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Error importing Outlook 2016 Contacts CSV file into webmail

Q: Error importing Outlook 2016 Contacts CSV file into webmail

I am importing an Outlook 2016 generated .CSV contact list into a webmail email account but keep receiving the following error.

Unknown error for item "(Unknown)": Could not parse csv file - Reason : missing column name for column[92]

There are 92 columns and each one has a column name. 92 columns is what Outlook 2016 generates, most columns are empty, just the name. I had previously tried deleting columns with no data but still got the same error, and always for the last column.

Is there a trick to get this contact list imported successfully? I am trying to create a whitelist filter to reject all email where the FROM name isn't in my contact file. My .CSV file contains 162 rows.

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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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I have Outlook 2016 installed as part of Office on my Windows 10 computer and would like to import the 2016 contacts and calendar to the Windows 10 Mail app. I have searched to web for instructions for doing so but have not found an answer. I intend to use the Mail app on a W10 machine without Office installed.

Can this be done and how do I go about doing it?

Thank you very much.

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I'm installing Win 10 Pro Ver 1607 on a computer that previously ran Win 7 Pro. I installed Office 2010, including Outlook, and tried to import my contacts from a CSV file that I had created on another computer. After importing, there are no records in Contacts, and the import seems to be running for the last 2-3 hours (a bar of red lights keeps going across the screen when the Contacts window is open).  I cannot stop this import. So I have gone as far as uninstalling and reinstalling Office. When I reinstalled Office (including Outlook), the program appeared to find the Account Settings that I had created previously, and I did not have to recreate the accounts.  Further, despite reinstalling (which involved a couple of reboots), the Outlook Contacts import process keeps on running.
How can I stop it?

A:Outlook 2010 importing contacts from CSV file keeps running

Well I got it to stop by doing a system restore, even though I got an error message when I ran the restore.
Hopefully, I'll be able to import the contacts using a new CSV file.

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How can I import the 251 contacts that exist in my Contacts folder into Outlook 2007?
When I drag all of them into Outlook contacts they create a single contact.

Thank you for looking.

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 | MSOutlook.info. 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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I have twice followed the instructions for importing a CSV name and email address list into my Outlook 2010 contacts. However, several of the email addresses come back as undeliverable with a invalid recipient/ erver error, failure notice (Google could not deliver). I know the email addresses that are failing do not have typos.

I have cleared out the auto-complete cache several times, and cleaned up my inbox, which now has about 2gB of emails in it.
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A:Importing CSV into Outlook contacts

1) Are you able to send an email out by typing any email addresses ? I mean without picking up from the contacts.

2) If you can paste the exact error (bounce message) then i can check the reason for the error

If you are very much sure of the email addresses then your SMTP server could be the cause of the error.

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We have a dual platform environment, and when we import any contacts, the format it selects is "Always send in MS rich text format".

The problem is, when you send to certain people with RTF it sends a file called winmail.dat. We found out to fix this we need to turn off RTF formatting.

So we turned off RTF in the places we know about (listed below) and it is still sending in RTF, when we need it to send in HTML or plain text in order to keep attachments. Does anyone know how to solve this problem?

Ways we changed it:

Tools > Options > Mail Format > selected HTML, as well as under internet formatting we also chose convert to HTML.

In contacts, when you click on the email and the email properties box shows up, we changed it in there.

Is there any other way to change it, or choose which one is the default. I am so lost and this is causing me a pile of troubles.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

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I am having difficulty importing excel data into a contact list. Perhaps you can help me with my immediate problem or my overall goal.

The immediate problem: It makes a new contact for every piece of data. So, for instance, I would like to import one contact for every contact in the excel sheet. For every contact, I would like to put their administrative role, such as "Chapter President." I have mapped that to "Department," as shown in this screenshot. When Outlook makes the contact file, rather than make one contact with one person's first name, last name, and administrative role as department, it makes a new contact for every chapter admin, with no other detail than "Chapter Admin." It also makes one contact for every first name with not other details - so there are like, three "Julies" with no other information. What is happening?

Overall goal (all I want to do!): At the very least, I would like to email every contact from the excel spreadsheet at once. Ideally, I would like to be able to email all my "Chapter Presidents" at once, or all the parents of all these students at once, or all the students and parents at a certain high school at once. But it seems as though to add a new contact I will have to add a new contact one-by-one, since they are not already in my global address list. That is infeasible with hundreds of contacts total. Please, help! Also, this solution needs to be simpler than some cr... Read more

A:Importing Contacts to Outlook


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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I am helping a non-profit organization with their email - they are trying to export from 2003 into 2007.

