How do I download Outlook contacts

Office Export Outlook contacts - this is how it works


There can be many reasons for exporting Outlook contacts to an external file - the Microsoft license is expiring, a new e-mail program should be used or the contacts should be backed up, to name just a few reasons. We'll show you step by step how to export your Outlook address book to either a CSV or PST file. Saving as a vCard is also possible.

How to export your Outlook contacts

Follow our step-by-step instructions or take a look at the quick start guide.

Danger: Multi-part contact fields can lead to problems when exporting to other programs such as Excel. Multi-part contact fields include, for example, if you have created additional notes for a contact.

In this tip we explain how to import contacts into Outook.

quick start Guide

  1. Click on "file“ > "Open and export" > "Import / export".
  2. Choose one File format and click on "Next>".
  3. Then select a storage location and confirm again with "Next>".
  4. With a click on "Complete"starts the export.

How to save contacts as a vCard

As such, the vCard storage function is only intended for forwarding contacts via email. However, you can also use it to send emails with vCard attachments to yourself.

  1. Click on "people".
  2. Then click on "Current view" on "Visiting card".
  3. Now select all contacts whose vCard you want to forward.
  4. In the area "Share"then on"Forward contacts"and then on"As a business card".
  5. Now you can send it as an email. You can either enter your own Outlook e-mail address or the e-mail address to which you want to export the contacts directly.