Outlook 2010 for Windows - Exporting your Address Book(s) / Contacts

This document will provide step-by-step guidance on how to export your address book from Outlook 2010. This exported file can then be imported into another client.

Important: For those who use contact groups, please be aware that the individual contacts in your address book will be included in the export but your contact groups will not. If you use contact groups, please make a note of them prior to migrating so that you can more easily re-create them in Office 365.

Manually Exporting your Address Book(s) / Contacts from Outlook 2010

  1. Open Outlook 2010 and click File > Options.

    Options selection within File menu

  2. When the Outlook Options window opens, click Advanced. In the right pane, click the Export button.

    Export button within Advanced screen

  3. In the Import and Export Wizard window, select the Export to a file option, then click Next.

    export to file selection

  4. Under Create a file of type:, select the Comma Separated Values (Windows) option to create a CSV file.

    comma separated values selection

  5. Under Select folder to export from:, select the Contacts folder you would like to export, then click Next to continue.

    contacts selection

  6. Under Save exported file as, click Browse to select a destination folder.

    browse button

  7. In the File name: box, type a descriptive name for your contacts file, then click OK.

    file name entry

  8. Click Next.

    next button on file name save option

  9. Complete the process by clicking Finish.

    finish button

You have now exported your contacts to a file that will allow you to migrate your address book into another email client.