Outlook 2000 Contacts files, where and how to save

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Im upgrading and wiping out a disk, she has office 2000 and wants to keep all her contacts, and she is upgrading to XP... can someone tell me where those files are and the best steps to accomplish this without losing her stuff?

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Search for the .wab files. This is the windows address book. It's usually in the Windows folder, but it may be best to do a search. There may be more than one. When you find them you should be able to put them on a floppy or burn to a disk if too large.

Once upgraded to XP, just replace the address book under her user name in the Documents and Settings folder. You may also need to do a search for the location.
 
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Aren't .wab files used by Outlook Express? I'm pretty sure in Outlook 2000, your personal address book is a .pab file, and you contacts are a .pst file.

You can click on File, Import and Export, and follow the wizard to export your contacts to a .pst or other type of file, then import it back in later.
 

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cool, i'll try both of those methods, she has win2000 pro by the way, and what I meant if she is upgrading to OFFICE XP not windows XP.
 
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