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Exporting the address book

by Basil Hall / September 4, 2005 9:09 AM PDT

I am running XP SP2.

When I try to export my address book from OE to a cd I get the message:

You do not have permission to save this directory.
See the administrator for permission.

Seeing that I am the recorded administrator, does anyone know of certain settings that prevent me from exporting the address book even though I am the administrator.


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Have you tried....
by Michael Geist / September 4, 2005 9:18 AM PDT

exporting your add book as a .csv file, and then use your CD burning program to save to disk?

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Hi Michael..
by Basil Hall / September 4, 2005 9:31 AM PDT
In reply to: Have you tried....

I just did it by saving in My Documents and then burning to disc. However, I cannot open it from the disc and get the message:

The address book file has been locked by another application. Please close the other application and try again later.

I can transfere the address book from the cd, and as I don't need to read it while on the cd that is no real handicap. But it would be nice to know the cause of the two problems.


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While the message is expected, here's why.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 4, 2005 9:54 AM PDT
In reply to: Hi Michael..

Said file can not be on read-only media or on CD. Copy it to the hard disk, uncheck the READONLY checkbox to use it.

Not a bug.


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(NT) (NT) Thanks Bob.
by Basil Hall / September 4, 2005 10:05 AM PDT
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The Import /Export wizard, which is found.....
by Michael Geist / September 4, 2005 10:22 AM PDT
In reply to: Hi Michael..

on the File menu of OE (assuming this is what you are using), can be set to save the exported file with a .csv extension. You would simply use the Import function of that wizard to reincorporate the address book. Here's the company line:

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