Need to export your Outlook contacts? Exporting Outlook contacts is easy however, the process to do this varies depending on the version of Outlook that you are using. You can export your Outlook contacts from the Outlook desktop tool as well as from outlook.com. Read on to learn how.
If you are not sure which version of Outlook you have and are looking for a fast and convenient way to export your Outlook contacts, then a professional third-party tool is a nice choice.
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Export Outlook contacts quickly and conveniently. You can export Outlook contacts using the same method no matter the version of Outlook you have installed on your computer.
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Step 1. Open iMyFone ScanOutlook on your computer. It will automatically load the outlook data files in your computer.
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Step 3. After repair, choose the items you want to export, then select the format and location to export. That"s it!
New versions of Outlook e.g. Outlook 2013, 2016, or 2019 export contacts in a CSV file with lots of columns that aren't usually required by most individuals. After exporting contacts from the new version of Outlook, you can narrow down the extra information so that the contacts are formatted properly according to your preferences.
Follow these instructions to export contacts from Outlook 2013, 2016 or 2019:
Step 1. Launch Outlook on your computer. Click on File and then choose Open & Export > Import/Export.
Step 2. Click on "Export to a file" option and then click on the Next button to proceed.
Step 3. On the next screen, choose "Comma Separated Values" option and click Next.
Step 4. Then click Contacts. It is shown under the Personal Folders section. Click Next to proceed.
Step 5. Click on the Browse button and then choose the location and a name for the exported file. After that click on Next to proceed.
Step 6. Once the contacts are exported, click on Finish.
To use the Outlook web version for exporting contacts, you will need to first log into your Office 365 account. The process is quite straightforward.
Step 1. After logging in, navigate to Outlook from the Apps section.
Step 2. Once outlook.com is opened, click on the People option. It will be shown at the bottom-left corner.
Step 3. Next, click on Manage > Export Contacts.
Step 4. After that, you will be asked which contacts you want to export. Click on the "All Contacts" option. You will also need to choose a format for exporting.
Step 5. Next, click on Export and then choose a download location to extract the contacts. The export process will begin.
In Outlook 2010, the method to export contacts is slightly different as compared to the new versions e.g. Outlook 2013 or Outlook 2016. Here are the instructions:
Step 1. Launch Outlook 2010 on your computer. Click on File and then navigate to Options.
Step 2. Under the Advanced option, click on Export.
Step 3. Then steps are the same as the above method.
Once the export process is complete, you can navigate to the folder where the contacts are exported and find the new .csv file there. You can import that file to another email service or even to another computer with Outlook for Windows.
Exporting Outlook contacts is quite easy. However, you will need to use a specific method for exporting your contacts depending on the version of Outlook installed on your computer. You can either use the method specific for your Outlook version or use a third-party tool like iMyFone ScanOutlook to easily export your Outlook contacts.
By Simon Marcus , to Outlook Repair
Posted on Jul 22, 2019 ( Updated: Dec 16, 2019 )