Sadly this feature is gone.
One quick and easy way to do this is to head over to http://people.live.com
, sign in with
your Messenger Live ID, then once logged in, click the Manage button, and then Export.
After proceeding through the captcha, it will send you a CSV with your contacts. You can
then head over to your Contacts folder in Windows, choose the Import button, then choose CSV,
and then choose the file you downloaded. It should get all the mapping without any
adjustment and you can just click Finish. Note that you may get some entries which claim
to be repeated; these are generally entries where a first name/last name haven't been
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"Val" <Val@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> I'm looking to sync my Windows Live Messenger contacts with Windows Contacts
> in Windows 7 so that I can eventually sync the contacts with my iPhone. I've
> read that it's possible to do this by ensuring that the "Encrypt contact list
> data so that it is not accessible outside Windows Live Messenger" option
> under the security tab of Windows Live Messenger is not checked. This option
> is not available under my version of WLM (Build 14.0.8064.206).
> This definately used to be an option at some point as I've seen many screen
> shots showing it. Does anyone know if there is a way to get this to work so
> that I can sync my Windows Live Contacts with the Windows Contacts in Windows
> Thanks a bunch.