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windows contact

By rbrimson ·
I have ".contact" files that I need to import to a Windows XP sp2 w/ Outlook 2003. I cannot find anything online that shows even a hint on how I can get this done. I do not have access to a Vista computer, although that is where these files originated.



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It can't do it....

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to windows contact

Outlook 2003 doesn't recognize the .contact file. It's a new file format invented long after Outlook 2003 came out. You'll need to have the person who gave you the .contact file try to export to something that Outlook will recognize, like a .VCF file for each contact.

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From the Vista computer, here are the instructions to follow.

To export contacts so they can be viewed by someone using another program

You can convert all your contacts at once to the format you choose so that someone using another program or a previous version of Windows can open and view them.

1. Open Windows Contacts by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking All Programs, and then clicking Windows Contacts.

2. On the toolbar, click Export, and then click one of the following formats:

? CSV (Comma Separated Values). This is a generic file format used for exporting or importing information to and from databases or spreadsheets.

? vCard (folder of .vcf files). This format is used by many other programs. It is typically the best format to use when sharing contacts with someone who is using an earlier version of Windows or who is using a different operating system.

3. Click Export, select a folder where you want to store your contacts in the new format, and then click OK.

4. When a message appears telling you that the contacts export process has completed, click OK, and then click Close.


* To convert just a single contact to the vCard format and send it to someone, right-click the contact and then click Send Contact. The contact will be converted and then attached to an e‑mail message in Windows Mail.
* When you convert a contact to the vCard format, it will lose any picture it might have had and some or all of the information in the Family and Notes tabs.

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