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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:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/257824/EN-US/ )OL2000: Differences Between Outlook and Outlook Express
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:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/175017/EN-US/ )How to Import and Export Address Books in Outlook Express
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