The 2003 contacts contain sub folders that we imported to 2007 as a .pst file through the import function.

The contact folders show up as separate folders under contacts, but are not available to select from when sending a new email. The contacts folder is available, but not the subfolders.

Is there a fix?
Thanks for viewing.

A:Importing Contacts in Outlook 2007

Look at the properties for each contact folder and see if this is checked.

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I am trying to import Contacts from an Excel sheet into Outlook 2000. I have created the Excel sheet according to the required Outllok 2000 format. I have an additional field "EXTENSION" (which contains the extension number to the Phone # of a contact). This "EXTENSION" field is not available by default in Outlook 2000, so I created a User Defined Field in Outlook.
The problem is that I am not able to Map the "EXTENSION" field from the Excel sheet to the field that I have created in Outlook coz it doesnot appear in the available fields when I try to map the fields.
Can any one tell me how I can import the "EXTENSION" field.

(Hope I havent confused you)


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.

So, just find a field that will work and that you do not need for something else.

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I bought a new computer.
I am trying to export and import my .pst and my contacts.

I completed the .pst files however my subfolders were not transferrred with my contacts.

I attempted to go back and do another export with contacts only with subfolders but I don't see where I can select it to Import only contacts.

But my backup is not recognized as Personal Address Book.
Please help. and Thanks

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Trying to import my address book from Outlook Express 6 into another computer with Outlook Express 6. The problem I'm having is I have my original address book divided up into different folders....each folder representing a different type of client. For instance, one folder for new clients; another for prospective clients; one for old clients, etc. In importing, all the contacts appear to import, but only into 1 general folder. The individual folders (new clients; prospective clients; old clients, etc.) don't show up so all my contacts are lumped together into a "Main Identities Contacts" folder, so I have no idea what type of client each one is since they aren't importing into their specific file folders. Is there some way to import my contacts where, once imported, my address book will look identical to the address book that contains the original contacts with all the appropriate file folders reflected? If it helps, I'm using Windows XP Home Ed. HELP! The reason I'm doing this is my old computer is really messed up. Probably will need to have it wiped clean and can't afford to lose my address book, but if all the contacts are just lumped together, it will be useless to me.

A:Importing Contacts from Outlook Express 6

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So my wife is moving off her imac to my old, not so old dell... I get a new one... that's all becides the piont here...
One part of her migration is her email... I have already found out that moving all of her emails can be done, but is a real chore... imap was one way I was told or save each one as a single file with a little name tweak and import.. "NOT" .. so we don't know if we can save her data... unless I get hold of a imap server..
But the other part is suppose to be easy... exporting and importing her contacts.. On the mac when you export it gives you no option on what type of file you would like to export it.... it just does a txt file.. Okay so then I brough it over to the Dell and choice import... there's a menu with things like, name, last, ect ect... I've tried many of these options and it never imports properly and so I am now here... Thanks Jojo

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Before installing Windows 7 I downloaded everything to an external hard drive.  I'm able to see whats on the external hard drive but how do I transfer my Outlook contacts, calendar, e-mail, etc. back into Outlook? 

A:Trouble importing outlook contacts

Does what you copied to the external drive include your Outlook.pst (as well as Outlook's archive.pst, for your older (archived) content) files?If it does, then follow the directions in KB287070 to import your .pst files into your new Outlook installation.HTH,Chris[If this post helps to resolve your issue, please click the "Mark as Answer" or "Helpful" button at the top of this message. By marking a post as Answered, or Helpful you help others find the answer faster.]

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Here is the problem that we are having here at the office. We have a lot of people with Contact lists from Outlook 2003 to outlook 2007. The problem that arises is this: On my machine which has recently been re-imaged and a clean install of XP and Office 2k7 put onto it and when I Import or Export contacts it works just fine. When a person that has UPGRADED to Office or Outlook from 2003 to 2007 they get a Just-In-Time debug error when trying to Import old contacts, and outlook is forced to restart. HALP, we have been beating our heads against random monitors for a while trying to figure out this silly bug, any tips?


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I've made a copy of my Outlook Contacts & Calendar on one computer (in pst files) and am trying to import them to Outlook07 on my laptop. The Calendars pst file imported without a problem, but I can't seem to get the Contacts pst file imported. After I've selected the Contact pst file to import the laptop tells me it's importing "Calendar".
What am I doing wrong???

