Backing up Windows Mail Contacts in Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Drew, May 26, 2010.

  1. Drew

    Drew Guest

    How do I back up my Contacts in Windows Mail? I would like to export them
    to a folder which I can transfer to a disk as a part of my data backup. If
    I use the export function, which format do I select?

    Thanks

    Drew
     
    Drew, May 26, 2010
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  2. Simply copy the folder C:\Users\username\Contacts.
    That works if you want to import it immediately into a new installation
    of Windows Mail, or you want to completely replace the existing
    destination contacts. If you use that method you can't merge into an
    existing set of contacts.

    If you need to merge, export/import using the CSV format. The drawback is
    that CSV doesn't preserve group membership of the contacts.

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, Microsoft MVP (Mail)
    Microsoft MVP program: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com


    "Drew" <> wrote in message news:e8f4%23nQ$...
    > How do I back up my Contacts in Windows Mail? I would like to export them
    > to a folder which I can transfer to a disk as a part of my data backup. If
    > I use the export function, which format do I select?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Drew
     
    Gary VanderMolen [MVP], May 27, 2010
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