How to export contacts to a CSV file


J

Joseph Guerra

I have tried many times to export using File -> Import & Export -> Export to
a file -> Export to a CSV file -> export from Contacts folder.

I always get old outdated contacts, never all the new contacts. For
example, if I have 500 contacts, I get about the first old 100
chronologically.

I notice I have multiple Contacts folders in the 'export from file' view.
I have tried to export from them all separately. I cannot export from them
all by adding them using the CTRL key. It will only accept one folder to
export from.

I can see all my contacts in the Contacts view of outlook. I just cannot
export all of them.
 
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Diane Poremsky [MVP]

do you need multiple contacts folder? if not, go to folder list view and
drag the contacts from the other folders to the main folder.

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J

Joseph Guerra

I closed the other contacts folder. I found my mistake, however. Outlook
is exporting to a file named 'contacts' which has no extension, but is an
Excel comma separated values file. I had been using a file named
'contacts.csv'. When I started deleting the files first to see which was
created by export, I found the correct file. Thanks for your help!
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Joseph Guerra


Diane Poremsky said:
do you need multiple contacts folder? if not, go to folder list view and
drag the contacts from the other folders to the main folder.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]





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Joseph Guerra said:
I have tried many times to export using File -> Import & Export -> Export
to
a file -> Export to a CSV file -> export from Contacts folder.

I always get old outdated contacts, never all the new contacts. For
example, if I have 500 contacts, I get about the first old 100
chronologically.

I notice I have multiple Contacts folders in the 'export from file' view.
I have tried to export from them all separately. I cannot export from
them
all by adding them using the CTRL key. It will only accept one folder to
export from.

I can see all my contacts in the Contacts view of outlook. I just cannot
export all of them.
 
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Brian Tillman [MVP - Outlook]

I closed the other contacts folder. I found my mistake, however. Outlook
is exporting to a file named 'contacts' which has no extension, but is an
Excel comma separated values file.

I believe you need to enter the file extension explicitly.
 

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