Backing up Windows Mail Contacts in Vista

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Drew

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
 

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Gary VanderMolen [MVP]

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" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:e8f4%[email protected]

> 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
 

My Computer

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