A:importing Outlook contacts problem

Are you sure that it contains your Contacts?

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I have 2 PC's. I am trying to take all my outlook information from PC#1 into PC#2. I exported all the info, saved it to a .pst file and then on the 2nd PC did an open -- outlook data file and imported all the information.

It xferred over all the emails and subfolders. But did not do the contacts and calendar information. SO I went back and repeated the above steps with just those two folders. Still can't import the data. WHat am I doing wrong.

A:IMporting contacts and calendars in MS Outlook


About halfway down.
Get a .pab file.

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The import wizard only imports outlook express contact in wab file format. All my contact are in outlook in pst file. Can one convert or something?

A:Importing contacts from outlook into ms fax win7

There is a walkaround suggestion in the following which might help:
64bit Client "Fax and Scan" with Outlook 2007 Contacts: - THE OFFICIAL BLOG OF THE SBS "DIVA"

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I am trying to import a csv file containing contacts. I know the steps - Import Export > Import from another program or file > Comma separated values > Browse. I select the file and click Next. Then I get the box to select the destination folder. The problem is that no folders show up in the box. There is no destination folder displayed to select. This works on all other PC's that I've tried.

Are there any suggestions?

This computer has XP and Outlook 2003 SP1. I am in the process of updating to SP2.

Thanks for any help.

A:Outlook 2003 - Importing Contacts Problem

It now shows the Outlook archive folder in the destination list. It shows no other folders. Can anyone help?

I have already run the repair option.

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I have Office 365 on a desktop and am having trouble importing a Contacts list I exported a few days ago. Am using Outlook 2016 on Windows 7.

If I import the csv file, the contacts/address book are all blank. I looked at the csv file under Excel and it is blank until way down the sheet and then it contains some incomplete very old no longer wanted items. They look like they might have come from a deleted list some time ago.

I then emptied the deleted item folder and exported contacts again. The csv file viewed by Excel was blank. No sign of the old contacts.

What do I need to do to get contacts export/import to work?

Oddly enough, I have much the same set up on a laptop and it works just fine. In fact I used the laptop's csv file to import to the desktop and that worked. But when I exported the contacts to a csv file, Excel showed that file to be blank as above.

I will appreciate help in resolving this.

Thank you.

A:Trouble importing exported Outlook contacts

I have been having the same problem with Outlook 2013. Previously I had my email account set up as a POP3 account & my contacts were all showing in my address book. This has worked for a couple of years without any problems.

Last week my IP changed their email account system & I had to set up a new IMAP email account & while that worked for sending & receiving emails, I had lost the address book contacts, as it was all blank. I did find some contacts after I had imported them from Outlook's Address Book in Outlook Files. However, these were not in the address book, they were in Contacts that can be found by selecting People in Outlook & there you will find Contacts. This had about half of my contacts, which I actually think came from an old contact list I had.

The only way i have been able to get the address book to work & showing all my contacts is to revert to the old email POP3 system & change all the details there to suit my IP's latest account settings, as they do allow either POP3 or IMAP to be used. As I don't need my emails to be found & viewed on other media, I have no need for an IMAP account.

Are you using a POP3 or an IMAP account system?. Is your PC email system the same as your laptop one. As I mentioned above you could check People when in Outlook & see what are found in your Contacts.

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I need help importing or associating .pst data with a profile. Actually I'm not sure if importing the .pst is the right way to do it.

Details: My old computer crashed. Someone gave me a new one (new to me at least). Running XP Home on a Toshiba laptop. I have installed Office 2002 XP and am interested in re-populating Outlook 2002 XP.

I had a million problems with getting my mail settings working. Along the way, I made a new Profile by way of Start, Control Panel, Mail and Bingo! All mail settings were healed! But with a new, empty profile.

Now I have two profiles! One is called "Outlook" which has contacts, an Inbox with many sub-folders, sent mail, etc. But the mail settings do not work. I get "Operation Failed" and the test e-mail settings fails to authenticate. ANYway, the "Outlook" profile is populated and has bad mail settings. (Took about 12 hours to import this data.)

The other that I made is "Carl 52," but it's essentially empty except for the fresh e-mail it successfully accepted from my e-mail accounts. I just backed this profile up as a .pst file in order to save the mail after whatever brilliant ideas I get and try....lol...

