Contacts from Outlook to Windows Live Messenger

  m800afc 06:54 20 Mar 2008

Good Morning all,
Please can some kind soul explain to me, in very simple terms, how to import contacts from Outlook, into Windows live Messenger.

  dogbreath1 10:23 20 Mar 2008

Open Windows Live Mail(WLM)> Tools>Contacts>File>Import>Microsoft Office Address Book>Choose Profile Name (Allow Default = OUTLOOK)>OK.

The above works if Outlook & WLM are on the same PC.

Otherwise, Open Outlook>Files>Import/Export>Export To A File>Comma Separated Values>Contacts>Name The File & Choose A Destination (Eg. USB Pen Drive)

Then Open WLM>Tools>Contacts>File>Import>Comma Separated Values>Browse To USB Pen Drive>Choose The Contacts File & Import.

  dogbreath1 10:34 20 Mar 2008

Should've read the thread! Sorry mate, read as 'Windows Live Mail', not 'Windows Live Messenger'

  dogbreath1 10:56 20 Mar 2008

"This version of Messenger gives you easy access to your Live or Hotmail contacts, though you still can't import contacts directly from Microsoft Outlook into Messenger (you must first import them into Live Mail or Hotmail)"

click here

Apparently, the contacts list for Windows Live Mail is the same as that used by Windows Live Messenger, so, by accident, my original advice is correct!

  m800afc 11:46 20 Mar 2008

I have copied the contacts from Outlook to Windows Live Hotmail. That was straightforward. The problem lies with the fact that WLHotmail only outputs contacts as a .csv file. WLMessenger only imports contacts as a .ctt file. These files are not compatable. I downloaded both WLMessenger and WLHotmail only yesterday, so I assume they are up to date.

  dogbreath1 17:57 20 Mar 2008

If, contrary to what I believed, Windows Live Messenger and Windows Live Mail don't share an address book location, you can convert .csv to .ctt either online click here or using free progs such as click here
That should sort out your problem.

There are loads of options. See click here

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