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Ways to Export Outlook Contacts to CSV or PST

As we all know that MS Outlook is a most popular email client from Microsoft, that stores contacts, appointments, journals, calendars, attachments, and other items. For any users, Contacts are the vital assets as it helps us keep in touch with people. There is a time when many users wish to move their Outlook contacts at another location or any other web services platform such as Outlook.com or Gmail due to any reasons. Even sometimes users also want to export Outlook contacts to CSV or PST for backup purpose in case of any Outlook disaster. Hence, in this article, we are going to discuss how you can export Outlook Contacts to CSV or PST so that one can easily access these files into other email platforms.

Steps to Export Outlook Contacts to CSV
CSV is also known as comma separated values which are used to store tabular data like a spreadsheet or database. Hence, it is one of the best practice to export Outlook contacts in CSV format that can be used in other email platforms effortlessly. Follow below-mentioned steps to export Contacts to CSV:

Note: If you are using MS Outlook 2013 or 2016, then follow:

  1. Open MS Outlook application.
  2. Click on File, navigate to Open & Export > Import/Export options.

Note: If you are using MS Outlook 2010, then follow:

  1. Launch MS Outlook.
  2. Go to File tab, click Open and then Import.

Note: If you are using MS Outlook 2007 or 2003 then follow:

  1. Open Outlook program.
  2. Click on File>Import and Export.Now rest of the options are almost applicable to all versions of Outlook.
  3. Now in Import and Export Wizard, opt for Export to a file and click Next.
  4. Choose Comma Separated Values and hit Next.
  5. Then, select the Contacts folder and click Next.
  6. Now click on Browse button to choose a destination and give a name to your Contacts file that is going to be exported and click Next.
  7. Finally, click on Finish.

By following above-mentioned steps, you can easily export your entire MS Outlook contacts in a CSV file format that can be accessed from the specified destination. Now, as per your preference, you can import this file to any other destination or email platforms.

Steps to Export Outlook Contacts to Personal Storage Table (PST )
Exporting Outlook Contacts to Personal Storage Table (PST) will help users to access Contacts to other Outlook profile whether it is on the other machine or other operating systems such as Windows or Mac. It can be done exactly the way we have exported CSV file. If you have noticed while exporting Contacts to CSV at no four steps, there was another option available as Outlook Data File (.pst).
Let’s begin with the following steps below:
Note: If you are using MS Outlook 2013 or 2016, then follow:

  1. Open MS Outlook application.
  2. Click on File, navigate to Open & Export > Import/Export options.

Note: If you are using MS Outlook 2010, then follow:

  1. Launch MS Outlook.
  2. Go to File tab, click Open and then Import.

Note: If you are using MS Outlook 2007 or 2003 then follow:

  1. Open Outlook program.
  2. Click on File>Import and Export.Now rest of the options are almost applicable to all versions of Outlook.
  3. In Import and Export Wizard, choose Export to a file and click Next.
  4. Opt for Outlook Data File (.pst) and hit Next.
  5. In this step, select the Contacts folder and click Next.
  6. Now choose Browse button to locate the destination and give a name to your Contacts file that is going to be exported and click Next.
  7. Finally hit Finish button to complete the process.

Though, steps mentioned above will surely help you to export your entire Outlook Contacts to CSV or PST format. Also, you can use professional PST recovery tool like Kernel for Outlook PST Repair to export Outlook contacts to a separate PST file.

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