. Schorr - MVP (OneNote)" wrote:

> Copy your outlook.pst file to the external drive.
>
> See if this helps: http://www.slipstick.com/config/backup.asp
>
> --
> -Ben-
> Ben M. Schorr, MVP
> Roland Schorr & Tower
> http://www.rolandschorr.com
> http://www.officeforlawyers.com
> Author - The Lawyer's Guide to Microsoft Outlook 2007:
> http://tinyurl.com/5m3f5q
>
>
>
> "flash" <flash@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:BB19AE5F-406D-4536-AC49-8725BDABC495@microsoft.com:
>
> > I have outlook 2000 and do not know how to transfer my contacts to an
> > external hard drive. We are moving so I want to be sure I don't loose my
> > contacts. I do not use outlook for my email. I just want to replicate it on
> > the external hard drive so I can use it for contacts and print out a hard
> > copy when needed. Thanks!
>
>
Re: How do I transfer my contacts to an external hard drive? [message #388180] Sat, 02 August 2008 02:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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"Tyson Moore" <tyson@thepurplepixel.org> wrote in message
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> flash wrote:
>> I have outlook 2000 and do not know how to transfer my contacts to an
>> external hard drive. We are moving so I want to be sure I don't loose my
>> contacts. I do not use outlook for my email. I just want to replicate
>> it on the external hard drive so I can use it for contacts and print out
>> a hard copy when needed. Thanks!
>
> It's pretty simple.
>
> (These are for 2003, but it should be similar in 2000).
> Go to File --> Import and Export.

No NO NO! As Posted here MANY MANY times - do NOT use the import/export
function to transfer native Outlook data. Just copy the pst file.
Re: How do I transfer my contacts to an external hard drive? [message #388181] Sat, 02 August 2008 02:41 Go to previous message
Gordon  is currently offline Gordon
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"flash" <flash@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I have outlook 2000 and do not know how to transfer my contacts to an
> external hard drive. We are moving so I want to be sure I don't loose my
> contacts. I do not use outlook for my email. I just want to replicate it
> on
> the external hard drive so I can use it for contacts and print out a hard
> copy when needed. Thanks!


When you say "we" are moving, is this your home or your Office? If it's the
office, do you connect to Exchange Server?
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