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I store my contacts in Outlook (Outlook 2010 with Exchange 2003). I have lots of contacts that are old and I don't use anymore, but I do not want to delete.

What is the best way to archive these old contacts?

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Do you want to keep them in a form that only Outlook understands, or do you want them in a generic format that can be imported into other programs? – boot13 Sep 28 '10 at 13:05
"only Outlook understands" is fine – Craig HB Sep 28 '10 at 14:20
CSV format is the most compatible format for address book archives, and its something you can actually open and read if needed. – Moab Sep 28 '10 at 20:25

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