Pro Tips On How To Export Contacts From Outlook

Outlook 2010 email programs store contacts, emails, calendar appointments, and other useful data. If you want to use the contacts on another program, then you need to export the data from Outlook 2010 and after that save it in a file.  Then, you can import it on another program.

Looking for tips on how to export contacts from Outlook? here is a quick guide at your rescue.

Know-How to Export Contacts from Outlook 2010

Check out the following steps to successfully export all the contacts from your Outlook 2010.

Step 1- Accessing the Contacts

At first, you have to open the Outlook 2010 program. Wait for some time as the data might take some to load. 

Once done, then move to the top of the Outlook toolbar and click on the File tab. With in the File tab, drop-down and choose Options. Then, proceed to the Advanced option.

Here, you should search for the Export section. Next, tap on the Export button. Now, the Export wizard will open. 

Step 2- Select the File Format

Thereafter, move to the Import/Export wizard window and click on the ‘Export to a file’ option. Furthermore, click on the Next button. 

Next, click on the ‘create a file type’. You can use multiple formats to create the file type. For example,

  1. If you use Outlook 2010 on a Windows device and wish to import the contacts to a separate program, you may use the Comma Separated Values option (CSV). 
  2. Apart from that, you can use the Excel spreadsheet option. 
  3. In case, you are using an Apple device, then select a Mac data file (.olm)
  4. Use the PST file if you want to export the contact into another Outlook account.

Step 3- Export the Contacts from Outlook

After completion of the above two steps, you should choose the type of data that you want to export. Here, you need to select the ‘contacts’ folder and deselect the Mail, Tasks, Notes, and Calendar.

Furthermore, select the folder that you want to export. In case, you use multiple contacts folder, then before completing the export, you should choose the folder. After that, click on the Next button.

Next, ‘Saving up the file’ option will occur on the screen. Afterward, select a folder where you want to save the file. 

For that, move to the ‘Save exported file as’. From there, use the browser to select a location in your device. Before saving, create a name for the file and then click on OK.

Proceed to the Export to a file box and click on Next. Once done, click on Finish. Now, the file will be saved on your computer.

Step 4- For the Shared Contacts

At first, right-click on the shared contact’s name and select the ‘Copy Folder’ option. Here, you need to select the Contact folder. Then, follow the above steps. However, this time, you have to select the Sub-folder. Subfolder is also called Contacts or Contacts 1.

These are the steps that you can try in order to export contacts from Outlook 2010. So, attempt every step without ignoring a single one.