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How do you export or import the America Online (AOL) address book and Personal Filing Cabinet (PFC) files? - Technical Tip - 150205

Export or import the America Online® (AOL®) address book and Personal Filing Cabinet (PFC) files?

To manually transfer the address book and PFC files, perform the following steps to copy these files to a floppy disk:

  1. Right-click the Start button.
  2. Click Explore.
  3. Double-click C:.
  4. Double-click America On-Line.
  5. Click to highlight the Organize folder.
  6. Click to highlight anyone of the files in the right pane.
  7. Press the <Ctrl> + <A> keys at the same time.
    All of the files in the right pane will become
  8. Right-click in the right pane and click Copy.
  9. Click to highlight the 3.5" floppy drive.
  10. Right-click the 3.5" floppy drive and click Paste.
    The files will copy to floppy disk.

After AOL is installed on the new system, copy these files from the floppy disk to the organize file on the new system.

NOTE: The existing files will be overwritten.

The next time AOL is opened on the new system, the address book and PFC for each screen name will appear.

NOTE: The address book from AOL 5.0 can be directly imported to AOL 6.0 without any modification.

Transfer the address book and PFC files

You may want to transfer the address book and PFC files from your old computer to the new Dell computer you''ve just purchased. AOL has no built-in utility, but there is a manual process to accomplish this. The address book and PFC files for all AOL screen names listed on the system are contained in the C:\America On-line 6.0 (or 5.0)\organize folder.

For example: C:\America On-line\organize\<Screenname>

NOTE: There will be up to eight (8) files with different extensions per screen name.

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Dátum poslednej zmeny: 08/02/2010 12:00 AM

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