Microsoft® Outlook 2010 Import Contacts
If you are upgrading to the Microsoft Office Outlook 2010, you need to import data to your upgraded version to maintain your contact lists. You might worry about losing all your important contacts after you have built up the latest version of Microsoft Outlook, but you have no reason to be. You can easily export and import contacts lists to the Microsoft Office Outlook 2010. Microsoft can retain the same formats of the value in their new version of Outlook. Exporting and importing contacts to the upgraded version is a straightforward task. Upgrading from earlier version to the new version of Microsoft Outlook 2010, you need to perform the following:
- Exporting contacting from old Outlook version
- Importing contacts to newer version
- Map Custom Fields
Exporting contacting from old Outlook version
To begin the process of importing contacts to Outlook 2010 from earlier version of Microsoft Office Outlook, you need to first export contacts from the current version. This is to be done by selecting the contacts tab. From the contacts tab, select ‘File’ and then select ‘Import and Export’. The next screen appears, where you should choose ‘Export to a file’ option and select ‘Next’. Now choose any export format for contacts. You can choose from the formats such as, CSV or comma separated values, PST or Microsoft’s primary format or Text (any simple text file). Once you have chosen the preferred format, click ‘Next’ and choose the data type intended to be exported. Select the contacts if you are in the ‘Contacts’ folder. Click ‘Next’ to select a location and file name for exported file, finally click on ‘Export’.
Importing contacts to newer version
Importing contacts to the Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 is an easy task requiring just a few clicks. Start with opening another file or program. Now, select ‘Next’ to move to the next screen to choose the file type. You must ensure that the data type match the extension of the file you have exported from the earlier version of the Outlook. When the next screen appears, browse files that you have created earlier. You can choose among options such as ‘Replace duplicates with items imported’, ‘Do not import duplicates’ or ‘Allow duplicates to be created’ according to your preferences or requirements. Now you will be requested which folder you want to import. Select ‘Contacts’ and ‘Import’ to import items in the same folder.
After you have selected a destination folder for the contacts you want to import, click ‘Next’. Now you need to click ‘Map Custom Fields’ button to ensure that Outlook has saved the contact information in the right fields. You need to drag values of contacts from the ‘From’ on the left of the dialog box to drop each of them on the appropriate fields in the ‘To’ fields.
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