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Outlook icon on desktop doesn't show up on list in browse window


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Sweet Melissa

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When trying to import my address book and contacts from Microsoft Outlook into Outlook Express and it asks for the addressbook file from which to import, the browse list opens and I select the Desktop list where my Microsoft Outlook program icon is . The LIST for my desktop folder opens, but doesn't contain the Microsoft Outlook folder on the list even though it is right there on my actual desktop. The icon on the desktop is the original downloaded program and not the shortcut icon..Why doesn't it show up when I click the "browse" button for the desktop??
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This is because the desktop icon is only a shortcut to your outlook. Right click on the desktop icon and click on properties. In the general tab, in the location write down where outlook is on your computer. I am assuming you have microsoft office on your computer. If you look around the folders there thru explore you should find a address folder that has a wab file that is your address book. Open up outlook express , click file import /address book and go to the wab file you found. This should put your address book into OE.

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