Export or Import Address Books

With this method the address book is simply copied (imported) from one Viewer to another. When you further update one copy, the other copy is NOT updated. Use this method when you have few records in your address book or when you don't update records often.

Throughout this page we call "Viewer A" the source Viewer from which you export the address book and "Viewer B" the target Viewer to which you copy the address book.

Exporting address book

  1. Open Viewer A, navigate to the Manage tab and click Manual export: Export Connections
  2. Specify a location for the address book XML file and click Save. Export Connections
  3. Copy the address book file onto Viewer B computer (e.g. using a USB stick, via email).

Importing address book

There are two ways you can import an address book into the Viewer — merge it with an existing address book or add as a new address book. Encrypted address books can only be added using Method 1.

Method 1: Merging with existing records

This section shows how to merge records from the exported address book with records in an address book that already exists in Viewer B.

  1. Open Viewer B, navigate to the Manage tab and click Manual import: Import Connections
  2. Select the target address book and click OK: Import Connections
  3. Select the exported address book file and click Open: Import Connections

    If you selected an encrypted address book (with the extension .encrypted) the program will ask you to enter the encryption password.

    Add encrypted

    Enter your password and click OK. The contents of your encrypted address book will be decrypted and added to the target address book.

  4. The records from the exported address book will appear alongside the existing records in the target address book in Viewer B: Import Connections

Method 2: Adding as new

Unlike merely adding records to an existing book as described above, you can load the exported address book so that it is displayed as a separate entity in the Viewer B folder tree.

  1. In Viewer B go to Manage tab and click Address Book Manager: Import Connections
  2. In the Address Book Manager window click Add. Import Connections
  3. Select Local and click Next: Import Connections
  4. Select Open existing address book file and click Finish: Import Connections
  5. Select the address book and click Open. Import Connections
  6. Click in the Name column to change the address book name to something more descriptive. When you are done click Close. Import Connections
  7. The new address book will open in the Viewer B as a separate address book: Import Connections
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