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How to import windows contacts into outlook 2007 and 2010


Using Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2010

Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010 have native support for importing from the Windows Contacts folder.

  1. Start the Import and Export Wizard;
    • Outlook 2007
      File-> Import and Export…
    • Outlook 2010
      File-> Open-> Import
  2. In the Import and Export Wizard dialog choose;
    Import Internet Mail and Addresses
  3. Click Next.
  4. Set your selection to; Outlook Express 4.x, 5.x, 6.x or Windows Mail
  5. At the bottom set your selection to “Import Address book” only.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Select how you want the import wizard to treat duplicate items.
  8. Click Finish
  9. The import process will now start and you’ll get a Import Summary dialog which you can close by pressing OK.
  1. Open your Windows Contacts folder and choose Export from the Toolbar. You might need to expand the Toolbar or maximize your window for the Export option to become visible.
    Windows Contacts Export Wizard
    The "Windows Contacts Export Wizard" might be a bit hidden.
  2. In the export dialog choose; CSV (Comma Separated Values)
  3. Press the Export button.
  4. Set the path where you want to save the export to.
    In our case we can call the file contacts.csv and save the file to the Desktop.
  5. Press Next.
  6. Select which fields you want to export.
  7. Press Finish.
  8. Once the export has completed confirm the informational message and close the Export dialog.

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