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Importing Windows 7 Contacts to Outlook 2016

Q: Importing Windows 7 Contacts to Outlook 2016

I found the tutorial in this forum called, "How to Import Windows Contacts into Outlook 2010." It all looked very much like Outlook 2016, so I followed the same steps to import my Contacts list from Windows 7 Contacts to Outlook 2016. Everything seemed to go okay, but I cannot find them in Outlook. Is there a different process to use for importing Windows Contacts to Outlook 2016? Maybe I don't know where to look for them, but there is nothing there when I try to open the Address Book in Outlook 2016. Is there another place where I should look? Thanks!
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Can this be done and how do I go about doing it?

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A:Importing contacts from the Contacts folder into Outlook 2007

Hi johnbigbootie89,

Welcome to Vista Forums!

Let me apologize that it took so long for someone to reply to your request - but it is now active and I think we'll be able to resolve it. In fact, I think I have just what you need.

Check out the following article: Importing contacts from Windows Contacts folder | Make sure you use the Vista procedure. It seems the article was designed specifically for this purpose so I have high hopes it will accomplish your objective. You do not drag the contents (which is essentially copy/paste) - you use import/export instead.

I hope this helps.

Good luck!
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A:Lost Outlook 2016 Contacts during Windows 10 upgrade

Try the step listed here, it's lower down saying that they aren't in your deleted folder. It is hidden, if not showing click the light bulb and type in recover and it will show you the hidden item

Recover a deleted contact in Outlook - Outlook
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Does anyone know how I can even access the files so I can see my contacts and copy them down? Importing them would be ideal, but I'll take whatever I can get.


A:Importing Outlook Express contacts to Windows Live Mail

Here is the results of a google search, 33 million hits:

- Google Search

I took a a brief look at the first listing. It might help you?

You might also try running a google search for "convert dbx" for an app that can convert dbx files to eml or another format.
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Overall goal (all I want to do!): At the very least, I would like to email every contact from the excel spreadsheet at once.

You can try Mail Merge feature using Excel.
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A:Importing Contacts into Outlook 2000

I have had exactly the same problem importing. I have a vendor database of 1000 vendors. I created a searchable "Keyword" column to import into Outlook. Outlook shows Keywords in the Outlook map, but there is no real field if you check a contact form. So I tired other fields. Since I have no other use for "Assistant"s Name ( who has assistants these days?) I used it because it worked. So, Now I select the database, click on Tools|Advanced Find|Advanced Tab|Name Fields| Assistant's Name. I enter the search word in "Values", click "Find Now", click yes to the next dialogue box, and up come my results. It is really a lot simpler and quicker than it sounds, because I do it alot.

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A:Importing Contacts in Outlook 2007

Look at the properties for each contact folder and see if this is checked.
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A:importing Outlook contacts problem

Are you sure that it contains your Contacts?
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A:Outlook 2016 contacts

In Outlook, go to the People Icon on the Left panel at the bottom so Contacts is showing. Then on the Toolbar go to the View tab and Folder Pane and make sure it is set to Normal. On the Left Folder Pane should be a list of your Mail boxes. Hotmail will be at the top. Drag Your Main POP3 mailbox to the top, or you can right click it and choose Move UP.
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See I knew this site would help me!
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A:Outlook 2010 problem importing contacts

Do you have iCloud Contact sync enabled on your iPhone. Note that if you do, iTunes will say that contacts were synced but like in your case, no contacts will appear within your Outlook. iCloud Contact sync and Outlook sync via iTunes do not go together.

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Make sure to select the Outlook option once prompted during export.
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A:Importing contacts from Outlook to Live Mail

Hello ctucker,

Please refer to the links below...

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A:Outlook 2003 - Importing Contacts Problem

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A:Help importing contacts & mail into Outlook 2002

Just few tidbits, not a comprehensive answer at all, and based on Outlook 2003 and not 2002:

Few outpost files are in
C:\Documents and Settings\<userName>\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Files I see are outcmd.dat, Outlook.NK2, ourlook.srs, outlook.xml, outlPRT. No idea what they are.

.pst file and archive.pst are in
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also here are extend.dat, mailbox.PAB, outlook.log

Outlook.pst contains contacts and mails in one bundle.
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I hope this will help... I've just sorted my contacts by last name by doing the following:Go > Contacts, then I selected phone list from Current view. Then right-click on the empty place of the contacts table and select Customize Current View > Fields and Last name field. Now when I click on the Filed column in the contacts table Outlook sorts my contacts by last name.Also, you can always move your contacts and other outlook data using this utility.
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A:Importing csv files into windows mail contacts

Hello Couge, and welcome to Vista Forums.

I have not done this myself, but this may be able to help you with this.


Hope this helps,
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A:Importing Contacts from Vista to Windows Live Mail in Windows 7

Welcome to the Seven Forums, GAN.

In WLM the contacts are located in C:\Users\User Name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\Contacts\Default\15.5 but the Folder may appear empty unless the Protected O.S Files are unhidden.

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A:Importing Contacts

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When your .csv file is constructed is it correctly formatted throughout? Double comma after each complete field, single comma between field variables?

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A:Importing contacts missing


I have just exported (.CSV) & then edited the file & re-imported it in 30 seconds! Granted I only had 20 contacts in the file at the time.

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Is the old system still working?

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A:Importing Outlook Express into Outlook '03 in Windows 7

Quote: Originally Posted by Pinarello911

I just received my new laptop running windows 7 and I installed Outlook Mail 2003. I'm trying to import old outlook express mail (version 6) from my old laptop. Can someone tell me how to do this?

On a related topic. Should I install Outlook 2007 on my computer instead of 2003? I chose the 2003 version as I have read reviews that Office 2007 is no good. I'm asking because I can see Microsoft releasing a new version of Office which would be more compatible 2007 than 2003.

Thank you,

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Your first question.
You need to localize the outlookexpress folder on the old system.
It contains files named .dxf, .iaf and some others I can't remember.

Copy the folder to your new system.

In outlook 2003 first import the accounts.

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I hope I remembered this right, because I haven't used 2003 for quite some time.

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Contacts > Options > Export Contacts

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Quote: Originally Posted by seattlerust

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