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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 #388146] Fri, 01 August 2008 22:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tyson Moore  is currently offline Tyson Moore
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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.
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 #388150] Fri, 01 August 2008 22:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
bens  is currently offline bens
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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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-Ben-
Ben M. Schorr, MVP
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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 #388160] Fri, 01 August 2008 23:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Flash  is currently offline Flash
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Thanks for your help, but I still don't understand.

1) I was able to export to pst.
2) It asked me to Create Microsoft Personal Folder.

What I don't understand now is how to transfer that file to the external
hard drive.
Does it involve changing the text and file locator sequence when I'm
creating the personal folder. ??


"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!
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
Gordon  is currently offline Gordon
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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
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!


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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