My current challenge is to somehow import all the stuff (mail, contacts, Inbox and sub-folders) into the "Carl 52" profile, either from the "Outlook" profile, or from the 6 month old .pst file. WITHOUT messing-up my now working e-mail settings. Then per... Read more

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
C:\Documents and Settings\<userName>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
also here are extend.dat, mailbox.PAB, outlook.log

Outlook.pst contains contacts and mails in one bundle.
I once made changes, and had to reimport contacts and it wasn't easy. I actually had to make another layer in Contacts, so I have some empty Outlook thing and under it is my contacts list. Unfortuanately don't recall the details

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Does anybody know of a good way to do this. I tried searching here and goggled. I was not able to track down much.

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Is there a simple way to import email contacts from Outlook to Windows Live Mail?

A:Importing contacts from Outlook to Live Mail

Hello ctucker,

Please refer to the links below...

Export contacts from Outlook to Windows Live Hotmail - Outlook - Office.com

Importing mail from Outlook to Windows Live Mail

Import Outlook Contacts Into Windows Live Mail/Hotmail | Technipages

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I am using Outlook & Excel 2007. Trying to import contacts from Excel.

I've imported several times with different results and finally figured out the "name the range" rule and to save the Excel worksheet in the 97-2003 format. I also selected 'Do not enter duplicates" and then mapped out the entries.

I tried this last time using a dummy list of 10 fictional entries which included columns for first name, last name, email, address1, address1, city, state and zip.

After importing, I had 10 contact with just the first names, an additional 10 contacts with just last names, another 10 with just email addresses, etc. I don't understand why it would think that each column was a different set of contacts.....

I would GREATLY appreciate your help.

Also - I am practicing on my system so I can help a client import a huge 500+ list into her email program. She is on Windows Vista with Windows Mail. Any suggestions on how the process will be different on those systems/programs??



A:Solved: Importing contacts into Outlook from Excel

I've played with it more and found out that I needed to save the spreadsheet as a CSV file. That has fixed my problem.

See I knew this site would help me!

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Hi I have Office 2010 which came bundled with Outlook. What I am trying to achieve is to trasnfer my iPhone contacts to my Outlook on my PC. I go through the iTunes contact sync and in iTunes I select Outlook as the option to sync with. After iTunes tells me the sync is complete, no contacts appear in my Outlook.

I used to have Outlook Express but now have the full-blown version of Outlook, could this be causing the problem?

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.

You can alternatively export your iPhone contacts to outlook using third-party tools such as copytrans contacts:

Make sure to select the Outlook option once prompted during export.

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I have a problem when I import my contacts from my desktop Outlook into my laptop Outlook. The way I do this is to export them from my desktop machine onto a flash drive, then I move that to my laptop and import them. The problem is that once completed, my laptop Outlook sorts the list by the first name, rather than by the last name as my desktop does.

My list is about 5K names, and while I do have a few occurrences where there are a couple of people with the same last name, there are FAR more with similar first names. You wouldn't believe how many Dave's I have!

I have gone into the "Tools, Preferences, Contact Options" on the laptop, and it IS set for "sort by last name."

Both computers are tunning XP Pro, and Outlook 2003.

A:Importing Outlook Contacts Into Laptop Outlook

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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Subject says it. Saved a backup of the pst file (outlook 98) onto the shared file of another pc on my home lan. When I go to import that pst file into Outlook XP it appears to happen but the contacts, calendar items, tasks etc are not there. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Importing contacts and mail into Outlook XP from Outlook 98

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I am having a bit of a mare with outlook. I have my main POP3 email address plus a Hotmail acc (lesser used) setup in it. Obviously my POP3 is my main default acc I always use. But when I go to my contacts list (setup in business card display) it always defaults to my Hotmail contacts. This is annoying as the contacts I want to view first is my POP3 contacts. I cannot see how to change it?

Also the Hotmail acc (which outlook has setup as an exchange acc is constantly saying 'updating address book' at the bottom. Can I fix / stop this?


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I have been using Google Mail to take care of my business and personal email and recently began using Outlook 2016 in order to work offline efficiently. The IMAP features are doing a good job of managing my mailboxes and messages between my desktop and laptop computer but I need a way to synchronize the ever changing contacts list between those machines.
Does anyone out here use syncing software or tools? I've found plenty but they aren't easy to sift through. The main feature I need is to be able to sync by way of the cloud since I'm not in a network situation.
And not to shame any companies, but if the software developer begins with a 4, that doesn't even open up on Windows 10 and I can't get a hold of them except by e-mail, which recommends that I get a hold of them.
Now, I have seen utilities that will sync my Gmail contacts with Outlook but I can't tell from the text if that's an ongoing sync each time I open Outlook as is the case with IMAP mailboxes. If this method keeps my contacts up to date using Gmail as the central store point for both computers, then I'm good.

