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How to import addresses from Outlook Express to Outlook
Article ID: 286116 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q286116
For a Microsoft Outlook 98 version of this article, see 180197
For a Microsoft Outlook 2000 version of this article, see 196215
Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Outlook Express are two different programs with different capabilities, although both can send and receive messages from the Internet. There are two ways to share contact information between these two programs.
If, during Outlook Setup, you choose to upgrade a program that uses the Windows Address Book, Setup will do a silent conversion of the address entries to the Contact format used by Outlook.
If you choose not to convert during Setup, you can convert at a later time by using the "Import and Export Wizard." Outlook provides a tool to assist you in converting Windows Address Book information.
The Windows Address Book is used by the following products:
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You can store Address information in your Windows Address Book and import Windows Address Book data to Outlook.
How to use the Outlook "Import and Export Wizard"In Outlook, you can use the Import and Export Wizard as the interface for Address Book conversion. To convert a Windows Address Book file, follow these steps:
How to drag address information to OutlookIt is possible to drag individual or groups of Windows Address Book entries to Outlook. To do this, follow these steps: