How to Export Windows Live Mail Contacts to Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010 and 2007?

Admin | Email Conversion email migration How to's Software Technology | 2 minutes read | Last updated on February 8th, 2023,

Many users are having a query related to Windows Live Mail migration to Outlook email client. However, when you think of exporting Windows Live Mail data, then you require the transfer of not only emails but also contacts in order to maintain the steadiness in emailing experience. There is a reliable and effective utility i.e. Windows Live Mail Converter which will directly export Windows Live Mail contacts to Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013 and other editions. Moreover, you can use the software to move Windows Live Mail entire database to 30+ file saving options such as PDF, MSG, EML, MBOX, Office 365, Thunderbird, G Suite, Gmail etc. So here, we will discuss a manual solution that will help in precise export of WLM contacts.

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Export Windows Live Mail Contacts to Outlook

Windows Live Mail email application provides an Export option to export Live Mail contacts in CSV (Comma Separated Value) or vCard or VCF. Implementing the solution manually requires CSV file with exported WLM contacts only as MS Outlook email client supports Comma Separated Values i.e. .CSV. Below is the detailed procedure that will help to export Windows Live Mail contacts into desired Outlook edition.

The entire export process is divided into two stages:

  1. Windows Live Mail Contacts to CSV
  2. CSV to Microsoft Outlook application

Step 1. Export Windows Live Mail Contacts to CSV

Step 1. Run Windows Live Mail, select Contacts, click down arrow of Export and hit option Comma Separated Values (.CSV).

Step 2. Press Browse button, set saving path according to need and also provide the name of the file. Once done, click Next.

Step 3. Choose desired contacts and press Finish button.

Step 2. CSV to Microsoft Outlook Application

Step 1. Run Outlook email client, go to File, click Open and choose Import/Export.

Step 2. Import and Export Wizard will open, choose Import from another program or file and press Next.

Step 3. Select file type to import from “Comma Separated Values” and click Next.

Step 4. Click on Browse, add earlier created CSV file, choose desired option and click Next.

Step 5. Choose Contacts from Outlook mailbox folder and hit Next.

Step 6. Set other options like Map Custom Fields and Change Destination, if required and click Finish.

Step 7. Now, you can view exported WLM contacts in folder of Outlook Contacts.

Windows Live Mail Contacts exported successfully into Outlook email client. You can try and test this method but make sure that both email applications i.e. Windows Live Mail and Outlook are properly installed on the system.

Wrap Up

The articles has explained the manual process to export Windows Live Mail contacts to Outlook. The entire process discusses the detailed steps with precise explanation. However, in case you find it difficult, try Windows Live Mail to PST Tool which allows to export Windows Live Mail emails, contacts, calendar and other data to PST easily and it supports all Outlook editions.