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Posted on 2011-09-16
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I created a csv file of my contacts from a win 7 pro pc with outlook 2007.  I now have a new pc and I want to import these contacts into the new outlook account.  When I do this I get this message:  "A file error has occured in the file translator to build a field map.  Outlook was unable to retreive the data file.  What am I doing wrong?  I also have tried an excel file import and export and it seems like it is working but no addresses ever show up in the address book.  
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Here is a link with a suggestion to create a few new contacts, and only export thos few contacts to a file, and then copy and paste the contents of the csv file you already created.

http://www.outlookbanter.com/outlook-using-contacts/15133-translation-error-while-importing-contacts.html
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Also confirm the permissions on the file if it came from a different machine it may be tied to another machines SID. Take ownership of the file.
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How do you take ownership of the file?
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right-click\properties\security\advanced\owner then assign to yourself
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