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Import data and contacts from one profile to another

I have a situation where I am moving a person from logging onto a domain by logging onto their workstation [XP PRO] on a domain on Windows 2000 server.  The new profile wil be roaming.  

The existing OUtlook XP  is set up uniquely in that the person has made all of her storage folders in the Archive directory.  She then made folder in contacts, and has her contacts sorted this way.  When I do an import, I can import either the Outlook.pst or the Archive pst.  I end up with her folders from the Archive in the personal, and her contacts are not available in the address book.  In the old system, when you open the address book and choose contacts, all of the folders appear.  In the new one, the folders do not appear.  Is there a method to have all of the Outlook move to the new set up without it making changes?
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:

have her go back to the original profile.. move the contents that she wants out of archive into current


import the files from the archive into the new profile.
Greetings, wilf_thorburn !

There is no automatic way of moving to new set up without making changes.  You can import the folders into the new setup and then drag the address book addresses to the new setup.  Here is how to move contacts from one setup to another:

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Thanks, war1

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