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:
Microsoft Internet Mail and News
Microsoft Outlook Express
Microsoft Outlook 98 and Microsoft Outlook 2000 Internet Mail Only (IMO
Note: Outlook Express is an email client from Microsoft that shipped with Windows XP and Windows 2000. For Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, you may want to install Windows Live Mail instead. Refer to this Microsoft Web site for more information: