Export contacts from Windows Live Mail 2011 to Outlook 2010

We are going to see in this tutorial about the steps required to export contacts from Windows Live Mail 2011 to Outlook 2010.

Export contacts from Windows Live Mail 2011

First you need to export contacts from Windows Live Mail in to a comma separated values (.CSV) file. You can do this by logging to your Windows Live Account then selecting Comma separated values (.CSV) under Export menu option.

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After entering the exported file name to which you want to save the contacts, click the Next button.

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Now select the fields that you want to export and click the Finish button.

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This would start exporting the Windows Live Contacts to the .CSV file.

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Import Contacts to Microsoft Outlook 2010

Launch Outlook 2010, navigate to Import section under File –> Open menu.

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In the Import and Export Wizard, select Import from another program or file and click the Next button.

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Select Comma Separated Values (Windows) under Import a File window and click the Next button.

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Now select the contacts file which was created from Windows Live Account and click the Next button.

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Select the destination folder as Contacts and then continue with the Import.

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The following import wizard step allows you to map the Windows Live Contact to Microsoft Outlook 2010.

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Then click the Finish button to complete the process.

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Now all your Windows Live Mail 2011 contacts will be available in your Outlook 2010.

In Category: Office 2010, Outlook 2010, Windows

Ravi Shankar

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  • Stephen Braid May 11, 2013, 6:34 pm

    Followed all the steps but all that comes across to Outlook 2010 is the odd phone number, there are no e-mail addresses and most of the contact files are just blank.

    Any suggestions.
    Cheers
    Stephen

  • Stephen Braid May 11, 2013, 6:34 pm

    Followed all the steps but all that comes across to Outlook 2010 is the odd phone number, there are no e-mail addresses and most of the contact files are just blank.

    Any suggestions.
    Cheers
    Stephen

  • drjandavis May 21, 2013, 5:48 pm

    Did this once before submitting question. Did it again after I got your steps. Both times all I got was the name with no email addresses or other fields. Yes, I had desired fields checked. How to fix this?

  • drjandavis May 21, 2013, 5:48 pm

    Did this once before submitting question. Did it again after I got your steps. Both times all I got was the name with no email addresses or other fields. Yes, I had desired fields checked. How to fix this?

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