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We are currently using multiple sharepoint portals for various projects. Each of these portals contains a contact list, and when someone connects the sharepoint contact list to their outlook, it sends all mail to the users on that list a message in RTF (rich text format).

This is causing problems because everytime an email goes out in RTF format it is creating a junk file called winmail.dat.

Does anyone know how to stop Outlook from automatically selecting RTF when sending to those sharepoint list contacts? Or anyway of fixing this problem at all?

Thanks in advance.

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I have just set up a new Google account for my wife and have created a contact list for her by exporting a selection of my contacts to a CSV file and importing it into the new Google account. The contacts appear in the lable section on the left hand side of the Google contact page but her contacts page is empty.

Does anyone know how to resolve this problem

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I've read the other threads regarding my problem, but still can't figure out what to do. I backed up my files before installing Windows 7, and have an "Outlook Express" folder. However, I can't figure out how to import the contacts I had saved in my address book in Outlook. The Outlook files are in .dbx format, so I am unable to open them.

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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I have two computers: A laptop running Vista and a desktop running XP Professional.

I would like to import or copy my e-mail contacts that are in Vista Mail to the other computer running XP. In spite of searching around Windows Help & Support on both computers I can't find how to do it.

Has anyone had a similar problem in the past and found out how to do this?

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I need to import contacts from Excel into Outlook Contacts 2003. When I name the range in the Excel worksheet then close the workbook I open Outlook Contacts then click import from Excel. I then locate the workbook and find the named range of contacts. I then proceed to import them after mapping. However when I then search the Outlook Contacts folder I cannot find any of the new contacts.
Any suggestions please?

A:Problems importing contacts from Excel to Outlook in Office 2003

Please post a sample XLS file without personalised data

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Can anyone tell me how to migrate my iCloud contacts to Outlook 2016?


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I imported my Contacts from WLM to Outlook 2016.
In the Address Book it has assigned Display names identical to the email addresses (it didn't ask!)
I would like them to be the same as the Full (real) names.
It appears I can edit them one-by-one but for >200 that's a pain.
Is there a way to change them globally?

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I updated from Win 7 to 10 back during the crunch week ("last chance" week), and later discovered that my Outlooks 2016 contacts had gone missing. Blank. Nothing.

I have all of them on my iPhone. Can I use that to recreate my contacts?

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I updated from Win 7 to 10 back during the crunch week ("last chance" week), and later discovered that my Outlooks 2016 contacts had gone missing. Blank. Nothing.

I have all of them on my iPhone. Can I use that to recreate my contacts?

A:Outlook 2016: Contacts deleted when upgraded from Win 7 to Win 10

I found my contacts on iCloud. I "selected" all contacts and then tried to use the tool (the "gear" symbol in lower left corner) to export as a vCard. I expected a popup with the ability to download the file to a sub-directory on the Win 10 machine of my choice. Instead, nothing happened. Yikes!

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I recently had to change from yahoomail to gmail, because my yahoomail account got hacked. The hackers wiped out my contact list and all of my inbox, but left my "folders" file containing all the old emails that I had put into folders. Two questions: 1) How do I import the contents of my old yahoo folders file into my new gmail account, and 2) How do I set up a list of contacts on gmail? I recently switched from Windows Vista to Windows 7 Home Premium (after I set up the new gmail account.) Thanks.


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I have to sort out a huge base of about 2500 contacts infortunatelly in excel

The data is entered in a sloppy way ... you got writen comments next to mobile numbers, mixed Greek and English languages, full text Addresses (Not separated in Street, Region, Country etc), and any other stupidity you can immagine.

Nevertheless I managed to import this mess on to Outlook 2003 (the standard way - put headers in the excell according to Outlook requirements (LastName, FirstName etc) selected the data area (all data columns) and inserted a name for it. When mapping fields in the outlook import interface I decided to map the full text addresses column as Notes (full text supported)

All went fine (after several tries though) and imported this huge list of contacts.

THE PROBLEM: there is data missing randomly in over 50% of the contacts.
Some Contacts are without "BusinessPhone" numbers, others without MobilePhone and so on...

