How to Backup Your Windows Live Contacts

This tutorial will guide you through the steps required to backup your Windows Live Contacts (the Contact Manager that comes with Windows Live Mail).

Please note: Windows Live Mail and Windows Live Contacts are no longer actively supported or updated by Microsoft. However, if you’re still using the Windows Live Mail & Contacts apps, this guide is still completely accurate.

  1. Start out by opening Windows Live Contacts. Select All contacts from the Contacts pane on the far left of the window.

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  3. Click the Menu’s button and then select Export -> Comma Separated Values (.CSV)
  4. Click the Browse … button on the CSV Export screen.

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  6. Navigate to the location you want to save your Contacts backup file and then enter a name in the File name: field. A descriptive name is always a good idea so you can easily find and identify the file later. Click the Save button when you’re done.

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  8. Back at the CSV Export screen, click the Next button.

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  10. Place a check in the box next to each field that you want to make sure is backed up. Click the Finish button when you’re done.

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  12. Your contacts will now be backed up (exported) to the file you specified back in step #4.
  13. Now you’ll be able to restore your contacts should the need ever arise.

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