Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Exporting Your Outlook 2010 Contacts To CSV

Outlook lets you manage all of your email accounts from a single place. What it also does is let you save and access your contacts on the computer, so that you don’t have to type in email IDs each time you send a message. There are times when you’ll want to backup your contacts in your Outlook address book to a CSV file, and use this format to export said information to another database. CSV is one of the most favored formats for exporting contact lists, and can be opened and edited using Microsoft Excel.

Here is how to export your contact information from Outlook and save it in a CSV file.
  • Launch the Outlook 2010 email client.
  • Go to the File tab and select Options.
  • Go to the Options dialog box, and choose the Advanced option.
  • Go to the right pane and scroll down till you get to the Export section. Here, select the Export option, to bring up the Import and Export Wizard.
  • When the wizard pops up and asks you what operation to perform, choose Export to a file. Then hit Next.
  • When you get to the Create a file of type page in the wizard, check the Comma separated values (Windows) option. Hit Next again.
  • Go to the Select folder option, and choose the contacts folder that you want to export from Outlook. Hit Next.
  • You’ll come to the Save exported file as page. Here, hit Browse, and enter the name you want to save the exported file under. Hit Next.
  • Make sure that the folder you’ve selected is the right one. If it is, the box will be checked. Hit Finish.
  • When this is done, exit the Outlook Options dialog box.
By following the above steps you have saved the contact information from your chosen folder, into the CSV file you named and specified. There are many databases that this information from Outlook address book can be imported to. You can even use the list to promote your Facebook fan page, or do similarly on other social networks.

For more help with using Outlook and resolving common issues, check out the latest posts here. We cover everything from email account configuration, to backup file recovery, and application failure troubleshooting. Search the posts here to find relevant and useful information.

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