How to Download Contacts From Outlook
Microsoft Outlook is a popular communications program used for e-mailing business colleagues and friends. In addition to e-mail, Microsoft Outlook stores information for business and personal contacts. Despite the benefits of Microsoft Outlook, sometimes users will need to download their outlook contacts to integrate into other e-mail programs or to create a contact address book that can be accessed when away from the computer.
Things You'll Need
- Microsoft Outlook
Download Contacts from Outlook
To export contacts from Outlook, open the Microsoft Outlook program on your computer. Choose "Import and Export" from the File menu.
Choose "Export to a file" from the options available.
Click on the "Next" button.
Choose the type of file you want to export the Outlook contacts to. A variety of choices are available. Microsoft Excel is a good option for creating a contact reference list. Personal Folder File option works well with other e-mail software programs.
Choose the location to export the contacts file to by clicking on the "Browse" button.
Click on the "Next" button to proceed to the next step.
Click on the "Finish" button to start downloading the contacts from Outlook.
A status window will appear to show the time remaining for the contact download process. Once the status window disappears you can access the contacts downloaded.
Tips & Warnings
- If you are downloading contacts to import into another e-mail program, read the instructions provided by the provider to determine the file type to export the Outlook contacts to.