How to backup your Outlook.com Address Book (contacts) – Video Tip

Backup of your important data is always an essential part of using technology. Here is a quick tutorial on how to backup your Outlook.com address book (same applies for live.com, msn.com, and hotmail.com users)!

To backup your address book in Outlook.com email, follow these steps:

  1.  Click the ‘bento box’ menu in the upper left corner of the screen
  2.  Click People
  3.  Click Manage from the upper center of the screen
  4.  Click Export Contacts
  5.  Click Export button
  6.  A copy of your address book will download as:  contacts.csv
  7.  Copy this file to a flash drive

CSV files also allow you to open them in any spreadsheet program where you can manipulate the data, print the data, etc.

Watch the steps in action in the short video below, and please share this tip with all your Outlook, MSN, or Hotmail friends, family and colleagues!

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