Export Your Outlook Express Address Book as a text file

Open Outlook Express

  1. On the File menu, click Export, and then click Other Address Book.
  2. Select Text File (Comma Separated Values), and then click Export.
  3. Type Address book for the name (save exported file as:) and Click Browse.
  4. Click on the Icon for the desktop on the left hand side
  5. Click Save.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Click to select the check boxes for the fields that you want to export, and then click Finish.
  8. Click OK and then click Close.

Now on your desktop will be a file titled ADDRESSBOOK,CSV.  (CSV stands for Comma Delimited File)

If you open this file with any text editor (Word, Works, Notepad, etc. you will notice comma's between each entry. 

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Export Your Outlook Express Address Book as an address book

  1. On the File menu, click Export, and then click Address Book.
  2. In the SELECT ADDRESS BOOK FILE TO EXPORT TO window, click on the Desktop icon at the left and then enter the address book name of ADDRESS BOOK.
  3. Click SAVE
  4. Click OK when the computer advises YOUR ADDRESS BOOK HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY EXPORTED TO.....
  5. Close your Address book.