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Solved: MS Outlook export & import problem

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by phyljack1, May 24, 2009.

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  1. phyljack1

    phyljack1 Thread Starter

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    I keep my address book in contacts on MS Outlook.I have two PCs and when I change data on one contact on one PC, I export to a thumb drive and then import the information into the 2nd PC.

    This is what I do when I export contacts:
    File-Import and Export-Export to a file-Comma Separated Values (Windows)-Contacts-
    Save exported File- then I indicate the drive and what to export.
    The file exported is MS Outlook Contacts.

    Here is the problem. When I import to the 2nd PC all the contacts are duplicated and I have to delete the older contacts.
    I must be doing something wrong. But what? Is it the "Comma Separated Values (Windows)
    selection incorrect?
     
  2. TheOutcaste

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    This is for Office 2003, but I'd assume all other versions have the same or similar setting:

    On the Import a File dialog where you select the file to import, select:
    Replace duplicates with items imported
    instead of
    Allow duplicates to be created

    HTH

    Jerry
     
  3. phyljack1

    phyljack1 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for this reply. I am usually busy going to the browser to find the file that I never noticed that I had a choice to do this. So simple.
     
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