How to Export and Import Contacts from Outlook 2007

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Export your email account contacts from Outlook 2007. Below are the steps you need to follow in order:

Please note there are two parts to this guide. Part 1 will show how to export the contacts file and Part 2 will show how to import the contacts file.


Step 1:

Open Outlook 2007

At the top of your ribbon chick File.


Step 2:

Select Import and Export

Import and Export

Step 3:

Select Export to a file, and then click Next.

Export to a file

Step 4:

Choose Comma Separated Value, and then click Next.

Comma separated values (CSV)

Step 5:

In the folder list, choose the contacts folder you want to export, and then click Next.

Choose the contacts folder

Step 6:

Choose Browse, type a name for the exported file, and then click OK.

Type export file name

Step 7:

Click Next

Step 8:

Click Finish to start exporting your contacts

NB! Outlook doesn't display any message when the export process is completed, but the Import and Export Progress box will disappear

Import and Export Progress

If you exported your contacts as a .csv file, you can use Excel to see what was exported from Outlook.

Do not make changes to this file.

Sample export content


Import your email account contacts to another Outlook 2007. Below are the steps you need to follow in order:

Step 1:

From the File menu, click Import and Export.

File | Import and Export

Step 2:

The Import and Export Wizard will open, select “Import from another program or file” and click the Next button.

Import from another program or file

Step 3

Select Comma Separated Values (Windows) and click Next.

Select file type to import from

Step 4:

Browse to the location where you have saved the exported .CSV file. There are three check boxes beneath the Browse button, what you select here will be based on your needs.

Click the Next button to continue.

File to Import

Step 5:

Select the Contacts folder as the destination and click Next.

Select destination folder

Step 6:

Click the Finish button to complete the import of your contacts.

The email account will now authenticate and emails will begin to download.

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