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How to save Address Books for Outlook POP3?

Hi,

This is for a small company (less than 10 people). The company use the Outlook POP3 for the email system. There are 2 old computers (with windows Vista) would be replaced with the the new ones (Windows 7).

The company needs to save all “the address books or contacts” of the outlook POP3 to the new computers.

My questions: Where is the location of the files (of the address books) at the old computers (with windows Vista); and where is the destination location which I have to put “these address books” at the new computer (Windows 7)? What is the Extension of the files? Is there any other files that need to be saved related to Outlook POP3?

Thank you

tjie
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Sushil SonawaneCommented:
Please refer below link to backup all your pop3 account contact.
(http://www.msoutlook.info/question/508)
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*** Hopeleonie ***IT ManagerCommented:
You just need to create a backup pst.

how to:
http://www.msoutlook.info/question/508
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CompProbSolvCommented:
On both computers the .PST file should be located at:
c:\users\<user name>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook

That file will contain your email along with Contacts.
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RGRodgersCommented:
I'd suggest that you use the Export option to export the contacts into a CSV file.  That way, you have a usable backup and can Import them into the other systems as desired.  How to do the Export varies somewhat between Outlook versions.  I am using 2010 and Export is under Options / Advanced / Export.  

This is much more reliable and usable than transferring old PST files.

...RG
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
How to Download an Address Book From POP3
http://www.ehow.com/how_5452964_download-address-book-pop.html


- Rancy
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WORKS2011Austin Tech CompanyCommented:
Since you're using POP3 there isn't anything to migrate you just copy the .pst file which is created automatically since you're Outlook is configured as POP3. Unless you're popping email into exchange but I don't believe this is what you're saying.

My questions: Where is the location of the files (of the address books) at the old computers (with windows Vista)
C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook

and where is the destination location which I have to put “these address books” at the new computer (Windows 7)?
C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook check for more than one .pst, specifically you may find a archive.pst in this location, if so copy that to the new computer.

What is the Extension of the files?
.pst

Is there any other files that need to be saved related to Outlook POP3?
not if you are saving contacts in the default Outlook location which is inside the .pst file.

Once you copy the .pst to the new computer you can easily migrate between the copied .pst or connect Outlook directly to the .pst that was coppied over.

**NOTE** you may have to turn off hidden files to see the .pst files, if so go to  Start / Control Panel / Folder Options / View / select "Show hidden files, folders, and drives" and uncheck "Hide extensions for known file types".

Let me know if you need anything else.
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