How to Export Contacts From [Microsoft Accounts]

By | May 14, 2017
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How to Export Contacts From [Microsoft Accounts]

All Microsoft accounts are now accessed through So if you have an email address that ends in,,,, this tip is for you. 

Most of you who have Microsoft addresses know that Microsoft has consolidated them all into So if you have any Microsoft address (,,,,, we’re going to show you how to export your contacts. It is very easy to do, even if Microsoft doesn’t make exporting your contacts very obvious.

First of all, just for this tip, if you’re using Windows 10, you must use Microsoft Edge or Firefox (and not Chrome) to export your contacts. If you’re using Windows 8.1 or Windows 7, you must use Internet Explorer or Firefox to export your contacts from

Follow these steps to export your contacts:

1. Log in to your Microsoft account at
2. At top left of screen, click app icon, and choose People
3. On the toolbar, click Manage, Export Contacts
4. Click Export and it is saved as a CSV file (CSV can be imported into almost any email program or Web mail service.)

See the screenshots below:

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3 thoughts on “How to Export Contacts From [Microsoft Accounts]

  1. Arnie Brown

    Hello from Nova Scotia folks. I’m having troubles when I follow your directions.
    When I go to #2 and click app icon I do not see/get the Outlook MaIL you show mainly “People”. Were has this old buzzard gone wrong?

    1. infoave Post author

      I have no idea. Those screen shots we’re taken recently ( a couple weeks ago) directly from – so I can’t tell you why you’re seeing something different.

      1. darcy

        Arnie, jusr came across this. Be sure you are using Edge browser, not Chrome, as you cannot see it in Chrome Browser.


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