How to Save Contacts From Outlook to a Flash Drive

When you want to transfer your Outlook contacts to another computer, you can use a flash drive. A flash drive is a portable storage device that connects to other devices through USB. When you plug the flash drive in a computer's USB port, the computer recognizes the device and allows you to open, view and copy files from the drive to your computer. To save your Outlook contacts to a flash drive, you must export a copy of your address book.

Step 1

Plug your flash drive in an available USB port. Close the "AutoPlay" dialog box if it opens on your screen.

Step 2

Open Microsoft Outlook and click the "File" tab.

Step 3

Click "Options" and click "Advanced."

Step 4

Click "Export" and the Import and Export Wizard appears on your screen.

Step 5

Click "Export to a File" and click "Next."

Step 6

Click "Outlook Data File (.pst)" and click the folder that you want to save.

Step 7

Click "Next" and click "Browse."

Step 8

Click "Computer" from the "Folders" list and click the drive letter of your flash drive.

Step 9

Enter a name for the file in the "File Name" box.

Step 10

Click "OK" and click "Next." Click "Finish" to close the dialog box.

Tip

If you are exporting your contacts to use in a program other than Outlook, click "Comma Separated Values (Windows)" instead of "Outlook Data File (.pst)."

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