How to manually export Outlook contacts

Razvan Mihaila
LAST UPDATED
July 19, 2024
READING TIME
7 min.

Contacts turn into prospects, and prospects turn into paying customers.

Do you have important contacts stuck in your Outlook account?

We’ll show you the easiest methods to use when it comes to exporting contacts from Outlook 2007 and more recent Outlook versions.

How to export contacts from Outlook 2007

If you’re still using Outlook 2007 and to move your email list to a different ESP, here’s how you can export your contacts:

1. Open the File menu from the upper-left corner.

2. Select Import and Export.

outlook 2007 menu to export contacts

3. Choose the Export to a file option and click Next.

select how to export Outlook 2007 contacts

4. Click on Contacts. Then, click Next.

select Outloot 2007 contacts to export

5. Click on Contacts. Then, click Next.

choose file destination for Outlook contacts


How to export contacts from Outlook 2010

Trying to export contacts from Outlook 2010? Follow the steps below:

1. Click on File in the top-left corner and select Options.

2. Select Advanced. Then, click on Export.

access Outlook 2010 menu

3. In the pop-up window, select the Export to a file option.

4. Click Next.

export outlook 2010 contacts

5. Choose Comma Separated Values and click Next.

outlook 2010 contacts export settings

6. Click on Contacts > Next.

seect outlook 2010 contacts

7. Select the file location and click on Finish.

How to export contacts from Outlook 2013 & 2016

1. Open the File menu.

2. Go to Open & Export > Import/Export.

access outlook 2013 or 2016 settings

3. Select the Export to a file option >Next.

export contacts to a file from outlook 2013 and 2016

4. Click Comma Separated Values >Next.

export outlook contacts to csv file

5. Select Contacts >Next.

export contacts from outlook 2013 and 2016

6. Select the file location.

7. Click on Finish.

export outlook contacts to new file

How to export contacts on Outlook.com

1. Log into your Outlook account.

2. Click the People icon in the bottom-left corner.

find outlook contacts

3. Open the Manage menu.

4. Select Export contacts.

export outlook contacts online

5. Check the All contacts option.

select contacts from outlook online

6. Click Export.

7. Select the file location.

What can you do with your exported Outlook contacts?

1. Add them to your email list

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Key takeaways 

-> You can still export your contacts even if you’re using an old Outlook version. 

-> Import your contacts to a cold email tool and expand your email lists. 

-> Ensure you’re reaching out to valid email addresses.

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