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How do I import an Outlook Express address book, saved to a memory stick from another PC?

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I'm migrating everything from an old Windows XP machine on to a Windows 7 PC, and can't use my original email client, Outlook Express. But I need to import the OE address book from the XP PC to Thunderbird on the Win 7 PC. Any ideas?

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Click the Start button, type contacts, then open the Contacts Program, then click the Import button, then select Windows Address Book file (.wab), and select your OE address book. Next, click the Export button and select Comma separated (csv) format. Once you have the csv file, it's worth opening it in a spreadsheet program or csv editor and arranging the columns to match the TB address book layout. Finally, in TB select Tools/Import...Address books...Text file...select the csv file, and verify the input fields match the TB fields.

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Click the Start button, type contacts, then open the Contacts Program, then click the Import button, then select Windows Address Book file (.wab), and select your OE address book. Next, click the Export button and select Comma separated (csv) format. Once you have the csv file, it's worth opening it in a spreadsheet program or csv editor and arranging the columns to match the TB address book layout. Finally, in TB select Tools/Import...Address books...Text file...select the csv file, and verify the input fields match the TB fields.