Once a year, i consolidate a full list of my contact people – both business and personal into a spreadsheet which i keep in a network storage at home.
In today’s quick tip, i will describe a very simple process that will allow you to save your Outlook 2016 contact persons into an comma separated values (CSV) file, which you can edit with Excel and into a personal outlook data file (PST). Both are pretty similar but serve a bit different purposes.
Export into a CSV file:
This method is useful for you to export your contacts into an Excel file, so you can edit and backup them as needed. You can then go ahead and import them into your Iphone or Android phones and into third party services like GMail, Yahoo Mail or even your MAC Icloud. Business users might also import their CSV files to other Outlook mailboxes served by Microsoft Exchange.
Export to an Outlook data file (.pst file):
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Use this method if you want to migrate your contact between different versions of Microsoft Outlook, or want to import contacts from Outlook to Outlook.com.
The process is similar to the one described below, in step 6 – you’ll need to pick Outlook data file to create a contacts .pst file.