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How to Export Contacts from Microsoft Outlook

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  • Get my data out of Microsoft Outlook
  • Migrate from Microsoft Outlook
  • Export from Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Outlook migration
  • Get data from Microsoft Outlook to Clio 


  • Microsoft Outlook 2016
  • Microsoft Outlook 2013
  • Microsoft Outlook 2010
  • Microsoft Outlook 2007
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • / Office Online

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Newer versions of Outlook (Office 365, 2019, 2016, 2013) 

  1. Chose File in the top left corner
    This is what the ribbon looks like in Outlook 2016.
  2. Open & Export
  3. Import/Export
    Choose Open & Export, and then choose Import/Export.
  4. Export to a File, click on Next
    Choose Export to a file.
  5. Chose Comma Separated Value
  6. Chose Contacts in your Outlook folder, click on Next
    Scroll up and then choose the contacts folder you want to export.
  7. Choose Browse, name your file, and choose OK
    Assign a name to your contacts file.
  8. Confirm where your new contacts file will be saved on your computer, and choose Next.
  9. Choose Finish to start exporting your contacts immediately
    A picture of the export progress box.

Outlook 2010 on a PC

  1. At the top of your Outlook 2010 ribbon, choose the File tab
    In Outlook 2010, choose the File tab.
  2. Chose Options
    Choose Options.
  3. In the Outlook Options box, choose Advanced
    Choose Advanced.
  4. Under the Export section, choose Export
    On the Advanced page, choose Export
  5. In the Import and Export Wizard, select Export to a file, and then choose Next
  6. Chose Comma Separated Value (.csv), click Next
    Choose to export a .csv file (Windows)
  7. Chose the Contact folder you want to export, click Next
    Choose the contacts you want export
  8. Under Save exported file as, click Browse and select a destination folder
  9. In the File name box, type a name for the file, click OK
    Type a name for your contacts file
  10. In the Export to a File dialog box, click Next
  11. Chose Finish

Outlook 2007 on a PC

  1. At the top of your ribbon choose File
    In Outlook 2007, choose the File tab.
  2. Choose Import and Export
    Choose Import and Export.
  3. Select Export to a file, and then click Next
    Choose Export to a file and then choose Next.
  4. Choose Comma Separated Value, and then click Next
  5. Scroll and chose the Contacts folder you want to export
    Choose the contacts you want export
  6. Choose Browse, type a name for the exported file, and then click OK
    Type a name for your contacts file
  7. Click Next
  8. Chose Finish (Office 365 Online)

  1. At the bottom of the page, select People to go to the People page.

  2. On the toolbar, select Manage > Export contacts.

    On the toolbar, select Manage and then Export contacts
  3. Choose to export all contacts or only contacts from a specific folder, and then select Export.

  4. At the bottom of the page, select Save to save "contacts.csv" in your default Downloads folder. Or, select the arrow next to Save and select Save as.

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