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Copy and duplicate a contact in Outlook Express

Whenever you add a contact in Outlook Express, it is stored in your address book, and can be manually updated at any point (how to edit contacts information in Outlook Express). But what if you want to create a new contact whose information closely matches the profile of an existing contact? Fortunately, you don't have to start over and retype that new contact's information: the Outlook Express address book includes a feature that allows you to clone and create a duplicate copy of an existing contact, as you'll learn in this tutorial.

Copy contacts from your Outlook Express address book

Follow these steps to make a copy of a contact in your address book:

There are more convoluted ways of duplicating contacts in Outlook Express, but this is the easiest, and you don't need to export contact files, modify them, and re-import them into the email program, which would allow for more efficient duplication if you want to create copies of multiple people in your address book at the same time.

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Tutorial last updated on November 9, 2011
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