OLEXP: No .pab File Created When Exporting Address Book from Outlook Express

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For information about the differences between Microsoft Outlook Express and Microsoft Outlook e-mail clients, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
257824 OL2000: Differences Between Outlook and Outlook Express
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In Outlook Express 5, if you point to Export on the File menu, click Address Book, click Microsoft Personal Address Book, and then click Export, you receive the following message:
Address Book export process has completed.
However, no .pab file may be created on your computer.


The export process is designed to export directly into a Microsoft Exchange Personal Address Book on the same computer. If Microsoft Exchange is not installed on the computer, this process does not work. The "Address Book export process has completed" message is misleading.

If Microsoft Outlook is installed on the computer, you are prompted to select the Microsoft Exchange profile to which you want to export the Address Book entries.


For information about exporting the Address Book entries to a file that can be moved to another computer, please click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
175017 How to Import and Export Address Books in Outlook Express


Article ID: 236342 - Last Review: January 24, 2007 - Revision: 3.1
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0
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