I cant figure out what is going on since every time I import the Contacts (tried many times to find some paterns) there seem to be different data missing ... even though Greek fonts (that I feared would be an issue)
are imported properly (Unicode Supported)

Could it be that the Outlook refuses to import some data because the formating in the excel sheet does not correspond to what it expects to receive ?

Is there any particular formating that has to be applied to the ecxel sheet or cells for the data to be properly imported?

Any ideas on what migh... Read more

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I'm setting up a new(er) PC and migrating my software and files from the old (PC1) to the new one (PC2). Both have Outlook 2003 on them. Both are running XP Home SP2.

Last night I copied all of the *.pst files (Outlook.pst, Contacts.pst, Archive.pst, etc) from the PC1 folder to the equivalent folder on PC2. When I opened up OL2003 on PC2 this morning it read my full Outlook.pst files with the standard Inbox and whatever folders I haven't yet set up as archive folders. It did not read my Contact folders (have two separate ones - personal and work) and it did not show any of my archive folders that do show on the folder tree on PC1.

I have spent endless time today attempting to import these various folders in every way I can think of and "... 'nuttin' works..." from an import perspective. I've got full access to both HDD's, etc, (PC's sitting here on my desk).

The supposed process is (from PC2) to highlight "Personal Folders", then File/Import and Export/Import from another program or file/Next/Personal Folder File (.pst)/(Browse to Outlook folder on PC1)/Contacts_C.pst/(choose 'Replace duplicates..."/Next/... and then it gives you the choice "Choose folder to import 'from', yet it shows you the new folder "Contacts_C" as a new folder on the Personal Folder tree on PC2...????... /Import, blah, blah.../Finish. It appears to do its magic, but...

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A:Solved: Importing/Moving Contacts and Archive Folders in Outlook 2003

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Hi All,

I'm new here and searched for the above and couldn't find a related post so I'm posting a new one. I have an Executive Administrator(EA) who needs full access to many of the Executives Contacts and Calendar lists and even replies to emails on their behalf. For the above reasons she has those executive user accounts on her Outlook for Mac 2016 client.

If the EA was using Apple Mail she could have setup the Exchange accounts and uncheck the "Mail" option for those Executives that she doesn't need to support in this way(please see screenshot attachment). Is there a way to do this in Outlook for Mac 2016? I know we can use delegates but this makes setting up meetings for her EA's difficult (she can't drag and drop meetings around for example).

She also want's to suppress all those contact lists when she's composing an email from her Outlook Email composer. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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During my initial Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro upgrade, I lost my Outlook 2016 contacts. They are backed up on iCloud (on the same Win 10 desktop) from my iPhone, but I don't know how to copy them to the Outlook 2016 contacts file. Can anyone help?

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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During my initial Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro upgrade, I lost my Outlook 2016 contacts. They are backed up on iCloud (on the same Win 10 desktop) from my iPhone, but I don't know how to copy them to the Outlook 2016 contacts file. Can anyone help?

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I am trying to replicate my Comcast email service that I use on a desktop to a laptop. It runs in Windows Live Mail. I do not have a Windows Essential account nor do I want one.

I have downloaded WLM and installed in the laptop. Comcast runs fine but of course I am missing my contacts. I have exported the contacts from the desktop to a csv file and moved the file to the laptop. When I import that file, it only records in WLM 79 of the 649 records that are in the csv file (I looked). During the inport, I checked the mapping and all fields matched perfectly.

Both machines are running Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit on desktop, 32 bit on laptop) and IE9 browser.

Please advise. Thanks.

A:Importing csv file into Live Mail misses over half of contacts


A workaround would be to create multiple (10?) csv files from your original and import each separately. Not pretty, but it might isolate one bad entry causing the difficulty. If you get a partial import on any of the csv files, you can whittle it down in a similar fashion (creating multiple files from the 'broken' one)

Who knows - maybe there's a character problem hiding or a length is off. I also know that categories don't import - so perhaps there is an extraneous field that WLM doesn't like.

At least you'll have more than 79 contacts out of 649.

Good luck.


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When I import that file, it only records in WLM 79 of the 649 records that are in the csv file (I looked). During the inport, I checked the mapping and all fields matched perfectly.

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When I import my contacts from a saved CSV file into gmail contacts the first name and last name get combined and when I go to my address book in outlook they show up in first name order rather than last name order. How do I fix this.

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