How to import contacts

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Importing Contacts to Lotus Notes
Lotus Notes 5.0
Lotus Notes 5.0.12
Lotus Notes 5.x
Lotus Notes Contacts
I have notes 5.0.12, need to bring back lost contacts. I have an old names file saved on server. How do I import back in? I am presented with a choice of forms, I chose Contact. starts to work then errors on 'invalid field length' and stops. Any tips?
ASKED: January 13, 2009  4:27 PM
UPDATED: February 12, 2009  6:16 PM

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If you could open your old names.nsf files, open it in LotusNotes, select every contacts (and site documents if any), copy to clipboard.
Then create a new NAMES.NSF or use an other one and paste all you docs in.
That’s it

Ruth adds:
If you don’t have any addresses in your new contact book yet, you can rename that file to oldnames.nsf and put the old one in its place, as names.nsf. Only do this with Notes closed!! Then when you reopen, it will be the default address book again.

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