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    • aardvaak
    • By aardvaak 17th Apr 17, 3:26 PM
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    Importing Contacts to mail
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    • 17th Apr 17, 3:26 PM
    Importing Contacts to mail 17th Apr 17 at 3:26 PM
    Can someone please tell me how to Import Contacts to mail in Win 10?
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    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 17th Apr 17, 3:33 PM
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    It is usually an import function but it depends where your contacts are stored now. Try this link.
    • grumpycrab
    • By grumpycrab 17th Apr 17, 3:56 PM
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    Have MS added an "import contacts" function yet? If not, the act of adding an existing email account (eg gmail, hotmail) should automatically include the contacts that those accounts had.
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    • aardvaak
    • By aardvaak 17th Apr 17, 4:24 PM
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    • 17th Apr 17, 4:24 PM
    Have MS added an "import contacts" function yet? If not, the act of adding an existing email account (eg gmail, hotmail) should automatically include the contacts that those accounts had.
    Originally posted by grumpycrab
    No import is not there - I have the accounts already added but the long list of contacts not there - I have them saved on an external hard drive
    • grumpycrab
    • By grumpycrab 17th Apr 17, 5:48 PM
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    No import is not there - I have the accounts already added but the long list of contacts not there - I have them saved on an external hard drive
    Originally posted by aardvaak
    Sorry, not familiar with MS stuff (as you can tell); how about import to outlook.com or hotmail.com (from your -assumed- CSV file on your external hard drive); may have to create a temporary account there of-course if you dont have one already; then add that (account+contacts) to [Windows 10] Mail.
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    • aardvaak
    • By aardvaak 17th Apr 17, 8:27 PM
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    Anymore ideas anyone?
    • dipsomaniac
    • By dipsomaniac 17th Apr 17, 8:34 PM
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    import to a gmail account and then add account to win 10 people?
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    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 18th Apr 17, 10:02 AM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 10:02 AM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 10:02 AM
    When you followed the instructions in the link I provided, what happened. Were you able to click on FILE, IMPORT?
    • anajames
    • By anajames 18th Apr 17, 11:52 AM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 11:52 AM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 11:52 AM
    This is the guide what microsoft has for importing and exporting contacts to mail on windows 8
    Open Windows Live Mail by selecting the Start button. ...
    In the lower-left corner, select Contacts.
    Select Import on the ribbon.
    Select the file format that matches your exported contacts (.csv or .vcf).
    Select Browse and then select the folder containing your exported contacts.
    More items...

    This might help
    • aardvaak
    • By aardvaak 18th Apr 17, 11:22 PM
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    When you followed the instructions in the link I provided, what happened. Were you able to click on FILE, IMPORT?
    Originally posted by Le_Kirk
    No that was just a forum
    • aardvaak
    • By aardvaak 18th Apr 17, 11:25 PM
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    This is the guide what microsoft has for importing and exporting contacts to mail on windows 8
    Open Windows Live Mail by selecting the Start button. ...
    In the lower-left corner, select Contacts.
    Select Import on the ribbon.
    Select the file format that matches your exported contacts (.csv or .vcf).
    Select Browse and then select the folder containing your exported contacts.
    More items...

    This might help
    Originally posted by anajames
    I am not trying to import to Windows Live Mail contacts were there but now exported to an external hard drive & My Docs., I am wanting to import to Mail.
    • aardvaak
    • By aardvaak 18th Apr 17, 11:28 PM
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    import to a gmail account and then add account to win 10 people?
    Originally posted by dipsomaniac
    There is no tab in my GMail account to import only adding one at a time.
    Last edited by aardvaak; 18-04-2017 at 11:31 PM.
    • debitcardmayhem
    • By debitcardmayhem 18th Apr 17, 11:37 PM
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    I am not trying to import to Windows Live Mail contacts were there but now exported to an external hard drive & My Docs., I am wanting to import to Mail.
    Originally posted by aardvaak
    There is no tab in my GMail account to import only adding one at a time.
    Originally posted by aardvaak
    Confused ? I am read this https://www.howtogeek.com/235421/how-to-add-contacts-from-gmail-outlook-and-more-to-windows-10s-address-book/
    • dipsomaniac
    • By dipsomaniac 19th Apr 17, 12:00 AM
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    There is no tab in my GMail account to import only adding one at a time.
    Originally posted by aardvaak
    really don't know if this is the easiest way to import contacts to outlook

    goto gmail.com in browser. click 'contacts' from the gmail dropdown menu (top left). from the menu list on the left side click 'go to the old version' at the bottom then click 'more' then 'import' you will then have a option to import from file

    if you then link your gmail contacts with outlook they should also sync. i tested it yesterday by adding a new contact to gmail and the contact appeared in outlook
    Last edited by dipsomaniac; 19-04-2017 at 12:10 AM.
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    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 19th Apr 17, 9:45 AM
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    No that was just a forum
    Originally posted by aardvaak
    It is the Microsoft Community Forum BUT if you scroll down, after the question "I can't figure out how to get my Outlook.com contacts list into the Mail" it gives you the answers as have several posters already.
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