Outlook Express - Export selected addresses?

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philocalist

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I know that its possible to export / backup my address book in its entirity. Is it possible to perform an export or backup of selected addresses only, in such a way that they can then be imported to the address book on another machine?
 
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You can open up your address book, select the people you want (hold down the control key to select multiple entries) and right click, copy.
Then paste them to any folder of your choice. Move them to the other computer via the usual options (floppy, CD, thumbdrive etc), then copy and paste them back into the open address book on the new computer.
 
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That is way too slick, Moby. I had no idea you could do that. You have provided for me this week's "Encounter with Knowledge That Will Change My Life." Many thanks.
 

philocalist

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Thanks Moby, already aware of the option, but copy / paste from the resulting text file is very tedious... I'm looking to transfer several hundred addresses selectively from an address book containing several thousand addys! What I really need is to be able to use the import / export option, but with selected addresses only, not the entire address book
 
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It's not a text file, the whole contact is copied as a contact file. Nothing to do with a text file.
Your only choice is to be clever in how you select the choices from your address book, using the control and shift keys to select variants of groups.
 
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