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Whaddya know how to transfer your Personal Contact List in Outlook to another computer?

Transferring a personal contact list is easy as pie if you are a computer technician or email administrator or system engineer. But as ordinary computer user, can you do it?

Don't worry, here's a simple guide for you to backup your contacts.

  1. Open your outlook program, click Tools, Options
  2. In Options, click the Email Setup tab, click Data files
  3. In Outlook Data Files, click Add, New Outlook data files, then OK
  4. It will ask you to save the Personal Folder. For this backup, save a copy to your c:/temp. If the temp folder is not available, create the folder.
  5. Now, let's copy the Contact in your new Personal Folder (backup)
  6. Click on Contacts, in My Contacts, right click on and select copy "Contacts" and choose your Personal Folder (backup).
You just created your contact list in Personal Folder. Copy this file that we save in c:\temp e.g. Personal Folder.pst file to your new computer so you can transfer your contact list to your new Outlook setup.

Let's restore your contact list to your new computer.
  1. In your new computer. Copy the Personal Folder backup from your old computer to your new computer c:\temp folder. If temp folder doesn't exist, create new folder and name it as "temp".
  2. Open your outlook program, click Tools, Options
  3. In Options, click the Email Setup tab, click Data files
  4. In Outlook Data Files, click Add, New Outlook data files, then OK
  5. Select the Personal Folder backup in c:\temp to open.
  6. Now, let's copy the Contact from your Personal Folder backup to your new Outlook Contacts.
  7. You can drag and drop the contact lists or copy the whole contacts.
This complete moving Contact list from old to new computer. I hope this help. 

Please post comments if you need assistance.


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